Sikhism

Efforts to Open Dialogue between Ethnic and Religious Leaders and the US Government

September 17, 2006

Source: Voice of America News

http://www.voanews.com/english/2006-09-17-voa13.cfm

On September 17, 2006 the reported, "In the aftermath of the September 11 terrorist attacks on the United States five years ago, there was an increase in crimes against Muslims, and Muslim-Americans said they were unjustly targeted by law enforcement agencies. In the five years since, there have been efforts to open a dialogue between law enforcement and civil rights groups representing...

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Opinion: "Understanding Builds a Better Community"

September 17, 2006

Source: East Valley Tribune

http://www.eastvalleytribune.com/index.php?sty=74301

On September 17, 2006 the East Valley Tribune ran an opinion piece by Slim Smith, a Tribune columnist. "Friday afternoon, 16 of Balbir Singh Sodhi’s friends and relatives gathered out front of the family’s convenience store on the corner of University Drive and 80th St. in Mesa to honor Sodhi’s memory... On Sept. 15, 2001, Frank Roque did not see a softspoken, kind man...

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An Update on Rev. David Benke, Suspended for Participating in Interfaith Service

September 16, 2006

Source: Kitsap Sun

http://www1.kitsapsun.com/bsun/fe_religion/article/0,2403,BSUN_19075_4997463,00.html

On September 16, 2006 Kitsap Sun reported, "'Faith and Doubt at Ground Zero.' On the screen was Rev. David Benke, a Lutheran minister of the Missouri Synod. He was one of many New York religious leaders that spoke at the interfaith Yankee Stadium, 'A Prayer for America' service that convened primarily as a way to provide solace to...

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Interfaith Remembrance of 9/11 Held at the Islamic Center of Southern California

September 15, 2006

Source: Jewish Journal

http://www.jewishjournal.com/home/preview.php?id=16475

On September 15, 2006 the Jewish Journal reported, "Five years and 3,000 miles from the site of the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, the mournful strains of calls to prayer in Hebrew and Arabic open the Islamic Center of Southern California's fourth annual commemoration of the attacks of Sept. 11. The audience, dressed in saris, suits, skirts or slacks, bareheaded, or wearing head...

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In British Columbia, Sikh Temple to be Led by Youth Group

September 15, 2006

Source: CBC News

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/british-columbia/story/2006/09/15/bc-sikh-vote.html

On September 15, 2006 CBC News reported, "The battle for control of the executive of a Sikh temple in New Westminster appears to be heating up following last week's election victory of a youth group with traditional views. The B.C. Sikh Youth group's margin of victory was just 63 ballots of the approximately 7,100 cast, and the losing moderate slate is...

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Sikh and Hindu Leadership Unite Against Demolitions

September 15, 2006

Source: The Hindu

http://www.hindu.com/2006/09/15/stories/2006091516180400.htm

On September 15, 2006 The Hindu reported, "Former Delhi Chief Minister Madan Lal Khurana said on Thursday that a new high has been reached in Hindu-Sikh unity with the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee agreeing to bear the cost of reconstruction of temples damaged in the recent demolition drive carried out by the Delhi Development Authority and the Akhil Bhartiya Sant Samiti...

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London Week of Peace Begins with Interfaith Meeting

September 14, 2006

Source: Enfield Independent

http://www.enfieldindependent.co.uk/news/localnews/display.var.922154.0.united_for_a_peaceful_life.php

On September 14, 2006 the Enfield Independent reported, "London Week of Peace kicked off positively on Monday, as ninety community leaders gathered for a 'Peace through Diversity' meeting at the headquarters of the Greater London Authority. Discussing what makes peace possible in the city,...

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Actor Draws Creates Film about Sikhs After 9/11, "The Gold Bracelet"

September 11, 2006

Source: The Argus

http://www.insidebayarea.com/argus/localnews/ci_4317917

On September 11, 2006 The Argus reported, "When the time came for the world premiere of 'Terrorist Squad,' an action movie about a foiled plot to blow up Kokomo, Ind., actor Kavi Raz was conspicuously absent. 'I never saw the film,' said Raz, who is Indian but played a nefarious Libyan terrorist leader named Yassir in the 1987 film. 'I was probably the only actor who didn't go.'

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"We Are Americans Too": Hate Crimes Report Issued on 9/11 Anniversary

September 11, 2006

Source: Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/msid-1980135,curpg-2.cms

On September 11, 2006 Times of India reported, "Sikhs and Muslims in the United States were most affected by hate crimes and discrimination after 9/11 while Hindus remained largely untouched by the backlash, a report on the fall-out on South Asian communities from the terror attack on America has said.

The main findings of the study by a Harvard...

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9/11 Remembered with Peace Walk, Concert; South Asians Play Vital Role

September 11, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/5334638.stm

On September 11, 2006 BBC News reported, "South Asian celebrities, peace activists and religious leaders have been taking part in events to mark the fifth anniversary of the attacks on the World trade Centre in the United States.

At the 'Hope not Hate' youth summit in Washington this weekend the Pakistani rock star, Salman Ahmad, performed John Lennon's 'Imagine' as well as his own hits....

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Five Years Later, Milford Sikhs Struggle as Symbols of Faith Become a Cause for Fear

September 11, 2006

Source: Milford Daily News

http://www.milforddailynews.com/localRegional/view.bg?articleid=99034

On September 11, 2006 the Milford Daily News reported, "The terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, had nothing to do with Veena Chani, and yet, five years later, they made her life so much worse.

The Holliston resident is a Sikh, practicing a centuries-old religion that originated in what is now the Punjab region of India and Pakistan. The...

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"In Gandhi's Footsteps": Conference on Non-Violence Precedes 9/11 Unity Walk

September 11, 2006

Source: Rediff

http://www.rediff.com/news/2006/sep/11aziz.htm

On September 11, 2006 Rediff reported, "A group of Gandhians will hold a rally at the Lincoln Memorial grounds in Washington, DC to commemorate two ideologically opposed events: the fifth anniversary of 9/11, and the 100th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi's first-ever use of satyagraha. The Memphis, Tennessee-based MK Gandhi Institute, which is organising the rally, will also participate in an inter-faith 'Unity...

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