Too much faith proves expensive

  • 1999-01-21
  • Katya Cengel
RIGA - At the end of 1998, Latvian Hare Krishnas were told they do not own the building they have considered theirs since moving in eight years ago. Faced with eviction if they do not pay rent, the group is currently taking the case to court.The story, say the Krishnas, has to do with faith - actually, a little too much of it. The pastel-colored Riga building serves as the main Latvian Hare Krishna temple, a vegetarian restaurant and a soup kitchen run in cooperation with the charity Food for Life. Depending on what the court rules in an upcoming criminal fraud case, all this could change.I...
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