Confucianism

Hindu American Foundation Condemns Texas Governor’s Religious Bigotry

November 9, 2006

Source: Hindu America Foundation

http://www.hinduamericanfoundation.org/media_press_release_governor_perry.htm

WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 9, 2006) -- The Hindu American Foundation (HAF) strongly condemned the egregious and bigoted remarks by Texas Governor Rick Perry wherein he said that non-Christians are doomed and condemned to go to hell.

According to The Dallas Morning News (November 6, 2006), Gov. Rick Perry, after attending a sermon...

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Wiseman Confucius Could Get Own Public Day in Hong Kong

October 23, 2006

Source: German Press Agency

http://rawstory.com/news/2006/Wiseman_Confucius_could_get_own_pub_10232006.html

The birth of China's ancient philosopher Confucius could become a public holiday in Hong Kong, according to media reports Tuesday. Hong Kong is considering shortening the three-day Easter break by one day in order to make way for the celebration of Confucius' birth later in the year.

Leaders of Confucianism in Hong Kong have been...

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Elders Greet Festival of Lights, Wishing Hindus a Happy Diwali

October 21, 2006

Author: BARBARA KARKABI

Source: Houston Chronicle

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/life/religion/4277193.html

Early this morning, Ranjana Narasiman will begin her day with a ceremonial oil bath.

A traditional start to Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights, the oil bath includes a small bottle of water from India's Ganges River. Whether poured over the head or added to the tub, the water symbolizes bathing in the Ganges.
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Birthday of Confucius Celebrated in Taiwan and China

September 29, 2006

Source: People's Daily Online

http://english.people.com.cn/200609/29/eng20060929_307383.html

On September 29, 2006 the People's Daily Online reported, "Grand ceremonies were held on both the Chinese mainland and Taiwan on Thursday, the 2,557th birthday of Confucius, to commemorate the great ancient Chinese thinker and philosopher revered around the world. Amid peaceful music and incense smoke, 2,557 people filed into the Confucian temple in Qufu of east...

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Women Descendants to be Added to Confucius Family Tree

September 28, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/5388064.stm?ls

On September 28, 2006 BBC News reported, "For the first time in more than 2,500 years the family tree of the ancient Chinese philosopher, Confucius, is to include women descendants. Kong Dehong, a descendant overseeing the updating of the family tree, said: 'We have to move with the times. Men and women are equal now.' Traditional Confucian thinking gave women little status and required them to...

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Maintaining a Hindu Identity in America

September 8, 2006

Source: The News and Observer

Wire Service: AP

http://www.newsobserver.com/105/v-print/story/483867.html

On September 8, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "It took coming to America for 13-year-old Samyuktha Shivraj to understand what it really meant to her to be Hindu. Since she and her family arrived five years ago, they've been more observant about practicing their faith than they were in India, Samyuktha says. They regularly...

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Asian Youth Day Explores Interfaith Dialogue

August 5, 2006

Source: Indian Catholic

http://www.theindiancatholic.com/newsread.asp?nid=2759

On August 5, 2006 the Indian Catholic reported, "Participants of the Fourth Asian Youth Day (AYD) have learned about the family values of different religious traditions and how interreligious dialogue can start within the family. Leaders and young people from Anglican, Buddhist, Christian, Confucian, Hindu, Muslim, and Taoist faiths spoke to about 800 Catholic participants of the AYD on...

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2,500 Indonesian Youth Pray Together for Peace in Interfaith Service

May 23, 2006

Source: catholic.org/UCA News

On May 23, 2006 UCA News reported, "About 2,500 young people from six religions took part in an interfaith prayer service held to reinforce the climate of interreligious harmony in North Sulawesi province. The Interfaith Youth Celebration held May 15 was organized by the recently formed Interfaith Youth Forum of North Sulawesi. It took place at the auditorium of the gubernatorial office in Manado, the provincial capital, 2,115 kilometers (about 1,310 miles) northeast of Jakarta. Establishment of the...

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Confucianists Seek Religious Status in China

May 22, 2006

Source: United Press International

On May 22, 2006 the United Press International reported, "Confucianists in Hong Kong are seeking inclusion among religions recognized by the Chinese government, on a par with Buddhism, Taosim, Christianity and Islam.

Tong Yun-kai, president of Hong Kong's Confucian Academy, is leading the campaign to register Confucianism as a major Chinese religion, the South China Morning Post reported Monday.

Only officially recognized groups are afforded protection under China's religious freedom...

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After Bombings, Christians, Muslims and Others Hold Peace Programs

March 30, 2006

Source: Indian Catholic

http://www.theindiancatholic.com/news_read.asp?nid=1375

On March 30, 2006 the Indian Catholic reported, "Christians, Muslims and others have organized programs to preserve peace in Varanasi, Hinduism's holiest city, which was recently wracked by bomb blasts. On March 26, the Church of North India (CNI) conducted a prayer service for the blast victims while a Muslim organization organized a seminar on terrorism. Two explosions on March 7...

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Religious Leaders from Asia and Australia Issue "Ten Commitments"

February 21, 2006

Source: UCA News

On February 21, 2006 UCA News reported, "Religious representatives from Asia and Australia have committed to use the "peaceful" elements in religion to counter violence and terrorism. The 200 participants from 17 countries, who met Feb. 12-13 in Jakarta, also said at the end of their meeting that they are committed to uprooting 'all kinds of corruption by upholding moral legitimacy.' The Bahai, Buddhist, Catholic, Confucian, Hindu, Muslim, Protestant, Sikh, Taoist and Zoroastrian representatives issued 'Ten...

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Organizers of Prayer Breakfast Issue Apology but Retain Controversial Speaker

February 14, 2006

Source: The Idaho Statesman

http://www.idahostatesman.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060214/NEWS01/602140345/1002

On February 14, 2006 The Idaho Statesman reported, "Organizers of the March 4 Idaho State Prayer Breakfast apologized Monday for anti-Muslim comments made by one of their colleagues, but said they will not replace their planned guest speaker. Hormoz Shariat will be featured at the breakfast despite criticism and calls...

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