Sikhism

Man Pleads Not Guilty in Temple Ramming

August 7, 2007

Source: Redding.com

http://www.redding.com/news/2007/aug/07/north-state-briefs/

A Redding man accused of stealing a 25-ton front-end loader and ramming it into a Sikh temple in Anderson pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity Monday in Shasta County Superior Court.

Michael Benjamin Rafferty, 39, will be evaluated by two court-appointed psychologists and is due to return to court Sept. 12 for a review of those reports and for the possible resetting of his...

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Sikh Summer Leadership Program Concludes

August 7, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: SikhNet News

http://www.sikhnet.com/Sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/465522A96C9B103F872573300042D5F4!OpenDocument

The Sikh Research Institute (SikhRI) concluded its fifth annual summer program, Sidak – Faith. Courage. Discipline., on 28 July 2007. The program commenced on 15 July 2007 in San Antonio, TX. This two-week program was attended by 23 participants from all over the...

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In a Rich White U.S. Enclave, the New Mayor Stands Out: A Turban-Wearing Sikh

August 1, 2007

Author: Paul Vitello

Source: International Herald Tribune

http://www.iht.com/articles/2007/08/01/asia/indian.1-107082.php

LAUREL HOLLOW, New York: Harvinder Anand, the new mayor of this Long Island village of multimillion-dollar homes, private beaches and yacht owners, is, like many other residents, a successful business executive, a boater and a connoisseur of world travel.

His Sikh turban and beard drew double takes when he...

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India Concerned at Resurgence of 'Sikh Extremism' in Canada

July 31, 2007

Author: SUNIL RAO

Source: South Asian Focus

http://www.southasianfocus.ca/community/article/30683

Indian officials led the list of those expressing concern at the alleged resurgence of Sikh extremism in Canada.

"I'm very glad the mainstream media is now taking note of what's happening," Indian High Commissioner R.L. Narayan told South Asian Focus.

Asked about Air India Flight 182, he said: "Canada is a democratic country-- as...

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Feds Not Forcing Sikhs to Adopt Second Surname

July 27, 2007

Author: Andrew Thomson

Source: CanWest News Service

http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/story.html?id=2be66db5-e6bf-47fc-84cb-43c0fd1fe53a

The federal government hasn't forced potential Sikh immigrants to change their last names, Citizenship and Immigration Minister Diane Finley said Thursday, blaming the recent controversy on ambiguous documents being circulated by the Canadian high commission in New...

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Young Sikh Student Promotes Cancer Awareness

July 27, 2007

Source: Sikh News Network

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/9DB184AC765BFCAF87257326001EF396

The Shade Foundation of America was founded by Mrs. Schilling, wife of Red Sox Pitcher, Curt Schilling after her successful battle with melanoma. The foundation is dedicated to preventing melanoma through the education of children and the community in the prevention and detection of skin cancer and the promotion of sun safety. It...

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Tragedy of Hate Crime, Murder Rallies Community

July 22, 2007

Author: Darrell Steinberg

Source: The Sacramento Bee

http://www.sacbee.com/110/story/283945.html

America has always represented hope for a better life to people around the world, but for some new Americans, that dream can become a nightmare.

Satender Singh was attacked on July 1 in an apparent hate crime at Lake Natoma and removed from life-support four days later. Singh came to this country of freedom in peace and with a desire to build his life....

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American Lawmakers Vow to Fight Racial Profiling of Sikhs

July 20, 2007

Source: Sikh News Network

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/50CDD7166BA972BB8725731E0064CC76

Washington: Several influential US lawmakers from the Senate and House praised the Sikh community and pledged to fight racial profiling of them in the aftermath of 9/11 at the fourth Sikh American Dinner Reception on Capitol Hill.

US Congresswoman Diane Watson, California Democrat, and a former ambassador in the Clinton...

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‘Feed the Homeless Campaign’ by Sikhs Shatters Records

July 18, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Panthic Weekly

http://www.panthic.org/news/123/ARTICLE/3435/2007-07-18.html

Vancouver, BC - Sikhcess, a community organization dedicated to highlighting Sikh achievements and promoting the basic Sikh principles of public service, today announced that on Sunday, June 24, 2007, local volunteers successfully prepared, packaged, and delivered a record number of food packages to homeless communities in Vancouver...

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Sikh Sporting Carnival Held in Chicago

July 17, 2007

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Indians_Overseas/Sikh_sporting_carnival_held_in_Chicago/articleshow/2209190.cms

CHICAGO: Sikh priests held a religious parade through the streets of the city as part of an annual Sikh sporting festival that featured kabaddi, yoga as well as vigorous bhangra dances and spicy Indian dishes.

The 13th Punjabi sports festival on Sunday was...

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SALDEF Meets with EEOC Commissioner Stuart Ishimaru

July 16, 2007

Source: Sikh News Network

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/8AF2DD9A6E85AA9A8725731A005C48C8

On July 10, the Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund (SALDEF), the oldest national Sikh American civil rights and advocacy organization in the country, met with Equal Employment Opportunity Commissioner Stuart Ishmaru. The goals of this meeting were to increase understanding of Sikh religious and cultural practices and to...

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Sikh Coalition Meets with Chancellor Joel Klein

July 16, 2007

Source: Discrimination and National Security Initiative

http://korematsu.blogspot.com/

(New York, NY) July 16, 2007 – The Sikh Coalition met with Chancellor Joel Klein today to discuss ways to make schools safe for Sikh children. As head of New York City’s Department of Education, the largest school system in the United States, Klein expressed his concern about bias incidents in schools and pledged to work with the Sikh Coalition on an ongoing basis.

Today’s meeting...

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