Hinduism

Hindu Women’s Conference Held in Boston

August 10, 2005

Source: Hindu Press International

On August 10, 2005 Hindu Press International reported on a conference that was held at Locke Middle School in Billerica on August 7, 2005. "'Pradeepadarshini' (meaning one who guides to the right path in Sanskrit) was a daylong conference organized by the Boston Vibhag Sevika Samiti of Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh for women. It was the fruit of months of planning and exhaustive efforts on the part of all its team members. The theme for the day was 'Matrutva, Netrutva, Kartrutva,' which in literal terms translates into...

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Hindu Temple, Church Vandalized in Seminole County

August 9, 2005

Source: Local6.com

http://www.local6.com/news/4828208/detail.html

On August 9, 2005 Local6.com reported, "Detectives said vandals damaged a Hindu Society of Central Florida temple located on Lake Drive over the weekend. The vandals wrote on the walls, damaged some statues and poured paint into shoes left outside the temple. The paint was tracked around the area, according to the report. 'Welcome to Orlando -- we're glad and excited to have you here' was also written on...

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Hindu Student Council and Network of Hindu Minds Meet with Senators and Congressmen

August 8, 2005

Source: Hinduism Today

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/hpi/2005/8/8.shtml#1

On August 8, 2005 Hinduism Today reported, "Members of HSC (Hindu Students Council) and NetOHM (Network of Hindu Minds) spent a day in Washington, D.C., on July 19, 2005, participating in a youth conference and engaging US lawmakers on issues of importance to the Hindu community in America. Participating in the youth seminar at the 9th Annual Legislative conference organized by the Indian-American...

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Canadian Jewish Congress Denounces Desecration of Hindu Temple

August 8, 2005

Source: Hindu Press International / Canadian Jewish Congress

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/hpi/2005/8/16.shtml#2

On August 8, 2005 the Canadian Jewish Congress reported, "Canadian Jewish Congress, Pacific Region, denounced the recent desecration of the Geeta Gyan Society temple in Surrey, and has offered its support and condolences to the congregation. The temple was defaced with graffiti that included racial aspersions, swastikas, and threats. 'No Canadian should face...

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National Commission on Minorities Urged by VHP to Declare Sikhism a Separate Faith

August 7, 2005

Source: The Tribune

http://www.tribuneindia.com/2005/20050808/punjab1.htm#14

On August 7, 2005 The Tribune reported, "The Chairman of the National Commission for Minorities and MP, Mr. Tarlochan Singh, in a letter to Mr. Ashok Singhal, working president of the Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP), has urged to give a categorical statement that Sikhism is a separate religion and has a distinct identity. Mr. Tarlochan Singh, in the letter released to ‘The Tribune...

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Faith Groups Oppose Compulsory ID Cards

August 7, 2005

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/religion/Story/0,2763,1544226,00.html

On August 7, 2005 The Guardian reported, "Mounting concerns over the government's plans to introduce compulsory ID cards were given fresh impetus yesterday after it emerged that Britain's major religions oppose the scheme. A previously unpublicised report, produced by the Faith Community Consultation (FCC) consortium, which comprises representatives from the country's...

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Buddhist, Sikh and Hindu Temples Flourishing in the "Inland" Area

August 7, 2005

Source: The Press-Enterprise

On August 7, 2005 The Press-Enterprise reported, "Buddhist temples take root in communities from San Bernardino and Riverside to Moreno Valley, Wildomar and Idyllwild. A Hindu temple in Riverside is growing so rapidly that a major expansion is near. UC Riverside recently established an endowed chair in Sikh studies. The increasingly visible presence of Buddhist, Hindu and Sikh temples in the Inland area is the result of a rapidly growing Asian population, fueled largely by immigration, residents said....

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Post 9-11 Workplace Discrimination Claims Continue

August 7, 2005

Source: Salt Lake Tribune / USA Today

http://www.sltrib.com/business/ci_2922645

On August 7, 2005 USA Today reported, "Nearly four years after the terrorist attacks, Muslim, South Asian and Arab-American employees continue to report discrimination on the job. Compared with the first two years after the Sept. 11 attacks, the number of employees saying they have been discriminated against as a form of backlash because of the attacks has declined. But charges continue to come in...

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Survey Finds Doctors Likely to Come from Religious Minority Groups

August 5, 2005

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: RNS

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/172/story_17227_1.html

On August 5, 2005 Religion News Service reported, "Physicians are often every bit as religious as their patients, but what they believe is apt to be quite different, according to a new survey. That's because a disproportionate percentage of physicians come from religious minority groups, according to University of Chicago research published in the...

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Hindu Temple Hosts 16th Annual "Festival of India" in Toledo

August 4, 2005

Source: The Toledo Blade

http://toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050804/ART05/508040325/-1/ART

On August 4, 2005 The Toledo Blade reported, "The 16th annual Festival of India is being called Utsav, the Sanskrit word for celebration, as members of the Hindu Temple of Toledo share their culture and achievements with the community this weekend. Among the highlights at this year's festival will be a jugalbandhi concert featuring a...

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Attack on Hindu Temple Blamed on Bombings Backlash

August 4, 2005

Source: Enfield Independent

http://www.enfieldindependent.co.uk/news/localnews/display.var.619520.0.hindu_leader_blames_temple_vandalism_on_bomb_backlash.php

On August 4, 2005 Enfield Independent reported, "Vandals and fly-tippers have driven worshippers out of a Hindu temple in Edmonton.

Thugs have hurled stones at the Krsna Yoga Mandir temple, tried to wrench open the door, and...

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Kanwaria Festival Offers Opportunity for Harmony Between Hindus and Muslims

August 1, 2005

Source: Kerala Next

http://www.keralanext.com/news/?id=301570

On August 1, 2005 Kerala Next reported, "The ongoing Kanwaria festival in Gangotri and Haridwar in Uttranchal state showcases communal harmony between Hindus and Muslims at its best. This atmosphere of brotherhood and communal bonhomie is most visible in wooden 'Kanwars' (frame or batons used to carry pots containing water), most of which are manufactured by Muslims. The holy water is carried in earthen pots that hang...

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