Hinduism

HAF Joins Prominent Bangladesh Human Rights Group At United Nations Panel: Highlight Abuse Against Minority Women

March 6, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Hindu American Foundation

http://www.hinduamericanfoundation.org/?q=node/224

The Hindu American Foundation (HAF) joined the Human Rights Congress for Bangladesh Minorities (HRCBM) and other prominent NGO's in addressing a panel discussion on violence against minority women and girls in Bangladesh at the United Nations on March 6. The meeting brought together NGO's in consultative relationships with the...

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Prince Charles Visits Temple for Holi But Shies Away From Colour

March 5, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Sindh Today

http://www.sindhtoday.net/south-asia/71231.htm

Prince Charles and his wife Camilla Parker-Bowles visited a massive temple in northwest London Wednesday to celebrate Holi with all the colour, music and dance of the festival, but were spared being doused in colour themselves.

The royal couple visited the Swaminarayan temple in Neasden, where they saw children throw coloured powder and water at each other....

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First Phase Of Hindu Cultural Center Nearing Completion

March 2, 2009

Author: Neil Nisperos

Source: Contra Costa Times

http://www.contracostatimes.com/california/ci_11823608

A Hindu temple and adjoining Indian cultural center may still be under construction, but just off the 71 Freeway the ornately carved red Burmese teak that graces a large reception hall represents a sign of things to come.

The first phase of work on the religious and cultural center - which will be the location of a Hindu temple complex...

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Hindus Urge Medical & Religious Communities to Open Free Interfaith Clinics for USA´s Uninsured

March 2, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Los Angeles Chronicle

http://www.losangeleschronicle.com/articles/view/92964

Hindus have urged the medical and religious communities of the country to join hands to open free interfaith health clinics for the uninsured and poor.

Acclaimed Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that until we had some kind of universal health coverage, we were morally obligated to provide about 45...

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Documentary Film Highlights Protested Hindu Prayer In US Senate

February 25, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Baltische Rundschau

http://www.baltische-rundschau.eu/2009/02/25/documentary-film-highlights-protested-hindu-prayer-in-us-senate/

Documentary film “ARTICLE VI: Faith* Politics* America”, in which the scene of protested historic first Hindu prayer in United States Senate appears prominently, is reportedly making the rounds of leading film festivals....

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Indian Christians Afraid Again After New Slaying

February 24, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Zenit

http://www.zenit.org/article-25186?l=english

The slaying of another Christian in the Eastern Indian state of Orissa has rekindled fears among a population driven from their homes by a wave of persecution at the hands of Hindu extremists.

Hrudyananda Nayak, 45, was found dead last Thursday, showing signs of a violent end to his life, Aid to the Church in Need reported.

Ongoing Hindu-Christian tensions...

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Dispelling the Myths

February 24, 2009

Author: Rachel Platis

Source: The Daily Texan

http://www.dailytexanonline.com/dispelling_the_myths-1.1570394

Bollywood music sounded from speakers on the West Mall on Monday in celebration of the Hinduism Awareness Week kickoff rally, presented by the Hindu Students Council.

The annual rally aims to address common misconceptions about Hinduism and to educate students about the religion. Other events will be held each day of the...

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Hindu Chaplain Gives Opening Prayer In Ind. Senate

February 19, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Chicago Tribune

Wire Service: AP

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A Hindu chaplain gave the opening prayer in the Indiana Senate in what is believed to be a first for the chamber.

Rajan (RA-zhan) Zed of Reno, Nev., read Hindu scripture passages Thursday, reciting them in Sanskrit and then English as senators stood with heads bowed. The passages urged lawmakers to do work with...

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Hindu Temple to Open In Spring

February 18, 2009

Author: Leeanne T. Stronach

Source: Wicked Local Holbrook

http://www.wickedlocal.com/holbrook/news/x1802689935/Hindu-temple-to-open-in-spring

Instead of a new eating establishment taking over the former Friendly’s Restaurant on South Franklin Street, a new Hindu temple, the Braj Mandir, will make that site its home.

In a town where one can find several places of worship, Laura McFarland, coordinator of...

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Historical Hindu Prayer Opened Colorado House Of Representatives In USA

February 18, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Baltische Rundschau

http://www.baltische-rundschau.eu/2009/02/18/historical-hindu-prayer-opened-colorado-house-of-representatives-in-usa/

Groundbreaking Sanskrit mantras from ancient Hindu scriptures reverberated in Colorado House of Representatives in Denver today, reportedly for the first time in its history.

Acclaimed Hindu statesman Rajan Zed...

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Parade to Install Hindu Statues

February 15, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/derbyshire/7891109.stm

Hundreds of people have paraded through the streets of Derby as part of a religious ceremony to install statues at a Hindu temple.

Fourteen marble icons were unveiled at the Geeta Bhawan temple in Pear Tree on Sunday.

Prem Shukla, an executive member at the temple, said he was proud that the building is being used...

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