Dr. Lakshmi Vyas President
Krishna Kripa Dasa, Vice President
Marie Spennare, Treasurer
Gianluca Troiano, Member
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10-14 May, The European Council of Religious Leaders met in Brixen in
Italy. Two Hindus were present at the ECRL, Bharti Tailor and Madhupati
Das-who was there as proxy for Sivaram Swami. Madhupati Das gave a
presentation about the situation in Hungary and the part ISKCON Hungary has
and is playing in supporting migrants. His slides are attached.
The ECRL made a declaration which is also attached.
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On the 11th of May 2016, the Hindu Forum of Belgium met with Meyrem Almaci, the chairwomen of the Flemish Green Party. Meyrem Almaci was accompanied by Gijs Ory, a policy adviser for the Green Party. Volunteer Markus Fobelets was the representative on behalf of the Hindu Forum of Belgium.
It was a positive and constructive meeting. We talked about the Hindu Forum, what we do, how many members we have, how much Hindus there are, etc.. .
We ...Continue Reading →
For the recent visit to Brussels by the Prime Minister of India, the Honourable Shri Narendra Modi, we negotiated with the Indian Embassy in Belgium to meet with the Prime Minister and air issues faced by Hindus in Belgium and Europe. This we felt appropriate as over 50% of the Hindus in Europe are either Non Resident Indians (NRIs) or People of Indian Origin (PIOs).
The embassy asked for briefings on each organisation, and a list of the delegates with the ...Continue Reading →
As many families of all religions and none face the death and disability
created in the Brussels explosion news is coming through of Hindus who were
caught in the mayhem. So far one Hindu has been identified as having died
in the Brussels attack and one was found injured and is safe. May their
families find the strength to cope.
The Hindu Forum of Europe and the Hindu Forum of Belgium express deep sorrow for the loss of life and our prayers for the speedy recovery of the victims of violent attacks in Brussels earlier today. We condemn the perpetrators of this violence and urge those who may have some idea of who they may be to share that information with the authorities at the earliest opportunity. For it is only by taking such nastiness off our streets can we ...Continue Reading →
Mauro Bombieri (Prabhakti das) director of communications of ISKCON, and leads ISKCON Italy. Although we should point out the temple in Bangladesh was not attacked because it was ISKCON but because it is Hindu and in Bangladesh all Hindus are at risk. Temples are attacked daily as well as Hindu people.
“As co-chair of the Intergroup for Freedom of Religion or Belief of
the European Parliament, I wish you all a “*Shubh Diwali*”. During this
celebratory moment families come together, lights are lit and food is
shared looking towards the prosperity of a new year. Let this positivity
direct us to promote tolerance and friendship in the world, especially
during this difficult period, when our thoughts are with the victims of
Diwali shows that our values of love, peace and ...Continue Reading →
Monday 16 November the Hindu Forum Europe (HFE) celebrated Diwali for the first time in the EU Parliament, Brussels. Host MEP, Neena Gill congratulated Hindus with this big success. The Ambassador of India, Mr. Manjeev Singh Puri, and the Ambassador of Mauritius, Mr. J. Koonjul, lit symbolically a dipa in the presence of other MEPs and staff of the Parliament.
ISKCON devotees from Belgium, Spain, Hungary, Italy and Switzerland were among the more than 100 attendees of this historical event. According ...Continue Reading →
Hindu Forum of Europe is organising Diwali in the European Parliament on 16 November 18:00 – 20:00 hours. There are some places left and if you want to attend then you should email email@example.com with the following details.
Your full name as in the passport;
Date of Birth:
As places are limited 1st priority will be given to children and youth.
We are also looking for a dancer/musicians who can give seva ...
May it bring you light and Joy.
We will be celebrating by holding the first ever celebration of Diwali in
the European Parliament in Brussels on the 16th November 2015. WE will be publishing a magazine to Mark the occasion.
*The Passing of Prabhudas Pattni former Secretary of the Hindu Council of
Prabhudas was a dedicated volunteer for the Hindu Council of Africa, he
worked with integrity and great skill to the benefit of the Hindus of
Africa. Even after he retired from the post of Secretary his support advice
ad guidance for his successors was always there. His insight, support and
advice also of benefit to the Hindu Forum of Europe and it is with great
sadness that we ...