European Parliament Working Group addresses the abduction of Pakistani Hindu Girls with the prompting of HFE and WSC

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Question for written answer to the Commission (Vice-President/High Representative) Subject: VP/HR – Abduction and forced conversion of Hindu girls in Pakistan Hindu girls are regularly abducted in Pakistan and forcefully made to marry and convert to Islam with some reports claiming that 1000 girls are forced to convert every year. Although abduction and forced conversions is a serious issue, the Pakistani government and media continue to ignore such cases which encourages more abductions and forced conversions. 1. Is the EU ...

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Federation Vedique de France

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15 Dec 2014, in France a group of organisations met and set up the Federation Vedique de France. Their first Official function was a Book launch, the author being their newly appointed President Swami Veetamohananda of the Ramakrishan Mission. He is seen in both photos, in one with an official of the Indian Embassy where the launch took place. the Lady in white is the secretary of the newly formed federation Ekta Bouderlique. ...

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Case of Mavi Kohli

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Lovely to hear about justice being done in the case of Mavi Kohli. Pakistan Hindu Seva and Raj Kumar both worked on the case and supported the family in various ways to achieve this. We congratulate all the people who worked to see that justice was done and we wish the family a happy reunion. We hope that when the case goes to court again in January that the final outcome is as positive as ...

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Round Table Meeting on Human Rights and Human Security in Bangladesh

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Organized by Commission of the Churches on International Affairs (CCIA), World Council of Churches held on 25th March, 2014, at Ecumenical Center, Geneva, Switzerland.

Speech of Tarun Chowdhury, President, BHBCUC, Europe

Bangladesh Hindu Buddhist Christian Unity Council

Sweden &  Europe

Dear all,

First of all I would like to thank The Commission of the Churches on international Affairs (CCIA) of the World  Council of Churches and Bangladesh Minority Council to invite me and gave a chance to discuss the persecution of the minorities in Bangladesh. ...

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President of HFE invited to the 10th High Level Religious Meeting by the European Commission

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On the 10th of June President Barosso of the European Commission togehter with President Rompuy of the European Council and VP Surjan of the European Parliament; hosted the 10th annual meeting with High Level Religious Leaders. This time the issue under discussion was the Future of Europe. Ms Tailor spoke about breaking away from party politics and encouraging the public to vote for Dharmic candidates rather than parties. She also mentioned that HFE had encouraged people to vote in the ...

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2nd Hindu appointed to the European Council of Religious Leaders

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ECRLGeneva_May2014 5th from the right in the back row.

Sivarama Swami, Spiritual master of Vashnavism ISKCON tradition, was appointed the 2nd Hindu delegate to the ECRL. Until now there has been only one Hindu representative on the Council at any one time, but as stated by Jehangir Saroj who leads the Dharmic Cluster on the ECRL, the 2nd appointment reflects the growing numbers of Hindus in Europe.

Sivarama Swami was present at the ECRL in Geneva ...

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European Elections 22-25 May 2014

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Your Chance to Have your Say: European Elections

This month are the European Elections. Many of you who are of voting age will have the opportunity to vote for candidate standing to become Members of the European Parliament (MEP). Do you even know who your candidates are? What does their party stand for? More to the point what does the candidate stand for? You should know of and about your candidates and their politics. Whether they are Dharmic people i.e. of ...

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Ratan Barua a campaigner for Bangladeshi Minority Rights dies in New York

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Ratan Barua, was Chairman of the Bangladeshi Hindu Buddhist and Christian Unity Council in the USA. He was passionate about the issue and in November 2013 the group organised a conference highlighting the rise in violence the minorities may face in the wake of the  approaching General Election in Bangladesh. Ms Tailor president of Hindu Forum of Europe was present at the event and said “I met Ratanji, when I attended the BHBCUC New ...

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“Welcoming the Other: Equal Citizenship in Europe – the contribution of religion

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http://www.rfp-europe.eu/index.cfm?id=411191

 

This event is organised by the European Council of Religious Leaders, the Brussels Office of the Council of Europe and the Representation of the State of Hesse to the EU. Ms Tailor, President of the Hindu Forum of Europe and Member of the Europen Council of Religious Leaders will be speaking at the event.

The event will take place in Brussels on 27th March.

This is an open event and anyone wishing to attend should contact Villumstad@rfp-europe.eu

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In recognition of International Women’s Day

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O Mother! Let all my speech be your prayer; let all my crafts and technology be your worship and be the mystic gestures of my hand, adorning you. May all my movements become your devotional circumambulations. May everything I eat or drink be oblations to you. Let my lying down in rest and sleep be prostrations to you. Mother! Whatever I do, may all that become a sacramental service and worship for you.
— Adi Sankaracharya’s ‘Hymn to the Divine ...

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Vice President of HFE hosts a Multifaith Event in the Netherlands

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“On the 28th of January members of the five main religions in the Netherlands (Hindus, Buddhists, Jews, Muslims and Christians) held a
interreligious meeting to share their common values about freedom and democracy.
This is a tradition that began with the silver jubilee of the Queen Beatrix in 2005.
This tradition is still going and Princess Beatrix supports these interreligious celebrations with her attendance.
The meeting was held at the academy building of the University of Utrecht and the host was Bikram Lalbahadoersing,
Vice president of the committee ...
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