Hinduism

The Pluralism Project Recognized by Webby Awards

June 21, 2003

Source: Dallas Morning News

http://www.kansas.com/mld/eagle/6136000.htm

On June 21, 2003 the Dallas Morning News reported that "in recognition of the radical changes in the American religious landscape of the past 30 years, [The Pluralism Project, Webby-award winning Web site developed by Diana L. Eck at Harvard University] was initiated to study and document religious communities, particularly those of immigrant communities... Through...

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Stanford Baccalaureate Celebration Acknowledges Diverse Religious Traditions

June 18, 2003

Source: Stanford Report

http://news-service.stanford.edu/news/2003/june18/bac-618.html

On June 18, 2003 the Stanford Report reported that "Sumir Meghani, a graduating senior in economics, read... lines of Hindu scripture Saturday morning in the Quad at the beginning of the 2003 [Stanford] Baccalaureate Celebration... The event, which also included readings, prayers and music from the Jewish, Buddhist, Muslim, Christian and Shinto traditions, took place on an...

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New Jersey Hindu Temple Plans for Expansion

June 18, 2003

Source: The Express-Times

http://www.nj.com/news/expresstimes/pa/index.ssf?/base/news-6/105592704687530.xml

On June 18, 2003 The Express-Times reported that New Jersey "Hindu leaders say their religious base is growing in the Lehigh Valley, and they want the township to support them while they try to accommodate the growth... representatives from the Hindu Temple Society... told township supervisors Tuesday night they want to expand their...

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Hindu Sunday School in New York

June 16, 2003

Source: Hartford Courant

On June 16, 2003 the Hartford Courant reported that "as a day of worship, Sunday has no particular relevance in the Hindu faith. And until recently at Sri Satyanarayana Temple [NY], there certainly was no such thing as Sunday school... But now, more than 50 children who range from 4 to 15 fill the temple's downstairs room every Sunday. The Temple's Sunday school is one of about a half-dozen Sunday schools within a temple in the country, said Jyotish Parekh, president of World Hindu Council of America, a religious and cultural...

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Interfaith Activity in Dutchess County, NY

June 15, 2003

Source: Poughkeepsie Journal

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On June 15, 2003 the Poughkeepsie Journal reported that "Dutchess County [NY] truly is a melting pot of religious faiths -- and religious tolerance... 'In many ways the county is very diverse and it breeds tolerance,' said Michael Tori, a religion professor at Marist College... The county may be nearly three-fourths Roman Catholic, but not one faith dominates, he said... 'For the most part, there has been a very good-hearted...

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Diverse Religious Growth in Dutchess County, NY

June 15, 2003

Source: Poughkeepsie Journal

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On June 15, 2003 the Poughkeepsie Journal reported that "peek into almost any house of worship and the population growth in Dutchess County is obvious... Along with the swelling population comes a growing number of religious followers -- in just about every faith... Many local congregations say their membership is growing and they need to expand facilities to accommodate new members... The Hindu Samaj, also on All Angels, has...

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Hindu Temple of Wisconsin Installs New Icons

June 13, 2003

Source: Journal-Sentinel

On June 13, 2003 Journal-Sentinel reported, "Some 2000 to 4000 Hindus from southeastern Wisconsin are expected to gather at the Hindu Temple of Wisconsin this weekend for phase two of what is known as prana pratishthapana, or installation and consecration of deities. Non-Hindus in the general public are invited, too... The main shrine in this temple is devoted to Lord Vishnu. His icon was installed last year with atht of his wife, Lakshimi, the goddess of wealth. Another icon of Lakshimi will be installed in separate shrines...

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Jains and Hindus Celebrate Together in Michigan

June 13, 2003

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.detnews.com/2003/religion/0306/23/d07n-192139.htm

On June 13, 2003 The Associated Press reported that "members of the Bharatiya Temple of Lansing are celebrating the consecration of the gods, a ceremony they believe gave their temple life and divine power... About 900 mid-Michigan families attend the temple to practice Hinduism or Jainism, two related religions that began in India... It is the fifth anniversary of the...

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British Hindus Upset By Blasphemy Law

June 10, 2003

Source: MSN.com

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On June 10, 2003 MSN.com ran a story from the Hindustan Times reporting that "a serious controversy has erupted following the release of a report by the [British] House of Lords Select Committee on Religious Offences from Westminster.

The committee was asked to decide whether the present law on religious offences that so far protects only the Anglican Church against blasphemy should be extended to include other...

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Hindu Temple of Wisconsin

June 6, 2003

Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

http://www.jsonline.com/lifestyle/religion/jun03/146252.asp

On June 6, 2003 the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that "the public is invited to the Hindu Temple of Wisconsin in City of Pewaukee for phase two of the installation of deities. Idols that represent supreme beings of the Hindu faith will be placed in shrines and infused with divine powers. The schedule is: Friday, 3:30 p.m., procession to altar area; June 14, 3:...

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5,000 Attend Hindu Temple Consecration in Illinois

June 2, 2003

Source: Suburban Chicago Newspapers

http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/beaconnews/archives/a02temple.htm

On June 2, 2003 Suburban Chicago Newspapers reported that a "Water that had been blessed was sprinkled from a helicopter onto the estimated 5,000 people from across the nation gathered in Aurora Sunday for the Maha Samprokshanam. It was the final ceremony in the five-day event [was held to renew] the consecration of the Hindu Temple in Aurora......

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Interfaith Center of Greater Harrisburg Celebrates Anniversary, Discuss Hinduism

June 2, 2003

Source: The Patriot-News

http://pennlive.com/news/patriotnews/index.ssf?/xml/story.ssf/html_standard.xsl?/base/news/1054546228199250.xml

On June 2, 2003 The Patriot-News reported that "Dr. Mukund Kulkarni smiled when he told his audience of Christians, Baha'is and Islamic believers that Hinduism is a faith without a single founder, specific theological system or single system of morality... There was little...

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