Sikhism

Film Inspires Students, Adults to Consider ‘Who is an American?’

May 4, 2007

Author: George Derringer

Source: Swampscott Reporter

http://www.townonline.com/swampscott/homepage/x1720744413

Swampscott - Valarie Kaur didn’t know anything about making films and, at age 20, just a little about America but that didn’t stop her from crisscrossing the country after 9-11-2001.

A Sikh and a third-generation American, Kaur watched in horror — well, actually she hid in her bedroom in California for...

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Sikh Leader Joins President Bush in Prayer at the White House

May 4, 2007

Source: Sikh News Network

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/A5D2824EC9EAC7C0872572D10060F19D

Washington, May 4, 2007: A Washington-based Sikh leader, Dr Rajwant Singh, Chairman of the Sikh Council on Religion and Education (SCORE), was invited to join President George Bush in prayer marking the National Day of Prayer on May 3, 2007, This ceremony, held at the East room of the White House, included prominent political,...

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Turbaned Sikh Denied Entry in Restaurant in Canada

May 4, 2007

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Indians_Overseas/Turbaned_Sikh_denied_entry_in_restaurant_in_Canada/rssarticleshow/2001294.cms

TORONTO: A Canadian Sikh was allegedly denied entry to a restaurant in Toronto because of his religious headgear, sparking off an international campaign to ensure justice to him.

Gaurav Singh, an employee of a multi-national bank, "a...

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Sikh NRIs Celebrate Khalsa Festival

May 2, 2007

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Sikh_NRIs_celebrate_Khalsa_festival/articleshow/1986482.cms

TORONTO: The Sikh community here celebrated the Toronto Khalsa festival, intended to educate other Canadians about the Sikh faith and ensure that their culture is kept alive by new generation Canadian-born Sikhs.

An estimated 40,000 people participated in the parade held on Monday, which featured bands,...

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Festival Unveils Sikh Faith

April 28, 2007

Author: Rebecca Rosen Lum

Source: Contra Costa Times

http://www.contracostatimes.com/religion/ci_5773775

What began as a harvest festival in rural Punjab has become an opportunity for Sikhs to explain their faith throughout the Diaspora -- particularly in post-Sept. 11 America.

The Vaisakhi Festival links two New Years, overlaying a religious holiday on a seasonal celebration. At a time when farmers celebrated their harvest, a Sikh guru on...

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After 9/11: A Film to Nurture Inter-Faith Dialogue

April 23, 2007

Author: Joanna Corma

Source: Episcopal Life Online

Wire Service: RNS

http://www.episcopalchurch.org/81827_85236_ENG_HTM.htm

In the days following the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, images of the smoldering World Trade Center towers and a bearded and turbaned Osama bin Laden flashed constantly across TV screens.

So did images of President George W. Bush, espousing national unity and speaking of the...

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Plan to Throw the Books at Violence

April 23, 2007

Author: Amy Zimmer

Source: Metro New York

http://ny.metro.us/metro/local/article/Plan_to_throw_the_books_at_violence/8123.html

MANHATTAN. Rajinder Singh Khalsa is tired of the insults — or worse — hurtled at him on the street because he wears a turban. Khalsa, who is Sikh, was beaten in Richmond Hill three years ago by five men when he intervened on behalf of a fellow Sikh they were mocking.

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A Tradition of Equality

April 22, 2007

Author: Kevin Crush

Source: Daily Herald-Tribune

http://www.dailyheraldtribune.com/z_atradition103.lasso

There's something about sitting on the floor that gives a feeling of being one with everybody else. Maybe it brings back memories of sitting with elementary classmates as together we all listened as our teacher read us a story. Or maybe there is just something primeval about being close to the ground.

Whatever it is, sitting on the...

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Sikhs Take Advantage of Internet to Connect

April 21, 2007

Author: Neha Singh Gohil

Source: Contra Costa Times

http://www.contracostatimes.com/nationandworld/ci_5721683

NEW YORK - Every morning, Gurumustuk Singh Khalsa wakes up at 4 a.m., coats his body with almond oil, takes a cold shower and spends the next two hours meditating on God. In the quiet New Mexico dawn, he goes through a yoga routine and recites two Sikh prayers - the Japji Sahib and the Jaap Sahib.

This was Khalsa's New Year's...

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