Hinduism

Press Release: Statement from the Hindu American Foundation Celebrating Opening of the U.S. Senate With Hindu Prayer

July 18, 2007

Source: Hindu American Foundation

http://www.hafsite.org/media_press_release_nevada_prayer.htm

The Hindu American Foundation joins all Hindu Americans in celebrating yesterday's epochal events in our community's history in the United States. Yesterday, the faith of 2 million American Hindus and nearly 1 billion of the world's population was represented in the chambers of the U.S. Senate for the first time. Shri Rajan Zed's prayer recitation shared with our fellow...

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AJC: Hindu Prayer in U.S. Senate Promotes Diversity

July 17, 2007

Source: American Jewish Committee

http://www.ajc.org/site/apps/nl/content2.asp?c=ijITI2PHKoG&b=1531911&ct=4137375

July 17, 2007 – New York – The American Jewish Committee is deeply troubled by the verbal assault on Rajan Zed, a Hindu religious leader who delivered the opening prayer on the Senate floor last week.

“Senate Majority leader Harry Reid's invitation to Rajan Zed to become the first Hindu to deliver an opening...

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'Sacred' Bullock Shambo is Saved

July 16, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/wales/6898460.stm

The "sacred" bullock due to be slaughtered after it tested positive for TB, has been saved after a High Court judge quashed a government order.

Monks from the multi-faith Skanda Vale community in Carmarthenshire appealed against an assembly government ruling that the animal must be put down.

Their lawyers argued it would breach the Human...

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Sikhs in California Want Textbook Changed

July 13, 2007

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Indians_Overseas/Sikhs_in_California_want_textbook_changed/articleshow/2200861.cms

NEW YORK: Sikh leaders in California are unhappy that a seventh grade history book has been published without a photo of Guru Nanak, the founder of their religion.

The California State Board of Education declined to act on Thursday on new complaints from the...

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A Prayer and a Protest: Reno Hindu's Visit to U.S. Senate Historic

July 13, 2007

Author: Lisa Mascaro

Source: Las Vegas Sun

http://politics.lasvegassun.com/2007/07/a-prayer-and-a-.html

WASHINGTON — A couple of days ago, when it became known that a Hindu chaplain from Reno would be giving his religion’s first-ever opening prayer for the U.S. Senate, offices of a Christian values organization in Mississippi didn’t think twice about bad karma.

The American Family Association tapped its 3 million-...

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Press Release: Disruption Of Hindu Chaplain's Senate Prayer Shows Religious Right's Intolerance

July 12, 2007

Source: Common Dreams News Center Press Release

http://www.commondreams.org/news2007/0712-05.htm

WASHINGTON - JULY 12 - Religious Right Activists Want Government To Reflect Only Their Faith, Says AU’s Lynn

Americans United for Separation of Church and State today deplored the disruption by Religious Right activists of a Hindu chaplain’s prayer to open the U.S. Senate.

“This shows the intolerance of many Religious Right activists,”...

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US Senate Opens with Hindu Prayer

July 12, 2007

Author: Aziz Haniffa

Source: Rediff India Abroad

http://www.rediff.com/news/2007/jul/12zed.htm

History was created in the United States Senate at 9.30 am on Thursday, when Rajan Zed, the Hindu chaplain of the Indian Association of Northern Nevada, opened the Senate with a Hindu prayer.

This is the first such instance since the formation of the powerful Upper House in 1789.

A few Christian fundamentalists protested and began screaming,...

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Hindu Prayer in Senate Disrupted: Three Protesters in Senate Gallery Arrested

July 12, 2007

Source: MSNBC

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/19729245/

WASHINGTON - A Hindu clergyman made history Thursday by offering the Senate's morning prayer, but only after police officers removed three shouting protesters from the visitors' gallery.

Rajan Zed, director of interfaith relations at a Hindu temple in Reno, Nev., gave the brief prayer that opens each day's Senate session. As he stood at the chamber's podium in a bright orange and burgundy robe, two women and a man began shouting...

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Malyasia Hindu Sangam Protests Animal Slaughter in Parliament Courtyard

July 11, 2007

Author: Datuk A.Vaithilingam

Source: Malaysia Hindu Sangam Service

http://www.hindusangam.org.my/newsmgr/index.php?id=91

Malaysia Hindu Sangam expresses its shock on the slaughter of cows in the parliament – this, in our opinion, is offensive to Hindus, Buddhists and others who believe that animals should not be harmed. Parliament is our legislative chamber. It is where our leaders and our representatives are meant to protect and promote our...

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Hindu Prayers Open United States Senate

July 11, 2007

Author: Mike Ghouse

Source: The Foundation for Pluralism

http://www.foundationforpluralism.com/Articles/Hindu_Prayers_openthe_Senate.asp

Dallas, Texas – Thursday, July 11, 2007. Today, Rajan Zed, the Hindu Priest from Reno Nevada created history by becoming the first Hindu to deliver the opening prayer in the U.S. Senate.

In behalf of the Foundation for Pluralism and the World Muslim Congress, we...

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Press Release: Human Rights Group Censures Eleven Countries for Abuses Against Hindus

July 11, 2007

Author: Press Release

Source: Hindu American Foundation

http://www.hinduamericanfoundation.org/media_press_release_hhr2006_release.htm

The Hindu American Foundation (HAF), the leading U.S. based Hindu human rights group, released its third annual report today on the discrimination against Hindus in countries across the world. The report was released today at the foundation’s Washington, D.C. area offices. The...

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Historian Barton says Hindu Prayer Before Senate Raises Concerns

July 10, 2007

Author: Jim Brown

Source: One News Now

http://www.onenewsnow.com/2007/07/historian_barton_says_hindu_pr.php

A prominent Christian historian and constitutional expert is expressing concern that the U.S. Senate will be opened up for the first time with a non-monotheistic prayer.

On Thursday, a Hindu chaplain from Reno, Nevada, by the name of Rajan Zed is scheduled to deliver the opening prayer in the U.S. Senate. Zed tells...

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Challenge Over Hindus-Only Hot Spring

July 9, 2007

Author: Amarnath Tewary

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/6276390.stm

"Entry of Muslims is prohibited by the order of the Patna High Court."

That is the sign that greets bathers wishing to wash in the waters of a hot spring in the town of Rajgir in the Indian state of Bihar.

It is a law that dates right back to the days of the British Raj.

And now state lawmakers want the country's Supreme Court to...

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