Hinduism

US Hindu Student Council Supports Entry of Non-Indian Hindus into Temples

November 25, 2005

Source: US Hindu Student Council Press Release

On November 25, 2005 a US Hindu Student Council Press Release reported, "The Hindu Students Council is deeply saddened by the denial of entry to a devout American Hindu into the sacred Lingaraj temple in Orissa, India. Several newspapers have reported that the temple custodians have been accused of denying entry to Pamela K. Fleig, who is married to an Indian Hindu, even though she has embraced Hinduism. The custodians allege that no 'foreigner' or 'Christian' is allowed entry into the temple. This is a myopic...

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Hindu Center in Livermore to Host Health Fair

November 22, 2005

Source: The Mercury News. San Jose, CA

On November 22, 2005 The Mercury News announced, "The Hindu Community & Cultural Center and a group of volunteer physicians will host a health fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10 at the center [in Livermore, California]. Open to all, there will be free medical advice available on specific topics including women's health, osteoporosis, general medicine, nutrition & diet, dental hygiene, cardiology, urology, back problems, physical therapy, gastroenterology and liver pulmonology...

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City Hall Comes Out Against Anti-Bias Bill in New York

November 18, 2005

Source: New York Daily News

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/local/story/366805p-312237c.html

On November 18, 2005 the New York Daily News reported, "City Hall came out yesterday against a bill to protect city uniformed workers from being fired for wearing turbans or other religious garb. While it covers all religious groups, the City Council bill has special significance to Sikh men who grow distinctive beards and wear turbans as part of their religious...

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Hindus and Jains Break Ground on Joint Temple in Phoenix

November 18, 2005

Source: WebIndia123.com. Kochi, Kerala, India

 

 

On November 18, 2005 WebIndia123.com reported, "A diverse [group of] expatriate Indians with different religious faith[s] have joined hands to build a Hindu and Jain Unity Temple in the metro Phoenix area. A ground-breaking ceremony was performed recently by the mayor of Phoenix, Phil Gordon, who complemented the Indian community for their dedication, hard work and the contributions towards the business and social development of the...

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Minority Religions Weigh in on Textbook Edits

November 17, 2005

Source: Jewish Times - Mid Atlantic Media. Owings Mills, MD

http://www.jewishtimes.com/News/5186.stm

On November 17, 2005 the Jewish Times reported, "Sixth-graders in America's most populous state will soon learn that Romans, not Jews, crucified Jesus. The lesson could have been different had some of the textbooks approved by California this week gone through in their proposed form. But when the California State Board of Education voted Wednesday to adopt new social...

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Religious Organizations Pledge Cooperation on UN Millennium Development Goals

November 17, 2005

Source: OneWorld South Asia

http://southasia.oneworld.net/article/view/122362/1/

On November 17, 2005 OneWorld South Asia reported, "Over twenty organizations representing different faiths - including Art of Living, Brahmakumaris, Ramakrishna Mission, Sant Nirankari Mandal, Diocese of Agra and Church of North India, Emmanuel Hospital Association, Evangelical Fellowship of India Commission on Relief, World Vision India, Bharat Sokagakkai, Bahai National...

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Religious Hate Crimes Have Increased in Glasgow Since 9/11

November 16, 2005

Source: The Scotsman

http://news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=2251252005

On November 16, 2005 The Scotsman reported, "Religious hate crimes have increased in Scotland's biggest city since the Twin Towers terrorist attacks, a report has said.

The 9/11 outrage marked a turning point in Glasgow when racial intolerance and abuse turned into more religiously-motivated attacks.

People wearing distinctive religious clothing or symbols were a particular target...

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US Government Expresses Concern Over Hindu Temple Attacks in Fiji

November 15, 2005

Source: ABC Radio Australia

http://www.abc.net.au/ra/pacbeat/stories/s1507045.htm

On November 15, 2005 ABC Radio Australia reported, "Continuing desecration of Hindu temples in Fiji have been highlighted in an American government report. The US State Department's annual report on worldwide religious freedom says generally the situation in the Pacific is good, with almost all countries allowing freedom of worship. But the new US Ambassador to Fiji, Larry Dinger, says...

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Hindu Extremists Attack Church, Minister in Himachal Pradesh

November 15, 2005

Source: Crosswalk.com/Compass

http://www.crosswalk.com/news/1363480.html

On November 15, 2005 Compass reported, "Hindu extremists attacked 62-year-old Pastor Feroz Masih in the north Indian state of Himachal Pradesh on November 4, accusing him of 'forcibly converting' Hindus and severely beating him.

The attackers then forced Masih to sign a document saying he was willing to participate in a ceremony planned for Sunday (November 20), in which all 60 members of his...

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Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim, and Sikh Chaplains Welcomed to Armed Services

November 15, 2005

Source: The Scotsman

http://news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=2246822005

On November 15, 2005 The Scotsman reported, "The first Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim and Sikh chaplains to be appointed by the British Armed Forces have been officially welcomed to their roles by Defence Secretary John Reid. The four will give spiritual, moral and pastoral support to service men and women and their dependents. They are classed as civil servants and employed on fixed-term...

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Hindu, Sikh and Muslim Leaders Join Christians in Condemning Attacks on Churches

November 15, 2005

Source: WorldNetDaily/Assist News Service

On November 15, 2005 Assist News Service reported, "Christian schools throughout Pakistan will go on strike Nov. 17 to protest the attacks on Christians in Sangla Hill, Punjab, this past weekend. Christian Solidarity Worldwide, or CSW, says Hindu, Sikh and Muslim leaders have joined church leaders in condemning the outbreak of violence, and the All Pakistan Minorities Alliance, or APMA, has declared seven days of mourning. Church leaders are calling on the Pakistani authorities to bring the...

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Hindu Priest Takes Care of Sufi Mausoleum in Rajasthan

November 13, 2005

Source: WebIndia123/ANI

Asian News International - New Delhi, India

On November 13, 2005 Asian News International reported, "A Hindu priest takes care of a Muslim Dargah, a Sufi mausoleum, in Rajasthan, showcasing yet another example of communal harmony and brotherhood. Rajni Kant Mishra, the Brahmin priest, who lives in Salampur area, 25 kilometers from Ajmer, originally hails from Uttar Pradesh. He has been serving the Baba Badam Shah dargah for the last four decades with the full support of his...

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