Sikhism

Award Winning Film About Sikh Widows to Screen at Smithsonian Exhibit

September 26, 2006

Source: SikhNet News

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/0677364BEA11EA57872571F4007E9897

On September 26, 2006 the SikhNet News reported, "The Widow Colony an award winning documentary that takes an in-depth look into the lives of the widows whose husbands were killed in the anti-Sikh massacre of November, 1984 will be the first Sikh issue based feature film to be screened at the Smithsonian Museum’s Freer...

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Sutter County Clears the Way for Sikh Temple

September 25, 2006

Source: Appeal-Democrat

http://www.appeal-democrat.com/articles/2006/09/21/news/local_news/news5.txt

On September 25, 2006 the Appeal-Democrat reported, "Work will begin in about two weeks at the site of a new temple following approval by Sutter County supervisors, a spokesman for the Guru Nanak Sikh Society said Wednesday. Supervisors approved a conditional use permit Tuesday night without debate. The decision followed an August ruling in...

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Partnerships with Muslim, Sikh, and South Asian Communities Boost Homeland Security

September 25, 2006

Source: News Blaze

http://newsblaze.com/story/20060919151237tsop.nb/newsblaze/TOPSTORY/Top-Stories.html

On September 25, 2006 News Blaze reported, "'Our country is more secure today because law enforcement and America's Arab, Muslim, Sikh and South Asian communities are working more closely together,' according to Homeland Security's Daniel W. Sutherland.

'We sincerely hope and expect that those relationships will deepen and...

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Sikh Man Pleased to Be Mistaken for a Muslim

September 25, 2006

Source: Islamic Horizons Magazine

In its September/October 2006 edition, Islamic Horizons Magazine published an personal essay by Fateh Singh-Tarney, 62, a Vietnam War veteran: "I am a person very proud of his Western heritage and Mediterranean ancestry. I served in the United States Marine Corps in a combat role in Vietnam. I came back from Vietnam a quite demoralized veteran with moderate post-traumatic stress and rejoined a society in great flux: the anti-war movement; civil rights movement; the student movement; hippies and flower children. Despite...

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Oldest Gurdwara in the US Points to Changes in American Practice

September 24, 2006

Source: The Tribune

http://www.tribuneindia.com/2006/20060924/spectrum/main2.htm

On September 24, 2006 The Tribune reported, "During our travels of North America we came across a number of strange cases about the buildings of various gurdwaras. Among them is the interesting case of the founding of the first gurdwara in America, at Stockton, California. This was also called, 'Gadari Babeyan da Gurdwara'—(the gurdwara founded by the members of the Hindustan Gadar...

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Human Rights Activist Argues Against French Ban Before UN Committee

September 23, 2006

Source: Sikh Sangat

http://www.sikhsangat.org/publish/article_1378.shtml

On September 23, 2006 the Sikh Sangat reported, "The Pakistan Human rights activist Asma Jahangir who has taken up the ban on issue of Sikh turban in France with the United Nations has expressed shock over the French government's attitude towards religious symbols. She had in vain argued the case before a 45 member council of United Nations on Freedom of religion. The issue was taken up on Friday...

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Interfaith Prayer Service Marks Opening of UN General Assembly

September 21, 2006

Source: Sikh Sanghat

http://www.sikhsangat.org/publish/article_1373.shtml

On September 21, 2006 the Sikh Sanghat reported, "Religious leaders representing up to 30 faith traditions from all over the world attended an interfaith prayer service on Sept 12th to mark the opening of the 61st United Nations General Assembly. The introductions were led by Hiro Sakurai, Committee of Religious NGOs and Rev. William Tully, St. Bartholomew’s Church. This was followed by...

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Interfaith Service in Western New York Attended by Over 6,000

September 21, 2006

Source: University of Buffalo Reporter

http://www.buffalo.edu/reporter/vol38/vol38n4/articles/HHDL_Interfaith.html

On September 21, 2006 University of Buffalo Reporter reported, "In the first appearance of his three-day visit to [the University of Buffalo], His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama participated in an interfaith service on Monday in Alumni Arena that showcased the religious diversity of Western New York, featuring spiritual traditions...

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"The Sikh on the Street" Film Serves to Educate Americans About Sikhism

September 21, 2006

Source: SikhNet News

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/FB4B508881A6A77A872571F000678261

On September 21, 2006 SikhNet News reported, "In late 2005, a group of Sikh Americans decided to film a series of interviews on the streets of Washington, DC to see if their fellow Americans could correctly identify followers of Sikhism, a monotheistic religion based in the Northwest Indian state of Punjab. In the aftermath of 9/11,...

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Valley Sikh Community Commemorates 9/11

September 20, 2006

Source: IndiaPost.com

http://www.indiapost.com/members/story.php?story_id=5571

On September 20, 2006 IndiaPost.com reported, "For the 5th anniversary celebrations of 9-11, the honorable Governor Janet Napolitano's office contacted several representatives of different faiths including members of the Sikh community. They were encouraged to take part in various activities planned for this day at [the] Arizona 9/11 memorial that had just been completed at Wesley Bolin...

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Five Sikhs Elected to Queens Democratic County Committee

September 20, 2006

Source: Sikh Coalition

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/647B166E321E85D9872571EF006078B7

On September 20, 2006 the Sikh Coalition reported, "Leaders of the Sikh community and city officials joined together today at Borough Hall in Queens to announce the first-ever election of Sikhs in New York. The five individuals – Harjinder Singh Duggal, Dhan Singh, Gurmej Singh, Mohinder Singh, and Harpreet Singh Wahan...

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World Sikh Council Participates in 9/11 Global Congress of World Religions

September 19, 2006

Source: World Sikh Council

http://www.worldsikhcouncil.org/

On September 19, 2006 the World Sikh Council issued a press release stating, "In observance of the 5th year anniversary of 9/11, the World Sikh Council – America Region (WSC-AR) participated in a conference 'World’s Religions After September 11: A Global Congress' held September 11 – 15, 2006 in Montreal, Canada. The conference program focused on the theme 'Can religion be a force of good?' At the Congress, Dr....

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"Divided We Fall" Documentary Premieres in Phoenix

September 18, 2006

Source: East Valley Tribune

http://www.eastvalleytribune.com/index.php?sty=74116

On September 18, 2006 the East Valley Tribune reported, "Hundreds from across the Valley gathered at the Carpenters Union building in southwest Phoenix on Thursday night, the eve of the anniversary of [Balbir Singh Sodhi's] death, to memorialize him and watch the world premiere of a documentary prompted by his murder. Sodhi practiced Sikhism, a religion in which followers believe all...

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SikhNet Announces Youth Online Film Festival Winners

September 18, 2006

Source: The Hindu

Wire Service: PTI

http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/holnus/009200609180311.htm

On September 18, 2006 the Press Trust of India reported, "Online film festivals are fast becoming common, but when one is held exclusively on Sikh films, it is sure to be rare. The first online Sikh film festival, held last week had both features and shorts, and drew film-makers from Mumbai to Texas alike. 'It is a Sikh media revolution of...

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Rubin Museum of Art Showcases Sikhism, World's Fifth Largest Religion

September 18, 2006

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/09/18/arts/design/18sikh.html?_r=1&oref=slogin

On September 18, 2006 The New York Times reported, "Sikhism, the world’s fifth-largest organized religion, has more than 20 million followers. Many thousands live in New York City. We can spot Sikh men on the street by their turbans and upswept whiskers. And many of us will recall that two decades ago Sikhs were at the center of the news...

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