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A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Outreach & Activism
Iskcon
Dec 17, 2007
The Madness of Modern Morality

When the RSPCA decided yesterday to ignore the protestations of her devotee carers and “put down” the ailing Gangotri (a 13 year-old cow living at Bhaktivedanta Manor) they were moved by compassionate considerations. Their spokesperson said, "We do understand and respect religious beliefs but at the heart of our organization is the belief that animals should not suffer." In their view the pain she felt from “infected sores” was such that the only answer was to kill her by lethal injection, which they duly administered as the horrified devotees looked on.

Krishna Dharma Dasa
Iskcon
Nov 09, 2007
State and Former Owner Fight Over Kazakh Krishna’s Farm

A court in Kazakhstan decided on 23 October to hand a confiscated Hare Krishna farm near the commercial capital Almaty from the regional authority's ownership into the hands of the man who originally sold it in 1999. But since the court decision, Forum 18 News Service has learnt, a battle has emerged between the state and the new "owner".

Felix Corley
Iskcon
Nov 06, 2007
Kazakhstani ISKCON Members Forced to Leave Homes

On November 4, 2007, the practitioners of the Society for Krishna Consciousness were informed by Mr. Ermek Abdykalykov, previous owner of the property, that they have one week to vacate their farm.

(Bhakti Bhrnga) Govinda Swami
Iskcon
Oct 27, 2007
British Government Asked to Intervene in Kazakh Crisis

The British government is being urged to speak to the Kazakhstan President to stop the harassment and human rights abuse against minority Hindu communities in that country. British MP's this week said they would pressure the Foreign Secretary to act after attending an event organized by the Hindu Forum of Europe at the House of Commons.

Iskcon
Apr 03, 2007
Jewish Ritual Baths Attracting New Interest

LIVINGSTON, N.J. - They used to be everywhere there were Jews. Mikvahs, ritual purification pools used by observant Jewish women, have been considered so important to Jewish communities that even a sacred Torah could be sold to build one.

Jeff Diamant
Iskcon
Mar 02, 2007
ISKCON: Serbia ‘Stalls’ Granting Legal Status to ISKCON, Other Religions

Only three religious communities - the Seventh-day Adventist and United Methodist churches and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormons) - appear to have been given legal status under Serbia's controversial Religion Law, Forum 18 News Service has found.

Drasko Djenovic
Iskcon
Mar 02, 2007
Books: The Dawkins Confusion: Naturalism ad absurdum

Richard Dawkins is not pleased with God:The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all of fiction. Jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic-cleanser; a misogynistic homophobic racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal....

Iskcon
Mar 01, 2007
WORLD: Indian Finance Minister Asks for Billions to Help Poor

MUMBAI: Buoyed by a strong economy, India’s finance minister called on Wednesday for billions of dollars in investment in agriculture and education to spread the benefits of growth more evenly.

Iskcon
Feb 28, 2007
HEALTH: Garlic ‘Stinks’ at Lowering Cholesterol, New Study Shows

When it comes to lowering cholesterol levels, garlic stinks, according to a new study from the Stanford University School of Medicine.

Stanford University School of Medicine
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