Hinduism

Immigration, Pluralism Bring New Faiths to Fox Valley

March 30, 2008

Source: Courier News

http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/couriernews/lifestyles/866504,3_5_EL30_FAITH_S1.article

The building retains its classically American-Protestant design outside, right up to the steeple pointing heavenward. Inside, the pews have been removed to accommodate Eastern worshippers, and the former pulpit focal point has given way to a 6-foot-tall white marble statue of Sai Baba.

This is the Shirdi Sai Temple, a...

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Hindus Celebrate Holi Holiday in Pembroke Pines

March 30, 2008

Author: LISA BOLIVAR

Source: The Miami Herald

http://www.miamiherald.com/478/story/473082.html

With green- and yellow-tinted powder smeared on her cheeks, Rhea Kumar, 8, bent in intense concentration as she filled her squirt gun with water and giggled with glee as she turned and squirted anyone within range.

Rhea, of Weston, and about 400 other South Florida Hindus congregated on March 23 at C.B. Smith Park in Pembroke Pines to partake in an...

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Hindu Monks Serve Papers on RSPCA

March 28, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/7318998.stm

Hindu monks are to sue the RSPCA over the killing of a sacred cow at a Hertfordshire temple.

Six monks went to the charity's HQ in Horsham, West Sussex, to serve papers and they threatened to start legal proceedings over the death of Gangotri.

The Belgian blue-jersey cross was kept at Bhaktivedanta Manor temple, Watford.

The monks said...

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Hindu Prayer Opens State Legislatures for the First Time

March 28, 2008

Author: Sam Rao

Source: Asian Week

http://www.asianweek.com/2008/03/28/hindu-prayer-opens-state-legislatures-for-the-first-time/

Rajan Zed first sprinkled holy water from the Ganges River in India (Ganga jal) on the podium, a tradition in Hindu worship ceremony, before chanting “Om,” which in Hinduism is used to introduce and conclude religious work. This marked the first recitation of the Hindu...

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A New Calling: Freelance Priests

March 26, 2008

Author: Karin Brulliard

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/03/25/AR2008032502694_pf.html

On a dark Sunday morning in a slumbering Ellicott City neighborhood, Bhaskar Sastry, freelance Hindu priest, drove down a private drive toward his 6 a.m. assignment. A stone-front colonial came into view, its porch light revealing a large family waiting in the drizzle, parkas...

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Judge Allows California School Textbook Lawsuit to Proceed

March 26, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Hinduism Today/California Parents for the Equalization of Educational Materials

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/hpi/2008/3/27.shtml#1

California Parents for the Equalization of Educational Materials (CAPEEM) scored a major victory on Tuesday when Judge Frank C. Damrell, Jr. of the United States District Court of the Eastern District of California rejected the defendants' motion to dismiss CAPEEM's lawsuit to correct...

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Yasin Malik Wants to Repair Hindu-Muslim Ties in Valley

March 24, 2008

Author: Mohua Chatterjee

Source: Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Yasin_Malik_wants_to_repair_Hindu-Muslim_ties_in_Valley/articleshow/2892806.cms

Militancy in Kashmir, which started in 1989, took a toll on the Muslim-Hindu cohabitation in the Valley that formed the basis of Kashmiri culture.

Realising that the process of resolving the Kashmir issue will now have...

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U.N. Envoy says India Risks Religious Violence

March 20, 2008

Author: Alistair Scrutton

Source: Reuters

http://africa.reuters.com/world/news/usnISL307131.html

The U.N. freedom of religion investigator warned on Thursday that India risks more religious violence, like Gujarat's 2002 riots that killed 2,500 people, as delays to bring justice encouraged an atmosphere of impunity.

"All these incidents continue to haunt the people affected by them and impunity emboldens forces of intolerance," Asma...

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