Hinduism

Editorials: Religions in Maine

May 8, 2003

Source: Casco Bay Weekly

http://www.cascobayweekly.com/cbw2003/cover/cover05.08.03-2.stm

On May 8, 2003 the Casco Bay Weekly published an editorial by Abraham J. Peck stating that "Professor Diana Eck of Harvard University argues in her recent book, A New Religious America: How a 'Christian Country' Has Become the World’s Most Religiously Diverse Nation, that 'the presupposition that America is foundationally Christian' is being challenged by a new...

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Indian Immigrants in the Chicago Area

May 4, 2003

Source: Daily Herald

http://www.dailyherald.com/special/passagefromindia/temple.asp

On May 4, 2003 Daily Herald reported that "'just as on every street corner there's a different type of church, Indians also have different types of temples,' said Subrahmanyam Vemuri, president of the Hindu Temple of Greater Chicago. ... There are 17 Hindu temples in the greater Chicago area. All of them are built primarily with donations from Indian immigrants. Many are...

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Indian Immigrants in the Chicago Area

May 4, 2003

Source: Daily Herald

http://www.dailyherald.com/special/passagefromindia/hindu.asp

On May 4, 2003 Daily Herald reported that "scholars and non-nationalist Hindus in the United States increasingly are concerned about the proliferation of RSS [Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh] branches in this country, known here as the HSS, called shakhas. In 1991, there were just three shakhas in the United States; now, there are more than 50, according to the...

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Hindu Society of Central Florida to Construct New Temple

May 3, 2003

Source: Orlando Sentinel

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/seminole/orl-locstemple03050303may03,0,3703483.story?coll=orl%2Dnews%2Dheadlines%2Dseminole

On May 3, 2003 the Orlando Sentinel reported that "construction is set to begin this month on a 13,000-square-foot Vedic temple that will fulfill a decades-old dream of Central Florida's Hindu community. When completed in about two...

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Dickinson College Students Map Religious Diversity of Pennsylvania

May 2, 2003

Source: Penn Live

http ://w ww.pennlive.com/living/patriotnews/index.ssf?/xml/story.ssf/html_standard.xsl?/base/living/1051781819113460.xml

On May 2, 2003 Penn Live reported that "students in a New American Religious Diversity class at Dickinson College [PA] this semester did fieldwork just a short ride from their dorms in Carlisle... The students were welcomed as Muslims prayed at a mosque in Steelton, Hindus read aloud the Ramayana at a temple in Fairview, and Buddhists drummed and chanted in a Columbia temple that used...

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Update: Interfaith Prayers at Muncie City Hall

May 2, 2003

Source: Indy Star

http://www.indystar.com/print/articles/0/039991-4390-P.html

On May 2, 2003 the Indy Star reported that "the Christians prayed, and so did Jews, Muslims, Hindus and Bahais, for one nation under God, indivisible... But they did so in separate services Thursday honoring the National Day of Prayer, challenging the very meaning of an observance meant to unite all Americans... At noon, an estimated 125 people gathered for an hourlong service on the...

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Update: Hindus Protest over Sandels with Ganesha Images

May 1, 2003

Source: India-West

http://news.ncmonline.com/news/view_article.html?article_id=66b10da4b2bb6bcdf22324495852dc1f

On May 1, 2003 India-West reported that "Hindu organizations have loudly protested a NASDAQ-listed manufacturer's attempt to market flip-flop sandals with Ganesha images on its insole... Following an informal protest April 27 by Internet activist group IndiaCause.com and an...

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Update: Hindus Protest over Sandels with Ganesha Images

April 29, 2003

Source: American Hindus Against Defamation

http://www.hindunet.org/ahad/americaneagle/

On April 29, 2003 American Hindus Against Defamation issued a press release stating that "AHAD was informed of this issue on April 23, and its members launched an informal campaign to have the flip flops withdrawn. On April 27, AHAD launched a formal campaign against American Eagle Outfitters for putting Lord Ganesh on Flip Flops (shoes)... American Eagle Outfitters have offered a formal...

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Historical Markers Placed at Three Different Religious Sites

April 26, 2003

Source: Toledo Blade

http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?Date=20030426&Category=NEWS10&ArtNo=104260136&Ref=AR

On April 26, 2003 the Toledo Blade reported that "historical markers will be dedicated at three sites in northwest Ohio tomorrow as part of the Ohio Bicentennial Commission’s recognition of the state’s religious heritage... The area markers, which are among 12 in the state, are being...

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Update: Maxim Apology Not Enough, Say Protesters

April 25, 2003

Source: Tolerance.org

http://www.tolerance.org/news/article_tol.jsp?id=751

On April 25, 2003 Tolerance.org reported that "a 15-line 'apology' in the April issue of Maxim magazine has done little to quell protests about the magazine's three-page depiction in January of Mahatma Gandhi as a punching bag for a so-called 'Kick-Ass Workout...' 'This 'apology' almost makes me angrier than the article,' said Michelle Naef, administrator of the M.K. Gandhi Institute for...

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Second Annual Interfaith Pagan Pride Parade

April 13, 2003

Source: The Argus

On April 13, 2003 The Argus reported that "even though this is only its second year, today's Interfaith Pagan Pride Parade will have an old soul... The theme is 'Ancient Voices,' honoring nature-based traditions throughout history that have 'revered the Earth as a church itself, the divinity within and around,' said parade organizer Micha Dunston... 'In Interfaith dialogue, the word pagan represents people who follow indigenous, tribal, polytheistic, nature-based and Earth-based beliefs,' Dunston said. 'So you have anything from...

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Dallas Museum of Art Opens New Exhibit of South Indian Art

April 12, 2003

Source: Dallas Morning News

On April 12, 2003 Dallas Morning News reported that the Dallas Museum of Art opened a new exhibit last week of Chola bronzes from South India called "The Sensuous and the Sacred. The exhibit... features 59 examples of Hindu religious art from American and European collections. The works evoke the Chola dynasty era, between the ninth and 13th centuries... The period also marked a turn to more emotional devotional Hindu practice. 'These pieces convey a wonderful, human immediacy,' says Dr. Anne Bromberg, the DMA's curator of...

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