Hinduism

Home for Worship: House Welcomes All Religions, Focuses on Sai Baba

October 25, 2008

Author: Glenn Evans

Source: The Longview News Journal

http://www.news-journal.com/featr/content/features/stories/2008/10/25/10252008_universal_prayer.html

There is something here, in this house in Longview where 16 men and women sing and chant, "ooohm."

There is the tinkling of live hand cymbals, recorded Indian sitar. The glow of a small flame emanates from an altar atop a knee-high table, a...

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New Balinese Temple In Belgium

October 25, 2008

Author: Sidarta Wijaya

Source: blog.baliwww.com

http://blog.baliwww.com/religion/2190

A good news for Balinese came from Belgium; a new Balinese Hindu temple is established in Paradisio Parc, Belgium. This new temple was established in a 55-ha bird park by Eric Domb, a Belgian who has deep affection to Bali. Though the construction of this new temple had been completed but the inauguration ceremony (pemelapas) have been conducted yet so the follower of Balinese...

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Indian Diaspora Worldwide Ushers in Diwali

October 22, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: South Asian Focus

http://www.southasianfocus.ca/community/article/58930

The Indian diaspora worldwide were in celebratory mood for Diwali.

The mood was no different in Australia. Thousands of people, including many members of the Indian diaspora, gathered in Sydney and Melbourne over the weekend to usher in Diwali festivities that coincided with the flowering of jacarandas and ripening of mangoes in Australia...

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Tercentenary of Guru Granth Sahib Coronation

October 20, 2008

Author: I P Singh

Source: Times of India/TNN

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/India/Tercentenary_of_Guru_Granth_Sahib_coronation/articleshow/3616597.cms

Lakhs of Sikhs as well as people from other faiths participated in the celebrations in connection with the tercentenary — 300 years — of Guruta Gadi Diwas (coronation) of Guru Granth Sahib on Sunday. The Guru Manyo Granth Jagriti...

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Indian PM Recognises Christianity as Part of National Life

October 20, 2008

Author: Anto Akkara

Source: Ekklesia

http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/node/7801

Indian Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh observed that "Christianity is part of our national heritage" when the Rev Dr Samuel Kobia, general secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC), called on him at his residence in New Delhi on 18 October 2008.

"We are extremely pleased to hear this assertion from the Indian prime minister," Kobia told a news conference after his meeting with...

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Religious Extremism 'One of Greatest Threats', Says WCC Leader

October 17, 2008

Author: Anto Akkara

Source: Ecumenical News International

http://www.eni.ch/featured/article.php?id=2381

The general secretary of the World Council of Churches, the Rev. Samuel Kobia, has said during a visit to India that "one of the greatest problems facing the world today is religious extremism."

Kobia expressed his concern following a recent outbreak of violence against Christians in Orissa state in eastern India, and while he was visiting...

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Fiji Police Investigate Hindu Temple Arson Attack

October 17, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Radio Australia

http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/news/stories/200810/s2394377.htm?tab=latest

Police in Fiji are investigating the fourth arson attack on a Hindu Temple in a fortnight.

Our Pacific correspondent, Campbell Cooney, reports the latest attack near Nadi has destroyed one of the country's oldest religious shrines.

Built nearly 100 years ago by indentured labour from...

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Various Religions Joined Together in Nevada to Honor Gandhi

October 16, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Media for Freedom

http://www.mediaforfreedom.com/ReadArticle.asp?ArticleID=11803

Various religions and denominations came together in Nevada (USA) on Sunday to honor peace icon Mahatma Gandhi, pray for world peace, and celebrate human spiritual rights.

Organized jointly by Gandhi Monument Council and Advocates for Religious Rights...

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Small Step in Thai-Cambodia Talks

October 16, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7672891.stm

Generals from Thailand and Cambodia have been holding talks in an attempt to resolve a border dispute that led to a fatal exchange of fire on Wednesday.

Reports say both sides have agreed to joint border patrols as a way to ease the tensions.

But there are no reports of further progress and Thailand has also implied that Cambodian soldiers...

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New York School Allows Yoga by Another Name

October 15, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2008/10/15/america/NA-US-Yoga-School.php

A high school in the state of New York has won approval to offer students a voluntary yoga program — as long as it's not called yoga.

Some local parents complained last month that a yoga program would promote Hinduism and violate the doctrine separating church and state, so Massena High School...

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Cambodia Threatens War Over Temple Dispute

October 14, 2008

Author: Richard Lloyd Parry

Source: The Times

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/asia/article4940025.ece

Thailand and Cambodia stepped back from the edge of war today after a bizarre territorial dispute over a remote and ancient Hindu temple threatened to explode into military conflict.

Cambodia reported that Thai soldiers had made a last-minute retreat from disputed territory close to the Preah Vihear temple on the...

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Muslim Father Fights Custody for Hindu Daughter

October 13, 2008

Author: Vivek Vijayapalan

Source: DNA India

http://www.dnaindia.com/report.asp?newsid=1197516

This is straight out of a Bollywood tearjerker. A Muslim man who has no family finds an abandoned Hindu girl at a railway station and ‘adopts’ her. The father-daughter duo is living a happy life but by a quirk of fate, the police land at the man’s door and take away the girl, accusing him of keeping her illegally.

Now, at 60,...

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In India, Hindu Threat to Christians: Convert or Flee

October 13, 2008

Author: Somini Sengupta

Source: The International Herald Tribune

http://www.iht.com/articles/2008/10/13/asia/13india.php

The family of Solomon Digal was summoned by neighbors to what serves as a public square in front of the village tea shop.

They were ordered to get on their knees and bow before the portrait of a Hindu preacher. They were told to turn over their Bibles, hymnals and the two brightly colored calendar images of Christ...

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