Hinduism

Increases in Religious Buildings in West Omaha

March 4, 2003

Source: The Omaha World-Herald

On March 4, 2003 The Omaha World-Herald reported that "West Omaha is undergoing a wave of religious building as churches expand to match the suburban population growth and a demand for better facilities... More than $ 25 million has been committed to projects either finished in recent years or under way. The cost of further expansions and new houses of worship in high-profile suburban locations could easily surpass $ 50million... The rate of construction is a strong sign of progress in Omaha, considering the current economic...

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Update: St. Louis Hindu Temple Twice Vandalized, Suspects Apprehended

March 1, 2003

Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

On March 1, 2003 the St. Louis Post-Dispatch printed a letter from Dr. Warren E. Crews, President of the Board Interfaith Partnership of Metropolitan St. Louis. In it he stated, "I would like to extend the sympathy of the Interfaith Partnership, a coalition of 28 faith groups in the St. Louis area, to members of the Hindu Temple of St. Louis. The vandalizing of the front doors of their temple is an outrage. Such acts of religious hatred must not be tolerated. They are a threat to all of us. We have stood up to threats against...

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Many South Asians Join Anti-war March

February 28, 2003

Source: India Abroad

On February 28, 2003 the India Abroad reported that the February 15 anti-war protest in New York City "included several hundred South Asian protesters, some of whom had arrived from as far away as Boston, Washington DC, Colorado and Ohio. There was a range of ages and professions marching, from theater groups and lawyers to computer professionals and stockbrokers... An Indian peace chant was among the voices of protest."

Student Conference Examines British Hindu Identity

February 27, 2003

Source: BBC News

http://www.bbc.co.uk/leicester/faith/2003/02/be_british_be_hindu_conference.shtml

On February 27, 2003 the BBC News reported on a university conference entitled, "Be British Be Hindu," in which college-age Hindu students discussed what it is to be both British and Hindu: "Organisers of the event say they are tired of being labelled as Asians and branded by branches of the media and politicians as one group. Events such as...

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Update: St. Louis Hindu Temple Twice Vandalized, Suspects Apprehended

February 25, 2003

Source: KSDK TV

On February 25, 2003 KSDK TV reported that "Members of the Hindu Temple of St. Louis are on edge today, after someone threw a firebomb at the temples door, causing fire damage to the ornate structure... Temple Members say the damage was discovered Sunday morning before services. Pieces of glass from a broken bottle were lying in front of the ten-foot doors that lead into the Temple built in 1990, and decorated by Hindu Priests from India."

Update: St. Louis Hindu Temple Twice Vandalized, Suspects Apprehended

February 25, 2003

Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

On February 25, 2003 the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that "security video cameras will be installed outside the Hindu Temple of St. Louis as the result of a firebombing that caused only superficial damage over the weekend, the head of its board said Monday... A bottle containing a flammable liquid was set afire and thrown against the front door of the temple, at 725 Weidman Road in west St. Louis County, between 9:30 p.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. Sunday, police said. The fire quickly burned itself out, charring a 3 1/2- to 4-...

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Religious and Ethnic Diversity in Gwinnett, GA

February 23, 2003

Source: Gwinnett Daily Post

http://www.gwinnettdailyonline.com/GDP/archive/article97AFAF0AFA724A0A8C29C754B2BD5D25.asp?printerFriendly=true

On February 23, 2003 the Gwinnett Daily Post reported that "more than 1 out of 10 Gwinnett residents are Hispanic or Latino. Eight out of 100 are Asian... Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and other faiths are practiced in more than 400 places of worship in...

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Divided Opinions Over Practice of Yoga in Aspen Schools

February 21, 2003

Source: India Abroad

On February 21, 2003 India Abroad reported that residents of Aspen are expressing differing opinions concerning the teaching of yoga in Aspen public schools. "Teaching yoga in public schools not only violates the Constitution, says pastor Steven Woodrow of the First Baptist Church, it also draws young children unwittingly towards Hinduism... As for the contention of Aspen Elementary School principal Barb Pitchford who argues yoga helps children concentrate better and improves physique, Woodrow asks: 'How about teaching them Pilates or...

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Interfaith Religious Supplies

February 20, 2003

Source: The Atlanta Journal and Constitution

On February 20, 2003 The Atlanta Journal and Constitution reported that "as Atlanta's interfaith movement builds, stores that specialize in religious supplies become attractions not just to those of a particular faith, but also to shoppers --- and the curious --- of other backgrounds. Classes at the Tibetan Buddhist center in north DeKalb County attract significant numbers of non-Buddhists, and visitors show up regularly for services at a Hindu temple, members of each say... 'When non-Jewish people come into our...

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Kashi Ashram Expansion Plans Approved

February 19, 2003

Source: Press Journal

On February 19, 2003 the Press Journal reported that "Kashi Ashram supporters got their prayers answered Tuesday with the Indian River County [FL] Commission's unanimous approval of the interfaith community's expansion plans... In a 5-0 vote, the commission rezoned Kashi's 78 acres west of Roseland Road and east of the St. Sebastian River from residential uses, at one home per acre, to a mixed-use planned development... The commission also approved a conceptual plan for 39 homes, 15 duplexes, five guesthouses, a spa, an enlarged school...

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Hindu Activists Arrested For Forcing Entry Into Disputed Religious Monument

February 18, 2003

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/2776921.stm

On February 18, 2003 the BBC News reported that "police in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh have arrested around 150 hardline Hindu activists for allegedly forcing their way into a disputed religious monument...The incident happened in an area called Bhojshala, in the state's Dhar district, about 100 miles south-west of the capital Bhopal. The Hindu mob tried to rush to the site after an...

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Religious Groups Speak Out Against War with Iraq: Feb. 2003

February 18, 2003

Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

http://www.accessatlanta.com/ajc/metro/atlanta/0203/18protest.html

On February 18, 2003 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that "two hundred solemn faces -- some seasoned with age, others fresh with youth -- packed the pews at the Ebenezer Baptist Church on Monday night as leaders from various faiths took to the pulpit to pray for peace... The choice of venue for the Interfaith Prayer Meeting for Peace was...

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