Hinduism

State's First Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS) Hindu Temple Opens in Memphis

July 2, 2006

Source: commericalappeal.com

http://www.commercialappeal.com/mca/faith_and_values/article/0,2845,MCA_25342_4817117,00.html

On July 2, 2006 commericalappeal.com reported, "Hundreds of candles flickered in the dim room as sadhus -- Hindu priests -- melodically chanted for God to deliver patrons from darkness into light. Once the aarti, or ceremony, was complete, the once-vacant building in Parkway Village officially became a...

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Hindus to Celebrate Unique Puja

July 1, 2006

Source: Hinduism Today

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/hpi/2006/7/1.shtml#4

On July 1, 2006 Hinduism Today reported, "For the fourth consecutive year, the Shri Venkateswara Bhajana Maala (SVBM), will be celebrated in Eau-Coulee, on the island of Mauritius, Indian Ocean. This unique puja is dedicated to the glory of Lord Shri Venkateshwara Swami, also known as Balaji swami or Govinda. It has been scheduled for July 30, 2006. The SVBM is unique in the sense that it is...

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Hindu Temple of Minnesota Hosts Grand Opening After Vandalism Repaired

June 29, 2006

Source: KARE 11 News

http://www.kare11.com/news/news_article.aspx?storyid=128322

On June 29, 2006 KARE 11 News reported, "It was immediately apparent when rolling up the driveway of the new Hindu Temple of Minnesota, that there is something big going on this weekend. Landscape crews scrambled to lay sod and plant shrubs, while others hustled to set up a tent, and performed general cleanup.

The hubbub surrounds the Temple's grand opening, a four day...

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Hindu Students Council Condemns Demolition of Pakistani Temple

June 27, 2006

Source: Hindu Students Council Press Release

http://www.hscnet.org/press-release/06/temples/pak0528.htm

On June 27, 2006 a Hindu Students Council Press Release reported, "The Hindu Students Council strongly denounces the destruction of the last surviving Hindu temple in Lahore, Pakistan. On May 27, 2006, the Pakistani government authorities worked in tandem with a local jeweler to fully demolish the ancient Krishna temple in the Rang Mahal area of Lahore city...

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Gravesham Hindus Hoping to Build Temple

June 27, 2006

Source: This is Local London

http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/indepth/features/display.var.808713.0.hindus_hoping_for_own_centre.php

On June 27, 2006 This is Local London reported, "Gravesham's skyline is dotted with the spires or domes of places of worship, marking the number of different religions in the borough. The Sikh community is building a new £8m temple, Muslims paid for their own cultural centre and...

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HAF Releases Second Annual Human Rights Report on Capitol Hill

June 27, 2006

Source: Hindu American Foundation Press Release

http://www.hinduamericanfoundation.org/media_press_release_hhr2005_release.htm

On June 27, 2006 a Hindu American Foundation Press Release reported, "The Hindu American Foundation (HAF) held a press conference today on Capitol Hill to release its much anticipated second annual report on the status of human rights of Hindus in South Asia, Afghanistan and Fiji. Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-...

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New Interfaith Commission to Work for Peace

June 27, 2006

Source: Worldwide Faith News

On June 27, 2006 Worldwide Faith News reported, "The inaugural meeting of the Inter-Faith Action for Peace in Africa (IFAPA) Commission ended in Kigali, Rwanda, on 22 June with Africa's religious leaders agreeing to use the instrument for a peaceful future for the continent and all its people. 'We have begun the task of working together for peace. We have already gained considerable experience in responding to the challenges of conflict and poverty through our respective interfaith networks and...

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Toronto Hindu Temples Vandalized in Misplaced Backlash for Terrorism Arrests

June 27, 2006

Source: Starbroek News

http://www.stabroeknews.com/index.pl/article_letters?id=56498229

On June 27, 2006 the Starbroek News ran a letter to the editor from a citizen named Vishnu Bisram that read, "According to a report in a newspaper in Toronto, Hindu temples, including those where Guyanese worship, were attacked in Toronto last week. The temples were apparently mistaken for mosques and the Hindu worshippers as Muslims.

A prominent Guyanese...

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American Hindu Temple Executives Meeting Concludes in Atlanta

June 27, 2006

Source: Hindu Press International

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/hpi/2006/6/27.shtml#1

On June 27, 2006 Hindu Press International reported, "Hindu Mandir (Temple) Executives representing 57 temples from more than 20 states of [the] U.S., Canada and Caribbean Islands converged in Atlanta to attend the first ever Hindu Mandir Executive conference (HMEC), from June 23 through June 25. They traveled from as far as British Columbia in Canada, Hawaii, California, Florida, as...

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"Religions of the World" Bus Tours in Des Moines to Visit Houses of Worship

June 24, 2006

Source: The Des Moines Register

http://desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060624/LIFE05/606240312/1045

On June 24, 2006 The Des Moines Register reported, "One of the neat things about my job is that I get to meet people and venture into places I otherwise would never have considered going. And even though I've been reporting news for nearly 30 years, I have never lost the feeling of appreciation for the access a press...

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Anger Sparked Over Hindu Temple Razings

June 21, 2006

Source: Al-Jazeera

http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/F6C679EF-A63D-495C-B5B6-BF2C4079E98F.htm

On June 21, 2006 Al-Jazeera reported, "The destruction of Hindu temples by Malaysian authorities is inflaming religious tensions. Rights groups and politicians say that anger is growing among the country's minority Hindu community as temples, many of historic value, are bulldozed at the rate of at least one every few weeks to make way for new...

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Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies Granted Official Status

June 21, 2006

Source: Hinduism Today

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/hpi/2006/6/23.shtml#2

On June 21, 2006 Hinduism Today reported, "Oxford University has granted the status of Recognized Independent Centre to the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies (OCHS) - the world's leading centre for the study of Hindu traditions. OCHS is the younger of the first two institutions to be granted this status by Oxford University. It comes after just seven years of teaching, publishing and conducting...

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Lawyers Ordered to Address Questions of Jurisdiction in Malaysian Conversion Case

June 20, 2006

Source: Sun2Surf

http://www.sun2surf.com/article.cfm?id=14486

On June 20, 2006 Sun2Surf reported, "Which should have jurisdiction to hear the case of former commando Sjn M. Moorthy/Mohamad Abdullah's religious conversion and his subsequent burial as a Muslim - the syariah or civil court? This was the primary question the Court of Appeal was interested in today (June 20, 2006) during an appeal by Moorthy's widow S. Kaliammal, against a High Court's dismissal of her application...

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