Hinduism

McDonald's Settlement Over Vegetarian Fries Benefits Hindu Organizations

July 4, 2005

Source: Hinduism Today

[hinduismtoday.com/hpi/2005/7/4.shtml#5]

On July 4, 2005 Hinduism Today reported, "This week the food giant McDonald's mailed a check for US $254,773.19 to Hinduism Today magazine's endowment fund (Hindu Heritage Endowment), one of a handful of elite vegetarian-friendly institutions in America chosen as recipients of the court-ordered $10 million settlement...It was all started by a Seattle lawyer, Harish Bharti, a vegetarian Hindu who makes a habit out of identifying the ingredients in purportedly...

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First Swaminarayan Hindu Temple Dedicated in Florida

July 2, 2005

Source: The Ledger

http://www.theledger.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050702/NEWS/507020319/

On July 2, 2005 The Ledger reported, "In just six months, the Swaminarayan Hindu Temple has been transformed from a bare, open warehouse to a hall of chandeliers, marble tile and colorful draperies, crowned with an ornate, hand-carved wooden altar. On Sunday, the Temple will be formally consecrated, concluding five days of ceremonies. As many as 1,500...

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Hindu American Foundation Condemns Defamation of Hinduism in San Francisco Chronicle

June 30, 2005

Source: Hindu American Foundation

http://www.hinduamericanfoundation.org/Content/Campaigns/campaigns_protests_defamation_letter.html

On June 30, 2005 the Hindu American Foundation wrote a letter to the Editor of the San Francisco Chronicle reacting to the following statement made in a June 30th column by Jon Carroll: "In the conservative Hindu belief system that has been sweeping India for a decade, rape is...

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Hindu University of America Announces Award of First Doctoral Degree

June 30, 2005

Source: Hindu University of America

http://www.hindu-university.edu/graduation-june2005.htm

On June 30, 2005 a Hindu University Press Release reported, "On Saturday, June 25, 2005 the Hindu University of America located in Orlando, Florida, hosted the third Graduation Commencement. This particular graduation made history with both Master and Doctoral degrees awarded. First ever of its kind, the degree of Doctor of Hindu Studies in 'Yoga Philosophy...

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Controversial Film about Hindu Widows to Open Toronto Film Festival

June 29, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/film/4633397.stm

On June 29, 2005 BBC News reported, "The movie Water, which triggered violent protests while being filmed in India, will open the Toronto International Film Festival. Directed by Deepa Mehta, the movie follows the lives of Hindu widows. Filming in India was abandoned five years ago after hardline Hindu protesters burned its sets, claiming the movie distorted Indian culture. Filming was...

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Hindu American Foundation Reacts to Supreme Court Decisions on 10 Commandments

June 27, 2005

Source: Hindu American Foundation

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

On June 27, 2005 the Hindu American Foundation reported, "The Hindu American Foundation (HAF) expressed a combination of relief and some disappointment over the Supreme Court decisions on the constitutionality of Ten Commandments displays on government property. The decision in McCreary County vs. ACLU,...

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Indo-Canadians Struggle to Understand, Respond to, Honor Killings

June 26, 2005

Source: Macleans/CP

http://www.macleans.ca/topstories/news/shownews.jsp?content=n062604A

On June 26, 2005 the Canadian Press reported, "Indo-Canadian community activists say it's time that families like the Atwals [where the father murdered his daughter because she was secretly dating a Caucasian man] who are caught in a cultural crossfire with their Canadian-born children realize they should seek help.

And they believe social agencies need...

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Multireligious Delegation from Pakistan Visits India to Support Peace Process

June 26, 2005

Source: WebIndia123

Wire Service: IANS

http://news.webindia123.com/news/showdetails.asp?id=91692

On June 26, 2005 the Indo-Asian News Service reported, "A group of Pakistani Hindu, Sikh, Christian and Muslim delegates is visiting places of worship in Delhi and neighbouring Indian states to give a boost to the bilateral peace process... 'The peace process will improve as more and more delegations from both sides make such visits....

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Some 1,500 Attend VPPS Hindu Temple Opening in Southwest Houston

June 25, 2005

Source: Houston Chronicle

http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/metropolitan/3241119

On June 25, 2005 the Houston Chronicle reported, "More than 1,500 people attended opening ceremonies Saturday at the new 40,000-square-foot temple of the Vallabh Priti Seva Samaj, a 500-year-old Hindu sect. Participants happily chanted at the unveiling of the statue of the Shri Nathji, or Lord Krishna, one of the main deities of Hinduism, in a colorful ceremony...

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First State-Supported Hindu Primary School Planned for Northwest London

June 24, 2005

Source: The Guardian

http://education.guardian.co.uk/faithschools/story/0,13882,1513965,00.html?gusrc=rss

On June 24, 2005 The Guardian reported, "The country's first state-funded Hindu primary school could open in north-west London as soon as 2008, it emerged today, after it received the support of its local authority. Earlier this month the London borough of Harrow backed a submission by the I-Foundation, a not-for-profit Hindu...

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Interfaith March Against Poverty Planned for Nairobi

June 24, 2005

Source: All Africa.com/Catholic Information Service for Africa

http://allafrica.com/stories/200506240693.html

On June 24, 2005 the Catholic Information Service for Africa reported, "The civil society in Kenya is urging people to participate in an interfaith march geared seeking immediate cancellation of debts and campaigning for transparent and accountable governance in African countries.

The Interfaith and Civil Society Organization Campaign to End Global Poverty...

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Muslim-Hindu Wedding A Glimmer of Hope in Kashmir

June 21, 2005

Source: Outlook India

Wire Service: PTI

http://www.outlookindia.com/pti_news.asp?id=305744

On June 21, 2005 the Press Trust of India reported, "The lone pandit of Mattan town in Anantnag district of south Kashmir is a relieved man today, his daughter married off with a helping hand from Muslim neighbours. 'They not only decorated my house for the bridegroom's reception, but made each and every arrangement including "rangoli" (typical of...

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Chinmaya Mission Thrives at Converted Warehouse in Tustin

June 18, 2005

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/features/religion/la-me-beliefs18jun18,1,4637245.story?coll=la-news-religion

On June 18, 2005 the Los Angeles Times reported, "leaders of the Chinmaya Mission last week inaugurated a new center in Tustin to spread the light of one of the world's oldest spiritual philosophies, known as Vedanta. The center, at 655 South B St., reflects the robust Southern California growth of...

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