International Women’s Day

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We hope you marked International Women’s Day with great joy. And that you remembered those women who are oppressed are not free to celebrate. If you have not thought of them during the day, we hope you will remember them in your prayers tonight. The Hindu Women of Bangladesh and Pakistan in particular and the Yazidi women on IraqInternational Womens Day 2015

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Terror Attack in Copenhagen

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*Terror Attack in Copenhagen* Hindu Forum of Europe are deeply troubled by the loss of life and injuries, in the recent attack in Denmark. We grieve with the Jewish Community for the murder of the guard outside the Synagogue and show solidarity for Freedom of speech with those murdered and injured at the Cafe. May the injured recover fully and quickly and may the souls of the dead rest in peace. May the forces who protect the public do their ...

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Religious Intolerance and Freedom of Religion

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The European Parliament Intergroup on Freedom of Religion and Religious Tolerance is in the process of producing its Annual Report. The first report was really low on Hindu issues, let us make sure that for the second report we send them information on all countries where we have issues. Then they cannot claim that there was no information available, or, if they do not include in the final report, we can raise ...

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Republic Day India, Australia day

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Greetings for the celebrations of Republic day to all Indians. We share in the joy of People of Indian Origin inside and outside India. India is also a major land of pilgrimage for all Hindus, one that welcomes pilgrims and for that we are grateful. Today is also Australia day. Our best wishes to Hindus living in Australia.

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Congratulations to the EPWG on FoRB

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The European Parliament Working Group on Freedom of Religion or Belief has become one of the 28 official Intergroups of the European Parliament. It will now be the Intergroup on Freedom of Religion or Belief and Religious Tolerance. Hindu Forum of Europe offers heartiest congratulations to the Committee. We hope we will continue to work together to address the issues faced by the Hindu Minorities in Pakistan. Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and other countries in the world

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Charlie Hebdo: Gun attack on French magazine

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Hindu Forum of Europe mourns with the relatives of the deceased and the French Nation. The killers are murderers no matter what else they profess to be and must be brought to justice. We salute and honour those who have given up their lives in maintaining Freedom of thought and Free Speech *For the souls of the perpetrators we pray: * *Oh Lord take them from Untruth to the Truth, and from Darkness to Light* *For the souls of their ...

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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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