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Tagore statue installation at Belgium’s Leuven Catholic University welcomed



Belgium, May 12, 2015 (Washington Bangla Radio): A bronze bust of India’s Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) was inaugurated in the Literary Garden of prestigious Katholieke Universiteit (KU) Leuven in Belgium on his birthday May 7.
 

Hindus can’t raise Hanuman statue on Oklahoma Capitol grounds as moratorium enters 16th month



Hindus are heartbroken as moratorium on erecting new monuments on Oklahoma (USA) Capitol grounds declared by Oklahoma State Capitol Preservation Commission (OSCPC) on December 19, 2013, continues.
 
Universal Society of Hinduism had planned to apply to OSCPC for permission to place a statue of Lord Hanuman in the statehouse grounds and hoped that Commission would approve it. Lord Hanuman is greatly revered and worshipped in Hinduism and is known for incredible strength and was a perfect grammarian.
 

“Kevin Costner’s” McFarland to have 1st Hindu invocation in its 57 years


McFarland City Council in California (USA), incorporated in 1957 and made famous by Kevin Costner lead movie “McFarland, USA” currently in theaters, will have its first historic Hindu opening prayer on April 23, containing verses from world’s oldest existing scripture.
 

“Interfaith Space” at University of Nevada will open in January 2016

Interfaith Space” in the $44 million William N. Pennington Student Achievement Center at University of Nevada-Reno (UNR), currently under construction, would open in January 2016; UNR President Dr. Marc A. Johnson told distinguished religious statesman Rajan Zed today.
 

Catholic Diocese distances itself from Idaho Catholic Senator’s labeling Hindu faith & gods “false”

In a remarkable interfaith gesture, Roman Catholic Diocese of Boise, which comprises the entire state of Idaho, appears to have distanced itself from comments of Idaho Senator from Cottonwood, Sheryl L. "Sherry" Nuxoll, who reportedly said on March three: "Hindu is a false faith with false gods".
 

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