Sikhism

Sikh Representative Addresses Episcopal Convention

June 21, 2006

Source: World Sikh Council

http://www.worldsikhcouncil.org/

On June 21, 2006 World Sikh Council reported in a press release, "A representative of the World Sikh Council - America Region (WSC-AR) attended the Episcopal Church’s 75th General Convention in Columbus, Ohio on June 19 and addressed the House of Bishops and the House of Deputies of the Episcopal Church. Dr. Tarunjit Singh, Chair of the Interfaith Committee of WSC-AR, represented the organization at the convention....

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U.S. Immigrants from India Boosting Economy by Investing in Indian Businesses

June 20, 2006

Source: USA Today

http://www.usatoday.com/money/world/2006-06-20-india-immigrants-usat_x.htm

On June 20, 2006 USA Today reported, "When Silicon Valley entrepreneur Sabeer Bhatia was a kid growing up in Bangalore, India, in the 1980s, his native country seemed eons from evolving into an economic power. Bhatia and his parents, a banker and a government bureaucrat, waited 10 years before their house got a telephone line. Because of auto shortages,...

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Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund Celebrates 10th Anniversary

June 19, 2006

Source: Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund

On June 19, 2006 Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund reported, "Sikhs from across the country along with elected officials and honored guests, gathered to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of the Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund (SALDEF) as well as recognize individuals who have helped in the empowerment and development of the Sikh American Community. The Honorable Navdeep Singh Bains, a Sikh Canadian Member of Parliament provided the evening’s Keynote address... SALDEF...

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Sikh Video Game Creator Claims BBC Misrepresented Sikhs as Anti-Muslim

June 17, 2006

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1655899.cms

On June 17, 2006 The Times of India reported, "A Birmingham-based Sikh video game creator has accused the British Broadcasting Corp (BBC) of misrepresenting a Sikh history-based game he has developed as anti-Muslim. According to a report in Eastern Eye , an ethnic Indian newspaper in Britain, Taranjit Singh has claimed that BBC's Asian Network, in a show, manipulated and took...

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Pakistan to Liberalize Visas for Sikhs

June 16, 2006

Source: Hindustan Times

Wire Service: PTI

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1721554,001300270001.htm

On June 16, 2006 the Press Trust of India reported, "Pakistan will liberalise its visa regime for Sikh pilgrims and improve facilities during their stay in the country, Prime Minister Shuakat Aziz has said. 'The government would not only issue them liberal visas but also offer them all possible facilities during their...

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World Sikh Council Celebrates 400th Anniversary of Martyrdom of 5th Guru

June 16, 2006

Source: World Sikh Council Press Release

http://www.worldsikhcouncil.org/

On June 16, 2006 a World Sikh Council Press Release reported, "The World Sikh Council - America Region (WSC-AR) is pleased to announce that the historic 400th anniversary of the martyrdom of Siri Guru Arjan Sahib will be commemorated by an International Conference 'Siri Guru Arjan Sahib Ji's Life, Martyrdom, and Gifts to Humanity' to be held July 29-30, 2006 at San Jose State University in California. Other...

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Sikh Cartoon Video Teaches Faith to American Born Sikh Children

June 15, 2006

Source: SikhNet News

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/1A07293B3F5E5E6F8725718D00713BC8

On June 15, 2006 SikhNet News reported, "Jotsaroop Singh (5yrs) and Anokh Singh (3yrs), brothers from Fremont, California have found a great hero in Baba Banda Singh Bahadur ever since they first watched animated movie 'The Rise of Khalsa.' 'The very first day boys watched this animation 5 times at a stretch!!' smiles mother...

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Sikhs to Observe 400th Martyrdom Anniversary

June 15, 2006

Source: Garden State Sikh Association, Inc.

On June 15, 2006 Garden State Sikh Association, Inc. reported, "Sikhs all over the world will observe 400th anniversary of their 5th Guru or prophet in June, 2006. Guru Arjan Dev Ji was executed by the Mughal ruler, Jahangir in 1606 in Lahore, Pakistan. Guru Arjan Dev Ji, the fifth successor of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, is credited for giving the infant Sikh religion a strong footing. During his Guru period, he constructed the Harmandar Sahib which is popularly known as the Golden Temple, in Amritsar and compiled the...

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FBI Seeks to Build Relationships with Muslims, Sikhs to Fight Terror

June 14, 2006

Source: Hindustan Times

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1719899,00050001.htm

On June 14, 2006 the Hindustan Times reported, "The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has launched a pilot programme to reach out to community leaders from the Muslim, Sikh and a few other select communities across nationalities and rope them in in its fight against global terrorism. Called the Community Relations Executive Seminar Training or CREST, the programme aims...

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Fremont Gurdwara Has Van Custom-Built For Transporting Scriptures

June 14, 2006

Source: SikhNet/Mercury News

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/69EABDB3FA1E02EB8725718D006E48CD

On June 14, 2006 Mercury News reported, "The Sikhs in Fremont have a new van. It's a gleaming white Ford that seats 12. But this is no ordinary $33,000 vehicle. It transports the community's holiest document, the Guru Granth Sahib, from the majestic onion-domed temple at the foot of the East Bay hills to people's homes for...

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Economic Hardships Push Afghan Sikhs to Consider India

June 14, 2006

Source: Al-Jazeera

http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/5642333D-F7E5-42E0-926C-0892374D7DED.htm

On June 14, 2006 Al-Jazeera reported, "After living in Afghanistan for more than two centuries, economic hardship is pushing many in the country's dwindling Sikh community to emigrate to India, their spiritual homeland. Gurdyal Singh appears no different from any other Afghan man, complete with his black-as-coal beard and an immaculately tied...

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Sikh Pilgrims Enter Pakistani City for First Time Since Partition

June 13, 2006

Source: SikhNet/BBC News

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/B471BA8C24084D588725718C006A2EC5

On June 13, 2006 SikhNet reported, "A large number of devotees accorded a rousing reception to the nagar kirtan (A kirtan in which the entire sangat sings and chants together while walking in a parade like procession) that crossed over to Pakistan from the Wagah Border. This is the first time, after the Partition, that a nagar...

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United Sikhs Attends Interfaith Meeting on Disaster Preparedness

June 10, 2006

Source: SikhSangat.com

http://www.sikhsangat.org/publish/article_1095.shtml

On June 10, 2006 SikhSangat.com reported, "UNITED SIKHS attended the third Annual Clergy Summit meeting on 1 st June 2006 on how to empower and protect congregations and communities through disasters preparedness. The meeting, organized by the New York Disaster Interfaith Services (NYDIS), at the New York University's Kimmel center, focused on best practises for religious leaders and was...

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