Hinduism

America’s Faiths Rally in Tsunami Relief Effort

January 13, 2005

Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/features/20050113-9999-1c13wrapup.html

On January 13, 2005 The San Diego Union-Tribune reported, "In the aftermath of the Indian Ocean tsunami has come a faith-based response of unprecedented aid, ongoing prayers and questions of why. The outpouring includes millions of dollars from Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, Christians, Jews and other faiths touched by this catastrophe and...

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Tsunami Unites But Also Divides People Along Religious and Ethnic Lines

January 12, 2005

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/01/12/international/worldspecial4/12religion.html?pagewanted=all

On January 12, 2005 The New York Times reported, "Across nations and religions there has been a search for explanations of not only why the tsunami came but why it killed some and not others - and a vibrant, sometimes virulent cottage industry is supplying them. Some discern a lesson that humanity should unite...

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Some Rejecting "Asian" Label in Favor of Religious Identity

January 11, 2005

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,3604,1387449,00.html

On January 11, 2005 The Guardian ran a commentary by Sarfraz Manzoor on the rejection of the term "Asian" as a colonial term. He writes, "[T]he very word 'Asian' was also cooked up in this country. It went largely unnoticed at the time but, as I discovered while making a radio documentary, there has been a sharp rise in the number of Asians who are rejecting the label in...

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Proposed Changes to Hindu Succession Act Would Eliminate Gender Discrimination

January 10, 2005

Source: Economic Times

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/985455.cms

On January 10, 2005 the Economic Times reported, "The Hindu Succession Act is applicable to any person who is a Hindu. This includes the followers of the Brahmo, Prarthana and Arya Samaj. Further, it also includes Buddhists, Jains and Sikhs within its ambit. In case there are others who might not be covered under these categories then any other person who is not a Muslim,...

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NY Church Holds Interfaith Service for World Peace

January 10, 2005

Source: The Journal News

http://www.thejournalnews.com/newsroom/011005/b05w10dedication.html

On January 10, 2005 The Journal News reported, "Religious leaders assembled yesterday to proclaim world peace and foster an understanding of people's differences and common bonds. Nine colorful batik banners with symbols representing the world's major religions and cultures were unveiled during a morning service at Memorial United Methodist Church. The flags...

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Update: Epping Hindu Temple Plans to Rebuild One Year After Disastrous Fire

January 10, 2005

Source: India New England News

http://www.indianewengland.com/news/2005/01/01/Community/After.Trying.Year.N.h.Temple.Has.Big.Plans.To.Rebuild-830788.shtml

On January 10, 2005 India New England News reported, "as New Year's Eve approached, Pandit Ramadheen Ramsamooj and the community at the Saraswati Mandiram had mixed feelings. They were excited to have recently welcomed a new, six-foot-high, stone...

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Detroit-Area Hindus Reach Out to Tsunami Survivors

January 10, 2005

Source: Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/news/locway/prayer10e_20050110.htm

On January 10, 2005 the Detroit Free Press reported, "The members of the Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Mandir, a Hindu temple in Canton, know all about the sorrow a natural calamity can bring. Many of the 50 families that make up the BAPS congregation, as it is known, hail from Gujarat, an Indian province that was hit by an earthquake in January 2001 that killed 20,000 people...

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Evangelical Groups Mix Humanitarian Aid and Missionary Work

January 8, 2005

Source: The Baltimore Sun

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/nationworld/bal-te.md.missionary08jan08,1,6917267.story

On January 8, 2005 The Baltimore Sun reported, "Some evangelical groups are mixing Christian missionary work with humanitarian aid in countries ravaged by the tsunamis and earthquake, a provocative approach shunned by the majority of faith-based relief organizations. Spreading faith this way can antagonize the people...

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Wisconsin Hindu Temple Holds Fundraiser for Tsunami Relief

January 8, 2005

Source: Duluth Tribune

Wire Service: AP

http://www.duluthsuperior.com/mld/duluthtribune/10599474.htm

On January 8, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "Wisconsin's only Hindu temple is leading an effort among the state's immigrants from India to raise money for tsunami victims. The Hindu Temple of Wisconsin plans to hold a fund-raiser Sunday featuring special prayers by representatives of Hinduism, Christianity, Islam and...

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Tsunami Interfaith Service Near D.C. Builds Community

January 5, 2005

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A48988-2005Jan5.html

On January 5, 2005 The Washington Post reported, "The faithful of many faiths gathered last night in Montgomery County to speak words of peace and welcome in Arabic, to chant Buddhist prayers and read Old Testament Psalms. They spoke in many tongues, but all called out to God for the same purpose: relief for the victims of the deadly South Asian tsunami....

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Kansas City Faithful Ring in the New Year with Interfaith Service, Tsunami Fundraiser

January 5, 2005

Source: The Kansas City Star

http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/living/10563889.htm

On January 5, 2005 The Kansas City Star reported that on, "Dec. 31, nearly 300 folks gathered at the Rime Buddhist Center for the 19th annual 'World Peace Meditation.' This year the program included the Muslim call to prayer, American Indian smudging, a Buddhist chant, a Sikh prayer, sacred Hindu music, a Christian hymn and a Sufi dance. In the keynote address, the Rev....

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