Hinduism

Resentment Against Movie “The Love Guru” Broadening Quickly

April 11, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: American Buddhist Net News

http://www.americanbuddhist.net/resentment-against-movie-love-guru-broadening-quickly

Censure of the upcoming Hollywood movie "The Love Guru" over the signals of its denigrating Hindu traditions is mushrooming in both Hindu and non-Hindu circles.

Supporting the movement spearheaded by prominent Hindu and Indo-American leader Rajan Zed, various Hindu...

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Sikhs Take out Anti-Indian AD in Washington Times

April 10, 2008

Author: Amarjit Singh

Source: Panthic Weekly

http://www.panthic.org/news/123/ARTICLE/4011/2008-04-10.html

Dozens of Sikh organizations joined together and published an advertisement in the Washington Times, containing an open letter addressed to the Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to the United States. It appears under the banner of "Sikhs appeal to the Chinese Ambassador to the United States”.

The letter...

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Hindu American Foundation Advocates for Malaysian Hindus at Congressional Briefing

April 8, 2008

Author: Press Release

Source: Hindu American Foundation

http://www.hinduamericanfoundation.org/media_press_release_malaysian_briefing.html

The Hindu American Foundation Director of Public Policy, Ishani Chowdhury, testified on recent events in Malaysia at a briefing held by the Congressional Task Force on International Religious Freedom (TIRF) today on Capitol Hill. Entitled "Matters of Life and Death in Malaysia: Does...

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Krishna’s Advice to the Hero Arjuna: The Army’s First Hindu Chaplain Explains how the Mahabharata can Comfort Soldiers

April 5, 2008

Author: Carla Powers

Source: The Times

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/faith/article3684066.ece

As Hindu chaplain to the British Army since 2005, one of Acharya Krishan Kant Attri’s most crucial tools is the Bhagavad Gita.

“I use it all the time,” says the 45-year-old pandit, or Hindu priest. When Hindu recruits bound for Iraq or Afghanistan come to him, worried about going to a war zone and the...

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The Love Guru Invites Hate from Hardline Hindus

April 3, 2008

Author: Chidanand Rajghatta

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/The_Love_Guru_invites_hate_from_hardline_Hindus/articleshow/2921303.cms

"His karma is huge," say the promos, but his take on the Hindu dharma is offensive, say the critics. Stand by for yet another flaming controversy on religion and free expression.

Weeks before the formal release of comedian...

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Eton College Installs First Hindu Tutor

April 2, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Hinduism Today

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/hpi/2008/4/3.shtml#2

Jay Lakhani, Head of the Hindu Academy and Education Director for the Hindu Council UK, has been appointed to the post of part time Hindu Tutor at Eton College. Mr Lakhani's role will be to provide pastoral support and religious teaching to Hindu boys at the school, and contribute to school inter-faith activities. Because religion plays an important role at...

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Muslim Official Visits Church, Temples

April 2, 2008

Author: SEAN YOONG

Source: Lexington Herald-Leader

Wire Service: AP

http://www.kentucky.com/524/story/364029.html

A lawmaker from Malaysia's Islamic opposition party said Wednesday he made rare visits to a church and temples to help assure non-Muslim minorities about their religious rights.

Khalid Abdul Samad, a Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party lawmaker, said he wanted to ease suspicions among non-Muslims that his party...

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U. to Hire First Full-Time Hindu, Muslim Chaplains

April 1, 2008

Author: Sarah Pease-Kerr

Source: The Daily Princetonian

http://www.dailyprincetonian.com/2008/04/01/20644/

The Office of Religious Life (ORL) is nearing the end of its search for the University’s first full-time Muslim and Hindu chaplains. The appointments will be made in early May.

The chaplains will be responsible for promoting programming for each community, counseling students, participating in interfaith initiatives and leading or...

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