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Hindu fury as Oxford University college offers Haribo Goldbears at a dinner to celebrate Diwali

Hindu fury as Oxford University college offers Haribo Goldbears sweets at a dinner to celebrate Diwali – even though they contain beef

  • Oxford college says sorry for offering Haribo Goldbears sweets at a Diwali dinner
  • Christ Church admitted the choice of sweet had not been ‘properly scrutinised’ 
  • Beef consumption conflicts with the Hindu faith as cows are considered sacred

It was the sugary treat that left a rather sour taste. One of Oxford University’s most prestigious colleges has apologised for offering Haribo Goldbears sweets at a dinner to celebrate the Hindu festival of Diwali – even though they contain beef.

The consumption of beef conflicts with the Hindu faith as cows are considered sacred, and angry students took to social media to criticise the blunder at Christ Church.

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Husson University partners with the Caleb Group and Harbor Management to provide Thanksgiving dinner to elderly and disabled

Nearly 100 meals being given to Bradford Commons and Kenduskeag Terrace residents

BANGOR — At Thanksgiving, most of us are thinking about eating large amounts of turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie. It’s a holiday where Americans celebrate the bounties of the season.

“It’s not a time of year when we usually think about what it means to be an elderly or disabled person, on a fixed income, who lives alone and struggles to pay the bills,” said Bob Sedgwick, the director of dining services at Husson University. “For many of these individuals, food insecurity is a daily challenge. Here at Husson, our campus culture emphasizes the importance of character and humility. So, when the opportunity presented itself to make Thanksgiving better for some struggling members of our community, we jumped at the chance to be involved.” 

Starting at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 26, Husson’s Dining Services team

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