Hinduism

Hindu American Foundation Issues Results of Hindu Human Rights Survey

July 13, 2005

Source: Hindu American Foundation Press Release

http://www.hinduamericanfoundation.org/Content/Achievements/media_press_release_1stannualsurvey.html

On July 13, 2005 a Hindu American Foundation press release reported, "The Hindu American Foundation (HAF) released today its first annual report on the status of Hindu human rights in Bangladesh, Pakistan and the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. Entitled 'Hindus in...

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US Senate Honors Sikh Congressman

July 13, 2005

Source: INDOlink

http://www.indolink.com/displayArticleS.php?id=071305035651

On July 13, 2005 INDOlink reported, "The U.S. Senate, last week unanimously voted to honor former Riverside and Imperial County Congressman Dalip Singh Saund by naming the U.S. Post Office at 30777 Rancho California Road in Temecula, California, in his honor. President Bush is expected to sign the bill into law in the coming days. Saund, a Sikh, was the first Asian American and first...

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Ownership of Taj Mahal Disputed

July 13, 2005

Source: Yahoo! News

Wire Service: AP/Reuters

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20050713/ap_on_re_as/india_taj_mahal

On July 13, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "An Islamic trust claimed ownership Wednesday of the Taj Mahal and demanded a slice of tourist revenue from the 17th-century monument to love, but the government-run group charged with its upkeep vowed to challenge that claim in court. The white-marble monument — built by...

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Hindu Youth Discuss Being Both Indian and American

July 13, 2005

Source: Beliefnet

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/170/story_17072_1.html

On July 13, 2005 Beliefnet reported on the results of the invitation extended in March by the editors of Hinduism Today and Hindu Press International for Hindu-American youth "to submit essays discussing the challenges they face as they reconcile Eastern religious culture with Western daily life." 19-year-old New Yorker Shurjendu Dutt-Mazumdar states, "The ideals of America and of India are but...

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At First Christian Church, Regular Interfaith Service a "Model for Humanity"

July 12, 2005

Source: Oregon Daily Emerald

On July 12, 2005 the Oregon Daily Emerald reported, "First Christian Church held its 46th consecutive interfaith prayer and reflection service Monday. Nearly 200 community members met this month to 'pray for peace' and 'reflect upon the interconnectedness of all beings,' according to a First Christian Church pamphlet.

The service has been held on the 11th of every month since the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. Followers of any and every faith are invited to come together as a community to '...

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Hindu Council Participates in Meetings with Police After Bombings

July 12, 2005

Source: Hindu Council UK press release

http://www.hinducounciluk.org/pr50.htm

On July 12, 2005 a Hindu Council UK press release reported, "The Hindu Council UK (HCUK), the nation's main body representing Britain's half-a-million Hindus, was invited by the Metropolitan Police Authority to a strategy development meeting on Monday 11th July at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in Westminster. The meeting consisted of workshops aimed at developing future working strategies in...

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State Attorney General Intervenes in Hindu Temple Dispute

July 11, 2005

Source: The Becket Fund

http://www.becketfund.org/index.php/article/414.html?PHPSESSID=797cb66b739f279a138e4f81bf25e20b

On July 11, 2005 The Becket Fund reported, "On June 30, 2005, Eliot Spitzer, the Attorney General for the State of New York, filed a brief as Statutory Intervener in the Hindu Temple Society of North America's case defending itself from a hostile takeover in New York State Court... Instead of...

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After Failed Ayodhya Attack, Signs That Hindu Radicals Have Declining Influence

July 11, 2005

Source: TIME Asia Magazine

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On July 11, 2005 TIME Asia Magazine reported, "Despite the [attempted] attack [on a contested religious site in Ayodhya] and ensuing protests—far from the worst India has seen—the mood on both sides of the border finally seems to be moving beyond a half-century of confrontation. Today, Indians and Pakistanis meet as friends in business, on movie screens and on the cricket pitch. And in contrast to the murderous...

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All-Faith Temple "Upholds the Spirit of Ayodhya"

July 10, 2005

Source: The Telegraph

On July 10, 2005 The Telegraph reported, "A kilometre away from the ravaged grounds where the Babri mosque once stood, curious visitors trooped into Satya Mandir. On Wednesday, a special prayer for peace was held in this all-faith temple, which was built after the mosque was brought down in 1992. As political shrapnel flies in the wake of the terror attack on the makeshift Ram temple, priests in this ancient town have taken it upon themselves to preserve social and communal harmony. Guchi, who has been living in...

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After Bombings and Fearing Hate Crimes, Security Increased at Hindu Temples

July 9, 2005

Source: The Hindu

Wire Service: PTI

http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/holnus/001200507091922.htm

On July 9, 2005 the Press Trust of India reported, "Hindu temples across the UK have stepped up security, fearing a backlash in the wake of serial bomb blasts in the city on Thursday.

'The recent terror attacks in London can pose an immediate security issue for Hindu places of worship and individuals,' Hindu temple authorities said...

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Toledo’s “Summer Church Tours” Includes Mosque, Temple

July 9, 2005

Source: toledoblade.com

http://toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050709/NEWS10/507090338/-1/NEWS

On July 9, 2005 toledoblade.com reported, "It's known as the Summer Church Tours, but the popular event that begins Tuesday has expanded over the years into a multifaith event with visits to a Muslim mosque, a Hindu temple, and Jewish synagogues. This year, the seven stops on the summer tour will include five churches, one Jewish...

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Greenwich Interfaith Forum Denounces Attacks

July 9, 2005

Source: Greenwich Time

http://www.greenwichtime.com/news/local/scn-gt-greenwichjul10,0,4406121.story?coll=green-news-local-headlines

On July 9, 2005 Greenwich Time reported, "The Greenwich Multi-Faith Forum, a British interfaith organization that promotes religious tolerance, expressed its condolences to bombing victims and their families.

'We support all the people who suffer,' said Saeed Ahmad, the...

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Melbourne Muslims Organize Interfaith Vigil to Show Diverse Faiths Are United After Bombings

July 9, 2005

Source: Yahoo! News/AsiaNet

On July 9, 2005 AsiaNet reported, "In the wake of the London bombings, representatives of the Islamic Council of Victoria, Young Muslims of Australia, the Australasian Union of Jewish Students and Young Christian Workers have organised an interfaith vigil in Federation Square, Melbourne. The gathering will be held on Sunday 10 July 2005 between 4-5 pm. ICV President Malcolm Thomas said: 'This gathering is intended to show that people of diverse faiths are united in friendship and cooperation, in the face...

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