Hinduism

Update: Interfaith Habitat for Humanity Project

May 31, 2003

Source: The Toledo Blade

http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20030531/NEWS10/105310143

On May 31, 2003 The Toledo Blade reported that "one of the most vivid images to emerge from a MultiFaith Habitat for Humanity project to be dedicated tomorrow was that of an Orthodox Jewish woman and a Muslim woman wearing a head scarf carrying a board together as they cleaned the construction site... Nobody snapped a photograph of the...

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Update: Utah's New Hindu Temple and Congregation Leader

May 24, 2003

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

http://www.sltrib.com/2003/may/05242003/saturday/saturday.asp

On May 24, 2003 The Salt Lake Tribune reported that "the proper ritual required mango leaves to be offered to the deity, but mangoes don't grow in Utah, so leaves had been specially ordered from Florida. When the auspicious day arrived, the mango leaves didn't... So Pundit Somayaji Shashidhara, the new priest at the Sri Ganesha Temple in South Jordan, simply substituted...

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Interfaith Celebration for Ma Jaya Bhagavati's Birthday

May 20, 2003

Source: Florida Today

http://www.floridatoday.com/!NEWSROOM/localstoryA53181A.htm

On May 20, 2003 Florida Today reported that "a humanitarian award, interfaith peace walk, open house and vegetarian sit-down dinner for 500 are planned at the Kashi Ashram in Roseland on Saturday and Sunday. Most events are open to the community... The weekend will celebrate [Ma Jaya] Bhagavati's birthday with a theme "A Time for Peace." More than 800 people are expected... An...

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Rajdhani Mandir Temple to Include Lord Buddha

May 18, 2003

Source: The Washington Post

On May 18, 2003 The Washington Post reported that "the dozen or so deities at the Rajdhani Mandir, a Hindu temple in Chantilly, draw hundreds of devotees each week who stand or kneel before the various incarnations of God to seek blessings. But this weekend, Hindus found themselves praying alongside newcomers of a different faith... In a three-day ceremony where smoky tendrils of incense swirled and wafted as monks chanted, the temple inaugurated Lord Buddha into the ranks of its deities. In doing so, the Hindu temple became the...

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Dallas Hare Krishnas Hold "Festival of Chariots"

May 17, 2003

Source: Dallas Morning News

On May 17, 2003 the Dallas Morning News reported that "Dallas-area devotees will join Hare Krishnas around the world this month in a 5,000-year-old festival to welcome home Lord Krishna. The Jaganatha Ratha Yatra Parade and Festival will start at 2 p.m. Sunday in Kalachandji Park, next door to the Dallas Hare Krisna Temple... The event also called the Festival of Chariots, is a traditional Indian celebration that recreates Lord Krishna's return to his boyhood home."

H. Res 234 Condemning Bigotry against Arab, Muslim, South Asian, and Sikh Americans

May 15, 2003

Source: House.gov

http ://w ww.house.gov/apps/list/press/oh09_kaptur/bigotry.html

On May 15, 2003 House.gov reported that "Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur today joined Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA) to introduce legislation in the House of Representatives condemning violence and bigotry against Arab Americans, Muslim Americans, South Asian Americans and Sikh Americans. Kaptur’s bill also calls upon law enforcement authorities to aid on the prevention and prosecution of hate crimes wherever they occur... 'The district I...

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Challenging the Notion of an Evangelical Christian America

May 14, 2003

Source: Orlando Sentinel

http://www.OrlandoSentinel.com/

On May 14, 2003 the Orlando Sentinel reported that "a Unitarian minister Tuesday challenged the notion that America is an evangelical Christian nation, calling on local religious leaders to revive a group to promote tolerance and civility... 'We are not basically an evangelical Christian country,' said the Rev. John Higgins, president of the Florida chapter of The Interfaith Alliance. Higgins was among five speakers at the University...

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Update: Mother's Day in Multifaith America

May 10, 2003

Source: The Cincinnati Enquirer

http://www.enquirer.com/editions/2003/05/10/loc_faithmatters10.html

On May 10, 2003 The Cincinnati Enquirer reported that "Mothers play an important part in the world's religions, such as the Virgin Mary, mother of Jesus; Yocheved, Moses' mother who puts him in an ark on the Nile to save his life; and Khadijah, the Mother of Believers in Islam... In the Hindu tradition, a mother is a goddess, as is the case of both Bharat...

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Editorial: Religious Pluralism in America

May 10, 2003

Source: Honolulu Advertiser

http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/2003/May/10/il/il42a.html

On May 10, 2003 the Honolulu Advertiser printed an editorial by Robert Ganung stating that "it is almost impossible for me to write about spiritual matters without referring to my spiritual master, Thich Nhat Hanh. Although I am from another religious tradition (United Methodist minister), this gentle Zen monk from Vietnam has influenced my spiritual journey...

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Judge Orders Hare Krishnas to Remove Cows

May 8, 2003

Source: Newsday

http://www.newsday.com/news/local/wire/ny-bc-ny--religiouscows0508may08,0,1530564.story

On May 8, 2003 Newsday reported that "a judge has given a Hare Krishna couple 15 days to remove four cows from their property, ruling the animals violate a village law... Judge Michael Nenno issued the decision Wednesday, on the second day of court proceedings brought by the Village of Angelica against Stephen and Linda Voith......

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