Hinduism

Three Women to Discuss Work for Mideast Peace

October 20, 2006

Source: Providence Journal, The

http://www.projo.com/religion/content/trio8_10-08-06_JE2A1E9.3f8ccd5.html

Three women from Israel, Gaza and the West Bank including a Jew, a Muslim and a Palestinian Christian will share their perspectives on their work for peace in the Middle East in two separate forums, “Jerusalem Women Speak,” slated for this week in Providence and Newport.

Rela Mazali, Ghada Ageel and Shireen Khamis will talk...

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Diwali Event Attracts Thousands

October 20, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/london/6049522.stm

Thousands of people have gathered in London for celebrations to mark Diwali - the Hindu festival of light. Light displays and floating lanterns in Trafalgar Square set the mood for one of the most important religious occasions for Hindus, Jains and Sikhs.

Diwali welcomes the New Year and symbolises the power of good triumphing over evil and the renewal of life.

Mayor...

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Religious Festival Fire Warnings

October 19, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/wales/south_east/6062358.stm

Warnings about fire safety have been given to people celebrating two major religious festivals this month.

South Wales Fire Service is urging people celebrating Diwali and Eid Ul Fitr to be aware of fire safety in the home during the festivities.

Diwali is associated with candle use, while special meals are prepared for Eid - both of which the brigade says cause a...

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Hindu Lesson Plan--New Ways of Passing on the Religion to the Young Being Tried in U.S.

October 19, 2006

Author: DEEPTI JAJELA

Source: South Bend Tribune

Wire Service: AP

http://www.southbendtribune.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061019/Lives05/610190473/-1/Lives/CAT=Lives05

It took coming to America for 13-year-old Samyuktha Shivraj to understand what it really meant to her to be Hindu.

Since she and her family arrived five years ago, they've been more...

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USCIRF Commended for Policy Focus on Bangladesh

October 18, 2006

Source: Hindu American Foundation

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

The Hindu American Foundation (HAF) affirmed its focus on the grave human rights abuses faced by adherents of non-Islamic religions in Bangladesh last week in yet another forum. The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), created by the federal government to provide policy recommendations to the U.S. State...

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Hindu American Foundation Campaigns for Diwali Recognition

October 17, 2006

Source: Hindu American Foundation

http://www.hinduamericanfoundation.org/media_press_release_deepavali_2006.htm

The Hindu American Foundation (HAF) initiated a coordinated plan this week to raise awareness about the upcoming celebrations of Diwali; perhaps the most widely recognized Hindu festival. Celebrated around the world this year on October 21, Diwali, or Deepavali in the original Sanskrit, refers to the rows of earthen lamps celebrants place...

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The Woman who has Embraced 25 Million Around the World Comes to Cuddle Britain

October 11, 2006

Author: Arifa Akbar

Source: The Independent

http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/this_britain/article1834348.ece

Her devotees include film stars, US senators and world leaders who come from far and wide to be hugged by the smiling Indian lady known simply as Amma.

Yesterday, the spiritual leader who has spent three decades embracing her followers, swapped A-listers for the ordinary British public at the less than glittering venue...

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Jewish, Muslim Women Live Together to Seek Peace, Understanding

October 9, 2006

Source: International Herald Tribune

Wire Service: AP

http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2006/10/09/america/NA_GEN_US_Peace_Dorm.php

About a dozen women students, including a handful of Muslims and Jews, are living together at Rutgers University as they work toward ideals that have seemed out of reach for years in the Middle East: peace and understanding.

Rutgers was to hold a dedication ceremony Monday evening for...

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Thousands Heading to City's Hindu Celebration

October 7, 2006

Author: JOANNA VALLELY

Source: Edinburgh Evening News

http://edinburghnews.scotsman.com/index.cfm?id=1486682006

MONKEYS and demons are set to invade the city centre tomorrow as part of the biggest ever celebration of the Hindu festival of Dusshera in Edinburgh.

Horse-drawn chariots, giant puppets and live music will add to the spectacular parade through the city centre, which has been compared to a Bollywood movie premiere.
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Sikh Woman Plans Diwali Celebration

October 7, 2006

Author: LARRY MITCHELL

Source: Chico Enterprise-Record

http://www.chicoer.com/newshome/ci_4456866

Harminder Bhogal, who was born in the Indian state of Punjab, enjoys almost everything about Chico.

"It's just our town -- a nice place to raise kids, much better than being in a busy city life," she said.

But one thing is missing.

"There's nothing happening in terms of (Indian) religion and culture," she said.

Bhogal is...

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Overseas Indians Turn to Web for Festival Prayers

October 4, 2006

Source: Reuters

http://www.cnn.com/2006/TECH/internet/10/04/india.festival.web.reut/index.html

Thousands of Indians living abroad are logging on to religious Web sites in the run-up to the main Hindu festival of Diwali, courtesy of a stream of portals offering services like online praying and blessings.

October 20 marks the beginning of the three-day Hindu festival of light, and some of the millions of Indians living in countries like...

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