Hinduism

Immigrants Seek Site for Hindu Temple

May 15, 2008

Author: Julie Masis

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2008/05/15/immigrants_seek_site_for_hindu_temple/?page=1

Space needed: A large parking lot, two nice bathrooms, and a room with ceilings that aren't too high - so heating costs don't spiral out of control.

Since the only Hindu temple in New Hampshire was shut down in January, a group of immigrants from India...

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Looking for Sikh and Hindu Priests Willing to Sign on

May 15, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: South Asian Focus

http://www.southasianfocus.ca/community/article/48875

32 Canadian Brigade is actively looking for Sikh and Hindu priests willing to serve in the Armed Forces, Major Gillian Federico, Brigade Chaplain, told South Asian Focus.

The move is part of an overall bid to better represent the evolving demographics of Canada, and of the Armed Forces, she indicated.

Maj. Federico, who resides...

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Hindu Groups Seek Ban of Myers Film "Guru" in India

May 14, 2008

Author: Nyay Bhushan

Source: Yahoo! News

Wire Service: Reuters

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080514/film_nm/guru_dc

"The Love Guru" has not received a warm welcome from some Hindu groups, who reportedly have requested that India's Central Board of Film Certification and the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting ban screenings of the Mike Myers comedy in India.

In March, U.S.-based Universal Society of...

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Hindu 'Swastika' Causes Offence

May 14, 2008

Author: JANIE SMITH

Source: Central Leader

http://www.stuff.co.nz/4526536a10.html

A World War Two veteran captured by Germans and held prisoner for three years is reminded of his torment every time he looks out the window of his house.

The Mt Roskill man’s neighbours have painted a large white symbol – resembling a swastika – on their roof.

He says the symbol, painted late last year, is distasteful.

"If I could...

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British Film Institute Assures Protesting Hindus Not to Release or Screen Movie “The Love Guru”

May 13, 2008

Author: Rajan Zed

Source: The Indian Post

http://www.theindiapost.com/?p=1609

The prestigious British Film Institute (BFI) has assured protesting Hindus of not screening or releasing the upcoming Hollywood movie "The Love Guru". Ilona Cheshire, BFI Press Officer, replying to a communiqué from Bhavna Shinde of Hindu Janjagruti Samiti and Sanatan Society for Scientific Spirituality, said, "Please rest assured that the BFI will not be screening this title nor will be...

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Hare Krishnas Strike a Softer Tone When Sharing Their Message

May 9, 2008

Author: BARBARA KARKABI

Source: Houston Chronicle

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/life/religion/5768037.html

Dr. Hansa Medley wakes up at 3:30 a.m. once a week and walks to the Hare Krishna Temple just around the corner from her small bungalow in northwest Houston.

There she joins her mother, sister and three other devotees to prepare the temple's nine deities for the day. Before the first Arati ceremony at 4:30 a.m., they...

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Row Erupts as School Asks Hindu Kids to Wear Turbans

May 9, 2008

Author: Neel Kamal

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/3023367.cms

Even as Sikhs in France and India complain loudly about the turban ban in schools there, a school here has directed all its Hindu students to wear a pagri 'without fail'.

The Akal Academy here, which has branches across the country, started operations in 1993 and has 1,400 students now.

A substantial 20% are Hindus....

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Churchgoing on its Knees as Christianity Falls out of Favour

May 8, 2008

Author: Ruth Gledhill

Source: The Times

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/faith/article3890080.ece

Church attendance in Britain is declining so fast that the number of regular churchgoers will be fewer than those attending mosques within a generation, research published today suggests.

The fall - from the four million people who attend church at least once a month today - means that the Church of England, Catholicism...

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No Joke! Stand-Up Comedians Battle Intolerance

May 7, 2008

Author: Ralph Dannheisser

Source: News Blaze

http://newsblaze.com/story/20080507071303tsop.nb/newsblaze/TOPSTORY/Top-Stories.html

A Muslim, a Christian, a Jew, a Hindu and a Sikh walk into a hotel ballroom.

The opening line of a joke?

No, but in this case it was the start of a full evening of stand-up comedy aimed - its creators say - at easing religious tensions through laughter "and a healthy...

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Hindu Tribals Being Prevented from Cremating Their Dead in Pak's NWFP

May 7, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Daily India/ANI

http://www.dailyindia.com/show/237768.php/Hindu-tribals-being-prevented-from-cremating-their-dead-in-Paks-NWFP

Muslims are reportedly not allowing Hindu tribals living in Kurram, Hangu, Orakzai and Kohat tribal areas to perform the last rites of their dead at the 'Shamshan Ghat' approved by the Britishers in the pre-Independence era.

The...

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Hindu Monk Strives to Save Mahabodhi Temple

May 4, 2008

Author: Asim Khan

Source: CNN-IBN

http://www.ibnlive.com/news/hindu-monk-strives-to-save-mahabodhi-temple/64497-3.html

The Mahabodhi temple is one of the holiest shrines for more than 35 crore Buddhists around the world. However, in the last few years this place has been in news for all the wrong reasons.

Today the situation is so grim that it is threatening the very existence of this holy site, including...

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