Sikhism

Sikhs in Stockton Seek Civic Engagement Post-9/11

September 10, 2006

Source: RecordNet.com

http://www.recordnet.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060910/SPECIALSECTIONS98/609100324/1001/NEWS01

On September 10, 2006 RecordNet.com reported, "To some, their long beards and colorful turbans illicit thoughts of Taliban and al-Qaida jihadists bent on destroying the United States. But members of San Joaquin County's thriving Sikh community say they are Indian, with a religion far different from...

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School Forms Include Questions About Immigration Status, Raise Concerns

September 10, 2006

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/09/09/AR2006090900832.html?referrer=email

On September 10, 2006 The Washington Post reported, "A few weeks back, Linda Singh picked up the registration packet from her local school district. There, at the bottom of the first page, was the question regarding birthplace, followed by: 'If not USA, date entered USA.' It set off alarm bells...

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Documentary on Sikh Widows of 1984 Massacre Created as a Catalyst for Change

September 6, 2006

Source: The Gazette

http://www.gazette.net/stories/090606/entevis145634_31944.shtml

On September 6, 2006 The Gazette reported, "Anger inspired Harpreet Kaur to make a movie. And if this Gaithersburg High School alumna has her way, 'The Widow Colony' will help shake up the Sikh community and the Indian government — and lead them to help change the lives of about 1,200 women and their children now living in a New Delhi slum. The award-winning documentary will...

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Jews, Jains, Hindus, Sikhs, and Muslims Hail Decision Prohibiting Exams on Religious Holidays

September 5, 2006

Source: New York Daily News

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/local/story/449389p-378270c.html

On September 5, 2006 the New York Daily News reported, "A Queens state senator and an array of clergy yesterday hailed a new law that prohibits the state Education Department from scheduling statewide exams during religious holidays. 'The law is now on your side,' declared state Sen. John Sabini (D-Queens). The law was spurred after statewide English exams for...

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Thanks, and a Holy Shroud, Given to the Sikh Community for Earthquake Relief in Pakistan

September 5, 2006

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Ealing Times

http://www.ealingtimes.co.uk/news/asianspotlight/spotlight/display.var.907057.0.pakistanis_thank_sikh_community.php

On September 5, 2006 the Ealing Times reported, "A Pakistan businessman has thanked the Sikh community for their help after the earthquake by handing over a holy shroud.

Sajjad Shah, 45, from Carrington Road, High...

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Venerable Dhammananda Remembered for Promoting Interfaith Harmony

September 4, 2006

Source: The Buddhist Channel

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=56,3115,0,0,1,0

On September 4, 2006 The Buddhist Channel reported, "Thousands converged at the Buddhist Maha Vihara in Kuala Lumpur to bid farewell to Rev Dhammananda... The late Venerable Dr Rev K. Sri Dhammananda - Chief High Priest of Malaysia and Singapore - was a man who dedicated his life to promoting peace, understanding and harmony. 'Rev Dhammananda served not only the Buddhist...

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UK Religious Leaders to Hold Conference on Honor Killings

September 4, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/5311244.stm

On September 4, 2006 BBC News reported, "Of 500 Hindus, Sikhs, Christians and Muslims questioned, a 10th said they would condone the murder of someone who disrespected their family's honour. Figures show 13 people die every year in honour killings, but police and support groups believe it is many more. Religious leaders said they would hold a national conference on the issue. Honour killing is a brutal...

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Sikh Parade in Abbotsford Draws Thousands

September 2, 2006

Source: Abbotsford News

http://www.sikhnet.com/Sikhnet/news.nsf/RecentNewsHTML/54727563CF1657CA872571E10061D482!OpenDocument

On September 2, 2006 the Abbotsford News reported, "Between 15,000 and 20,000 Sikhs from all over B.C. and beyond are expected to flood the streets of Abbotsford tomorrow for one of the largest and most important annual celebrations of their faith. Sunday roughly marks the 402nd anniversary of the...

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World Sikh Council Participates in World Assembly of Religions for Peace

September 1, 2006

Source: World Sikh Council

http://www.wfn.org/2006/09/msg00011.html

On September 1, 2006 the World Sikh Council issued a press release stating, "Three representatives of the World Sikh Council - America Region (WSC-AR) traveled to Kyoto, Japan in the last week of August to participate in the VIIIth World Assembly of Religions for Peace on the theme 'Confronting Violence and Advancing Shared Security', August 26-29, 2006. WSC-AR representatives also attended the World Youth...

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India's Diverse Faiths Participate in Ganesh Festival

August 31, 2006

Source: Hindustan Times

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1782128,000600010004.htm

On August 31, 2006 the Hindustan Times reported, "At Marine Lines, fruit seller Chand Sheikh, a 26-year-old Muslim, had been such a devout follower of Lord Ganesha since childhood that he was elected president of the local mandal [temple] and has already occupied that post for five years. In Bhandup, practising Sikh Balbir Singh, an actor, has brought an idol home this...

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Festival of Cultures in Dublin Includes Sikh Lecture, Exhibition, Performance

August 30, 2006

Source: SikhNet news

http://www.sikhnet.com/Sikhnet/news.nsf/RecentNewsHTML/FF48893264570AFE872571DA00636A11!OpenDocument

On August 30, 2006 SikhNet news reported, "[Members of the] Sikh community in Ireland displayed their rich culture and religious galore at the Festival of World Cultures [in] Dun Laoghaire, Dublin. [This is a three day] festival with over 150 artists and groups from around the world. [The] Festival...

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Sikhs Help Enforce Ceasefire in Lebanon

August 29, 2006

Source: Sikh Sangat

http://www.sikhsangat.org/publish/printer_1308.shtml

On August 29, 2006 the Sikh Sangat reported, "The men of the 28-year-old United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) continue observing, patrolling, and delivering humanitarian assistance in south Lebanon while they wait for reinforcements to help enforce a ceasefire between Israel and the Hezbollah Shiite militia... About 650 soldiers from India's 4th Battalion, Sikh Regiment, along with a...

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