Sikhism

First Free Legal Clinic for Sikhs Opened in NYC

June 10, 2006

Source: SikhSangat.com

http://www.sikhsangat.org/publish/article_1094.shtml

On June 10, 2006 SikhSangat.com reported, "The first free legal clinic for NY Sikhs, to educate them about their legal rights and how the law affects their lives, was held last month. The legal clinic, organized by the UNITED SIKHS Legal Advocacy Wing (US LAW), dealt at length with the proposed immigration reforms which would have a great impact on the legal status of undocumented aliens. New...

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Yuba City Punjabi Mela Attended by Thousands

June 9, 2006

Source: SikhNet

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/6B5D7313F2EC722B872571880067CBA3

On June 9, 2006 SikhNet reported, "What started off as an experiment way back in 1995 has evolved into one of California's largest ticketed events. Held on the last Sunday of May, this fiesta is a much-awaited event and attended by people not only from the Yuba- Sutter area but also from neighboring states and Canada. Northern California...

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London Gurdwara Plans to Expand

June 8, 2006

Source: This is local London

http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/indepth/features/display.var.786898.0.community_building_new_temple.php

On June 8, 2006 This is local London reported, "Followers of Sikhism have made a noticable impression in Gravesham. The Sikh community has shaped the skyline of the borough by constructing one of the largest Sikh temples in Europe. Khalsa Avenue in Gravesend, the site of the new...

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Curriculum Developed for Sikh Grade School Children

June 8, 2006

Source: SikhNet

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/A6E090C268B5C6EF87257186006EA06C

On June 8, 2006 SikhNet reported, "Upon determining a void in Sikh education, activists, educators, and researchers from around the country have joined forces to develop the first comprehensive resource for elementary school students. 'These lesson plans are the first product to emerge from a two-year young project,' said Harinder Singh...

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Oakbrook Gurdwara

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 7 June 2006.

Phone: 630-655-0307

World Sikh Council Stands in Solidarity with EU Sikhs on Kirpan Discrimination

June 6, 2006

Source: World Sikh Council - American Region Press Release

http://www.worldsikhcouncil.org/

On June 6, 2006 a World Sikh Council - American Region Press Release reported, "The World Sikh Council – America Region (WSC-AR) appreciates and stands in solidarity with the efforts of Sikhs in the European Union (EU), led by the Sikh Federation (UK), in refusing to enter the EU Parliament in Brussels, Belgium on May 31, 2006 without their kirpaans. The WSC-AR supports the courageous...

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Tri-City Sikhs Recall the Past

June 5, 2006

Source: The Argus

http://www.insidebayarea.com/argus/localnews/ci_3900683

On June 5, 2006 The Argus reported, "Jasdeep Singh couldn't help but laugh at the uproar over the torture of prisoners at Abu Ghraib. 'We would have said that was nothing,' said Singh, who moved to Fremont in 1992, he said, after Indian authorities detained and tortured him three times because he is Sikh. Sikh nationalism, barely a blip on the international radar, was front and center Sunday...

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Coronation of Prince of Wales Should be Interfaith Event, Former Archbishop Says

June 4, 2006

Source: The Telegraph

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2006/06/04/nchas04.xml

On June 4, 2006 The Telegraph reported, "The coronation of the Prince of Wales must be an 'interfaith' event, the former Archbishop of Canterbury has controversially claimed. Lord Carey believes that the next coronation needs 'very significant changes' so that it is 'inclusive' of other religions that have spread across Britain. His comments, which...

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European Sikhs Organize to Fight Racism

June 1, 2006

Source: Sikh Sangat/Sikh Federation

http://www.sikhsangat.org/publish/article_1071.shtml

On June 1, 2006 a Sikh Federation Press Release reported, "In a follow-up to our report on Sikhs being denied entry to the European Parliament, the Sikh Federation (UK) have released a press statement. The Sikh Federation (UK) in collaboration with Sikh organisations throughout Europe yesterday organised the first ever European Sikh Lobby Day. With around 150-200 Sikh delegates...

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Sikh Man Attacked in Oxford, Turban Torn Off

May 31, 2006

Source: Oxford Mail

http://www.oxfordmail.net/news/headlines/display.var.776820.0.sikh_attacked.php

On May 31, 2006 the Oxford Mail reported, "A Sikh man was verbally abused by two racist thugs and had his turban torn off while up to 40 onlookers stood by and did nothing.

The attack on Rattandeep Singh Ahluwalia in Oxford city centre comes a day after 19-year-old student Tom Grant was stabbed to death on a train after going to...

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Update: Surrey City Council Approves Plans for Private Sikh School

May 30, 2006

Source: Sikh Sangat

http://www.sikhsangat.org/publish/article_1067.shtml

On May 30, 2006 Sikh Sangat reported, "Surrey city council approved plans Monday night for a private Sikh school backed by Ripudaman Singh Malik, one of two men acquitted in the 1985 Air India bombings. About 400 people packed a Surrey council meeting for a debate on the proposal for the religious school, which will teach Sikh culture, history and religion to elementary and high school students....

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