Sikhism

Governor, Dignitaries Join Sikh Community to Celebrate Opening of the New Mexico Legislature

January 19, 2007

Author: Ek Ong Kaar Kaur Khalsa

Source: Sikh News Network

http://www.sikhnet.com/Sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/77736C3A9028620F87257267007BA912!OpenDocument

New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, Attorney General Gary King and other public officials joined the New Mexico Sikh community at a special luncheon held in honor of the opening of the 48th New Mexico Legislative Session.

The opening session...

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Malaysian Gurdwara : Symbol of Religious and Racial Tolerance

January 18, 2007

Author: Nik Khusairi Ibrahim

Source: The Panthic Weekly

http://www.panthic.org/news/126/ARTICLE/3050/2007-01-17.html

Penang, Maaylasia - The 'Wadda' Gurdwara Sahib that was built 105 years ago in Penang is a symbol of religious and racial tolerance. Believed to be the earliest Sikh temple in South-East Asia, the centre was, in the early 20th century, the main congregation area for people of Punjabi origin, regardless of their religious...

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Richmond Sikh, Activist Joins Council

January 18, 2007

Author: John Geluardi

Source: Contra Costa Times

http://www.contracostatimes.com/mld/cctimes/news/politics/16487821.htm

The Richmond City Council selected a Sikh community activist with a record of public service on state, city and school committees to fill its vacant seat.

Human Relations Commissioner Harpreet Sandhu, appointed Tuesday night, will finish out the two years remaining on new Mayor Gayle McLaughlin's council...

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Sikh, Christian Waqf Boards on the Cards

January 17, 2007

Author: M Hasan

Source: Hindustan Times

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/5922_1903336,0015002500000005.htm

IN ORDER to keep the Sikh and Christian communities in good humour in an election year, the Mulayam Singh Yadav government is toying with the idea of constituting a Sikh and a Christian Waqf boards. The move is aimed at protecting the religious properties of the two communities.

Secretary Minorities Commission Mohd...

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‘First Ambassador of Sikhism to the Western World’ Award Conferred on Sant Teja Singh Ji

January 16, 2007

Source: The Kalghidhar Society Press Release

http://www.kalgidharsociety.org/news/kds.asp

The Khalsa Diwan Society, conferred the ‘First Ambassador of Sikhism to the Western World’ award on Sant Teja Singh Ji during its centennial celebrations at Gurdwara Sahib Sukh Sagar, New Westminster from Dec. 15 to Dec. 25, 2006. Sant Teja Singh Ji registered the Khalsa Diwan Society and helped organize Vancouver Sikhs in the early 1900’s and thereafter went back to India and...

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Another Path to Peace: A Conversation with Rajinderjit K. Singh

January 14, 2007

Source: Newsday

http://www.newsday.com/news/opinion/ny-opsin145051496jan14,0,958833.story?coll=ny-viewpoints-headlines

The country is debating troop levels and logistics in the war in Iraq. But Rajinderjit K. Singh offers a different way to think about achieving peace. The retired Locust Valley teacher co-founded the Long Island Multi-Faith Forum in 1993 and the East and West Association of Sikh Women in 2001, both dedicated...

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Global Sikh Film Festival Coming to India Soon

January 6, 2007

Author: Gurmukh Singh

Source: Financial Express

http://www.financialexpress.com/fe_full_story.php?content_id=150986

LOS ANGELES, JAN 6 : The Spinning Wheel Film Festival (SWFF), which was born in Toronto four years ago and today has editions in several major North America cities, is all set to land in India.

Says the festival founder T Sher Singh, noted Toronto-based writer-lawyer: “We have known that in view of our...

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"Faked Attack that Exposes an Uncomfortable Truth," a Commentary by Hardeep Singh Kohli

January 4, 2007

Source: Times Online

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2090-2522753,00.html

It’s not easy being Sikh, says Hardeep Kohli, which is why he understands the motives of the boy who falsely claimed white yobs hacked off his hair.

It was 1983. Bucks Fizz were enjoying pop success, Aberdeen won the Cup Winners’ Cup and a slightly overweight 14-year-old Sikh boy contemplates something dreadful.

Alone at home, he turns on the hob of the...

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Bhai Sahiba Gives Closing Blessing at Governor's Inauguration in New Mexico

January 3, 2007

Author: Ek Ong Kaar Kaur Khalsa

Source: Sikh News Network

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/003351E8C0EB201C87257258006B9F4D

On Monday, January 1st, 2007, Bhai Sahiba of Sikh Dharma International Dr. Bibiji Inderjit Kaur Khalsa gave a closing blessing during the inauguration of New Mexico’s incumbent Governor Bill Richardson and Lt. Governor Diane D. Denish.

The inaugural ceremonies...

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Sikh Teenager in US gets to Play Soccer in a 'Patka'

December 28, 2006

Author: Khushwant Singh

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/NEWS/India/Sikh_teenager_in_US_gets_to_play_soccer_in_a_patka/articleshow/955698.cms

CHANDIGARH: Sikhs in the US have won a battle against what they term as religious discrimination in the case of a teenager who was denied the right to play soccer because of his patka.

Harshaan Singh...

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Sikh School's Plans to Grow Spark Debate

December 27, 2006

Author: Raveena Aulakh

Source: Sikh News Network

http://www.sikhnet.com/Sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/844679D90EACFDC98725725100685D2B!OpenDocument

At the age of 11, Ontario's only Sikh school is getting ready for a growth spurt. The Khalsa Community School in Mississaugahas acquired five hectares of land in Brampton and is drawing up plans to extend its program through high school.

There is...

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K.P. Singh Spreading Interfaith Message Globally

December 27, 2006

Author: Andrea Neal

Source: Northwest Indiana News

http://nwitimes.com/articles/2006/12/27/opinion/times_editorial_columnists/6648a9b7ee5c59a58625724d002209cc.txt

An Indiana artist is working across the globe to spread a message of good will and peace.

"If we believe in God, then I think we have to believe in each other and it doesn't matter what faith and culture we come from,"...

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