Hinduism

Dallas Hosts New Multi-Faith Radio Show

December 26, 2003

Source: The Dallas Morning News

http://www.dallasnews.com/religion/stories/122703dnrelconnect.ed78.html

On December 26, 2003 The Dallas Morning News published a profile on Mike Ghouse, the host of Dallas' new "The Multi-Faith Radio Program," weekdays at 6 a.m. on KBIS-AM (1150) and KYNG-AM (950). Each day, Gouse "interviews a guest from a local religious community, with the goal of helping his listeners learn to 'cherish and respect every which way...

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Is America Judeo-Christian?

December 23, 2003

Source: The Kansas City Star

http://www.fortwayne.com/mld/newssentinel/7557392.htm

On December 23, 2003 The Kansas City Star published an article in which a Hindu and Muslim answered the question: "Are people of other faiths offended when this country is referred to as Judeo-Christian?" Kris Krishna,a member of the Hindu community, agrees in her response that America is Judeo-Christian but adds:"Only a naive person should think this is used to give Judeo-Christian...

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A New Religious Landscape in Lehigh Valley, PA

December 22, 2003

Source: The Morning Call

http://www.mcall.com/news/local/all-a1_5religionsdec22,0,2875692.story?coll=all-newslocal-hed

On December 22, 2003 The Morning Call reported on the increased religious diversity in Lehigh Valley, noting that practitioners of India's four major faiths — Hinduism, Jain, Sikh and Buddhism all share a temple in Hanover Township, Northampton County. The shared use of sacred space is "an amazingly successful...

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Hindus Celebrate Christmas

December 22, 2003

Source: The Argus

http://www.theargusonline.com/Stories/0,1413,83~1971~1847179,00.html

On December 22, 2003 The Argus reported on how Hindus in the Bay Area are celebrating Christmas day. A temple and spiritual center where many Tri-City Hindus worship -- the Badarikashrama in San Leandro -- sponsors a Christmas program each year on Dec. 25. Celebrations will include not Christmas music, but with a concert featuring vocalists trained by gurus, an...

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Christians and Non-Christians Reflect on Christmas Traditions

December 19, 2003

Source: Maclean's

http://www.macleans.ca/topstories/life/article.jsp?content=20031222_71973_71973

On December 19, 2003 Maclean's ran a feature section on how different faiths celebrate or recognize Christmas in Canada. Stories included an article from a woman reflecting on her attempt to explain what Santa Claus has to do with the birth of Jesus ("my six-year-old daughter is still trying to sort out some relationship issues. To wit: if Santa...

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Friendship Between Mosque and Temple in Hyderabad Goes Back 20 Years

December 16, 2003

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/cms.dll/xml/uncomp/articleshow?msid=360962

On December 16, 2003 The Times of India reported, "Standing side by side on the corner of a road at IS Sadan, Saidabad, a temple and a masjid have become a lasting example of communal harmony in the bustling locality. A deep and long-standing friendship between the purohit and the mouzan has made that possible. The mouzan, Syed Pahelwan Ali...

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In Uncertain Times, Peace Enters a Florida Hindu Temple

December 15, 2003

Source: South Florida Sun-Sentinel

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/palmbeach/sfl-phindu15dec15,0,786745.story?coll=sfla-news-palm

On December 15, 2003 South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported that about 100 worshippers met at a private residence in Lakeworth to celebrate the installation of a 800-pound marble statue of Hanuman, a Hindu monkey god central to the ancient epic, Ramayan,in their local temple on Lantana...

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Sikhs Act as Mediators Between Hindus and Muslims in Nanded

December 14, 2003

Source: The Indian Express

http://www.indianexpress.com/full_story.php?content_id=37174

On December 14, 2003 The Indian Express reported, "Last month the bombing of a mosque [in the North Indian city of Nanded] triggered riots that went on for a week. In a place where Hindus and Muslims clash at the drop of a grenade, the Sikh community plays the all-important role of the neutral party that often mediates and mends. They enjoy a peaceful existence away from the...

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Hindu Leaders Meet With Politicians and Police to Discuss Violence Prevention

December 14, 2003

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/3317169.stm

On December 14, 2003 the BBC News reported, "Leading British Hindus are meeting on Sunday to discuss ways of tackling violence against their community. Organiser C. B. Patel said Hindus had suffered worse religiously motivated violence than Jews in recent years. Hindu leaders will be joined by politicians and representatives from the Metropolitan police. The conference has been called in response to an attack on...

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Hare Krishnas Serve Students, but for a Price

December 11, 2003

Source: St. Petersburg Times

http://www.sptimes.com/2003/12/11/State/At_UF__there_s_no_fre.shtml

On December 11, 2003 the St. Petersburg Times reported a Hare Krishna group that has fed University of Florida students free vegetarian meals for years have now replaced the donation with a $3 price. The Krishnas say "they have no choice. Rising prices for food and insurance have made it impossible for the sect to rely strictly on the generosity of students...

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Update: Reward Offered for Houston Arsonist in Fires Targeting Hindus

December 10, 2003

Source: KHOU News

http://www.khou.com/news/local/stories/khou031210_mh_Arsonreward_.8b8cbef7.html

On December 10, 2003 KHOU News in Houston reported that "federal and local investigators have doubled the reward for a serial arsonist suspected in at least 11 fires. All of the victims are of Indian or Middle Eastern descent. Three of their homes have been burned twice. The reward is now $10,000 for information leading to the suspect's arrest...

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Rights Group Protests Radical Hindu Group's Claims to South Indian Sufi Shrine

December 10, 2003

Source: OneWorld South Asia

http://southasia.oneworld.net/article/view/74892/1/

On December 10, 2003 OneWorld South Asia reported, "A coalition of rights groups and eminent intellectuals are protesting against the government's arrest of over 1,000 people campaigning to prevent Hindu fundamentalists from taking over a shrine in the southern Indian state of Karnataka, which is famed for its religious diversity. The arrested men and women, slated to be released today, were...

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Despite Freedom of Religion Law, Hindus Discriminated Against, Report Says

December 9, 2003

Source: Yahoo! News

http://in.news.yahoo.com/031209/43/2a9ci.html

On December 9, 2003 Yahoo! News posted an Indo-Asian News Service article that reported, "Bangladesh has taken some steps to protect its religious minorities but discrimination continues, particularly against Hindus, says a new report here. It says communal violence and discrimination have displaced up to 20,000 Hindus in recent years, with the most serious violations occurring in 2001. Most Bangladeshi...

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Book Commemorates 10-Year Anniversary of Hindu Temple

December 8, 2003

Source: The Seychelles Nation

http://www.seychelles-online.com.sc/archives/501001203.html

On December 8, 2003 The Seychelles Nation reported, "Members of the Hindu community gathered at the Sri Navasakthi Vinagayar Temple in Victoria on Saturday December 6 at night for the launching of a souvenir book commemorating 10 years of the Hindu Kovil Sangam in Seychelles. In a short ceremony, Hindu Kovil Sangam chairman Ramakrishnan Pillay said that the Hindu community...

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