Sikhism

Deptford Gurdwara Proposal Approved by Planning Board

July 13, 2006

Source: Courier-Post

http://www.courierpostonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060713/NEWS01/607130389/1006

On July 13, 2006 Courier-Post reported, "Despite objections from some residents, the planning board unanimously approved a proposal for the construction of a Sikh house of worship on Fox Run Road... Dave Barger, an architect for the project, said groundbreaking would be late next year. He said it would take about 12...

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Sikh Employee Becomes Unwilling Poster Boy for Metropolitan Transit Authority Turban Policy

July 13, 2006

Source: The New York Sun

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/A4311C12F07D3F3A872571AB0074606E

On July 13, 2006 The New York Sun reported, "A Sikh transit authority employee has unwillingly emerged as the poster boy for the very dress code he says violates his religious freedom.

The station agent, Trilok Arora, 68, and four other agents sued the Metropolitan Transit Authority last year over its requirement that...

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Funeral Pyre for Sikh Man in Northumberland Opens Legal Battle

July 12, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/tyne/5174260.stm

On July 12, 2006 BBC News reported, "An open-air cremation of a young Sikh man has been held at a secret location in Northumberland sparking a legal row. The funeral pyre of Rajpal Mehat, 31, took place in a remote field on Wednesday after Northumbria Police gave permission on 'humanitarian grounds'. But the Department for Constitutional Affairs said the ceremony was 'unlawful' and police later...

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Sikh Primary School to Open in Southall in 2008

July 12, 2006

Source: This is Hertfordshire

http://www.thisishertfordshire.co.uk/news/roundup/display.var.831439.0.sikh_school_planned_for_southall.php

On July 12, 2006 This is Hertfordshire reported, "A new Sikh primary school is set to open in Southall in 2008. Built in the grounds of Norwood Hall, Norwood Green, it will cater for 470 boys and girls from age three to 11. It will give pupils the opportunity to learn about...

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Sikh Council On Religion and Education Survey Shows 9 out of 10 Americans Identify Sikhs With Muslims

July 10, 2006

Source: Press Trust of India

http://www.financialexpress.com/latest_full_story.php?content_id=133438

On July 10, 2006 Press Trust of India reported, "A constant bombardment of images of Osama bin Laden has compounded trouble for American Sikhs, who faced racial hatred in the wake of al-Qaeda attacks in the United States on September 11, 2001, a Washington-based Sikh advocacy group said on Monday.

Sikh Council on Religion and Education (...

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Sikh Man Receives "Home Town Hero" Award in Fremont

July 10, 2006

Source: SikhNet News

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/8E4F096FD46C0EBC872571A7006DC5F3

On July 10, 2006 SikhNet News reported, "Amritpaul Singh, who has lived and worked in the United States for almost 23 years, was recently given the 'Home Town Hero' award by the parade committee of City of Fremont, Calif., in recognition of his involvement in international humanitarian work especially in the immediate aftermath of...

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Sikh Research Institute Releases Elementary Level Curriculum

July 10, 2006

Source: SikhNet News

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/1AFB4B88B94C1906872571A7006CEE65

On July 10, 2006 SikhNet News reported, "The seventeenth day of June marked the completion of Sojhi’s first elementary school education resource package. Sojhi, a venture taken by the Sikh Research Institute to increase the effectiveness of Sikh education across the globe embarked on a Sikh education reform approximately 18...

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Tanenbaum Center Aids Police Understanding of Religious Customs

July 10, 2006

Source: Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding

http://www.tanenbaum.org/programs/diversity/police.aspx

The Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding reported, "In the course of our cutting-edge work in religious diversity and the workplace, the Tanenbaum Center has identified industries in which religious issues are often central to outcomes.

In law enforcement, for example, it is critical for police officers responsible for community...

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Deptford Sikhs to Go Before Planning Board With Gurdwara Proposal

July 10, 2006

Source: CourierPost

http://www.courierpostonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060710/SPECIAL07/60710033/1006/NEWS01

On July 10, 2006 CourierPost reported, "A local group of Sikhs will formally seek the planning board's approval to build a larger house of worship on a wooded, 18-acre property set back from Fox Run Road. The Guru Nanak Sikh Society of Delaware Valley will appear before the board Wednesday, for the first...

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Sikh Community Declining

July 9, 2006

Source: Sikh Sangat News/Newsday

http://www.sikhsangat.org/publish/article_1173.shtml

On July 9, 2006 Sikh Sangat News/Newsday reported, "Sado Singh and his family camp out in the desolate ruin of a huge Sikh temple, one of about 10 in Kabul that once hummed with prayer, schooling and festivals. Singh hopes the bulk of Afghan Sikhs, now exiled as refugees in India or the West, may return some day, but 'the conditions are very difficult and we don't know whether they...

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Church-Supported Youth Camp Celebrates Country's Religious Diversity

July 8, 2006

Source: Indian Catholic

http://www.theindiancatholic.com/newsread.asp?nid=2257

On July 8, 2006 the Indian Catholic reported, "Young people from all over India prayed, worked and danced together for five days recently, celebrating India's cultural and religious diversity. The 350 participants, aged 13-35, came from 22 of the country's 28 states and belonged to the various major religions in India. Fifty-nine of them were females. S.N. Subbarao, a noted peace...

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Case of Sikh Shot in North Phoenix in 2003 Remains Unsolved

July 7, 2006

Source: The Arizona Republic

http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/0707coldcase0707.html

On July 7, 2006 The Arizona Republic reported, in May 2003 "Avtar Singh Cheira, a 52-year-old truck driver who lives in Phoenix, was shot twice by men in a red pickup near Ninth Street and Bell Road, police said. The Indian immigrant, who has lived in the United States for 18 years, was wearing a turban as he waited for his family to pick him up from work about 9:20 p.m. '...

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Over 100 Sikhs Serving in US Army Unable to Practice Their Faith, Says U.S. Leader

July 5, 2006

Source: The Indian Express

http://cities.expressindia.com/fullstory.php?newsid=191436

On July 5, 2006 The Indian Express reported, "There are almost 100 Sikhs who are currently serving in the US army. However they are denied the right to practice their religious faith. This was stated by Dr Rajwant Singh, a prominent Sikh leader and one of the founders of the Sikh Human Development Foundation based at Washington DC. 'It includes a Sikh lady soldier who is...

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Dr. Rajwant Singh Organizes Scholarships for Punjabi Students

July 5, 2006

Source: Tribune News Service

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/C4FB2A8911FECD2B872571A200675B92

On July 5, 2006 Tribune India reported, "This [non-resident Indian] NRI comes back time and again to lend a helping hand to the needy that in the future may grow up to be the pride of Punjab. A small help at a time when it is most needed - as students without financial resources, has led to over 500 students from Punjab and...

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