Hinduism

Hindu-Jewish-Buddhist-Christian Clergy Prayed Together to Bless Catholic School Students

February 14, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Baltische Rundschau

http://www.baltische-rundschau.eu/2009/02/14/hindu-jewish-buddhist-christian-clergy-prayed-together-to-bless-catholic-school-students/

In a remarkable interfaith gesture, faith leaders from different religions and denominations got together on February 13 to pray and bless the students of prestigious Bishop Manogue...

Read more about Hindu-Jewish-Buddhist-Christian Clergy Prayed Together to Bless Catholic School Students

Hindus Urge Russian Orthodox Church to Promote Interfaith Talk

February 14, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: NI Wire

http://www.newstrackindia.com/newsdetails/67676

Congratulating Metropolitan Kirill on his election as the 16th Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church, Hindus hope that he would promote interfaith dialogue in the world.

Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, lauded declaration of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, after his enthronement, “......

Read more about Hindus Urge Russian Orthodox Church to Promote Interfaith Talk

A Summer Camp to Make Hindu Children Better Hindus

February 12, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Hinduism Today

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/hpi/2009/2/12.shtml#3

The Sadhu Vaswani Center of New Jersey will host a Summer Camp in the foothills of the Catskill mountains from June 28, 2009 to July 11, 2009. Emphasis will be "to make Hindu youth informed and proud," with focus on practical elements of Hindu faith and practice that youth can take back with them and put into action in their own lives. The theme of this year'...

Read more about A Summer Camp to Make Hindu Children Better Hindus

Hindus & Jews Ask for Adequate Compensation for Savagely Burnt Sikh Immigrant

February 11, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: News Blaze

http://newsblaze.com/story/20090211082739zzzz.nb/topstory.html

Hindus and Jews have demanded adequate compensation by the Italian government for an Indian immigrant who was reportedly brutally beaten, insulted and set on fire with petrol while asleep in Nettuno, south of Rome.

Rajan Zed, acclaimed Hindu statesman; and Rabbi Jonathan B. Freirich, prominent Jewish leader in Nevada and...

Read more about Hindus & Jews Ask for Adequate Compensation for Savagely Burnt Sikh Immigrant

Thousands Of Muslims Vow to Combat Terror

February 3, 2009

Author: V.P.K. Shukoor

Source: Arab News

http://arabnews.com/?page=4&section=0&article=118812&d=3&m=2&y=2009&pix=world.jpg&category=World

India’s one of the most prominent Muslim organizations, the Jamiat Ulema-i-Hind (JUH), organized a massive anti-terrorism convention in Bangalore on Saturday, which strongly condemned terrorism in all its forms.

Attended by thousands Muslims from...

Read more about Thousands Of Muslims Vow to Combat Terror

Worshippers Celebrate 3rd Anniversary Of Hindu Temple

February 2, 2009

Author: Robert Annis

Source: IndyStar.com

http://www.indystar.com/article/20090202/LOCAL/902020356

Hundreds of worshippers packed the Hindu Temple of Central Indiana on the Far Eastside to celebrate its third anniversary Sunday.

Some parishioners dressed in colorful traditional Indian clothing and others wore western garb. They took turns waving trays of burning incense in front of an altar bearing more than a dozen statues, flowers...

Read more about Worshippers Celebrate 3rd Anniversary Of Hindu Temple

Hindus Attack Christians On Indian Island

February 1, 2009

Author: Nirmala Carvalho

Source: Spero News

http://www.speroforum.com/a/17973/Hindus-attack-Christians-on-Indian-island

It was supposed to be a day of celebration, but instead it turned into the latest example of violence by Hindu radicals against Christians and the conversion of tribals. Hundreds of Catholic faithful were beaten, humiliated, mocked, and driven away.

On January 24, a few hundred Catholics crossed the...

Read more about Hindus Attack Christians On Indian Island

Chaplain to Give Hindu Prayers At Ore. Legislature

January 27, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Boston Examiner

Wire Service: AP

http://www.examiner.com/a-1818246~Chaplain_to_give_Hindu_prayers_at_Ore__Legislature.html

A northern Nevada chaplain who a year ago became the first to read a Hindu prayer at the U.S. Senate plans to read the prayers at state legislatures in Oregon, Colorado and Indiana.

Rajan Zed is the president of University...

Read more about Chaplain to Give Hindu Prayers At Ore. Legislature

Indonesian Muslims Banned From Practicing Yoga

January 26, 2009

Author: Robin McDowell

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.philly.com/philly/wires/ap/news/world/20090126_ap_indonesianmuslimsbannedfrompracticingyoga.html

Muslims in Indonesia are banned from practicing yoga that contains Hindu rituals like chanting, the country's top Islamic body said Monday, echoing concerns by some religious groups elsewhere about its effect on their faith.

...

Read more about Indonesian Muslims Banned From Practicing Yoga

Prayers for Obama In Hindu Temples In America

January 21, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Indopia

http://www.indopia.in/India-usa-uk-news/latest-news/483791/International/2/20/2

Several Hindu temples across the United States today sought heavenly blessings for the newly inaugurated President Barack Obama by ringing bells, lighting sacred lamps and reciting from scriptures.

The ceremonies were held in response of the Hindu American Foundation...

Read more about Prayers for Obama In Hindu Temples In America

US-Based Hindu Group Praises Obama for His Remark On Religions

January 21, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: DNA

http://www.dnaindia.com/report.asp?newsid=1223585

US president Barack Obama drew appreciation and expression of gratitude from a US-based Hindu group for his inaugural speech where he mentioned Hindus along with Christians, Jews and Muslims who form part of this "great nation.

"His words provide us with hope that the Hindu American voice will not only be heard but valued," Hindu American Foundation's Director...

Read more about US-Based Hindu Group Praises Obama for His Remark On Religions

"The Inauguration of President Barack Obama," a Commentary by Diana L. Eck

January 20, 2009

Author: Diana L. Eck

Source: Politico

http://www.politico.com/arena/perm/Diana_Eck_ED627108-BA1B-4F66-ACB6-24AFC6D21D9A.html

The strength of our patchwork heritage. . .

The huge and diverse, cheering crowd on the Mall was a visual counterpart to a unique part of the inaugural address. Coming right after his powerful words to those "who seek to advance their aims by inducing terror," he spoke of the...

Read more about "The Inauguration of President Barack Obama," a Commentary by Diana L. Eck

Kite Flying On Makar Sankaranti Marks Hindu Muslim Unity

January 20, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: One India

http://living.oneindia.in/insync/pulse/2009/makar-sankaranti-gujarat-kites-uttarayan-130109.html

With Makar Sankaranti in the corner and country to celebrate it in different ways, the Hindu festival is one of the biggest and popularly celebrated in Gujarat. Uttarayan is the phase when sun travels towards the north on the celestial sphere. The starting of Uttarayan is...

Read more about Kite Flying On Makar Sankaranti Marks Hindu Muslim Unity

State Of Virginia Changes School Curriculum for Hinduism

January 19, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Hinduism Today

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/hpi/2009/1/21.shtml#1

HPI has just become aware of the successful outcome of Hindus in Virginia to change the State's curriculum for teaching of Hinduism as part of world history. Rakesh Bahadur, with others, spearheaded the effort. The entire curriculum revision for the State may be downloaded at the URL above. One can then search "Hinduism" to find the changed sections.
...

Read more about State Of Virginia Changes School Curriculum for Hinduism

A Hindu Ritual That's Short, Sweet

January 19, 2009

Author: Leslie Ferenc

Source: The Star-Ledger

http://www.thestar.com/News/GTA/article/573292

Like father, like son.

It's been that way for generations in the Jain family, where a baby boy's first haircut is an auspicious and joyous occasion.

And 39 years after Atul Jain had his long black curly locks shorn and his head shaved in a 3,000-year-old Hindu ceremony, dozens of relatives and friends gathered to see his son Jeevan's ritual...

Read more about A Hindu Ritual That's Short, Sweet

Pages