Sikhism

Young Sikh Nominated For Congressional Youth Leadership Council

September 20, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Sikh Network

http://www.sikhnet.com/Sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/E17F53881716C0F88725735C006B7C91!OpenDocument

As he was cherishing the state level recognition in Duke University’s Talent Identification Program (TIP) for outstanding performers at seventh grade level and a rare opportunity to participate in International Relations program at the Ivy League institute,...

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Two Elderly Sikh Americans Men Suffer Vicious Attack in Maryland

September 20, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: SALDEF

http://www.saldef.org/content.aspx?a=1766&z=5&title=Two%20Elderly%20Sikh%20Americans%20Men%20Suffer%20Vicious%20Attack%20in%20Maryland

The Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund (SALDEF), the nation’s oldest and largest Sikh American civil rights organization, filed a formal complaint today with the Federal Bureau of...

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10,000 Gather To Hear Concerns Of Sikhs From Across The Globe

September 18, 2007

Author: Gurjeet Singh

Source: Sikh Federation

http://www.sikhsangat.org/news/publish/europe/10_000_Gather_To_Hear_Concerns_Of_Sikhs_From_Across_The_Globe.shtml

The International Sikh Convention that took place at Guru Nanak Gurdwara, Sedgley Street, Wolverhampton concluded at the weekend and attracted around 10,000 Sikhs. Sikh speakers from around a dozen countries addressed those gathered...

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Unabated Discrimination Against Sikhs Call for Campaigns to Nurture Diversity in the EU

September 16, 2007

Author: Tejinder Singh

Source: Sikh News Network

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/125AF2E59FC38DCA8725735A00608D2F

What is the fault of three Sikh boys, Jasvir Singh, Bikramjit Singh and Ranjit Singh, aged between 15 and 18 years, who have been unable to attend school in the European Union since 2004?

What is the fault of Shingara Singh Mann for not having a driver’s license in the...

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Top Democrat Slams Government Agency for Discrimination Against Sikhs

September 14, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: SikhNet News Archive/Hindu.com

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/3DD27A7B3420CA5887257356005B8623

The head of a powerful US House Committee has slammed the agency responsible for transport security for its "rampant religious discrimination and profiling" of Sikhs by forcing them to take off their turban during security screening at airports.

Tom Lantos, Chair of...

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Mayor Bloomberg Declares Sikh Heritage Week in New York City

September 13, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: SikhNet News Archive

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/4AA3AE295757061387257355007FF482

In honor and support of the Spinning Wheel Festival which highlights Sikh history and culture, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg has declared the week of Sept. 22nd – 28th Sikh Heritage Week in New York City.

The proclamation from the New York City Mayor’s office reads,...

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First World Sikh Summit to be Held in London Next Week

September 13, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: SikhNet News Archive

http://www.sikhnet.com/Sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/19218AAE689D5B6B87257355005A660B!OpenDocument

On Monday 17 September 2007, the Sikh Federation (UK) and affiliated organisations are holding the first World Sikh Summit in London. The event is being supported by Ken Livingstone, Mayor of London, and will be held at the Greater London Authority, City Hall,...

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Sikh American Groups Meet with TSA about Turban Screening Policy

September 12, 2007

Author: Press Release

Source: SALDEF

http://international-human-rights-org.blogspot.com/2007/09/ihro-sikh-american-groups-meet-with-tsa.html

Washington D.C. – September 12, 2007: On Monday, representatives from the Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund (SALDEF), the Sikh Coalition, and UNITED SIKHS, met with officials from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the...

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Turban Searches Rile Sikh Community

September 9, 2007

Author: Pamela Constable and Del Quentin Wilber

Source: Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/09/08/AR2007090801606.html

Like all practicing Sikhs, Gurpreet Singh Tuteja wears his turban as a sacred symbol of his faith and its values of discipline and austerity. Every morning, the Arlington County business consultant winds a long bolt of black or saffron cloth tightly around his...

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Sikhs Awaiting Green Light to Build a New Place of Worship

September 6, 2007

Author: CHRISTINA HALL

Source: Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070906/NEWS04/709060420/1006

STERLING HEIGHTS -- An apparent growth in the Sikh population in metro Detroit is driving religious leaders to ensure there are suitable places to worship close to where members live.

The most recent proposal is for a gurdwara, or place of worship, to move from Madison Heights to...

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‘Day of Healing’ Held to Make Amends for 1907 Mob

September 5, 2007

Author: MARY LANE GALLAGHER

Source: The Bellingham Herald

http://www.bellinghamherald.com/102/story/171955.html

BELLINGHAM — On Sept. 4, 1907, hundreds of Bellingham residents gathered to drive away the city’s East Indian community.

On Tuesday, city and county officials joined about 100 residents to mark the anniversary with a “Day of Healing and Reconciliation.”

“Cultural and religious diversity...

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New Sikh Arrivals Feel Welcomed

September 4, 2007

Author: MARY LANE GALLAGHER

Source: SikhNet News/Bellingham Herald

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/EDEAD91D1211B7318725734C0061F49F

Tuesday marked the 100-year anniversary of Bellingham’s “Hindu” riots, when a mob rounded up the city’s East Indian mill workers and ordered them out of town. This is the second part of a two-day package examining the riots, their aftermath and...

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U.S. Security Official Aims for 'Workable Solution' with Sikhs

September 1, 2007

Author: CAROL EISENBERG

Source: Newsday

http://www.newsday.com/news/nationworld/nation/ny-ushat0901,0,7064342.story

WASHINGTON - Transportation Security Administration head Kip Hawley wants to make things right with members of the Sikh community who are angry about being asked to unwrap their turbans or undergo "patdowns" before being allowed to board airplanes.

Hawley contacted the New York-based Sikh Coalition on...

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