Sikhism

Camp Promotes One Sikh Nation

October 15, 2007

Author: Rebecca Rosen Lum

Source: Contra Costa Times

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/DB9C8FF645FBDD7587257375004182A7

Saturday, about 1,200 Sikh children imagined a world without divisions.

"One Sikh Nation," a day camp that took place at Sikh temples in 11 cities across California, including Pittsburg, was the brainchild of a group of college students that began meeting in 2000 to raise...

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Gambari Failed Us, Says Protest Leader

October 11, 2007

Author: Connie Levett

Source: The Sydney Morning Herald

http://www.smh.com.au/news/world/gambari-failed-us-says-protest-leader/2007/10/10/1191695990454.html

AN organiser of the protest movement in Rangoon has blasted the United Nations special envoy, Ibrahim Gambari, for bowing to the junta and gaining nothing in his visit to Burma.

Surinder Karkar, also known as Ayea Myint and U Pancha (the...

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Sikh Community Lobbies for Recognition in the US

October 8, 2007

Author: Ravinder Singh

Source: Daily India

http://www.dailyindia.com/show/180664.php/Sikh-community-lobbies-for-recognition-in-the-US

Amritsar, Oct 8: Dr. Rajwant Singh, Chairman of the Sikh Council on Religion and Education, USA has stated that the Sikh community needs to make efforts in the US to get its recognition in the country.

In a telephonic interview, Singh said that despite living in the US...

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World Sikh Council (American Region) Participates in International and National Events

October 4, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: SikhNet News Archive

http://www.sikhnet.com/Sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/0C52A1F1931675208725736B00785FCA!OpenDocument

The World Sikh Council - America Region (WSC-AR) recently participated in four international and national meetings in the United Kingdom, Mexico, and the United States of America. In the last few months, WSC-AR provided leadership to the:

* World...

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Sikh Coalition Launches Anti-Bullying Website for Sikh Kids

October 2, 2007

Source: Sikh News Network

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/6A4E3469A3A5333B87257368005813FF

ew York, NY (October 1, 2007) – In another first for the Sikh community, the Sikh Coalition today launched Khalsa Kids a website dedicated exclusively to helping Sikh students fight school bullying. The website is designed as an interactive resource tool, featuring a discussion forum, videos, and downloadable presentations....

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US Cops Taught about Sikhism

October 1, 2007

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Cities/US_cops_taught_about_Sikhism/rssarticleshow/2417686.cms

PATIALA: A beautiful gurdwara in Pittsburgh notwithstanding, a police detective Julie Stoops is among those who openly admit she was completely ignorant of Sikhism.

But last Wednesday, a seminar sponsored by the US department of justice’s community relations service, designed to teach local...

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Multi-Cultural Festival in Springfield, Ohio

October 1, 2007

Source: Sikhnet.com

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/AE2FBAD2C1F34091872573670052F565

Dayton (Ohio): The 11th Annual CultureFest of Springfield(Ohio) served up music, dancing, food, information and activities from around the globe. At Culture Fest the choices included Mexican, Greek and Italian foods; bluegrass, jazz and Andean music; and African, Indian and Celtic dancers. Punjabis living in Dayton and Springfield area...

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Sikh Heritage Week Starts in New York

September 29, 2007

Author: Harjot Singh

Source: World Sikh News

http://worldsikhnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1018&Itemid=29

New York: The New York City started a “Sikh Heritage Week” from Saturday coinciding with an annual festival here to showcase the arts, culture and tradition of the community.

The Sikh Art and Film Foundation is organising the festival, which will feature film shows, cultural...

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American Boy Indicted for Anti-Sikh Hate Crime

September 27, 2007

Source: Sify News

http://sify.com/news/fullstory.php?id=14534103

New York: A grand jury has filed an indictment against Umair Ahmed, a 17-year old schoolboy, for forcibly cutting a 15-year-old Sikh boy's hair in a school in Queens borough of New York.

Ahmed faces nine charges, including coercion.

Michael Brovner, assistant district attorney of Queens on Monday said: "The indictment was filed today of all the original five charges and four additional charges as...

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Law Enforcement Seminar Strips Away Cultural Stereotypes

September 27, 2007

Author: Chris Togneri

Source: Pittsburgh Tribune Review

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/news/cityregion/s_529578.html

Removing a Sikh's turban in public is the same as a strip search. Not all Arabs are Muslim. A kirpan is not a concealed weapon.

Those lessons and others were delivered Wednesday to about 75 Pennsylvania law enforcement officers during a four-hour seminar at the Allegheny County Police...

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U.S. Senators Weigh in on TSA Turban Screening Policy

September 25, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Sikh Coalition

http://www.sikhcoalition.org/advisories/TSASenatorLetter.htm

At the urging of the Sikh Coalition and their Sikh constituents, four Senators today sent a joint letter to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), demanding an explanation for the TSA’s new turban screening procedure. The letter urges the TSA to work with the Sikh-American community to address its concerns about a...

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Allen Gives On-Air Mea Culpa after Meeting with Sikh and Muslim Leaders

September 23, 2007

Author: ROD MICKLEBURGH

Source: The Globe and Mail

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20070927.wbcallen27/BNStory/National/home?cid=al_gam_mostemail

After a private meeting with Sikh and Muslim community leaders, a kinder, gentler Bruce Allen tried yesterday to defuse an escalating furor over his outspoken remarks about immigrants in a recent radio commentary.

The...

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Manager's Radio Remarks Spark Storm of Outrage

September 22, 2007

Author: ROD MICKLEBURGH

Source: Globe and Mail

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20070922.BCBUBLE22/TPStory/National

Bruce Allen, the veteran, outspoken manager of many Canadian music stars including Michael Bublé and Bryan Adams, is facing calls for his removal from the 2010 Winter Olympics' creative team over controversial remarks he made about immigrants.

In one of his regular commentaries...

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