Hinduism

Hindu American Foundation Applauds Dalits Building Temple in Orissa

April 14, 2006

Source: Hindu American Foundation Press Release

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

On April 14, 2006 a Hindu American Foundation Press Release reported, "The Hindu American Foundation (HAF) today applauded the recent construction of a temple by members of the Scheduled Caste (Dalit) community in Chauriberhampur village in the state of Orissa, India. The Hadi community built the temple in response to the...

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Hinduism Award Ceremony Hosted at Brent Town Hall

April 13, 2006

Source: Hindu Council UK Press Release

http://www.hinducounciluk.org/Haward.asp

On April 13, 2006 a Hindu Council UK Press Release reported, "On the evening of 29th of March we celebrated [a] Hinduism award ceremony at Brent Town Hall. The candidates who had sat for examinations in Hinduism at GCSE and Advanced levels were awarded their certificates. Some of these candidates achieved the maximum 100 percent marks in Hinduism modules at Advanced level, a clear sign of academic...

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Sham Marriage Law Breaches Religious, Human Rights

April 10, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4894544.stm

On April 10, 2006 BBC News reported, "Tough government rules to prevent sham marriages discriminate against immigrants, the High Court has ruled. In a significant defeat for the government, Mr Justice Silber said the rules were unreasonable and breached human rights... The rules, introduced in February 2005, mean people born outside the EU and some bordering European nations who have only six months' permission to be in...

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Minnesota Hindu Temple Vandalized, Now Under Investigation

April 8, 2006

Source: WCCO

http://wcco.com/topstories/local_story_098083452.html

On April 8, 2006 WCCO reported, "After years of planning, the new Hindu Temple in Maple Grove, Minn. was on track to open in June. But after Wednesday night, the building is a mess and leaders are asking why someone wanted to damage their future place of worship.

Someone broke into the building on Wednesday and started bashing in the walls, smashing windows, and destroying hand-crafted...

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“Hindu Epic Has Lessons for All” by V.V. Raman

April 6, 2006

Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer

http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/news/editorial/14273549.htm

On April 6, 2006 The Philadelphia Inquirer ran an opinion piece by V.V. Raman, an emeritus professor of physics and humanities at Rochester University and a senior fellow at the Metanexus Institute in Philadelphia. Raman writes, "This week, about 800 million Hindus have been celebrating a joyous event that in their tradition symbolizes the victory of good over...

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Hindu American Foundation Appoints Executive Director

April 6, 2006

Source: HAF

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

On April 6, 2006 a Hindu American Foundation Press Release reported, "The Hindu American Foundation (HAF) Board of Directors retained Ms. Ishani Chowdhury of Washington D.C. as its first full-time Executive Director last week. Leaving her previous employment as a Lead Project Manager at a Washington, D.C. based software firm, Chowdhury takes over...

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Christian Theologians in Asia Invite Interfaith Perspectives on Globalization

April 5, 2006

Source: Catholic Online/UCANews

On April 5, 2006 UCANews reported, "Christian theologians in Asia brought Buddhist, Hindu and Islamic religious experience into their reflections recently on how religions can serve society in this age of globalization. The Sixth Asian Theological Conference, held March 24-31 in Colombo, brought together 15 theologians from Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Philippines, South Korea, Sri Lanka and Taiwan. The Asian Theological Conference is an Asian affiliate of Ecumenical Association of...

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Bay Area Hindus Perform Sanctifying Ritual for Additions to Temple

April 2, 2006

Source: The Daily Review

http://www.insidebayarea.com/dailyreview/localnews/ci_3665529

On April 2, 2006 The Daily Review reported, "On Saturday morning, behind the Hindu Temple and Cultural Center, a group of Hindu Brahmins perform sacred purifying rituals by lighting a sacrificial fire and placing objects such as fruit, honey and wood into it to ward off evil spirits. It is all part of a weekend ceremony to sanctify the new additions to the Hindu Temple, also...

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New Shiva Temple to be Built in Georgia

April 1, 2006

Source: News Today

http://newstodaynet.com/01apr/rf2.htm

On April 1, 2006 News Today reported, "'The gopuram (tower) of the Shiva temple, currently under construction in 9.5 acres of land at Nor Cross Bruke Hallow Parkway, Georgia, will resemble an elephant lying down. 'This is something new,' said S. V. Muthu, director of the Hindu temple of Georgia. Briefing the press [in India] recently, he said... this temple would be the world's first Shiva temple with 108 urchava...

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Government Study Finds Hindus Best Money Managers

April 1, 2006

Source: DNA India

http://www.dnaindia.com/report.asp?NewsID=1021495

On April 1, 2006 DNA India reported, "Hindus are the best managers of their personal finances and are closely followed by Sikhs says an official government study looking into the financial capabilities of households in Britain. The largest ever survey of consumer attitudes to money in Britain threw up the unexpected results and puzzled researchers. The study was carried out by Personal Finance Research...

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Second-Generation Hindus Are "Torn Between Worlds"

April 1, 2006

Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

http://www.jsonline.com/story/index.aspx?id=412753

On April 1, 2006 the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported, "Before Anand Adavi and Vijaya Adavi journeyed to the Hindu temple for prayers and fellowship, they took part in another ritual.

Their son, Pranav Anand, a precocious 7-year-old with deep brown eyes and a toothy grin, dallied on his PlayStation and lobbied to stay in the family's New Berlin home and away from the...

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