Hinduism

Hindu Student Council Hosts 16th Annual Summer Camp

May 30, 2006

Source: Hinduism Today

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/hpi/2006/6/21.shtml#3

On May 30, 2006 Hinduism Today reported, "Memorial Day weekend for Hindu Student Council attendees proved to be both inspiring and informative for the 16th year in a row. This year's theme of 'Unity' attracted university students and professionals from all over the U.S. The press release explains the focus of this year's camp, 'Yoga and meditation every morning set the initial tone of tranquility...

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Opinion: "Indonesia's City of Soul Mourns" by Irfan Yusuf

May 30, 2006

Source: alt.muslim

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On May 30, 2006 alt.muslim published a piece by Irfan Yusuf, a lawyer, writer and occasional lecturer based in Sydney, Australia: "If you wish to discover the real spirit of Indonesia, you need to look beyond the beaches and nightclubs of Bali. You also have to look beyond the traffic jams of Jakarta or the art deco conference halls of Bandung. Indonesia's real cultural and spiritual heart is Jogja. Like their Aussie neighbours in the global village, Indonesians...

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Nepal's Move Toward Secularism Could Spawn Hindu Backlash

May 30, 2006

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2006/0530/p04s01-wosc.html

On May 30, 2006 The Christian Science Monitor reported, "The May 18 declaration by Nepal's parliament ending the country's distinction as the world's only Hindu state was one of the several hard decisions taken by the new government to coax Maoist rebels to join in a peaceful political process. But the move has bred new conflict with the country's Hindu majority.

Hindu...

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Indonesian President Visits Hindu Temple After Earthquake

May 30, 2006

Author: Staff Writer

Source: HindustanTimes.com

Wire Service: AFP

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1708936,00050004.htm

On May 30, 2006 the Agence France Presse reported, "Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on Tuesday visited earthquake survivors camping out near the damaged Prambanan Hindu temple complex, local media reported.

At the temple compound, a UNESCO World Heritage...

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Buddhist Temple Survived Earthquake, Hindu Site Damaged

May 29, 2006

Source: ANTARA News

On May 29, 2006 ANTARA News reported, "Indonesia's Prambanan compound of Hindu temples was damaged in the earthquake that rocked Java, but the nearby Borobudur Buddhist temple complex was left unscathed, witnesses said Sunday.

Saturday's quake toppled intricately carved columns and dislodged numerous massive concrete blocks at Prambanan, a spectacular Hindu temple built in the ninth and 10th century, an [Agence France-Presse] photographer saw.

One of the temple's entrances was blocked by debris....

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Hindu American Foundation Applauds Tamil Nadu Anti-Caste Order

May 29, 2006

Source: Hindu American Foundation

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

On May 29, 2006 Hindu American Foundation reported, "The Hindu American Foundation (HAF) welcomed the a order of the government of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu allowing all Hindus with the required training and qualification to become archakas (priests) in temples regardless of caste. At present, only persons belonging...

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Prison System in Puerto Rico Seeks Hindu Chaplain

May 25, 2006

Source: Hindu Press International

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/hpi/2006/5/29.shtml#3

On May 25, 2006 Hindu Press International reported, "The Supervisory Chaplain of the Metropolitan Detention Center, in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, has sent us [Hindu Press International] a letter asking for contact with ministers of the Hindu faith there. The letter reads: 'We are Chaplains from a Federal Bureau of Prisons in Puerto Rico, and we are trying to enhance new community relations....

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Nepal Hindus in Secular Protest

May 25, 2006

Author: Charles Haviland

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/5015456.stm

Thousands of people in southern Nepal have been protesting against a parliamentary decision to declare Nepal a secular, rather than a Hindu kingdom.

The mainly Hindu protestors in the southern town of Birgunj have declared a general strike in their area.

Eyewitnesses in Birgunj say the town has been closed down by an alliance of local Hindu...

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'Secular Nepal' Finds Itself in the Eye of Controversy

May 24, 2006

Author: Pratibedan Baidya

Source: Nepal News

http://www.nepalnews.com/archive/2006/others/feature/may/news_feature07.php

Last Thursday, within hours of the reinstated House of Representatives (HoR) proclaiming curtailment of royal powers and bringing the army under the purview of the parliament, among others, victory rallies were carried out across the country. But the proclamation of the HoR to declare Nepal a secular country...

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2,500 Indonesian Youth Pray Together for Peace in Interfaith Service

May 23, 2006

Source: catholic.org/UCA News

On May 23, 2006 UCA News reported, "About 2,500 young people from six religions took part in an interfaith prayer service held to reinforce the climate of interreligious harmony in North Sulawesi province. The Interfaith Youth Celebration held May 15 was organized by the recently formed Interfaith Youth Forum of North Sulawesi. It took place at the auditorium of the gubernatorial office in Manado, the provincial capital, 2,115 kilometers (about 1,310 miles) northeast of Jakarta. Establishment of the...

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Exhibition on Hindu Culture to Tour U.S.

May 22, 2006

Source: Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh USA

http://www.hssus.org/content/view/139/108/

On May 22, 2006 Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh USA reported on its Web site, "On the occasion of Shri Guruji Birth Centenary, Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh is organizing [an] exhibtition on Hindu Culture and Dharmic Traditions of India. The purpose [of] this exhibition is to spread awareness about Hindu Dharma and traditions from India. Hindu civilization is one of the most ancient civilizations of the world....

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Opinion: "How One School District Found Religion" by Emile Lester and Patrick S. Roberts

May 22, 2006

Source: USA Today

http://news.yahoo.com/s/usatoday/20060522/cm_usatoday/howoneschooldistrictfoundreligion

On May 22, 2006 USA Today published an opinion piece by religion professors Emile Lester and Patrick S. Roberts: "In 2000, the religiously diverse community [of Modesto in Northern California] took a risk and, in an almost unheard-of undertaking for a public school district, offered a required course on world religions and...

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Interfaith Meeting in Swansea to Promote Peaceful Societies

May 21, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/south_west/5000986.stm

On May 21, 2006 BBC News reported, "Organisers of a conference bringing together religious and community leaders in Swansea say they hope to increase understanding among faiths. The public have been invited to Sunday's event, which will include addresses from representatives of six major faiths and an open debate. The meeting has been promoted with the motto 'Love for all, hatred for none.'...

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