Hinduism

Six Teens to Face Charges in Molotov Cocktail Explosions at Ashland Temple

August 30, 2007

Author: Caitlin Castello

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/globe/city_region/breaking_news/2007/08/six_teens_to_fa.html?p1=email_to_a_friend

Six Framingham teenagers who threw Molotov cocktails in the parking lot of the Sri Lakshmi Temple this summer in Ashland will be charged tomorrow, police said.

The explosives caused more than $12,000 in damage to lights on the...

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California Textbook Federal Lawsuit Proceeds to Next Stage

August 30, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Hindu Press International

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/hpi/2007/9/1.shtml#1

CALIFORNIA, August 30, 2007: The California Parents for the Equalization of Educational Materials (CAPEEM) reports on their lawsuit against the California State Board of Education over the adoption of school textbooks which deal with ancient India and Hinduism. They contend the process was unfair and contrary to California and federal law.
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California Senate Opened with Hindu Prayer Today for First Time

August 28, 2007

Source: PunjabNewsline.com

http://www.punjabnewsline.com/content/view/5418/38/

SACRAMENTO (USA): California State Senate here heard its first Hindu opening prayer today in its 157 years history, when famous Hindu chaplain, Rajan Zed, recited Gayatri and other ancient Sanskrit mantras. Starting with "Om", the mystical syllable containing the universe, which in Hinduism is used to introduce and conclude religious work, he read from Rig-Veda, the oldest scripture of the world...

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Ground Broken for New Temple for South Indian Hindus

August 25, 2007

Source: The Arizona Republic

http://www.examiner.com/a-899463~Ground_broken_for_new_temple_for_South_Indian_Hindus.html

PHOENIX (Map, News) - Ground has been broken for the Maha Ganapati Temple of Arizona, which is expected to open in September 2008.

The first phase of the $1.5 million project includes construction of the 8,000-square-foot building, which will include four to six towers, the tallest reaching 55 feet.
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Two More 'Sacred' Animals to be Slaughtered

August 22, 2007

Author: David Byers

Source: Times Online

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article2309611.ece

Two more 'sacred' animals will be put down tomorrow at a Hindu religious commune where Shambo the bullock was slaughtered after testing positive for bovine TB.

Elin Jones, the Welsh Rural Affairs Minister, today served notice on monks at the Skanda Vale community in Carmarthenshire, west Wales, that vets would be arriving at 8.30am...

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Hindu American Foundation Welcomes Introduction of Diwali Resolution in the U.S. Senate

August 20, 2007

Source: Hindu American Foundation

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

Washington, DC (August 20, 2007). On August 3, 2007, Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) introduced Senate Resolution 299, "recognizing the religious and historical significance of the festival of Diwali.”. The resolution affirms the importance of the festival in the lives of millions of Hindus,...

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Muslim Woman Asked not to Live with Hindu 'Husband'

August 12, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Gulfnews

Wire Service: Reuters

http://archive.gulfnews.com/articles/07/08/12/10145890.html

Kuala Lumpur: Islamic authorities in Malaysia have freed a Muslim woman after detaining her for four months for marrying a Hindu, the couple's lawyer said yesterday.

The Selangor state Islamic authorities have, however, ordered the 25-year-old ethnic Indian woman to live separately...

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Sali Concerned about Hindu Prayer

August 10, 2007

Author: Mike Butts

Source: Idaho Press Tribune

http://idahopress.com/articles/2007/08/10/news/news2.txt

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Idaho U.S. Rep. Bill Sali has questioned a Hindu prayer that was offered to open the U.S. Senate last month.

Sali is quoted on OneNewsNow.com that when a Hindu prayer is offered, “that’s a different god” and that it “creates problems for the longevity of this country.”
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Sanskrit Mantras to Open California State Senate

August 10, 2007

Source: AmericanBuddhist.net

http://www.americanbuddhist.net/sanskrit-mantras-open-california-state-senate

California State Senate in USA will reverberate with Sanskrit mantras on August 27.

Rajan Zed, a Hindu chaplain, will read the opening prayer from ancient Sanskrit scriptures before California Senate in Sacramento on this day. After Sanskrit delivery, he then will read the English translation of the prayer.

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Sen. Dodd Condemns Protests Over Hindu Prayer

August 8, 2007

Source: Scoop.co.nz

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0708/S00252.htm

Senator and Presidential Candidate Chris Dodd issued the following statement in light of last week's disruption of a prayer on the Senate floor:

"Our nation was founded on the importance of religious freedom. The United States Senate has a responsibility to continue this legacy by honoring religious diversity and embracing the many faiths to which our citizens subscribe."

Holy Cow: Hindus Urge Cull Alternative

August 7, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Channel 4 News

http://www.channel4.com/news/articles/society/religion/holy+cow+hindus+urge+cull+alternative/658747

Hindus have asked government to "explore other options" rather than slaughter cattle in the wake of the foot and mouth outbreak.

About 150 cattle have already been culled after the discovery of the disease at two farms in Surrey. Following the last...

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Indian Americans Connect with Hindu Traditions

August 6, 2007

Source: India eNews

http://www.indiaenews.com/america/20070806/64166.htm

Hundreds of Indian Americans came together in New Jersey to celebrate the centennial anniversary of Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS), a Hindu spiritual organisation and connect with their cultural traditions.

Many Indian Americans were seen performing traditional Indian folk dances Saturday in Edison, wearing colourful Indian costumes. The cultural performances...

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