Hinduism

Becket Fund Intervenes in Ganesha Temple Dispute

September 3, 2004

Source: News India Times

http://desitalk.newsindia-times.com/2004/09/03/nyc12-q-top.html

On September 3, 2004 News India Times reported that, "Roman Storzer, director of litigation of The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, had asked Justice Raymond Dearie to issue an injunction barring the New York State Supreme Court Judge Joseph J. Golia and his appointed referee, Anthony J. Piacentini, from engaging in further activity that would jeopardize the rights and...

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Catholic Priest Murdered in Kerala

September 1, 2004

Source: Zenit

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On September 1, 2004 Zenit reported, "The Catholic community of India is in shock over the brutal murder of Father Job Chittilappilly whose body was found dead with knife wounds early Saturday morning. Father Job, 71, who served the Syro-Malabar community for 45 years, lived in the parish residence of Our Lady of Grace church in Thuruthiparambu in the Southwestern state of Kerala. Although the motive for the murder is still unknown, the investigators...

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Young Hindu Conference Will Lead to Formation of World Hindu Youth Organization

August 29, 2004

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/831616.cms

On August 29, 2004 The Times of India reported, "Some 180 young Hindus from around the world will meet in the Indonesian resort of Bali in November to set up a global secretariat that will seek to spread the virtues of the Hindu religion. The organisers include two young Balinese Hindus who are now here meeting community leaders in India to canvass support for the conference that...

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Judge to Consider Appeal by NY Hindu Temple

August 27, 2004

Source: Newsday

http://www.nynewsday.com/news/local/newyork/politics/nyc-hind0827,0,1129404.story?coll=nyc-manheadlines-politics

On August 27, 2004 Newsday reported that, "after three years of lawsuits between two groups of Hindu devotees, a federal judge will decide whether or not the state is entitled to tell a religious organization in Queens how to organize and manage itself. The trustees of the Hindu...

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Young Indian Americans Organize “Bhangra Against Bush”

August 25, 2004

Source: The Independent Press Association

http://www.indypressny.org/article.php3?ArticleID=1609

On August 25, 2004 The Independent Press Association reported, "D.J. Rekha, who will be organizing Bhangra Against Bush every third Thursday through September, says: 'We are putting all our energies into getting Bush out of office and also opposing the war that’s going on. This is the way I articulate my policies by doing what I do. I think the most effective...

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Battle Over Control of Hindu Temple Pushes Forward

August 25, 2004

Source: Beliefnet

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/151/story_15143_1.html

On August 25, 2004 the Beliefnet reported, "the next chapter of an entrenched legal battle for control of one of the largest Hindu temples in North America will be written in federal court. The twisting tale of the Hindu Temple Society of North America in Flushing, N.Y., is one of disputed bylaws, an authoritarian board of trustees and a group of members who want trustee elections to be held for...

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Gandhi's Grandson to Urge Palestinians to Consider Nonviolent Resistance to Israel

August 25, 2004

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/3593726.stm

On August 25, 2004 the BBC News reported, "A grandson of India's pacifist independence leader, Mahatma Gandhi, is on a mission in the Palestinian territories to preach unarmed, peaceful struggle in the search for reconciliation with Israel. Arun Gandhi, the fifth grandson of the spiritual leader, is speaking at public meetings organised by a group of Palestinian social and political activists...

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At the Olympics, Interfaith Center Provides Worship Space for Athletes

August 20, 2004

Source: The Guardian

http://sport.guardian.co.uk/olympics2004/story/0,14912,1287178,00.html

On August 20, 2004 The Guardian reported, "Tucked away in a corner of the athletes' village is the Olympic Religious Services Centre, a spiritual escape for the competitors away from the prying eyes of journalists, a place where, in theory at least, they can let go of the impulses that got them here in the first place... Details of what exactly goes on inside...

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VHP Accuses BJP of "Deviating" from Hindutva, Calls for New Pro-Hindu Party

August 20, 2004

Source: Hindustan Times/Press Trust of India

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_959266,000900010004.htm

On August 20, 2004 Press Trust of India reported, "Vishwa Hindu Parishad on Friday said there was a need for a pro-Hindu political front to protect the interests of Hindus. 'The BJP has deviated from the path of Hindutva and it cannot be expected (from it) to work in the interests of Hindu Samaj and a viable alternative was needed,' VHP international...

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Hindu Priests in Demand in Canada, Priesthood Seen as Means to "Travel Abroad" for Indians

August 18, 2004

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/818859.cms

On August 18, 2004 The Times of India reported, "Canada urgently needs 54 Hindu purohits to run cash-rich temples in that country. Two Pune priests have already been shortlisted for the Shri Vitthal temple in Toronto. Bhalchandra Inamdar, who is on a 'priest-scouting mission' in Pune for the Shri Vitthal temple, told TNN that there is a tremendous opportunity in Canada for those...

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Study Shows Religion Plays Larger Part in Lives of Non-White Population

August 18, 2004

Source: The Independent

http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/this_britain/story.jsp?story=552588

On August 18, 2004 The Independent reported, "Although most white Britons call themselves Christian, most admit religion plays little part in their lives, a government study shows. But a strikingly different picture emerges in black and Asian communities, who say that their faith is a crucial part of their identity. And in a sign that Britain's religious map is...

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