Sikhism

New Jersey Sikhs Meet with Department of Education to Discuss Bias in Schools

May 26, 2006

Source: SikhSangat.org

http://www.sikhsangat.org/publish/article_1057.shtml

On May 26, 2006 SikhSangat.org reported, "New Jersey Sikhs met with Department of Education Acting Commissioner Lucille Davey to discuss ensuring Sikh school children are free from bias and harassment. Assembly Member Upendra Chivukula initiated and organized the meeting held in Trenton. Sikh students, community leaders, and school guidance counselors attended the meeting with Commissioner...

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Stockton Sikhs Fight Violence, Prejudice

May 26, 2006

Source: The Record

http://www.recordnet.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060526/NEWS01/605260313/1001

On May 26, 2006 The Record reported, "Stockton Sikhs have regularly encountered stereotypes and misconceptions about their culture and religion, especially since Sept. 11, 2001. The turbans and long beards Sikh men wear evoke Islam, though they are Indian.

There have been attacks from outside the community, like a recent act of...

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Bilateral Talks Held Between U.S. Sikhs and Catholics in New York

May 24, 2006

Source: SikhSangat.org

http://www.sikhsangat.org/publish/article_1052.shtml

On May 24, 2006 the SikhSangat.org reported, "Representatives of the World Sikh Council - America Region (WSC-AR) and the U.S. Catholic Conference of Bishops (USCCB) met for a landmark all-day Catholic-Sikh bilateral national interreligious consultation. The day-long meeting was hosted by Religions for Peace - USA at the Church Center at the United Nations. The objective of the meeting was for...

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American Sikhs Honored on Capitol Hill

May 23, 2006

Source: United News of India

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/5967_1704027,001600060016.htm

On May 23, 2006 United News of India reported, "Several leading Sikhs, including Dr Amarjit Singh Marwah, translator of the Guru Granth Sahib, Pritam Singh Chahil and Daya Singh, Executive Vice President of Akal Security were among the distinguished people who were honoured with special awards at a glittering ceremony at Capitol Hill. The event was organised by...

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Founding Member of Ontario Sikh Community Dies

May 23, 2006

Source: SikhSangat.org

http://www.sikhsangat.org/publish/article_1049.shtml

On May 23, 2006 SikhSangat.org reported, "To the province's Sikh community, he was a pioneer. Kuldeep Singh Chhatwal was the first Sikh to move his family into Ontario in the 1950s. In the 1960s, the Kitchener resident was a founding member of the local Golden Triangle Sikh Association. In the 1970s, he helped establish the first Sikh temple in Toronto and in the 1980s, he did the same in...

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Sikhs Celebrate Asian Pacific Heritage Month at the White House

May 22, 2006

Source: SikhNet News

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/7BC105EF5AF004898725717A00653809

On May 22, 2006 SikhNet News reported, "President George W. Bush welcomed over 100 Asians from many backgrounds in a ceremony celebrating the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in the East room of the White House last week. Among the guests of Asian descent were [the] President’s Cabinet Secretary of Transportation Norman...

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Opinion: "How One School District Found Religion" by Emile Lester and Patrick S. Roberts

May 22, 2006

Source: USA Today

http://news.yahoo.com/s/usatoday/20060522/cm_usatoday/howoneschooldistrictfoundreligion

On May 22, 2006 USA Today published an opinion piece by religion professors Emile Lester and Patrick S. Roberts: "In 2000, the religiously diverse community [of Modesto in Northern California] took a risk and, in an almost unheard-of undertaking for a public school district, offered a required course on world religions and...

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Interfaith Meeting in Swansea to Promote Peaceful Societies

May 21, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/south_west/5000986.stm

On May 21, 2006 BBC News reported, "Organisers of a conference bringing together religious and community leaders in Swansea say they hope to increase understanding among faiths. The public have been invited to Sunday's event, which will include addresses from representatives of six major faiths and an open debate. The meeting has been promoted with the motto 'Love for all, hatred for none.'...

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Sikh Woman Honored for Bringing Yoga to Incarcerated Youth

May 19, 2006

Source: SikhNet News

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/4335D775A0350F6D872571730062D0B1

On May 19, 2006 SikhNet News reported, "FAMLI, Inc., sponsor of the 14th Annual Malcolm X Festival, will honor the accomplishments of Krishna Kaur with the Lifetime Achievement Award on Thursday, May 18, 2006... Krishna Kaur is a phenomenal woman with a spiritual vision. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Krishna has been teaching the...

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First Sikh Youth Film Festival Gets Underway

May 18, 2006

Source: SikhNet.com

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/D7CC7FCC7F9C09E987257173006746B1

On May 18, 2006 SikhNet.com reported, "SikhNet.com, a well known resource for all things Sikh on the Web, in partnership with the Toronto based Spinning Wheel Film Festival, opened submissions today for the first-ever online Sikh Youth Film Festival. The theme of the festival is 'What being a Sikh means to me' and this young filmmaker...

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Sikh Religious T.V. to Expand to Asia Pacific Region

May 17, 2006

Source: PR Web

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2006/5/prweb385324.htm

On May 17, 2006 a PR Web Press Release reported, "The programmes of Guru Nanak Daata Baksh Lai Mission, Chandigarh, which were being shown in the UK and Europe since November, 2005, will now be expanded in coverage to include the Asia Pacific area. The programmes start telecasting in the Asia Pacific from May 14, 2006. These programmes will be available on the main 'Zee TV' channel every Sunday from 8:...

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Sikhs Welcomed by Politicians on Capitol Hill

May 17, 2006

Source: SikhNet News

http://www.sikhnet.com/Sikhnet/news.nsf/RecentNewsHTML/E3C0C66039DF3CD487257172005EC625!OpenDocument

On May 17, 2006 SikhNet News reported, "'Dhanvaad' meaning 'thanks' and [the] Sikh spiritual calling of 'Bole So Nihaal' were the words spoken by members of Congress while welcoming the largest gathering of the Sikhs at the U.S. Capital. This was the 3rd annual Sikh American Heritage Dinner and The...

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Toronto to Flaunt Religious Diversity in World's Fair Bid

May 17, 2006

Source: The Catholic Register

http://www.catholic.org/international/international_story.php?id=19880

On May 17, 2006 The Catholic Register reported, "If Toronto lands the 2015 World's Fair it should grab the opportunity to put its impressive religious diversity on display, religious leaders and city officials have told The Catholic Register.

Toronto plans to make a bid to the Paris-based Bureau International des Expositions June 30....

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