Sikhism

'Divided We Fall' Screened at Harvard Film Archive

May 7, 2006

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/ae/movies/articles/2006/05/07/kaurs_divided_we_fall_documents_post_911_hate/

On May 7, 2006 The Boston Globe reported, "With all the young filmmakers in town this week holding court after screenings of their work, you could get a free education on what it takes to carve an independent path in this competitive industry. Tonight at 7 at the Harvard Film Archive, 25-year-old...

Read more about 'Divided We Fall' Screened at Harvard Film Archive

Book Explores Sikh Contributions in Europe During WWI and WWII

May 5, 2006

Source: SikhNet/The Tribune

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/3B5E4F6B89DB51CD872571650061332F

On May 5, 2006 The Tribune reported, "Amritsar-born and Holland-based International Sikh Youth Federation (ISYF) leader, Mr Bhupinder Singh, has done documentation of the Sikhs who had made supreme sacrifices in Europe, including France and Belgium, during World War I. His documentation is titled — 'How Europe is indebted to...

Read more about Book Explores Sikh Contributions in Europe During WWI and WWII

Jackson Religious Groups Plan Interfaith Habitat for Humanity Project

May 5, 2006

Source: The Clarion-Ledger

http://www.clarionledger.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060505/FEAT04/60505008

On May 5, 2006 The Clarion-Ledger reported, "To help build support for an interfaith Habitat for Humanity house building project, local religious groups will host a 'festival of faiths' from 3:30-6:30 p.m. Saturday at Northminster Baptist Church on Ridgewood Road in Jackson. The event will feature food, music, dancing and...

Read more about Jackson Religious Groups Plan Interfaith Habitat for Humanity Project

Golden Temple Security Increased After Terrorist Threat

May 4, 2006

Source: India eNews

http://indiaenews.com/2006-05/6731-golden-temple-security-beefed-terror-threat.htm

On May 4, 2006 India eNews reported, "Security around the Golden Temple - the holiest of Sikh shrines in the world - in Amritsar was beefed up Thursday evening following a threat to blow it up, police said. The threat note, received by the stationmaster of the Jalandhar railway station Thursday, said terrorists would blow up several Sikh...

Read more about Golden Temple Security Increased After Terrorist Threat

80,000 Expected for Toronto Khalsa Day Parade

May 3, 2006

Source: Toronto Sun

http://torontosun.com/News/TorontoAndGTA/2006/04/30/1557547-sun.html

On May 3, 2006 the Toronto Sun reported, "As many as 80,000 Sikhs are expected to turn out for the annual Khalsa Day celebrations at the Better Living Centre on the Exhibition grounds [in Toronto], followed by a parade to City Hall. 'It will be a huge parade,' co-ordinator Manjit Parmar said yesterday. 'Because of the beautiful weather we are predicting even more...

Read more about 80,000 Expected for Toronto Khalsa Day Parade

Sikh Man Files Lawsuit Against Bally Total Fitness Over Alleged Hiring Discrimination

May 3, 2006

Source: Chicago Business

http://chicagobusiness.com/cgi-bin/news.pl?id=20467

On May 3, 2006 Chicago Business reported, "Bally Total Fitness has been hit with a discrimination lawsuit that claims the Chicago-based fitness chain rejected a job applicant at a Fresno, Calif. gym on the basis of his religion. The lawsuit from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission was filed on behalf of Sukhdev 'Devin' Singh Dhaliwal Wednesday in U.S. District Court of Northern...

Read more about Sikh Man Files Lawsuit Against Bally Total Fitness Over Alleged Hiring Discrimination

Short Film About Sikh Family to Premiere on Public Broadcasting Service

May 2, 2006

Source: Public Broadcasting Service Independent Lens

http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/americanmade/index.html

On May 2, 2006 Public Broadcasting Service Independent Lens reported on the new short film "AMERICAN MADE," "In the desert, a mountain in the background, a disabled SUV sits behind three people: the mom and two sons, the oldest shields his eyes from the sun as the other two look outward The father, Anant, in a turban, beard and sport shirt, stands on...

Read more about Short Film About Sikh Family to Premiere on Public Broadcasting Service

Wide Array of Religions Represented at D.C. Dafur Rally

May 1, 2006

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/04/30/AR2006043000183.html

On May 1, 2006 The Washington Post reported, "Clutching signs that read 'Never Again,' thousands of protesters from across religious and political divides descended on the Mall yesterday along with celebrities and politicians to urge President Bush to take stronger measures to end the violence in Sudan's Darfur region that the...

Read more about Wide Array of Religions Represented at D.C. Dafur Rally

Citizens of Thunder Bay, Ontario Join in Celebration at Sikh Wedding

May 1, 2006

Source: TB News Source

http://www.tbsource.com/Localnews/index.asp?cid=82572

On May 1, 2006 TB News Source reported, "A 'blissful union' took place over the weekend. The Italian Cultural Center played to a large wedding celebration on Saturday - nothing unusual about that. But what made this ceremony unique is it's believed to be the first traditional Sikh wedding held in Thunder Bay in over 40 years. In Sikh culture, tying the knot usually requires several events,...

Read more about Citizens of Thunder Bay, Ontario Join in Celebration at Sikh Wedding

Sikhs Celebrate Vaisakhi with New Jersey Governor

April 30, 2006

Source: The Panthic Weekly

http://www.panthic.org/news/123/ARTICLE/2437/2006-04-30.html

On April 30, 2006 The Panthic Weekly reported, "The [Sikh new year festival] Vaisakhi of 2006 will leave an indelible mark in the dynamic history of Sikhs in New Jersey. Assemblyman Upendra Chivukula organized the celebration of Vaisakhi on 25th April at the State Assembly house with representatives of New Jersey Gurdwaras and Sikh organizations. Present along with the...

Read more about Sikhs Celebrate Vaisakhi with New Jersey Governor

Sikh Coalition Co-Founder Says No American is Safe From Profiling

April 29, 2006

Source: SikhSangat.org

http://www.sikhsangat.org/publish/printer_1003.shtml

On April 29, 2006 SikhSangat.org reported, "A national dialogue on the civil rights of minorities is necessary in post-9-11 America, a Sikh civil rights activist declared. Amardeep Singh, co-founder and legal director of the New York-based Sikh Coalition, a civil rights organization, spoke in a symposium on civil rights abuses against Sikhs, Arabs and Muslims.

About 100 people...

Read more about Sikh Coalition Co-Founder Says No American is Safe From Profiling

Sikh Files Human Rights Complaint Against Employer

April 25, 2006

Source: Sun Media

http://vancouver.24hrs.ca/News/2006/04/25/1549003-sun.html

On April 25, 2006 Sun Media reported, "A major oilsands company broke human-rights laws when a worker was fired for having a beard, a Sikh man is alleging. In a complaint before the Alberta Human Rights and Citizenship Commission, the man, Devinder Wadhwa, says Syncrude Canada discriminated against him by requiring him to shave. He argues the company had a duty to modify its no-beard...

Read more about Sikh Files Human Rights Complaint Against Employer

Pages