Hinduism

Eton College Installs First Hindu Tutor

April 2, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Hinduism Today

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/hpi/2008/4/3.shtml#2

Jay Lakhani, Head of the Hindu Academy and Education Director for the Hindu Council UK, has been appointed to the post of part time Hindu Tutor at Eton College. Mr Lakhani's role will be to provide pastoral support and religious teaching to Hindu boys at the school, and contribute to school inter-faith activities. Because religion plays an important role at...

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Muslim Official Visits Church, Temples

April 2, 2008

Author: SEAN YOONG

Source: Lexington Herald-Leader

Wire Service: AP

http://www.kentucky.com/524/story/364029.html

A lawmaker from Malaysia's Islamic opposition party said Wednesday he made rare visits to a church and temples to help assure non-Muslim minorities about their religious rights.

Khalid Abdul Samad, a Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party lawmaker, said he wanted to ease suspicions among non-Muslims that his party...

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U. to Hire First Full-Time Hindu, Muslim Chaplains

April 1, 2008

Author: Sarah Pease-Kerr

Source: The Daily Princetonian

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The Office of Religious Life (ORL) is nearing the end of its search for the University’s first full-time Muslim and Hindu chaplains. The appointments will be made in early May.

The chaplains will be responsible for promoting programming for each community, counseling students, participating in interfaith initiatives and leading or enabling worship of each religion, Dean of Religious Life Rev....

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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 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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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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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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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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