Hinduism

Tanenbaum Center Aids Police Understanding of Religious Customs

July 10, 2006

Source: Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding

[tanenbaum.org/programs/diversity/police.aspx]

The Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding reported, "In the course of our cutting-edge work in religious diversity and the workplace, the Tanenbaum Center has identified industries in which religious issues are often central to outcomes.

In law enforcement, for example, it is critical for police officers responsible for community affairs to understand the religious, ethnic and cultural differences of...

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International Hindu Groups Protest Destruction of Temples in Malaysia

July 10, 2006

Source: Hinduism Today

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On July 10, 2006 Hinduism Today reported, "At least three groups overseas have attempted to convey their concern to the Malaysian government about the spate of Hindu temple demolitions of late. The Agni Foundation, representing the Dutch Hindu Community, held a meeting on May 19 with Malaysia's Ambassador to Holland Noor Farida Ariffin to discuss the issue. In a report made available to Malaysiakini, the foundation said that Noor Farida dismissed claims that...

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Update: Two Men Plead Guilty to Vandalism of Maple Grove Hindu Temple

July 10, 2006

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/news/15008651.htm

On July 10, 2006 The Associated Press reported, "Two men pleaded guilty Monday to vandalizing a Hindu temple under construction in Maple Grove.

Tyler William Tuomie, 19, of Andover, and Paul Gus Spakousky, 20, of Maple Grove, each pleaded guilty to first-degree damage to property, admitting they caused the damage to the temple in April, according to Hennepin County...

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New Hindu Temple Opens in Bakersfield

July 9, 2006

Source: Hindu Press International

http://www.chinmayabakersfield.org

On July 9, 2006 Hindu Press International reported, "The Chinmaya Mission Worldwide celebrated another milestone on July 9, 2006 with the opening of Chinmaya Mission Bakersfield. It now has 243 mission centers around the globe. The mission activities were originally started in India in 1951 by Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda. After attaining his Mahasamadhi in 1993, the mission has been carried forward by Gurudev...

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Hindu Hardliners Riot in Mumbai After Vandalism

July 9, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/5163288.stm

On July 9, 2006 BBC News reported, "Police in India's Maharashtra state are on high alert following sporadic incidents of violence in the capital, Mumbai (Bombay), the authorities say. Tensions are running high after a statue of the late wife of right-wing Shiv Sena leader Bal Thackeray was found to have been vandalised. Shiv Sena followers went on the rampage in some parts of the city. Some political...

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Church-Supported Youth Camp Celebrates Country's Religious Diversity

July 8, 2006

Source: Indian Catholic

http://www.theindiancatholic.com/newsread.asp?nid=2257

On July 8, 2006 the Indian Catholic reported, "Young people from all over India prayed, worked and danced together for five days recently, celebrating India's cultural and religious diversity. The 350 participants, aged 13-35, came from 22 of the country's 28 states and belonged to the various major religions in India. Fifty-nine of them were females. S.N. Subbarao, a noted peace...

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Largest Hindu Temple in Europe Set to Open in August

July 8, 2006

Source: Hinduism Today

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/hpi/2006/7/8.shtml#1

On July 8, 2006 Hinduism Today reported, "Europe's largest Hindu temple, near Birmingham, is set to open in August with great fanfare and elaborate rituals performed by priests especially brought from India. The US$12 million temple, funded in part by a grant from the Millennium Fund, stands on 12.5 acres of former waste land. In 1992, the then Black Country Development Corporation made the site...

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Scottsdale Hindus to Celebrate Ratha-Yatra Festival

July 8, 2006

Source: East Valley Tribune

http://www.eastvalleytribune.com/index.php?sty=69267

On July 8, 2006 the East Valley Tribune reported, "One of the oldest spiritual ceremonies will be celebrated this weekend by millions of people on the east coast of India, and also by a few hundred in Scottsdale. The annual Ratha-yatra Festival, also known as the festival of chariots, will be celebrated through worship and prayer at 7 p.m. today at the Hindu Temple of Arizona. It will...

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Trinidad Set to Air First Hindu Radio Station

July 6, 2006

Source: Hinduism Today

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/hpi/2006/7/8.shtml#3

On July 6, 2006 Hinduism Today reported, "It will not air chutney, soca or calypso, just Hinduism and Indian culture. Several years of continuous legal battles in the several levels of in the Trinidad and Tobago justice system are over. It will be the first radio facility promoting Hinduism in the Caribbean. There are over 300,000 Hindus in Trinidad and Tobago. The British Privy Council has ordered...

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Polarization on the Rise Between Hindus and Muslims in Gujarat

July 5, 2006

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2006/0705/p07s02-wosc.html

On July 5, 2006 The Christian Science Monitor reported, "With shackled feet and closed eyes, pilgrims walk toward the tomb of Pir Imam Shah Bawa, a Sufi saint. If the shackles disentangle on their own as the devotees take their first few steps, the faithful here - Hindus and Muslims alike - believe their prayers will come true... Eager to slough off the shrine's Muslim identity...

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Hindu Temple Reopens in Kashmir with Help of Muslims

July 4, 2006

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1705907.cms

On July 4, 2006 The Times of India reported, "The pealing of bells drowned out the rat-a-tat of gunfire, at least for a while in a corner of South Kashmir, as the Mata Ragya Temple in Devsar town, Anantnag, opened after being shut since the eruption of militancy 17 years ago. The shrine in Khanburan area of Devsar is dated back to some 5,000 years, when Mata Ragya, as per the...

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Update: Government Official Calls for Relocation Plans for Demolished Hindu Temples

July 3, 2006

Source: The Hindu

Wire Service: PTI

http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/holnus/001200607031341.htm

On July 3, 2006 the Press Trust of India reported, "Taking note of the resentment among the Hindu community over the demolition of some temples here, a top Malaysian Minister has suggested that local authorities set aside permanent sites for the shrines. The president of the Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) and Works Minister Samy Vellu said...

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Malaysian Political Scientist Denounces Destruction of Hindu Temples

July 3, 2006

Source: Hinduism Today

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/#1

On July 3, 2006 Hinduism Today reported, "In this news piece sent by the Malaysian Hindu Voice, Dr. Farish A. Noor, a Malaysian political scientist and human rights activist, speaks out against the recent demolition of Hindu temples in Malaysia. He notes that because of globalization the Hindu community is connected with others worldwide and, as a result, Hindu organizations in Europe and other parts of the world have appealed to the...

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Lansing Hindu Temple Installs New Deities

July 2, 2006

Source: Lansing State Journal

http://www.lsj.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060702/NEWS01/607020528/1001/news

On July 2, 2006 Lansing State Journal reported, "Nearly five years ago, Leela Mohan and her husband donated nine statuettes to the Bharatiya Temple of Lansing with hopes they would be transformed into spiritual fixtures at the site. Today that day has arrived. The Lansing couple donated the statuettes after worshippers at the...

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