Hinduism

University of Texas' Dialogue on Religious Diversity in the Workplace to Focus on Views of Suffering

July 15, 2006

Source: The Galveston County Daily News

http://news.galvestondailynews.com/story.lasso?ewcd=f58bbe6a59e8072c

On July 15, 2006 The Galveston County Daily News reported, "The University of Texas Medical Branch’s continuing dialogue on religious diversity in the workplace will feature a discussion on suffering. The discussion will be one of the activities during the university’s Diversity Week Celebration. The Understanding Religious...

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Hindu Temple to Install Three New Deities

July 15, 2006

Source: The Indianapolis Star

http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060715/LIVING09/607150407/-1/ZONES01

On July 15, 2006 The Indianapolis Star reported, "Local Hindus will install three new metallic deities, just arrived from India, at their new Far-Eastside temple during Sunday morning ceremonies that will involve a procession led by a live lamb. The addition of the deities at the Hindu Temple of Central Indiana,...

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American Hindu Builds Temple in Orissa Open to All

July 14, 2006

Source: Hindu American Foundation Press Release

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

On July 14, 2006 a Hindu American Foundation Press Release reported, "The Hindu American Foundation (HAF) applauds the twelve year effort of American Julian Parker to have a temple dedicated to Lord Jagannath constructed at Kuansh village in Orissa, India. The thirty-year-old Julian Parker, who has been a devotee of Lord...

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Maple Grove Hindu Temple Located in Cornfields

July 14, 2006

Source: Minnesota Public Radio

http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2006/07/14/hindutemple/

On July 14, 2006 Minnesota Public Radio reported, "The temple made news last spring when it was vandalized by two young men. Those men pleaded guilty this week, and could spend two months in jail and pay restitution of more than $90,000 each.

Dr. Shashikant Sane, who is on the temple's executive committee, recalls the incident.

'One...

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Opinion: "The Mumbai Bombings and the Students Islamic Movement of India" by Yoginder Sikand

July 14, 2006

Source: The American Muslim

http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/the_mumbai_bombings_and_the_students_islamic_movement_of_india/009799

On July 14, 2006 The American Muslim ran an opinion piece by Yoginder Sikand, editor and primary writer of Qalandar, a monthly electronic publication about relations between Muslims and people of other faiths. He writes, "The identity of those...

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Opinion: "Inviting Hindus to Play the Victim Card" by Neil Davenport

July 14, 2006

Source: spiked

http://www.spiked-online.com/index.php?/site/article/1020/

On July 14, 2006 spiked ran an opinion piece by Neil Davenport, a writer and lecturer based in London. He writes, "Hindus in the UK feel that not enough effort is being made to include them in anti-racist initiatives, says a report from the Hindu Forum of Britain (HFB)... [But] It seems such reports are less about tackling genuine social grievances than encouraging petty ones. Apparently,...

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After Bombings, Hindu-Muslim Relations Remain Cordial on Street Dividing Hindu and Muslim Neighborhoods

July 13, 2006

Source: DNA

http://www.dnaindia.com/report.asp?NewsID=1041368

On July 13, 2006 DNA reported, "We are standing at a sweet shop on Bapu Khote street, the so-called ‘line of control’ that separates Hindu Booleshwar from the Muslim Ghogari mohalla... Pydhonie, off Mohammad Ali road, is a bustling business hub, home to wholesale markets of metals, imitation jewellery, gold and ayurvedic products. It is completely a Muslim neighbourhood. But the majority of traders...

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East Bay Hindus Hold Prayers, Raise Money for Mumbai Bombing Victims

July 12, 2006

Source: The Mercury News/Contra Costa Times

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On July 12, 2006 the Contra Costa Times reported, "As officials in Bombay sifted through rubble to find answers in the wake of Tuesday's deadly train bombings, friends, relatives and sympathetic Hindus on the other side of the globe took time out to pray for the victims and raise money to help the survivors. Incense and sonorous chanting filled the temple at the Hindu Community and Cultural Center in...

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Meeting of World Association of Vedic Studies Wraps Up in Houston

July 12, 2006

Source: Hinduism Today

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/hpi/2006/7/15.shtml#1

On July 12, 2006 Hinduism Today reported, "The World Association of Vedic Studies, whose aim is to foster greater understanding of Vedic and Indian studies recently met in Houston, July 8 to 10. Over 150 scholars participated in a three-day symposium on the various fields of archaeology, Ayurveda, Vedanta, Sanskrit, Hindu history and heritage, science and astrology, Hindu scriptures and epics and...

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Mumbai's Muslims Give Blood, Offer Shelter to Train Bombing Victims

July 12, 2006

Source: Yahoo! News

Wire Service: Reuters

http://in.news.yahoo.com/060712/137/65tx9.html

On July 12, 2006 Reuters reported, "Muslims queued for hours on Wednesday to give blood to their Hindu neighbours wounded in the Mumbai train bombings, in a rare show of harmony in a city with a long history of rioting between the two communities. 'We don't care whether it's a Hindu or a Muslim who gets our blood as long as we can save them,' said Abdul...

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Government Spends $30 Million on Hindu Temple Restoration

July 11, 2006

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1725370.cms

On July 11, 2006 The Times of India reported, "This is perhaps for the first time in the history of Pakistan that the government is spending close to $30 million for the restoration of a Hindu temple. India is believed to have chipped in $3 million for the project. The three-phase restoration work of the Katas Raj temple complex is being carried out in collaboration with the...

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Hindu American Foundation Expresses Outrage Over Mumbai Train Bombings

July 11, 2006

Source: Hindu American Foundation Press Release

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

On July 11, 2006 a Hindu American Foundation Press Release reported, "The Hindu American Foundation (HAF) expressed horror and outrage over coordinated terrorist attacks on commuter trains in Mumbai, India early today. Synchronized bombings on at least seven different suburban trains killed nearly 200 people and injured...

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Research Reveals that British Hindus Feel Excluded from Anti-Racism Efforts

July 11, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/5166408.stm

On July 11, 2006 BBC News reported, "Hindus in the UK feel not enough effort is being made to include them in anti-racist initiatives, a report from the Hindu Forum of Britain (HFB) says. About 800 Hindus were surveyed for what the HFB says is the first targeted research project on the community. The government-sponsored report is due to be launched on Tuesday by Secretary of State for Communities Ruth Kelly....

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Update: More Hindu Temples Destroyed

July 11, 2006

Source: Asia Times

http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Southeast_Asia/HG11Ae01.html

On July 11, 2006 the Asia Times reported, "Police in riot gear and shouting through megaphones recently arrived to move out devotees and pave the way for demolition of a Hindu temple on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur, which local ethnic Indians say has stood in the area for more than three generations. A group of angry worshippers who refused to obey orders were doused with water cannons...

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