Sikhism

Americans Taking to Sikh Philosophy

December 3, 2006

Source: Rediff India Abroad

http://www.rediff.com/news/2006/dec/03sikh.htm

As Vikram Singh sang Sikh hymns at a recent inter-faith concert in Washington, few could remain without giving him a big applause as the voice singing the verses belonged to none other than Vic Briggs, a prominent rock star of the 70s, who has now embraced Sikhism.

Singh is in fact the first non-Indian Sikh to have performed at Golden Temple in Amritsar. But then he is not the only American who...

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Singhs Going up the Ranks in Lion City

December 1, 2006

Author: Rahul Singh

Source: Hindustan Times

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1857895,0008.htm

General JJ Singh became the mascot of the Sikh community when he took over the reins of the Army last year. And now the Singhs are roaring out loud in Lion City, Singapore, making their presence felt in the island-nation’s Armed Forces (SAF).

Ravinder Singh has become the first Sikh to rise to the rank of brigadier general and...

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All She's Saying is Give Peace a Chance

November 30, 2006

Author: April Phillips

Source: The Virginian-Pilot

http://content.hamptonroads.com/story.cfm?story=115192&ran=147739

Snatam Kaur knew early on she wasn’t like the other kids.

How many of them, for example, were named by a family friend who happened to be a kundalini yoga master?

Kaur was born in Trinidad, Colo., in 1972 and immersed in the Sikh faith.

Her father, a manager for the Grateful Dead, and...

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Canadian Brig Gen Parsons's Recruiting Pitch to Halifax Sikhs

November 29, 2006

Author: Jagpal S Tiwana

Source: SikhNet News

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/C9E656DF0B2B2DD98725723500730CB7

On the invitation of the Maritime Sikh Society, Halifax, Canada, two army officers, Brig. Gen. Rick Parsons and Major Harjit Singh Sajjan, visited its Gurdwara on Nov. 26, 2006. There was quite a concern among the Sangat about the safety of Canadian troops deployed in Afghanistan. They...

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Religious Hate Crimes Double in 12 Months

November 27, 2006

Source: Edinburgh Evening News

http://edinburghnews.scotsman.com/index.cfm?id=1759112006

HATE crimes committed by religious bigots have almost doubled in Scotland in the space of a year.

A total of 234 offences were reported to police in the first six months of 2005, latest figures have shown. However, in Edinburgh religious crime remains low. In January to June last year there were just three offences committed in the Capital - 1.3 per cent of the Scottish...

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Sikhs Celebrate with Parade, Food

November 26, 2006

Author: Sharon McNary and Bettye Wells Miller

Source: The Press-Enterprise

http://www.pe.com/localnews/inland/stories/PE_News_Local_B_sikh27.3841158.html

About 2,000 Inland area members of the Sikh religion joined a 2.5-mile procession through the streets around their Riverside temple Sunday to raise community awareness of their culture and beliefs.

Jarnail Singh, right, leads a call for the Guru Garanth Sahib as...

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Increasing Racial Assaults Forcing Sikhs to Shed Turbans

November 25, 2006

Source: The Hindu

http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/holnus/001200611251958.htm

London, (PTI): Increasing numbers of racially-motivated attacks have forced some of the Sikh teenagers in Britain to shed their long hair and turbans, but many from the community also do so to fit in with their local surroundings.

While some groups in Britain believe that young, Westernised Sikhs have long been reluctant to adhere to traditional disciplines, Sikh students say that...

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Racist Attacks Cause Sikh Youth to Question What They Believe

November 23, 2006

Source: SikhSangat News

http://www.sikhsangat.org/publish/article_1543.shtml

Western intolerance of religious symbols and a series of street attacks are prompting young men to shed their hair and turbans. Many Sikhs cut their hair when they become teenagers in an effort to fit in with their local surroundings. Sikh students say that increasing numbers of racially motivated attacks have had a significant impact on their attitudes.

Dalwinder Singh, an executive board...

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Afghanistan's Sikhs Yearn for India

November 22, 2006

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/NEWS/World/Rest_of_World/Afghanistans_Sikhs_yearn_for_India/articleshow/530953.cms

Forced to wear yellow patches in the days of the Taliban, the homesick Sikhs of Afghanistan still hide in back alleys and yearn for India.

In the Taliban's birthplace, the southern city of Kandahar, their children cannot go to school and locals stone or spit...

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Kirpan Posters Come to Sikhs' Help in US

November 22, 2006

Source: The Times of India/Washington Post

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/NEWS/World/The_United_States/Kirpan_posters_in_US_to_avoid_Sikhs_being_targeted/articleshow/516267.cms

With a view to assuage the feelings of Sikh Americans who have been involved in rows with security personnel over possession of kirpans, the US department of homeland security and a Sikh outfit have reached an...

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Kern County Celebrates First Sikh Day, Parade Follows

November 20, 2006

Source: KGET TV 17/NBC

http://www.kget.com/news/local/story.aspx?content_id=188438F0-21BE-4980-9272-909D7137EE30

The Sikh community celebrated one of the religion’s most important days of the year.

About 5,000 people packed the Rabobank Convention Center over the weekend to pray and celebrate prior to an elaborate parade through downtown Bakersfield.

The Kern County Sikh community celebrated Guru Nanak’s...

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Bridgewater Sangat Explores Sikh Art

November 20, 2006

Author: Neha Singh Gohil

Source: Sikh News Network

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/1666B41A3FEF9D508725722C00654A23

Amidst a flurry of paint around a table covered with brushes, palettes and watercolor, Jagdeep Singh, 4, sat quietly, intensely staring at the piece of paper in front of him. As others yelled over him, asking for more paint or different colors, he critiqued what he had wrought. In a...

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A New Temple, a Testament of Faith

November 20, 2006

Author: Doug Guthrie

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061120/LIFESTYLE04/611200349/1041

Its temporary occupants are filmmakers who are expected today to wrap up a first for Metro Detroit -- a movie about a Sikh doctor's struggles with acceptance and health costs.

But the turban-wearing actors, writer and director hint at what's to come for a grandiose building...

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Sikhs in Britain to Protest Racist Attack

November 19, 2006

Source: Indo Asian News Service

http://www.dailyindia.com/show/83530.php

A large number of Sikhs from across Britain have planned a peaceful vigil in the Scottish capital Edinburgh to protest Tuesday's racist attack on a Sikh youth that has shocked the entire community. The event Sunday is being organised by the London-based Sikh human rights group and the British Organisation of Sikh Students (Boss), with active support from other Sikh bodies.

Community members will hold a...

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