Tongeren – Hoepertingen

Tongeren
09 February 2017

Tongeren
NMBS Train Station
De Lijn Bus Station

Tongeren – Train & Bus Station

Sint-Lutgardiskerk

Restaurant named after the Celtic nation that lived in this area

Tongeren Rail Station – East entrance

De Lijn Bus Station – Service 74 to Luik / Liège

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Tongeren – Hoepertingen

Tongeren
09 February 2017

Maastrichterstraat / Kloosterstraat

Stadhuisplein – Basilica

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Celtic king in the days of Julius Caesar

Grote Markt / Sint-Truiderstraat

Remains of old city wall

Remains of old city wall

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Gent-Sint-Pieters – Liège-Guillemins – Tongeren – Hoepertingen

Gent-Sint-Pieters – Liège-Guillemins
09 February 2017

Track 12 IC from Limburg to Belgian coast

Track 11 IC from Belgian Coast to Luik/Liège

Liège Guillemins – ICE to/from Germany

Liège Guillemins – ICE to/from Germany

Waiting for the train to Tongeren

Maastrichterstraat
Tongeren has a long shared history with Maastricht,
dating back to the times of the Roman Empire

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Eeklo: Kerkplein, Markt

Kerkplein
06 February 2017

Church tower – Sint-Vincentiuskerk

Above the main door to the church

Kerkplein

Markt
06 February 2017

Watervliet is near to the border with the Netherlands
Breskens is in the Netherlands

You won’t win any of the Flemish classic races on this bike !

Markt – Town Hall

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Eeklo-Maldegem Museum Line – Eeklo

Stoomcentrum Maldegem
Eeklo – Maldegem Museum Line
06 February 2017

Eeklo – Maldegem Museum Line

Eeklo – Maldegem Museum Line

Eeklo Eikelstraat, Remi Van Brabandtpark, Kerkplein
06 February 2017

Eikelstraat – walking to Eeklo Station

Remi Van Brabandtpark – walking to Eeklo Station

Remi Van Brabandtpark – walking to Eeklo Station

Kerkplein – walking to Eeklo Station

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Gent : Bezoek Mata Sahib Kaur Gurdwara – Geuzenhuis – OLV Sint-Pieterskerk

Mata Sahib Kaur Gurdwara – Geuzenhuis – OLV Sint-Pieterskerk
Profundo
19 March 2017

Mata Sahib Kaur Gurdwara

10:00 tot 11:00
Kortrijksepoortstraat 49
B-9000 Gent

Geuzenhuis

11:30 – 12:30
12:30 – 14:15 Brunch en sprekers ook in het Geuzenhuis
Kantienberg 9,
B-9000 Gent

OLV Sint-Pieterskerk

14:15 gegidst bezoek aan deze schone kerk
Sint-Pietersplein,
9000 Gen
t

Iedereen is welkom !
Meldt u aan via
harjindersingh_amritsar@yahoo.com

Gent-Sint-Pieters – Leuven

Gent-Sint-Pieters
14 January 2017

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Tram 21 to Zwijnaarde

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Tram 21 to Zwijnaarde

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Tram 4 to UZ

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Platform 2 IC train to Brussel/Eupen via Leuven

Leuven
14 January 2017

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Sint-Geertruikerk

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Dijle in between Sluisstraat and Vaartstraat

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Gentbrugge – Dampoort – Koningin Elisabetlaan

Gentbrugge Dienstencentrum
07 January 2016

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Terminus of Tram 22 to Kouter via Sint-Pieters
I took bus 3 to Dampoort

Gent Dampoort
07 January 2016

After my meeting at the Islamitische Faculteit
I went from Dampoort via Sint-Pieters to Leuven

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Gent-Dampoort – Diesel train to Eeklo

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Gent-Dampoort

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Gent-Dampoort – Diesel train to Eeklo

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EMU to Poperinge and Lille Flandres (France)
The train will be split in Kortrijk,
part of it continues to Lille / Rijssel,
part of it continues to Ieper and Poperinge

Gent Koningin Elisabetlaan
08 January 2016

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Gent – Elisabethlaan/Van Monckhovenstraat
Tram 1, 21 and 22 all via Korenmarkt

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Human Right Without Frontiers International – Russian anti-cultist Alexander Dvorkin attacks Hindus

http://www.about-dvorkin.ru, 01 February 2017. This is the second scandal with the involvement of FECRIS vice-president Alexander Dvorkin that effects Russian-Indian relations.

The story begun more than year ago and involved the Center for Promotion of Conservation and Development of Indian Culture “Shri Prakash Dham” founded by Hindu Shri Prakash Ji in Moscow area and officially registered by the Ministry of Justice of Russia in 2002. Shri Prakash Ji has lived in Russia for more than 27 years.

The Russian federal news agency Rosbalt wrote that Hindus have accused the Orthodox theologian of discrimination on religious grounds.

Referring to Prasun Prakash (son of Shri Prakash Ji) the news agency wrote: “…he and his family were subjected of attacks by the President of “Russian Association of centers for study religions and sects” and the “Center for religious studies in the name of the Holy Martyr Irenaeus” headed by Alexander Dvorkin, as well as his “accomplices”.

Russian Indian claims that Dvorkin systematically “defiles Hinduism as a world religion and hurts the feelings of hundreds of millions of believers around the world” on its Internet-resource forum.iriney.ru and in social media.

In this regard, Prasun Prakash calls his friends, acquaintances and public in general, including people who could somehow influence the situation, ‘to pay attention to the activities carried out by Alexander Dvorkin and his associates which is illegal and undermines friendly relations between Russia and India'”

After an attack in December 2016 on the home of Prasun Prakash and his family, he initiated online petition: “I humbly urge the heads of both states, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Indian Prime Minister Sri Narendra Modi, and the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of both countries, Mr. Sergey Lavrov and Mrs. Sushma Swaraj, and the representatives of the Embassy of India in Russia, to turn their attention towards this urgent issue, and enable the Hindus in Russia to lead a peaceful life with assurance of safety against any kind of persecution from radical elements like Mr. Alexander Dvorkin and his accomplices.”

It should also be noted that Shri Prakash Ji, acting within the legal framework, is seeking protection from the religious extremists in court. The last hearing took place on 19 January 2017, but it has been rescheduled for 13 February, Prasun Prakash said on his Facebook page:

“The hearing supposed to be the final and the whole community waited for our victory this day. But the public is also aware of how the radical elements in person of Alexander Dvorkin love to use petty tools by which they manage to delay the process.

This is done to gain time and utilize it to continue spreading slander through paid publications and TV shows. Also a second goal is pursued, attracting false witnesses who do not even know against whom and what they testify.

Thus, the mud is used as advertising to attract witnesses-actors or in the case of our hearing, the actor who plays the role of the new administrator the RACSRS’s web-site [the web-site of the Russian Association of Centers for Study Religions and Sects – our note].

In this regard, the hearing was postponed on February 13. Considering the fact that before the hearing Alexander Dvorkin and his attorney had long time negotiation with the new administrator, I have no doubts that this is another shameless attempt to win time for new attacks on my religion, my Father and family, as well as on our cultural center and millions believers of Hinduism around the world.”

Details on the mechanism of protraction of the judicial system have been explained by a correspondent of the Moscovskaya Pravda newspaper, who was present at the hearing:

“It became clear that Anna Nikolaeva [secretary of Dvorkin – our note] has no more to do with the web-site, because she resigned from her post, and from December 9, 2016 the administrator is a different person.

But if get former administrator out of the trial, there are no legal basis to continue the trial in the Lublin District Court because the new administrator is registered in the Vladimir Region. So the legal proceedings has to start in another region – essentially from scratch. But interest of the plaintiff is to get final decision without delay.”

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KQED News – Interfaith Vigil Provides a Safe Space in Fresno

Alice Daniel

Fresno, California, 22 January 2017. On the eve of the 45th presidential inauguration, Muslims, Christians, Jews and Sikhs sit side by side in the front pews of Fresno’s First Congregational Church. Religious leaders as well as congregants take turns at the podium offering prayers and pleas.

“We stand here to unite in prayer and solidarity with each other and for each and every group that is marginalised in our community. We pray for peace that is rooted in justice,” says Reza Nekumanesh, director of the Islamic Cultural Center of Fresno. “Without justice, peace is nothing but a seductive illusion.”

Justice is the thread that weaves this crowd together. It’s an interfaith vigil, sponsored by Faith in the Valley and Faith in Fresno, to unite people who feel threatened by President Trump’s stance on Obamacare, religious freedom and immigration.

Reverend Akiko Miyake-Stoner of the United Japanese Christian Church tells a story of another divisive time in America’s history, when Japanese Americans were put in internment camps during World War II. She says a Methodist Pastor in Fresno, Melvin E Wheatley, moved into the empty home of one family to protect it from vandals and looting.

“He tells this story of being home at night and hearing gunshots outside of his house and receiving death threats,” she says.

Miyake-Stoner says she will follow in Wheatley’s footsteps and ask her Japanese-American congregation to stand in solidarity with another group that currently feels threatened: Muslims.

It’s fitting, she says, that “Japanese-Americans stand with our Muslim American brothers and sisters who have received so much hate and pain.”

Rabbi Rick Winer of Temple Beth Israel asks the audience, “what can we do as individuals, as people?” He suggests they turn to each other and explain how they will fight injustice.

Jess Fitzpatrick and his husband Jordan turn around to face two Sikhs.

Fitzpatrick says he’s seen his share of bullying and won’t tolerate it. “If I ever see somebody being verbally or physically assaulted, I will be willing and ready to step in and put myself between the person being hurt and the attacker,” he says.

Fitzpatrick, a member of the First Congregational Church, says he wants to learn more about other religions. Amrik Singh Virk, of the Sikh Council of Central California, says he is always welcome at a Sikh temple. Sikhs have an open kitchen, he says. They’ll feed anyone who is hungry. They believe any human encounter is a chance to help.

“Even if a person is stuck on the road, it is my duty that I stop and check with him,” says Virk. “This is a basic human instinct that we must fulfill our duty towards other people of helping.”

Estefania Torres served as the host for the event and introduced all of the speakers. She is a Fresno State student, and the only one of her siblings who is undocumented. She says she’s terrified she will be deported and wonders how her younger brothers and sisters would manage.

“Just because we’re so close,” she says. “So if something were to happen to me, I know it would really hurt them and my parents as well.”

It’s why she’s here tonight, she says, to speak out.

”Knowing that the community is all here to support each other, I’ve decided I would raise my voice as well,” she says. “I wanna support others and let other people know they’re not alone. I kind of wanted that reassurance for myself tonight. So not only did I do it for the other people but for myself.”

https://ww2.kqed.org/news/2017/01/22/interfaith-vigil-provides-some-comfort-in-fresno/