Hinduism

Arun Gandhi, Son of Mahatma Gandhi, to Lead Washington-based Interfaith Group

February 15, 2003

Source: The Dallas Morning News

On February 15, 2003 the Dallas Morning News reported that "The grandson of Indian peace activist Mahatma Gandhi has been named chairman of the board of directors at Interfaith Alliance. Arun Gandhi will lead the Washington-based group, which lobbies for religious freedom and interfaith understanding. Mr. Gandhi is the co-founder of the M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence in Memphis, Tenn., and a prolific author. 'At this moment in history, when religion is often cited as the cause, rather than the solution, to conflict,...

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Faith-Based Matchmaking

February 14, 2003

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

On February 14, 2003 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that "Scott McWilliams didn't believe that God had chosen one woman for him -- until he met and married the woman of his dreams through Equally Yoked, a club for Christian singles... Susan Jacobs, 26, an Orthodox Jew from Squirrel Hill, met her boyfriend at a conference on modern Orthodoxy... Before then, Jacobs had tried matchmakers, singles events, and even two Jewish Internet dating services... for Orthodox Jews... The Internet, where the greatest growth in faith-...

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Hindu Man Sues Chevys Over Negligence to Ensure Beef-Free Foods

February 13, 2003

Source: India-West

http://news.ncmonline.com/news/view_article.html?article_id=2d05390d2e37dc46e53e10acd54c8371

On February 13, 2003 India-West reported that "it may have been accidental, but the waitress's smirk as she served beef to a local Hindu man in a supposedly vegetarian burrito told another story... Keshav Pabbi and his family were horrified to find chunks of beef in their food one night last September, especially since...

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Multi-Religious Memorial Services for Columbia Crew

February 10, 2003

Source: St. Petersburg Times

On February 10, 2003 the St. Petersburg Times reported that "Pawan K. Rattan looked around the Hindu temple during an interfaith memorial service Sunday for the crew of space shuttle Columbia and noticed Jews, Indians and Christians in the crowd...The crew of Columbia's last mission, which included an Israeli, an Indian and five American-born astronauts, was a 'flight of a rainbow of cultures...' More than 100 people went to the Hindu Temple of Florida on Lynn Road to celebrate that diversity... For Rabbi Eric Lazar, the...

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Race and Hate Crimes in Post 9/11 Medford, OR

February 9, 2003

Source: The Oregonian

http://www.oregonlive.com/regional/oregonian/index.ssf?/base/news/1044709371247310.xml

On February 9, 2003 The Oregonian reported that "during his seven years as a Medford [OR] resident, motel owner Nick Patel has always bragged to friends that he could leave his doors unlocked... But following a half dozen recent hate crimes, including a brash attack last week on a motel clerk from India who was mistaken for an...

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Celebrations of Saraswati Puja

February 9, 2003

Source: The Morning Call

On February 9, 2003 The Morning Call reported that "n India, the celebration of the Saraswati Puja is so widely marked that schools close for the day and Hindu families gather at temple for hours of worship and feasting... Indian-Americans relegate the celebration to a Saturday, when schools are already closed. But as festivities at the Hindu Temple Society in [New Jersey's] Hanover Township, Lehigh County, this weekend showed, the customs still observed on this continent manage to preserve the day as something special... In Hindu...

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Yogi Divine Society Buys Healing Waters Cathedral

February 7, 2003

Source: The Columbus Dispatch

On February 7, 2003 The Columbus Dispatch reported that "a Hindu temple yesterday closed its deal to buy evangelist Leroy Jenkins' Healing Waters Cathedral for $1.3 million... The purchase will give the Yogi Divine Society, based in New Jersey, room for up to 800 followers in central Ohio and adjacent states... The deal includes 9 acres on S. Sandusky Street on Delaware's south side that has been owned by the Leroy Jenkins Evangelical Association for 33 years, said Gloria Rose, a real-estate agent with the Gilbert Group, a...

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Multi-Religious Memorial Services for Columbia Crew

February 5, 2003

Source: The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/tribune-review/news/s_116205.html

On February 5, 2003 The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported that "Kalpana Chawla, 41, was born in Karnal, India, and later became an American citizen. She was the first Indian-American woman to fly into space... Prayers were offered and moments of silence observed Saturday and yesterday at all three Hindu temples in Penn Hills and Monroeville."

Multi-Religious Memorial Services for Columbia Crew

February 3, 2003

Source: Palm Beach Post

http://www.gopbi.com/partners/pbpost/epaper/editions/today/news_e3d3af3f

On February 3, 2003 the Palm Beach Post reported that "as the pictures of the space shuttle, its crew and Indian-American astronaut Kalpana Chawla flashed on a screen at a [Palm Beach, FL] Hindu temple, 27-year-old Priti Patel had such mixed feelings... Although many Indians knew before the accident that Chawla was the first astronaut born in India,...

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Multi-Religious Memorial Services for Columbia Crew

February 3, 2003

Source: Sun and Weekly Hearld

http://www.sun-herald.com/NewsArchive2/020303/tp1ch11.htm?date=020303&story=tp1ch11.htm

On February 3, 2003 the Sun and Weekly Hearld reported that "across Florida and around the world, people of many faiths offered prayers Sunday for the victims of a space tragedy that transcends doctrines... It would be hard to assemble a more diverse group: five men, two women; five white, one black, one East Indian;...

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The Kaunakakai Temple in Hawaii

February 1, 2003

Source: The Honolulu Advertiser

http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/2003/Feb/01/il/il15afaith.html

On February 1, 2003 The Honolulu Advertiser reported on the "the Kaunakakai temple, [which] is the only Buddhist temple on that island, said the Rev. Shugen Komagata, senior minister for the Nu'uanu betsuin... Built in 1952 and dedicated in 1953, it is styled like a Hindu temple, with small towers on both wings and a 70-foot tower in the center...

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