Hinduism

Sikh, Hindu Devotees Celebrate Baisakhi

April 11, 2005

Source: Dawn

http://www.dawn.com/2005/04/12/nat17.htm

On April 11, 2005 Dawn reported, "Over 3,000 Sikh pilgrims arrived here [Lahore] from India on Monday to celebrate Baisakhi, which marks the end of wheat harvesting season. Of the 3,142 pilgrims, some 311 belonged to the Jammu and Kashmir. Amid shower of petals, some of the pilgrims crossed the border barefoot in respect of the land which is the birthplace of their religious founder Baba Guru Nanak. Banners emblazoned with...

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Pope's Funeral Was Global Event

April 9, 2005

Source: The Times

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,20709-1561066,00.html

On April 9, 2005 The Times reported, "It was truly a global funeral. In the Asian evening, the European and African morning and the American small hours, tens of millions were glued to television screens — from giant ones in parks to tiny satellite receivers in China, where state broadcasters ignored it all...In France, Europe’s biggest Roman Catholic nation, thousands...

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Interfaith Group Backs Out of Troy National Day of Prayer

April 9, 2005

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.woodtv.com/Global/story.asp?S=3172872

On April 9, 2005 The Associated Press reported, "an interfaith group that originally asked to be included in a National Day of Prayer ceremony at Troy City Hall says it's backing out. The group says the reason is that the National Day of Prayer Task Force is an exclusively Christian organization. The interfaith group also includes Hindus, Muslims, Jews and members of other religions. An...

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Diverse Religious Leaders Offer Prayers for Pope at Buddhist Temple in New Delhi

April 8, 2005

Source: The Hindu

Wire Service: PTI

http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/holnus/001200504082029.htm

On April 8, 2005 the Press Trust of India reported, "Religious leaders from all communities today came together under one banner in the national capital to offer prayers for the late Pope John Paul II, who they said was the greatest proponent of communal harmony. While maulvis chanted verses from the holy Quran, a Hindu priest recited the...

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The Gandhi Project Screens Arabic Version of Film to Inspire Non-Violent Resistance

April 6, 2005

Source: The New York Times

Wire Service: AP

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/international/AP-Palestinians-Gandhis-Message.html

On April 6, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "Actor Ben Kingsley and U.S. philanthropists unveiled an Arabic version of the film 'Gandhi' on Wednesday, hoping to bring the legendary Indian revolutionary's message of nonviolent resistance to Palestinian towns, villages and refugee...

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Hindu, Sikh Leaders Criticize Pope for Using Poverty Work as "Tool for Proselytizing"

April 6, 2005

Source: CNW Group

http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/April2005/06/c2922.html

On April 6, 2005 CNW Group reported, "Under Pope John Paul II, the Roman Catholic Church has used poverty as 'a tool for proselytizing,' an interfaith 360 Vision panel discussion heard this evening. Hindu and Sikh panelists argued that the Church has focused on aiding the destitute of Asia and Africa because it seeks to win converts in those parts of the world. At the...

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Senate Passes Resolution Honoring Yogi Bhajan

April 5, 2005

Source: Sikh News Network

http://www.sikhnet.com/Sikhnet/news.nsf/SikhNetMoreNewsHTML/D43BA5836D14848B87256FDD0061DE76!OpenDocument

On April 5, 2005 the Sikh News Network reported, "the U.S. Senate has approved a Congressional resolution introduced by U.S. Senators Jeff Bingaman and Pete Domenici that honors the late Sikh leader Yogi Bhajan. Rep. Tom Udall introduced the same resolution in the House of...

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Largest Hindu Temple in Southeasetern US Opens in Thonotosassa

April 4, 2005

Source: Tampa Bay Tribune

http://news.tbo.com/news/MGB95C7347E.html

On April 4, 2005 the Tampa Bay Tribune reported, "more than 3,000 Hindus from throughout the United States gathered in Thonotosassa Sunday to celebrate the opening of the temple, which will serve as the religious and cultural epicenter for the growing Hindu community. Bochasahwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS), one sect of Hinduism practiced by Bay area Hindus, combines spirituality and...

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US Hindus Protest Destruction of Hindu Temple in Saudi Arabia

April 1, 2005

Source: Religion News Service

http://www.religionnews.com/press02/PR040205A.html

On April 1, 2005 Religion News Service reported, "The Hindu American Foundation (HAF) expressed shock and outrage over the destruction of a Hindu temple in Saudi Arabia on March 24, 2005, and rapid deportation of Hindus found worshipping at the temple by the Saudi government. Several news agencies, including the pan-Arab Al-Hayat, reported on March 26th, 2005 that Saudi Islamic police, known...

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