Hinduism

Religious Leaders in US Stress for Interfaith Dialogue

February 23, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Thaindian News

http://www.thaindian.com/newsportal/world-news/religious-leaders-in-us-stress-for-interfaith-dialogue_10020518.html

Two prominent religious leaders concluded that interfaith dialogue could bring lasting harmony and peace among the communities.

Rajan Zed, well known Hindu leader, and Reverend Alexander Joseph Brunett, Catholic...

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Church Gives Generously to a Centre for all Faiths

February 22, 2008

Author: Ruth Gledhill

Source: The Times

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/faith/article3412722.ece

A diocese of the Church of England is giving an unprecedented £250,000 towards a multifaith building in which the largest amount of worship space will be reserved for Muslims.

The Guildford diocese is one of the wealthiest in the UK. The Bishop of Guildford, the Right Rev Christopher Hill, gave the £250,000 cheque...

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Authorities Ban TV Ad for Hindu Pendant

February 21, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Adnkronos International/Asian Age

http://www.adnkronos.com/AKI/English/CultureAndMedia/?id=1.0.1899396773

Britain has banned a television advertisement for a Hindu religious pendant, which claimed to ward off evil spirits.

The direct response advertisement was run by the Leicester-based Middlesex Broadcasting Corporation on its MATV Punjabi channel in December.

The advertisement,...

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Utah Temple Attracts Hindus from all Around the West

February 21, 2008

Author: Heidi Atkin

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

http://www.sltrib.com/ci_8326431

The Sri Ganesha Hindu Temple in South Jordan is a transcendent icon for Hindus hundreds of miles around.

"This is the only mainstream Hindu temple between Denver and Las Vegas. If you want a temple as it is in India, this is the one," said Indra Neelameggham, who is a founding member of the temple and the current office manager.

UK's First State-Funded Hindu School from September

February 20, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Economic Times

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/ET_Cetera/UKs_first_state-funded_Hindu_school/articleshow/2797186.cms

Britain's first state-funded Hindu school in Harrow is all set to welcome its first batch of 30 pupils from September 2008.

The school, called the Krishna-Avanti Primary School, will open one year group in the first year.

It will...

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Nepal to Recognise Buddhist and Muslim Religious Schools

February 19, 2008

Author: Kalpit Parajuli

Source: The Buddhist Channel/Asia News

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=39,5924,0,0,1,0

Hundreds of Muslim and Buddhist schools want to join the public school system after the government signalled its intention of recognising religious schools, but has set some conditions to do so, namely that such schools also use non-religious textbooks recommended by the government’s Education Board rather than rely...

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Hindraf Leaders Freed

February 19, 2008

Author: P. S. Suryanarayana

Source: The Hindu

http://www.hindu.com/2008/02/19/stories/2008021951001300.htm

Malaysian authorities on Monday released, on police bail, all the eight detained activists of the Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf), who were held on Saturday in connection with the group’s “roses campaign” in Kuala Lumpur. Five others, all detained leaders of Hindraf, were set free unconditionally on Sunday.

Muslim Undertaker for Kashmir’s Hindus

February 18, 2008

Author: Ishfaq-ul-Hassan

Source: Daily News & Analysis

http://www.dnaindia.com/report.asp?newsid=1151454

Under the majestic chinar in a cremation ground, Mohammad Yasin Dar, 55, has lit a bonfire to stay warm on a nippy February morning. He has spent a larger part of his days at the place for 10 years.

A devout Muslim, he has embarked on an unusual mission—to perform last rites of the dead of Kashmir’s minuscule Hindu population....

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World Religious Leaders Pray for Global Peace

February 17, 2008

Author: Kestur Vasuki

Source: Thaindian News

http://www.thaindian.com/newsportal/india-news/world-religious-leaders-pray-for-global-peace_10018352.html

Hundreds of religious leaders from across the globe have congregated at the Art of Living Centre here for a two day conference on Vedanta and Buddhism at the outskirts of Bangalore.

The religious leaders from India, Taiwan, China,...

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Worshippers Unite for Trip to New Sikh Temple

February 14, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Peterborough Evening Telegraph

http://www.peterboroughtoday.co.uk/news/Worshippers-unite-for-trip-to.3775864.jp

A NEW multi-million pound Sikh Temple was the latest port of call for members of the city's Interfaith group. Members met outside St Mary's Church, New Road, before setting off to the Gurdwara (Sikh temple) in Bedford.

This marks the third of a series of visits to different...

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Premier Orders Lord's Prayer Review

February 14, 2008

Author: ROBERT BENZIE

Source: The Star

http://www.thestar.com/article/303495

Premier Dalton McGuinty wants to end the daily recital of the Lord's Prayer in the Legislature in what opposition parties are calling a bid to heal wounds from a divisive provincial election fought over religious schools.

McGuinty, whose Liberals were re-elected Oct. 10 partly by defending public funding of Catholic schools while attacking a Progressive Conservative scheme to...

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Hindu Protest over Cow Slaughter

February 13, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/7242537.stm

Hindus staged a noisy and colourful protest in London over the slaughter of a sacred cow at a Hertfordshire temple.

Over 100 protestors were at the House of Commons to raise awareness over the death of Gangotri, a cow kept at the Bhaktivedanta Manor temple at Watford.

While monks were praying, a vet from the Royal Society for the...

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The India Story: Hindu, Christian, Sikh Blood in Muslim Patient

February 12, 2008

Author: Mudassir Rizwan

Source: Indian Muslim News and information

http://www.indianmuslims.info/news/2008/feb/11/india_story_hindu_christian_sikh_blood_muslim_patient.html

A Muslim girl suffering from thalassemia in Bihar has found a new lease of life after three officials of a central paramilitary force, belonging to the Hindu, Sikh and Christian communities, gave her blood.

In a...

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