Hinduism

Blessed Friday as Religious Festivals Harmonise

March 20, 2008

Author: Aroosa Masroor

Source: The International News

http://www.thenews.com.pk/print1.asp?id=102278

March 21 will be of special significance this year as the calendars of five different religions will coincide, giving each faith a reason to celebrate the day.

As Muslims celebrate Eid Milad-un-Nabi (the birth of Prophet Muhammad PBUH) on Friday, Christians will mark the crucifixion and death of Jesus as Good Friday, while Hindus and Sikhs will...

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Paramount to Screen “The Love Guru” for Zed and Other Hindu Leaders

March 17, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: American Buddhist Net News

http://www.americanbuddhist.net/paramount-screen-love-guru-zed-and-other-hindu-leaders

Paramount Pictures has agreed to screen upcoming Hollywood movie “The Love Guru” for Hindu leaders.

In a communiqué today to Indo-American leader Rajan Zed who is the president of Universal Society of Hinduism (USH); Jessica Rovins, Senior Vice...

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American Hindus Welcome "Political Tsunami" in Malaysia

March 12, 2008

Author: Press Release

Source: Hindu American Foundation

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

The political landscape was in upheaval in Malaysia late last week after the ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition was handed a shocking defeat in national elections losing its two-thirds majority in the country's parliament. While the BN leader Abdullah Ahmad Badawi...

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Hindu Temple Terrorised by Teens

March 11, 2008

Author: Michelle Draper

Source: The Australian

http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,23356447-26103,00.html

MEMBERS of a Hindu temple in Melbourne's south are worried about escalating attacks on worshippers by groups of teenagers, who have been terrorising devotees and vandalising property.

The board of the Shri Shiva Vishnu Temple in Carrum Downs has complained to Victoria Police after the incidents...

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Buddhist Blessings for New Hindu Temple Site in Berlin

March 11, 2008

Author: Janaka Perera

Source: The Buddhist Channel

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=3,6027,0,0,1,0

Sri Lankan Buddhist monks on Mahasivarathri Day March 7 blessed a site situated in Berlin, Germany, on which is planned the construction of Europe's second largest Hindu temple.

The proposed temple's custodians are Indian Hindus who have received land in the city of Berlin free of charge from the German Government for building...

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Faith Groups 'Contribute £100m'

March 11, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/wales/7289508.stm

Religious and faith organisations contribute more than £100m in economic benefits to Wales, a report says.

But the groups have little in return, with barely a quarter of faith communities getting public funding, the research found.

According to the study, around 40,000 unpaid volunteers do 80,000 hours of community work a week

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Organization Launched to Provide Worldwide Hindu Identity

March 9, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: India Post News Service

http://indiapost.com/article/communitypost/2254/

A "Universal Society of Hinduism" (USH) has been formed to provide worldwide Hindu identity, enhance understanding of Hinduism, and to foster inter-religious dialogue.

With Rajan Zed, the Nevada-based Hindu priest as President, this nondenominational religious-philosophical-cultural-educational organization aims at reaching about one billion...

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Bhutanese Refugees Start New Life

March 9, 2008

Author: Charles Haviland

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7286160.stm

After more than 15 years of waiting, the first Bhutanese refugees in Nepal have started to leave for a new life in other countries.

More than 100,000 Nepali-speaking Bhutanese people have been in refugee camps in Nepal since the early 1990s.

The mainly Hindu people were forced out of Bhutan, a Himalayan kingdom which has a code of...

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Hindu American Foundation Attends Faith Leaders Roundtable

March 9, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Hindu Press International/Hinduism Today

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/hpi/2008/3/9.shtml#1

The Hindu American Foundation was invited by the Department of Justice to join the Faith Leaders' Roundtable Conference. Attended by Attorney General Mukasey, the invitation-only meeting gathered eleven organizations, including the Anti-Defamation League, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, the Union of Orthodox Jewish...

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Gujarat to Withdraw Freedom of Religion Amendment Bill

March 8, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The TImes of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/India/Gujarat_to_withdraw_Freedom_of_Religion_Amendment_Bill/articleshow/2848531.cms

The Gujarat government has decided to withdraw the controversial Freedom of Religion Amendment Bill 2006 after Governor Nawal Kishor Sharma returned it to the Assembly for reconsideration.

The bill will be...

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Can Women Find Unique Ways Out of War?

March 7, 2008

Author: Mark Sappenfield

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2008/0307/p04s01-wogn.html

Sakena Yacoobi well knows the hardships of Afghan women, caught between a war and the hopelessness of poverty and illiteracy.

Yet on International Women's Day Saturday, the Afghan educator will not ask the world to help Afghan women. Instead, she will ask Afghan women to help the world.

In a time of growing conflict...

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