Sikhism

Sikh-ing Harmony Interfaith Dialogue Project Launched on Independence Day

July 4, 2006

Source: Sikh Council on Religion and Education

http://www.sikhcouncilusa.org/article.aspx?article=interproject

On July 4, 2006 the Sikh Council on Religion and Education reported, "The Sikh Council on Religion and Education (SCORE) and the Dialogue Forum announce the launch of an innovative interfaith dialogue project: Sikh-ing Harmony. This project facilitates dialogue and understanding between the three major Abrahamic faiths – Judaism, Christianity...

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Sikh Student Wins "City Idol" Contest, Runs for Office

July 3, 2006

Source: SikhNet/University of Toronto News

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/9DEF6763C5417ABF872571A00073D97D

On July 3, 2006 University of Toronto News reported, "The slate of candidates for this fall’s Toronto municipal election will have a U of T flavour, thanks to the recent City Idol competition. U of T students Amarjeet Chhabra and Bahar Aminvaziri and alumnus Arthur Roszak will all be running for office...

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Young Sikh Woman Honored by Newsweek

July 3, 2006

Source: SikhNet News/Mumbamirror.com

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/0DA4D1B06E6D269A872571A00071EDF1

On July 3, 2006 SikhNet News/Mumbamirror.com reported, "Benita Singh, an Indian American, has been honoured by Newsweek for helping disadvantaged women. In 2003 Benita Singh visited Guatemala to research her Yale University senior year thesis. The Long Island, New York-born Singh wanted to study how women, especially...

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Hate Crime Victim Seeks to Educate Community About Sikhism

June 29, 2006

Source: Sikh Sangat News

http://www.sikhsangat.org/publish/article_1147.shtml

On June 29, 2006 Sikh Sangat News reported, "In a follow-up news report to the Hate Crime on a Placentia Sikh family, Arinder Chadha (the victim) states after the September 11 terrorist attacks, he found it harder to leave his house wearing a turban.

Chadha, who practices Sikhism, became a target for discrimination aimed at Muslims, so he began helping to organize events and forums...

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Diversity Training Series: Educating Chicago's Law Enforcement on the City's Many Religions (2006)

The Situation

Following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, America experienced a rude awakening of its multi-religious landscape in the form of public religious prejudice, stereotypical mentalities, hate crimes, and outright ignorance—all of which created an atmosphere of two extremes: those who were feared, and those who were fearful. According to Unequal Protection: The Status of Muslim Civil Rights in the United States 2005, an annual report issued by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR...

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Sikh Pilgrims to Amritsar Demand Lower Bus Fares, Visa Office

June 28, 2006

Source: SikhNet

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/92CEEE4A7760B3DF8725719B0062D5C3

On June 28, 2006 SikhNet reported, "A visa office in Amritsar and a reduced bus fare would facilitate more Indian Sikhs to visit holy places in Pakistan, Sikh religious leaders said on Monday. 'Most buses arrive empty and only 234 Sikh pilgrims have come by train to commemorate the 167th death anniversary of Maharaja Ranjeet Singh,' said...

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San Antonio Sikh Honored as Businessman of the Year

June 27, 2006

Source: Express-News

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/BAD68E64563893D88725719B006331C3

On June 27, 2006 Express-News reported, "Balwinder Dhillon finds it easier to describe how his software and computer design company grows than to explain the projects it puts together. Almost 70 percent of his business comes from government agencies, and most of that is on security-sensitive work for the U.S. Defense Department....

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Sikh Student's Home Vandalized in Hate Crime

June 27, 2006

Source: Sikh Sangat News

http://www.sikhsangat.org/publish/printer_1138.shtml

On June 27, 2006 Sikh Sangat News reported, "A Sikh family found a pornographic graffiti on their driveway Saturday morning. A penis with three testicles that were labeled '3 testi' was drawn with white spray paint. The family stated the third testicle was spray painted to ridicule the top-knot, or patka that their 15-year-old son wears for religious reasons. Police have classified the...

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Sikh NGO Launches Campaign Against Female Foeticide

June 26, 2006

Source: SikhSangat

http://www.sikhsangat.org/publish/article_1136.shtml

On June 26, 2006 SikhSangat reported, "Kirtani Sewa Society, an NGO functioning at Ballowal village in Ludhiana district, launched a crusade against drug addiction and female foeticide. The declaration was made on the conclusion of Guru Arjan Dev’s martyrdom celebrations on Sunday. According to Mr Gurmukh Singh, president of the society, office bearers and activists of the society have...

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Banned Sikh Group Pops Up in Canadian Business Directory

June 26, 2006

Source: The Indian Express

http://cities.expressindia.com/fullstory.php?newsid=189898

On June 26, 2006 The Indian Express reported, "The Sikh diaspora’s support for separatists is once in focus with reports of the banned terrorist group - International Sikh Youth Federation - finding a mention in business directories of Canada. The report by well-known journalist Kim Bolan, who has been covering Sikh politics since 1984 and who also received death threats...

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Sikh Women's Conference Focuses on Gender Inequality

June 26, 2006

Source: The Fresno Bee

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/discussion.nsf/by+topic/A48AE599AA04A1DB8725719900784F04!OpenDocument

On June 26, 2006 The Fresno Bee reported, "Sikh women who went public on gender inequality in their community left the 7th Jakara conference in Fresno on Sunday feeling hopeful. This year's conference focused on the issues of women from domestic violence to double standards in the household. 'It's...

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Indianapolis Sikh Describes His Faith

June 24, 2006

Source: The Indianapolis Star

http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2006606240399

On June 24, 2006 The Indianapolis Star reported on local practices of Sikhism in a question and answer format with Pritam Singh, head priest of the Sikh Satsang of Indianapolis: "Question: Sikhism is one of the world's newer religions, with its origins in Pakistan. Can you tell me how it was founded? Answer: The founder of Sikhism was Guru Nanak Dev Ji. He was born...

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U.S. Sikhs Push for Freedom in the Workplace

June 23, 2006

Source: The Indian Express

http://cities.expressindia.com/fullstory.php?newsid=189375

On June 23, 2006 The Indian Express reported, "Apart from fighting against 'hate crime' following the 9/11, the Sikhs in United States are waging yet another battle to get Workplace Religious Freedom Act (WRFA) passed in the US Congress at the earliest. Once it becomes a law, the Act would enable the Sikhs to wear turban and other support religious symbols including 'kanga' (...

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