Hinduism

Interfaith Habitat for Humanity House Dedicated in Toledo

May 20, 2006

Source: The Blade

http://toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?Date=20060520&Category=NEWS10&ArtNo=605200322&SectionCat=&Template=printart

On May 20, 2006 The Blade reported, "Hindus, Buddhists, Christians, Jews, Muslims, Sufis, B'hais, and more will join together in celebration tomorrow of something that members of these diverse faiths have in common: the...

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Rajasthan's Governor Refuses to Sign Religious Freedom Bill

May 19, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/4996708.stm

On May 19, 2006 BBC News reported, "The state governor of India's western state of Rajasthan has refused to sign a contentious religious freedom bill.

Pratibha Patil's refusal comes amid widespread criticism of the bill, which would ban people from being converted to religions against their will.

The state assembly passed the bill, which would see offenders fined or...

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Hindu American Foundation Expresses Support of US Religious Freedoms Report

May 16, 2006

Source: Hindu American Foundation

http://www.hinduamericanfoundation.org/media_press_release_uscirf_2006.htm

On May 16, 2006 Hindu American Foundation reported, "The Hindu American Foundation (HAF) expressed support over portions of the annual report released by the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) on May 3, 2006. The report, which aims to draw the U.S. government's attention to countries with systematic...

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Malaysia's Multi-Faith Credentials Called into Question

May 16, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/4965580.stm

On May 16, 2006 BBC News reported, "Malaysia is considering its multi-cultural credentials after a crowd of Muslims on Sunday broke up a meeting called to defend the rights of religious minorities.

The country's leaders condemned the disturbances, but the BBC's Jonathan Kent in Kuala Lumpur says non-Muslims feel increasingly beleaguered.

'I'm becoming an alien in...

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Nepal's Prime Minister Announces Change from Hindu Kingdom to Secular State

May 15, 2006

Source: United Press International

http://www.upi.com/NewsTrack/view.php?StoryID=20060515-061443-5941r

On May 15, 2006 the United Press International reported, "Nepal's prime minister announced Monday that the government would change from a Hindu kingdom to a secular state, with equal rights for all.

Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala said Monday that the declaration, to be proclaimed by the House of Representatives later, would protect the...

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Foundation Stone Unveiled for Bradford's New Hindu Temple

May 14, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/bradford/4768431.stm

On May 14, 2006 BBC News reported, "Members of Bradford's Hindu community are celebrating their prosperity in the city by unveiling the foundation stone of a new £3m temple. The building on Leeds Road will be one of the largest Hindu temples in the north of England. Work on the structure, which will also include a community and sports centre is expected to begin on 1 June. Baldev Bhardwaj, of...

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North Whitehall Township Hindu Temple to Host Bhagwat Saptah

May 14, 2006

Source: Hinduism Today

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/hpi/2006/6/23.shtml#4

On May 14, 2006 Hinduism Today reported, "Anoopam Mission is pleased to announce that it will be hosting a Shrimad Bhagwat Katha Gnanyagna ('Bhagwat Saptah') from July 17 to July 23, 2006 at its temple located in North Whitehall Township, Pennsylvania, just north of Allentown. The Bhagwat Saptah will consist of week-long discourses on the Shrimad Bhagwat by Pujyashree Bhupendrabhai Pandya, a world-...

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Cincinnati Hindu Temple Reflects Diversity Within Hinduism

May 13, 2006

Source: The Enquirer

http://news.enquirer.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060513/LIFE/605130359/1086

On May 13, 2006 The Enquirer reported, "God has a thousand names, according to one Hindu prayer. Indeed, in Hinduism - the world's oldest major religion and third-largest with 970 million adherents - there are more than 1,000 different representations of the One and infinite Supreme Being. The ...

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University of Hawaii Holds Interfaith Forum on Religious Diversity and Scripture

May 13, 2006

Source: Honolulu Star-Bulletin

http://starbulletin.com/2006/05/13/features/story01.html

On May 13, 2006 the Honolulu Star-Bulletin reported, "A panel representing five major religions will explore ways their teachings respond to current global issues and diversity in modern society at a symposium Wednesday. The 7 p.m. interfaith dialogue will be at the University of Hawaii Institute of Geophysics auditorium. It is free and open to the public, presented...

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Hinduism Influences U.S. Culture, Customs

May 13, 2006

Source: The Express News

http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/religion/stories/MYSA051306.01R.Hinduism.27b8145.html

On May 13, 2006 The Express News reported, "Hinduism has more influence in American culture than its relatively small membership would suggest, said an American-born swami who visited San Antonio's Hindu temple last week. 'It's more widespread than you'd think,' said Satguru Bodinatha Veylanswami, 63, publisher of Hinduism...

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Two Teens Charged in Vandalism of Maple Grove Hindu Temple

May 12, 2006

Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press

http://www.twincities.com/mld/pioneerpress/news/local/14565554.htm

On May 12, 2006 the St. Paul Pioneer Press reported, "Two men were charged on felony counts today for the April 6 burglary and damage to the Hindu Temple in Maple Grove, the city's police department said today.

Paul Gus Spakousky, 19, of Maple Grove, and Tyler William Tuomie, 19, of Andover, were...

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