Sikhism

Sikh Community Hosting Sacramento Valley's Largest Devotional & Cultural Celebration This Weekend

October 30, 2006

Source: SikhNet News

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2006/10/prweb466982.htm

The 27th annual worldwide gathering of Sikhs in Yuba City begins this week. An estimated 60,000 Sikhs are expected to gather for a weekend of devotion and celebration.

In California, Sikhs from Temples or Gurdwaras in Sacramento, Stockton, Modesto, Fresno, San Jose, El Sobrante, Los Angeles, Bakersfield, San Jose, Fremont, San Diego and Orange County are preparing floats for the Sikh...

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Washington Sikhs Celebrated First Anniversary of New Gurdwara

October 30, 2006

Author: SSNews, Guru Gobind Singh Foundation

Source: Sikh Global News

http://www.sikhsangat.org/publish/article_1480.shtml

Hundreds of Sikhs thronged the white brick building of one year old of Gurdwara Sahib of Guru Gobind Singh Foundation to celebrate the first anniversary. The red and white blooming flowers at the entrance of the gurdwara were welcoming everyone and it reflected the mood of the day. Over 125 kids of all ages dressed in Khalsa...

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Sikh Hollywood Stars Shine, Spin for a Cause

October 30, 2006

Author: Khushwant Singh

Source: Sikh News Network

http://www.sikhnet.com/Sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/E2902E5E55B67310872572170076A8EF!OpenDocument

Chandigarh: Sikhs are all set to take over Hollywood. Fighting stereotypes and attempting to set their image ‘‘right’’, the Spinning Wheel Film Festival (SWFF), 2006, titled ‘Sikhs in Hollywood - meet the stars’, will give...

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Denmark Sikh Loses Kirpan Battle

October 28, 2006

Author: Ramaninder K Bhatia

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/131871.cms

CHANDIGARH: In a major blow to the Sikh community's efforts to get their distinct identity recognised abroad along with their religious symbols, a Sikh youth in Denmark on Tuesday lost his right to wear a kirpan (dagger), one of the five religious symbols that a baptised Sikh is required to wear.

The youth, 31-year-old...

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UK Hindus Work to Correct Poor Portrayal of Hinduism

October 27, 2006

Source: Hindu Press International

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/hpi/2006/10/28.shtml#1

LONDON, ENGLAND, October 27, 2006: The follwoing report was sent by Jay Lakhani of the Hindu Council UK:

"We participated at the Foreign Press Association meeting where faith members from Sikhism, Islam and Hinduism debated the issue of so-called "honor killing" (usually, the murder of a female for supposed sexual or marital offenses -- see here) with Dr. Gill a lecturer from...

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Sikh Appearance and Confusion in America

October 27, 2006

Author: Nirmal Singh

Source: Sikh Global News

http://www.sikhsangat.org/publish/article_1474.shtml

In this note I am not likely to say anything profound about stereotyping, stereotypes or those who are stereotyped. I may in stead ask you to explore with me the tension endured by those who may visually appear to fit a particular stereotype and thus potentially become unintended targets of hate directed at it without in any way being associated with...

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Sikh Woman in US Victim of Racial Abuse

October 26, 2006

Source: Hindustan Times

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/5967_1829360,001600060017.htm

A Sikh woman was discriminated against and insulted at her workplace here, the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) said.

"Based on consideration of the documentary and testimonial evidence, the commission determines that the respondent subjected charging parties and a class of similarly situated individuals to harassment on the basis of their race,...

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West County Public Forums to Focus on Taxi Driver Safety

October 26, 2006

Author: Tom Lochner

Source: Contra Costa Times

http://www.contracostatimes.com/mld/cctimes/news/local/states/california/15852467.htm?template=contentModules/printstory.jsp

With the fatal shooting of a taxi driver in Richmond still fresh in everyone's mind, the Sikh Temple of El Sobrante will turn its attention to cabbie security Sunday.

The meeting at the temple -- one...

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Religious Group Hits Snag in Quest for New Temple

October 25, 2006

Author: Robert J. Bruss

Source: New York House

http://www.upstatehouse.com/rss-display.php?id=inmannews58266

The Guru Nanak Sikh Society applied for a building permit to construct a temple that would seat 75 people on a 1.9-acre parcel on the outskirts of town. But the neighbors protested because there would be considerable traffic on the residential streets. The permit was denied.

To meet these objections, the members purchased a...

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Companies Spot a Niche for Diwali Merchandise

October 20, 2006

Author: Ansley Roan

Source: Beliefnet

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/201/story_20180_1.html

Vasudha Narayanan was browsing in a Walgreens in Gainesville, Fla., last year when she saw something she'd never seen before in an American drugstore -- greeting cards for the holiday Diwali.

"I was so happy," said Narayanan, who was born in India. "It was like a piece of home almost. It was a real symbol of being part of the American fabric."...

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Diwali Event Attracts Thousands

October 20, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/london/6049522.stm

Thousands of people have gathered in London for celebrations to mark Diwali - the Hindu festival of light. Light displays and floating lanterns in Trafalgar Square set the mood for one of the most important religious occasions for Hindus, Jains and Sikhs.

Diwali welcomes the New Year and symbolises the power of good triumphing over evil and the renewal of life.

Mayor...

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Religious Festival Fire Warnings

October 19, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/wales/south_east/6062358.stm

Warnings about fire safety have been given to people celebrating two major religious festivals this month.

South Wales Fire Service is urging people celebrating Diwali and Eid Ul Fitr to be aware of fire safety in the home during the festivities.

Diwali is associated with candle use, while special meals are prepared for Eid - both of which the brigade says cause a...

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