Jainism

Jain Society Marks 30th Anniversary in Detroit

May 16, 2005

Source: Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/news/religion/jain16e_20050516.htm

On May 16, 2005 the Detroit Free Press reported, "in a world of terror and war, the Jain's staunch belief in ahimsa -- the Sanskrit word for nonviolence -- may seem out of place. But it has sustained Jains for thousands of years in India, and now metro Detroit. On Sunday, Choksi and hundreds of others marked the 30th anniversary of the Jain Society of Greater Detroit at their temple...

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Sikh Student Fined for Carrying Kirpan

April 24, 2005

Source: The Tribune

http://www.tribuneindia.com/2005/20050425/punjab1.htm#6

On April 24, 2005 The Tribune reported, "A Danish Court has imposed a fine of 3000 kroners on Ripudaman Singh, a student, of the Aahrus University, Denmark for wearing a ‘kirpan’. Ripudaman Singh hails from Jalandhar. Before his entry into the US Embassy in Copenhagen for the purpose of seeking a visa, Ripudaman Singh handed over his 'kirpan' and mobile phone to the security...

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Jains Celebrate Birthday of Lord Mahavira

April 22, 2005

Source: The Indian Express

http://cities.expressindia.com/fullstory.php?newsid=126048

On April 22, 2005 The Indian Express reported, "Mahavir Jayanti, the 2604th birth anniversary of Lord Mahavira, was marked on Saturday with solemnity at the Jain Shwetembar temple, Sector 28. On the occasion, the Mahavir Janam Kalyanak Puja was recited in the morning; there were speeches, songs and devotional dances by a group of Jain devotees. Moreover, a rath yatra was...

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Buddhists, Hindus, and Jains Weigh in on Ten Commandments Controversy

March 9, 2005

Source: The Times of India

http://www1.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/msid-1042502,curpg-1.cms

On March 9, 2005 The Times of India reported, "with the Hindu American Foundation (HAF) being part of an amicus curiae (friend of the court), oral arguments have begun in the Supreme Court on whether displays of the Ten Commandments on government property are an unconstitutional endorsement of a particular religion. At heart of the case is a...

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NY Church Holds Interfaith Service for World Peace

January 10, 2005

Source: The Journal News

http://www.thejournalnews.com/newsroom/011005/b05w10dedication.html

On January 10, 2005 The Journal News reported, "Religious leaders assembled yesterday to proclaim world peace and foster an understanding of people's differences and common bonds. Nine colorful batik banners with symbols representing the world's major religions and cultures were unveiled during a morning service at Memorial United Methodist Church. The flags...

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Local Pittsburgh Religious Groups Aid Tsunami Relief Efforts

December 28, 2004

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/04363/433495.stm

On December 28, 2004 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported, "The tidal waves that swept from South Asia to East Africa Sunday morning have riveted the attention of every major relief agency -- and may bring new attention to relief efforts by minority communities in the United States. V. Velpari of Monroeville could picture the devastation in southeast India even before he saw it on satellite...

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Tsunami Relief Efforts Could Shed Positive Light on U.S. Immigrant Groups

December 28, 2004

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/04363/433495.stm

On December 28, 2004 the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported, "The tidal waves that swept from South Asia to East Africa Sunday morning have riveted the attention of every major relief agency -- and may bring new attention to relief efforts by minority communities in the United States...The Tamil Nadu Foundation will be collecting relief funds...The Sri Venkateswara Temple in Penn Hills is...

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In Suburban Pittsburgh CA , a Jain Temple Celebrates 20 Years

May 2, 2004

Source: The Post-Gazette

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/04123/308764.stm

On May 2, 2004 The Post-Gazette reported, "On this tree-ringed hill in Monroeville, inside the exotically sculpted red stone edifice that is the Jain Temple, all is peaceful and incense perfumed. No people are evident, save for the chanting seeping from behind the carved wooden doors of one of the five mini temples. Inside it, a priest is performing the morning ritual of bathing, dressing and feeding...

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Photographer Talks About His Book Depicting "Living Faith"

April 22, 2004

Source: Beliefnet.com

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/144/story_14482_1.html

On April 22, 2004 Beliefnet.com posted an interview with Dinesh Khanna about his photographic documentation of India in his new book, Living Faith. The article reported, "A decade ago, photographer Dinesh Khanna set out to record his fellow Indians' everyday lives and the country's kaleidescopic culture. Two collections have come out of his journey: 'Bazaar' (2001) and his new book, '...

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Jains Recognized as Religious Minority

February 28, 2004

Source: Mid-Day

http://web.mid-day.com/news/city/2004/february/77429.htm

On February 28, 2004 Mid-Day reported, "Jains have been declared a religious minority in the state. The state Cabinet decided to declare the community as a religious minority on a proposal moved by Civil Supplies Minister Sureshdada Jain on Wednesday. The community is the sixth religious group to be recognised as a minority in the state after Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Parsis and Buddhists....

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Council Approves Plans for Jain Temple in Harrow

February 17, 2004

Source: Harrow Times

http://www.harrowtimes.co.uk/news/localnews/display.var.460924.0.council_approves_design_for_jain_temple.php

On February 17, 2004 the Harrow Times reported, "The design and layout of a proposed temple in Harrow Weald have been agreed by Harrow Council's development committee. Timbers, a house on Green Belt land in Brookshill which has been used as a GP's surgery but is now disused, was bought...

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