Hinduism

Cornell University Students Celebrate Holi

April 25, 2005

Source: The Cornell Daily Sun

http://www.cornellsun.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2005/04/25/426c7136ae35a

On April 25, 2005 The Cornell Daily Sun reported, "Anabel Taylor courtyard was battleground for a war of bright green, pink, purple and yellow this weekend, where the Hindu Student Council (HSC) held their annual celebration of Holi, the Indian festival of color. Students, professors and members of the community were given the chance to smear the faces...

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Interfaith Peace Summit Seeks to Address Social Problems

April 23, 2005

Source: Christian Today

http://www.christiantoday.com/news/africa/interfaith.peace.summit.gathers.africa.religious.leaders/195.htm

On April 23, 2005 Christian Today reported, "An African Inter-faith peace summit is in session in Johannesburg until 25 April where over 200 representatives of various religions are gathered to discuss and propose solutions for problems the continent is facing. The delegates from more...

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Hindus Gather for Traditional 60th Birthday Celebration

April 22, 2005

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

http://www.sltrib.com/faith/ci_2680634

On April 22, 2005 The Salt Lake Tribune reported, "in America, you can scarcely find a birthday card for anyone 40 or older without allusions to sagging flesh, weak bladders or diminished memory. Black balloons seem to be the order of the day. Hindus have a better idea. They see the number 60 as auspicious and that birthday not as the end of active living but a midpoint of a 120-year cycle. It's a reason for...

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First Ramnavami Celebrations Held at House of Commons

April 21, 2005

Source: Hindu Council UK

http://www.hinducounciluk.org/c37.asp

On April 21, 2005 a Hindu Council UK press release reported, "British Parliament celebrated Ramnomi at the House Of Commons, with the Hindu Council UK (HCUK) and its member faith organisations. This historic event, was hosted graciously by the Minister of State, Tony McNulty (MP) and marked the significant working partnership relationship of the British government with the Hindu faith organisations within the UK, and was...

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Delhi High Court Aids Interfaith Couple

April 20, 2005

Source: The Times of India

Wire Service: IANS

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On April 20, 2005 the Indo-Asian News Service reported, "The Delhi High Court on Thursday granted protection to a Hindu man and a Muslim woman who had been running from pillar to post since they married in January to escape harassment by police and the bride's family. Bridegroom Laxmi Chand and bride Naurina had moved the court seeking anticipatory bail and the recovery of the...

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Hindu Organization Welcomes Pope, Remains Cautious

April 19, 2005

Source: Navya Shastra

http://www.shastras.org/PressRelease11.html

On April 19, 2005 a Navya Shastra press release reported, "Navya Shastra, a global Hindu organization of scholars, practitioners and priests with members in over ten countries, has congratulated the Catholic Church for selecting Joseph Ratzinger--now Benedict XVI--as its new Pope. However, the organization expressed concern over Ratzinger's stance towards Hinduism. 'Ratzinger has described Hindu meditative...

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Hindus, Sikhs Request Lahore-Karachi Rail Service

April 18, 2005

Source: Onlypunjab.com/ANI

http://onlypunjab.com/fullstory2k5-insight-news-status-21-newsID-1951.html

On April 18, 2005 Asian News International reported, "Sikhs and Hindus from Pakistan's Sindh province have asked Pakistan Railways to launch an express train service between Karachi and Lahore via Khanewal, Shorkot and Nankana Sahib. Sikhs and Hindus have said that just like Pakistan Railways was running a train 'Baba Farid Express' between...

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45 Christian Converts Returned to Hindu Fold in Village

April 18, 2005

Source: The Indian Express

http://www.indianexpress.com/full_story.php?content_id=68645

On April 18, 2005 The Indian Express reported, "Leaving the West Bengal government groping in the dark, the VHP today said that they have 're-converted' 45 Adivasi Christian families to Hinduism in Popra village, 20 km from Malda. The day-long function, organised at an ashram of VHP-affiliate Akhil Bharatiya Santhal Samaj, was attended by Adivasi families from nearby...

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King Inaugurates Celebrations of World Hindu Federation

April 17, 2005

Source: The Hindu

Wire Service: PTI

http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/holnus/003200504171966.htm

On April 17, 2005 the Press Trust of India reported, "Nepal's King Gyanendra today inaugurated the Silver Jubilee celebrations of the World Hindu Federation (WHF), the umbrella organisation of Hindus all over the world. The event coincided with the Hindu Festival Ram Navami. Representatives of Buddhist, Jain and Sikh religion known as Omkar...

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Buddhist Leader Calls for Crackdown on "Unethical Conversions" in Wake of Tsunami

April 17, 2005

Source: Asian Tribune

http://www.asiantribune.com/show_news.php?id=14105

On April 17, 2005 the Asian Tribune reported, "The Venerable Medagama Dhammananda Thera of the Asgiriya Maha Vihara has called for strong legal measures to protect Buddhists and Hindus from dollar-waving ‘religious’ pied pipers. Hordes of them from the West and their local supporters were spreading out to the island’s remote corners to 'save souls,' while their own countries were...

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Dutch Make Plans to Build Largest Hindu Temple Outside India

April 14, 2005

Source: The Indian Express

http://www.indiabyemail.com/news/world/20050414-1.html

On April 14, 2005 The Indian Express reported, "A Hindu temple, likely to be the largest outside India, will be constructed in Holland with an estimated cost of Rs 4.20 bn. The Maa Chandi Foundation, working for Hindu culture in the Netherlands, has undertaken the task of erecting the 'largest mandir outside India' in the province of Zuid-Holand. 'We are currently negotiating with...

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Baisakhi Celebrated in Much of North India by Sikhs, Hindus

April 14, 2005

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1077106.cms

On April 14, 2005 The Times of India reported, "The harvest festival Baisakhi or Vaisakhi, celebrated on April 13 every year, is a time for joy, hope and renewal. Much of north India, specially Punjab, swings to the robust beats of drums and sways to the energy of dances. Celebrated when the rabi crop ripens, Baisakhi is not confined to villages and fields but now has an...

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Interfaith Service in Los Angeles Honors Memory of John Paul II

April 13, 2005

Source: India Post News Service

http://www.indiapost.com/members/story.php?story_id=4707

On April 13, 2005 the India Post News Service reported, "Bibi Inderjit Kaur Khalsa, Bhai Sahiba of the Sikh Dharma, addressed a gathering of 500 in an Interfaith Memorial Service for Pope John Paul II at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angeles in Los Angeles, California. She shared some personal experiences with her husband Siri Singh Sahib Bhai Sahib Khalsa Yogiji and their...

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