Sikhism

Yuba City Gurdwara Wins in Zoning Battle

August 7, 2006

Source: The Appeal-Democrat

http://www.appeal-democrat.com/articles/2006/08/02/news/local_news/news4.txt

On August 7, 2006 The Appeal-Democrat reported, "Sutter County supervisors erred when they rejected a new Sikh temple near Yuba City, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco ruled in favor of the Guru Nanak Sikh Society, which asked the county for permission to convert a building on 29...

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Sikhs Take Exception to History Books

August 6, 2006

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1861285.cms

On August 6, 2006 The Times of India reported, "With the Sikh community taking strong exception to some alleged 'misrepresentation of facts' in its history books, NCERT has decided to get these portions checked by a well-known scholar and historian. NCERT's decision has come following a letter to its Director Krishna Kumar last week by Human Resource Development Minister Arjun...

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Sikh Youth Gather in Maryland for Summer Camp

August 6, 2006

Source: Sikh Sangat News

http://www.sikhsangat.org/publish/article_1240.shtml

On August 6, 2006 Sikh Sangat News reported, "Is online chatting safe? How does one handle bullying and teasing in school? How does one relate to cultural trends among youth and Sikhi in present day America? These will be some of the questions which will be explored in addition to the post 9/11 issues by 125 Sikh youth from all over America who are gathering for a week-long camp in Maryland...

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San Francisco Court Upholds Sikhs' Right to Build Gurdwara

August 5, 2006

Source: Rediff

http://specials.rediff.com/news/2006/aug/05sikh.htm

On August 5, 2006 Rediff reported, "In a major victory for Sikhs in the United States, a San Francisco court has held that the community has the right to build a gurudwara in their neighbourhood. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has allowed a Sikh congregation to construct a place of worship on land allotted for agriculture in Sutter county. The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, a non-profit law...

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U.S. Sikh Leader Visits Punjabi College Students

August 4, 2006

Source: SikhSangat.com

http://www.sikhsangat.org/publish/article_1230.shtml

On August 4, 2006 SikhSangat.com reported, "Dr. Rajwant Singh, Chairman of the Sikh Council on Religion and Education (SCORE), was honored by Gurmat Gian Missionary College in Ludhiana recently. He came to Punjab after participating in the 400th anniversary of the Martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev ji in Lahore, Pakistan, where he had landed from USA. Gurmat Gian Trust was founded by the late Jagjit...

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Third International Sikh Youth Camp Concludes Successfully

August 4, 2006

Source: Sikh Sangat News

http://www.sikhsangat.org/publish/article_1231.shtml

On August 4, 2006 Sikh Sangat News reported, "After one month of a novel learning experience in 'The Valley of Divine Peace', finally came the time of the closing ceremony of the 3rd Akal International Youth Camp 2006. On 29 July 2006, the children of the camp performed the closing ceremony of the camp. The children were dressed beautifully. The girls were dressed in White and the boys in...

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Anti-Sikh Letter Prompts Bluffton Mayor to Join National "Inclusive Community" Campaign

August 4, 2006

Source: USA Today

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2006-08-03-inclusive-inside_x.htm

On August 4, 2006 USA Today reported, "Local folklore has it that the small town of Bluffton, Ind., once had an ordinance to keep blacks out, Mayor Ted Ellis says. He never found proof but says he wondered why Bluffton remained 96% white while many other cities became more diverse. 'I always thought that Bluffton was no more hostile than other communities around,'...

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Sikhs Fear Hate Crime Trend in the Wake of Santa Clara Stabbing

August 3, 2006

Source: Contra Costa Times

http://www.contracostatimes.com/mld/cctimes/news/15187472.htm

On August 3, 2006 the Contra Costa Times reported, "The weekend stabbing of a Sikh man in Santa Clara whose assailant allegedly thought he was a member of the Taliban raises fears that turmoil in the Middle East could fuel similar hate-based crimes, a Contra Costa Sikh leader said Wednesday.

"I think the more flare-ups you get there, the more incidents you're...

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Sikh Stabbing Suspect May Face Life Term

August 2, 2006

Source: San Francisco Chronicle

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/3825DED0163630B0872571BE0064B874

On August 2, 2006 the San Francisco Chronicle reported, "A Santa Clara man accused of stabbing his Sikh neighbor in the neck because he thought the man was a member of the Taliban is scheduled to be arraigned today in a San Jose courtroom on attempted murder and hate crime charges, authorities said.

Everett...

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Sikh Man Stabbed in Santa Clara, Assailant Thought He Was Taliban

August 1, 2006

Source: The Mercury News

http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/local/states/california/the_valley/15170221.htm

On August 1, 2006 The Mercury News reported, "The day after the stabbing of a Santa Clara grandfather left South Bay Sikhs reeling, prosecutors are weighing hate crime and attempted murder charges against his neighbor, who apparently believed the man belonged to the Taliban.

Iqbal Singh, 40, was...

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Harvard Returns Student's Kirpan After Sikh Coalition Intervention

July 31, 2006

Source: Sikh Coalition

http://www.sikhcoalition.org/advisories/kirpan_hvd_july06.htm

On July 31, 2006 Sikh Coalition reported, "Harvard University has returned a Sikh student’s kirpan as a result of the Sikh Coalition’s intervention. The student, Navdeep Singh, had voluntarily given his kirpan to a University administrator who requested that the administration be able to keep it while the university determined whether he would able to wear it on...

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Social Service Agencies in Calgary Reach Out to Sikh Community

July 31, 2006

Source: Calgary Herald

http://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/city/story.html?id=fcdb0d9a-3f6a-4051-8541-730d398c050a

On July 31, 2006 the Calgary Herald reported, "When some Calgary Sikhs came to their cultural centre unsure where to turn to for help with job, addiction or counselling issues, those in charge weren't sure where to direct them either. On the other side of the equation, social service agencies in the city...

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Minority Faith Involvement in the Immigration Debates (2006)

In recent months, Muslim, Sikh and Hindu immigrants have organized to make their presence known and to vocalize their faith commitments to American ideals at stake in the national immigration reform debates. They have added poignant personal stories, diverse religious opinions, and budding political voices to the debate, offering a view of America seldom spotlighted. The unique combination of experiences and faith commitments these first, second, and third generation immigrants bring to the public square both challenges and supports America's national identity at a fundamental level....

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