Sikhism

Spinning Wheel Film Festival

October 17, 2006

Source: Sikh News Network

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/36F7E49AB65E6D9687257209007947B1

The International Spinning Wheel Film is a Celebration of Sikh Identity and culture. The Festival will be held for the first time in South Florida, in conjunction with Jago Miami 2006, (www.jagomiami.com). Sikhism, the youngest of the world religions, is barely five hundred years old. Its founder, Guru Nanak, was born in 1469. Guru...

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Politics, Spoken in Punjabi

October 15, 2006

Author: NEHA SINGH GOHIL

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/10/15/nyregion/thecity/15sikh.html

TAKE the A train to the end of the line, walk down two blocks of broken sidewalk, and climb a flight of neatly carpeted stairs. There, in a small office above the local greengrocer on 101st Avenue in Richmond Hill, you’ll find Queens County’s newest elected official.

Mohinder Singh, wearing a royal blue...

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A Hundred Thousand Dalits Gather in Maharashtra to Burn Anti-Conversion Laws

October 11, 2006

Author: Nirmala Carvalho

Source: Asia News

http://www.asianews.it/view.php?l=en&art=7449

More than 100,000 Indian Dalits or outcastes are meeting on Saturday in Nagpur, Maharashtra, to publicly burn copies of the anti-conversion laws adopted by some of India’s states and express their support to anyone who wants to abandon the Indian caste system. The event will also mark the 50th anniversary of the conversion from Hinduism to Buddhism of Baba...

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Sikhs Celebrate History and Worry About the Future

October 10, 2006

Author: MEERA BAINS

Source: The Globe and Mail

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20061010.BCSIKH10/TPStory/National

It was a celebration of the past, but for more than 3,000 people who gathered in Vancouver over the weekend to honour the 100th anniversary of the oldest and largest Sikh society in North America, there were also fears for the future.

The three-day centennial celebrations this...

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Catholic-Sikh National Retreat

October 9, 2006

Author: Manmohan Singh

Source: World Sikh Council

http://www.worldsikhcouncil.org/

Representatives of the World Sikh Council - America Region (WSC-AR) and the US Catholic Conference of Bishops (USCCB) met October 5-7, 2006 in Long Island, New York for a three-day Catholic-Sikh bilateral national interreligious retreat.

The retreat was held at the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception (Huntington, NY) and the nearby Mata Sahib Kaur Gurdwara (Glen Cove, NY)....

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Sikh Woman Plans Diwali Celebration

October 7, 2006

Author: LARRY MITCHELL

Source: Chico Enterprise-Record

http://www.chicoer.com/newshome/ci_4456866

Harminder Bhogal, who was born in the Indian state of Punjab, enjoys almost everything about Chico.

"It's just our town -- a nice place to raise kids, much better than being in a busy city life," she said.

But one thing is missing.

"There's nothing happening in terms of (Indian) religion and culture," she said.

Bhogal is...

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Sikh Named Director of Chaplaincy Services at Canada Varsity

October 4, 2006

Author: Ajit Jain

Source: Rediff

http://www.rediff.com/news/2006/oct/04canada.htm

From Air Canada manager in Montreal to director of Chaplaincy Services at McGill University is quite a drastic change for Manjit Singh.

After his retirement from Air Canada a few years back, he opted to volunteer to become part of a group of clergies -- ordained Christian priests, a rabbi, a Muslim and a Buddhist -- at McGill University.

So far the...

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Malaysia: Sikh Relics Display & Fire in Gurudwara

October 2, 2006

Author: Lydia Gomez

Source: New Straits Times

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/B971AC713CC1DA62872571FB006ACD5A

Twenty-five people escaped a fire last night which broke out in a five-storey building on Jalan Raja Alang belonging to a Sikh temple.

Fifteen people were treated at Kuala Lumpur Hospital for minor burns suffered in the fire, which destroyed the fourth and fifth floors of Wisma...

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Relics of 10th Sikh Guru to Tour Malaysia

October 1, 2006

Source: Sikh Sangat News

http://www.sikhsangat.org/publish/article_1399.shtml

On October 1, 2006 Sikh Sangat News reported, "The Sikh community in Malaysia will get to see some rare artefacts related to the 10th Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh Ji Maharaj, in a series of exhibitions in Gurdwaras across the country. The first of these exhibitions started on Saturday at the Gurdwara Sahib Bercham in Ipoh, capital of the Malaysian state of Perak, according to the New Straits...

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Hindus Meet with Leaders on Capitol Hill

September 30, 2006

Source: Hindu American Foundation press release

http://www.hinduamericanfoundation.org/media_press_release_dc2006.htm

On September 30, 2006 a Hindu American Foundation press release reported, "The Hindu American Foundation (HAF) concluded its third annual Government Outreach and Leadership Conference on September 28, 2006. Two days of individual meetings with over twenty-five senators and members of the House of Representatives, Department of Justice,...

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First Gurdwara Opens in Switzerland

September 26, 2006

Source: SikhNet News

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/3050587AFA6518ED872571EF006B87A5

On September 26, 2006 SikhNet News reported, "Gurdwara Sahib Switzerland was not built in few weeks, months or years. It has taken full one decade to come into existence (1996-2006). The Sikhs of Switzerland started this esteemed project in 1996 when they applied for permission to start construction of Gurdwara Sahib. The process of...

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