Hinduism

Catholics Invite Hindus for Inter-Religious Commission

September 1, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: News Track India

http://www.newstrackindia.com/newsdetails/14460

Catholics have invited Hindu leader Rajan Zed, the president of Universal Society of Hinduism, for an interfaith dialogue. He has been invited to attend the Diocesan Ecumenical Interreligious Commission meeting of Roman Catholic Diocese of Sacramento schedule for November 18.

Most Reverend William Keith Weigand, Bishop of Sacramento Diocese, in a...

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USA: Growing Indian Membership Leads to Conflict in Vedanta Movement

August 27, 2008

Author: Richard Cimino

Source: Religioscope

http://religion.info/english/articles/article_390.shtml

Vedanta, an American and Hindu-based organization created for Westerners interested in Eastern religious thought and practice, is becoming increasingly Indian Hindu in makeup, causing controversy and concern among the remaining non-Indian members. Such members claim that Vedanta is losing its distinctive mission of reaching Westerners with Eastern...

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Hindu Temple to Mark Decade of Service

August 18, 2008

Author: Jennifer Dunville

Source: The Daily Gleaner

http://dailygleaner.canadaeast.com/cityregion/article/388169

It's a milestone Nirmal and Ram Singhal never thought they would reach.

The Fredericton residents are getting ready to celebrate the anniversary of the Hindu temple - a dream they made a reality 10 years ago.

"I'm on cloud nine," Ram said. "Every time I come from the temple, I cry. I see children there and...

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In Kashmir, Fears of Increasing Militancy

August 18, 2008

Author: Emily Wax

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/08/17/AR2008081702198.html

On a recent four-month trek through hundreds of Kashmiri villages, separatist leader Yasin Malik called on people to adopt his new Gandhian philosophy of nonviolence. Malik, a secular Muslim, soon became an icon of peace to many youths in this turbulent region that India and Pakistan have...

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Hindus Mark Start of Holy Month

August 17, 2008

Author: Jay Tokasz

Source: The Buffalo News

http://www.buffalonews.com/cityregion/northernsuburbs/story/416562.html

Seagulls squawked overhead, children frolicked in the sand and a couple of fishing boats bobbed on a gentle section of the Niagara River near Beaver Island State Park.

Just another day at the beach, save for the group of Hindu men who waded knee deep into the water for a purification ritual marking the...

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Thai, Cambodian Troops Leaving Disputed Territory

August 16, 2008

Author: Sopheng Cheang

Source: The Associated Press

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080816/ap_on_re_as/cambodia_temple_dispute

A monthlong standoff between Thailand and Cambodia appeared to be ending as both sides pulled back their troops Saturday from disputed territory around a temple near their shared border, a Cambodian official said.

The redeployment from the Preah Vihear temple area began Friday evening and was...

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Hindu Heritage Fest Wins Good Response

August 13, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: South Asian Focus

http://www.southasianfocus.ca/community/article/54437

An estimated 2,500 people from across the area braved the rains last weekend to attend the Hindu Heritage Festival, held at Toronto's Black Creek Pioneer Village by the Hindu Federation.

The festival, which drew together congregations from temples located across the GTA, celebrated Hindu culture inside Canada and provided a perspective on...

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4 Killed as Kashmir Muslims Clash With Security Forces in Protest Over Road Blockade by Hindus

August 11, 2008

Author: Aijaz Hussain

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.startribune.com/world/26845069.html?elr=KArks:DCiUBcy7hUiD3aPc:_Yyc:aUU

Security forces fired bullets and tear gas Monday trying to stop marches by Kashmir Muslims protesting a road blockade by Hindus, leaving four people dead, including the leader of an alliance of nonviolent separatist groups.

Police later ordered a curfew for most of Indian...

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Hindu Festival Rides into Capital

August 9, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/wales/south_east/7549910.stm

One of the world's oldest street festival[s] was held in Cardiff to spread cultural, social and religious understanding, say its organisers.

The Festival of the Chariots, or Ratha Yatra, was first held in the Indian city of Puri 5,000 years ago and is now run in various cities across the world.

It involved the...

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