Hinduism

First Hindu-Jewish Summit Report Available

May 16, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Hinduism Today

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/hpi/2008/5/14.shtml#3

The World Council of Religious Leaders has released the final report of the first Hindu leadership summit and meeting with Jewish leaders in Delhi last year. The report (18MB in size) can be downloaded at the URL above until May 21, 2008.

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USC Makes Historic Appointment of Hindu as Dean of Religious Life

May 16, 2008

Author: University of Southern California, Press Release

Source: Fox Business News/PR Newswire

http://www.foxbusiness.com/story/usc-makes-historic-appointment-hindu-dean-religious-life/

The University of Southern California has named religious leader and scholar Varun Soni as Dean of Religious Life, marking the first appointment of a member of the Hindu faith as primary spiritual leader of an American university...

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Hindu Parents Pull out Kids

May 16, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Howrah

http://howrah.org/india_news/12472.html

Refusing to make their children wear turbans to school, nearly a hundred Hindu families of Sangrur district have decided to withdraw them from the Akal Academy at Cheema village.

The school management had recently made turbans, like those worn by Sikh boys, a mandatory part of the daily uniform for all students studying in Class 6 and above.

Several Hindu parents,...

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An Innovative Approach to Hindu-Muslim Dialogue

May 16, 2008

Author: Mudassir Rizwan

Source: Two Circles

http://www.twocircles.net/2008may15/innovative_approach_hindu_muslim_dialogue.html

55 year-old Syed Abdullah Tariq runs an Islamic group based in Rampur, a town in western Uttar Pradesh, that focuses on dialogue with Hindus. An engineer by training, he was one of the chief disciples of the late Maulana Shams Naved Usmani, a noted Islamic scholar who had also a deep knowledge of...

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Looking for Sikh and Hindu Priests Willing to Sign on

May 15, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: South Asian Focus

http://www.southasianfocus.ca/community/article/48875

32 Canadian Brigade is actively looking for Sikh and Hindu priests willing to serve in the Armed Forces, Major Gillian Federico, Brigade Chaplain, told South Asian Focus.

The move is part of an overall bid to better represent the evolving demographics of Canada, and of the Armed Forces, she indicated.

Maj. Federico, who resides...

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Immigrants Seek Site for Hindu Temple

May 15, 2008

Author: Julie Masis

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2008/05/15/immigrants_seek_site_for_hindu_temple/?page=1

Space needed: A large parking lot, two nice bathrooms, and a room with ceilings that aren't too high - so heating costs don't spiral out of control.

Since the only Hindu temple in New Hampshire was shut down in January, a group of immigrants from India...

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Hindu 'Swastika' Causes Offence

May 14, 2008

Author: JANIE SMITH

Source: Central Leader

http://www.stuff.co.nz/4526536a10.html

A World War Two veteran captured by Germans and held prisoner for three years is reminded of his torment every time he looks out the window of his house.

The Mt Roskill man’s neighbours have painted a large white symbol – resembling a swastika – on their roof.

He says the symbol, painted late last year, is distasteful.

"If I could...

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Hindu Groups Seek Ban of Myers Film "Guru" in India

May 14, 2008

Author: Nyay Bhushan

Source: Yahoo! News

Wire Service: Reuters

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080514/film_nm/guru_dc

"The Love Guru" has not received a warm welcome from some Hindu groups, who reportedly have requested that India's Central Board of Film Certification and the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting ban screenings of the Mike Myers comedy in India.

In March, U.S.-based Universal Society of...

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British Film Institute Assures Protesting Hindus Not to Release or Screen Movie “The Love Guru”

May 13, 2008

Author: Rajan Zed

Source: The Indian Post

http://www.theindiapost.com/?p=1609

The prestigious British Film Institute (BFI) has assured protesting Hindus of not screening or releasing the upcoming Hollywood movie "The Love Guru". Ilona Cheshire, BFI Press Officer, replying to a communiqué from Bhavna Shinde of Hindu Janjagruti Samiti and Sanatan Society for Scientific Spirituality, said, "Please rest assured that the BFI will not be screening this title nor will be...

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Hindu Temple Rises from Arizona Desert

May 10, 2008

Author: Lynh Bui

Source: The Arizona Republic

http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/local/articles/0510temple0510.html

Outside a double-wide trailer in the desert west of Maricopa, Kulandaivel Muthusamy crouches in a makeshift tent of blue plastic tarp strung to thin metal poles. He stands over intricate, decorative molds caked gray with concrete and plaster, his hands dry and ashy from working all day.

In his...

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Row Erupts as School Asks Hindu Kids to Wear Turbans

May 9, 2008

Author: Neel Kamal

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/3023367.cms

Even as Sikhs in France and India complain loudly about the turban ban in schools there, a school here has directed all its Hindu students to wear a pagri 'without fail'.

The Akal Academy here, which has branches across the country, started operations in 1993 and has 1,400 students now.

A substantial 20% are Hindus....

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Hare Krishnas Strike a Softer Tone When Sharing Their Message

May 9, 2008

Author: BARBARA KARKABI

Source: Houston Chronicle

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/life/religion/5768037.html

Dr. Hansa Medley wakes up at 3:30 a.m. once a week and walks to the Hare Krishna Temple just around the corner from her small bungalow in northwest Houston.

There she joins her mother, sister and three other devotees to prepare the temple's nine deities for the day. Before the first Arati ceremony at 4:30 a.m., they...

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