Posts Tagged ‘Hindu’

Diwali hype Comments 0

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

The high cost of living has not deterred people spending money on Diwali. Several customers The Fiji Times spoke to said despite the increase in prices of fireworks, milk and other groceries, they were still spending a reasonable amount because they wanted to celebrate Diwali well. “Prices have gone up but we are willing to Read more

Hindus Angered Over Depiction of Virgin Mary in Sari Comments 0

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

The issue of Christian missionaries proselytising in India has taken a bizarre turn after a church in the eastern state of Jharkhand installed a statue of Mother Mary and Baby Jesus depicted as “tribals,” the indigenous people of the state. With dark brown complexions and sporting traditional Indian tribal clothing (white sari with red border, Read more

Hindus ask NZ Herald for an apology Comments 0

Friday, July 26th, 2013

Local Hindus are upset about a caricature of the Hindu goddess Kali in that was recently published on the front page of  the New Zealand Herald. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in speaking in Nevada has asked Herald Editor-in-Chief, Tim Murphy, and Board Chairman of its parent APN News & Media Peter Cosgrove to apologise Read more

Dalai Lama in row over conversions Comments 0

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

Statements by the Dalai Lama against conversions and the work of missionaries are causing confusion and opposition among many Christians in Asia. Attempting to condemn bad proselytism, the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism spoke against conversions and changing from one religion to another. His position was seen as support for the policies of the radical Read more

Hindu Council promotes ‘Unity in Diversity’ through Deepawali festival Comments 0

Friday, September 28th, 2012

Rotorua will once again celebrate the richness of Deepawali festival on Saturday, 6 October 2012 at the Rotorua Convention Centre. This year the theme of the festival is ‘Unity in Diversity‘. In the first year, a message of healthy lifestyle and care for the environment was promoted through Smoke-free, Alcohol-free and Meat-free festival, which is also in accordance Read more

Diwali … the Festival of Lights Comments 0

Friday, October 28th, 2011

Wednesday was a public holiday in Fiji to mark Diwali, “the Festival of Lights” which is celebrated with much fanfare because a significant number of Hindus live there and celebrate the festival with traditional good will and rituals. Such is the euphoria that even the non-Hindu population participate in fun and celebrations related to the festival Read more

Vatican asks Hindus to end anti-Christian propaganda Comments 1

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

The Vatican on October 19 sent a message to Hindu leaders asking them to resist “hateful propaganda” against Christians and allowing Christians to practice their faith in peace. A principal cause of conflict is the conversion to Christianity of Dalits or “untouchables.” The aggression against Christians stretches across much of India, from the eastern state Read more