Hinduism

Hindu Values Promoted in 3-Day London Convention

August 31, 2005

Source: Yahoo! News/ANI

http://in.news.yahoo.com/050831/139/5zxre.html

On August 31, 2005 Asian News International reported, "Members of Britain's Hindu community are holding a three-day convention in London to promote the values and faith of Hinduism. The event includes educational, recreational, and social activities for all ages, and teaches the essentials of living a moral, spiritual and cultural life through Hindu principles. Around 400 members of Britain's Hindu...

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Poll Shows Americans' Preference for Individual Spirituality Over Organized Religion

August 29, 2005

Source: Beliefnet / Newsweek. Jerry Adler. August 28, 2005

https://www.newsweek.com/search-spiritual-117833

On August 29, 2005 Newsweek reported, "Only a generation ago it appeared from some vantage points... that Americans were on their way to turning their backs on God. In sepulchral black and red, the cover of Time magazine...

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As Chino Hills Hindu Temple Prepares to Break Ground, Height Still in Negotiation

August 25, 2005

Source: Daily Bulletin

http://www.dailybulletin.com/Stories/0,1413,203~21481~3027231,00.html

On August 25, 2005 the Daily Bulletin reported, "Developers plan to break ground on the site of a new Hindu temple [in Chino Hills] next weekend, though details regarding the structure's spires are still being worked out. City officials approved plans for the cultural center, dining hall and other portions of the development in 2004, with the exception of the...

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Huntingdonshire District Council Releases Guide to Area Religions

August 24, 2005

Source: The Evening Telegraph

On August 24, 2005 The Evening Telegraph reported, "Council staff have been taught about world religions to help them deal with people from different faiths. Huntingdonshire District Council has produced a handbook which contains information on everything from dress codes to dietary requirements of various religions. It includes information such as the fact that in many Orthodox Christian churches, the congregation will stand throughout the service, that Hindus observe a 13-day mourning period for their...

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Muslim Boy Scouts Find Their Place in the Troop

August 23, 2005

Source: TIME Magazine

On August 23, 2005 the TIME Magazine reported, "Most people probably think of the Boy Scouts of America as a Christian group--and not a particularly inclusive one, a reputation earned in part through its efforts to keep out gays, atheists and agnostics. But the Scouts insists it is open and diverse, especially in matters of faith... There are Jewish, Hindu, Mormon and Baha'i scouts. There are Muslim scouts too, and for at least 20 years there have been all-Muslim troops in the U.S... There are now all-Muslim scout packs and...

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Livermore Hindu Temple Invites Community to Celebration of Krishna's Birth

August 23, 2005

Source: The Mercury News / Contra Costa Times

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On August 23, 2005 the Contra Costa Times reported, "Prabha Duneja [author, lecturer and organizer of this event] describes Livermore's Shiva-Vishnu Temple as one of the largest religious organizations in Northern California. Even though it doesn't have members as such, she estimates 20,000 Hindus from all over the East Bay are regular attenders. And the efforts of the temple -- also known as the Hindu...

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Hindu Heritage Camp Held in Rochester

August 23, 2005

Source: Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh USA / The Post Bulletin

http://www.hssus.org/content/view/90/2/

On August 23, 2005 The Post Bulletin reported, "About 70 people from various Minnesota communities came to Rochester on Saturday to teach children about Hindu values and to allow adults to reconnect with one another... Adults discussed Hindu values, practiced yoga and talked about things that are good for society, while children played games and took part in activities." The Hindu...

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Hindu Peace Festival Held in Epping

August 23, 2005

Source: Seacoast Online

http://www.seacoastonline.com/news/exeter/08232005/news/59261.htm

On August 23, 2005 the Seacoast Online reported, "A three-day peace festival was held last weekend at the Saraswati Mandiram Institute of Holistic Health, Music, Yoga, Science and Philosophy’s Green Pastures Estate in Epping, with special guests of both the human and animal species. The Hindu festival called the Maya gayatri Saraswati Mahayagna opened on...

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Attempted Stabbing of Hindu Hugging Saint Foiled in Kerala

August 22, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/4172328.stm

On August 22, 2005 BBC News reported, "An unidentified man has been arrested after he apparently tried to stab a famous Indian spiritual leader known as the 'hugging saint' on Sunday. Mata Amritanandamayi, who blesses her devotees with a hug, escaped unhurt in the attack which took place in Kerala. Reports say her followers wrestled the attacker on to the ground before he could reach the stage where she...

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Political Speech at Ahmedabad Gurdwara Upsets Some

August 22, 2005

Source: The Indian Express

http://www.indianexpress.com/full_story.php?content_id=76757

On August 22, 2005 The Indian Express reported, "NDA convenor George Fernandes today appealed to the Sikh community to mount pressure on the Central government to seek justice for those killed in the 1984 riots. He, however, upset some members of the community who did not like the idea that the premises of a gurudwara was being used for a political speech. The former Defence...

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Studies Measure Hindu American Philanthropy in the Diaspora

August 22, 2005

Source: INDOLink

http://www.indolink.com/displayArticleS.php?id=081305114825

On August 22, 2005 INDOLink reported, "A number of recent studies have focused on the role that Indian-American philanthropic organizations play in promoting social development and goodwill both in America as well as in India. For example, Priya Anand’s study, presented last year at the International Society for Third Sector Research, concludes that while temples in the United...

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Over 75,000 Expected at Janmashtami Festival at Aldenham Hindu Temple

August 22, 2005

Source: Hindustan Times

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/5983_1469126,00430005.htm

On August 22, 2005 the Hindustan Times reported, "Over 75,000 Hindus and other visitors are expected to gather at the sleepy town of Aldenham, just north of London on August 26 and August 28 to celebrate the 5000 year-old Hindu festival of Janmashtami at the famous Bhaktivedanta Manor Hare Krishna temple. The festival at Bhaktivedanta Manor, which is a Manor house donated by...

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