Sikhism

British Columbia Assembly Recognizes Five Kakars

March 20, 2006

Source: SikhNet

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/RecentNewsHTML/6C82DFF07A0DB3B1872571390063F482!OpenDocument

On March 20, 2006 SikhNet reported, "After unanimous decision of the Supreme Court of Canada in recognizing the wearing of Kirpan by the Sikh students in educational institutions throughout the country, British Columbia has become the second province in Canada to recognize Vaisakhi and the Five articles of...

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Two Sikh Groups Reaffirm Desire for Sikh State

March 19, 2006

Source: The Telegraph

http://www.telegraphindia.com/1060320/asp/nation/story_5987273.asp

On March 19, 2006 The Telegraph reported, "Two Sikh groups, the Dal Khalsa and Shiromani Khalsa Dal, have resolved to unite to achieve sovereign self-rule for Sikhs, reports our correspondent. The decision, arrived at Holla Mohalla in Anandpur Sahib last week, has led to anxiety in the Punjab police headquarters. The annual festival reaffirms fraternity and...

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National Gurdwara Involved in Peace Vigil on Capitol Hill

March 17, 2006

Source: SikhNet News

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/RecentNewsHTML/1BD16E6C6996BC6587257134006146C6!OpenDocument

On March 17, 2006 SikhNet News reported, "500 Christian, Jewish, Muslim, and Sikh protestors came together in front of Capitol Hill on Monday to stand in solidarity for peace in Iraq. '[Guru Amardas jee] asks for the strength and compassion to understand God’s will. He further states that...

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Sikhs Celebrate Sikh New Year at Gurdwaras Across the Country

March 16, 2006

Source: NewKerala.com

http://www.newkerala.com/news2.php?action=fullnews&id=26512

On March 16, 2006 NewKerala.com reported, "The Sikh community in America celebrated the beginning of [the Sikh] New Year on March 14 at various Gurdwaras. Reports... from Freemont, California said that Canadian national Pal Singh Purewal, the author of the Sikh’s own calendar, was honored at the Gurdwara in Fremont. Pritpal Singh, the convenor of the American Gurdwara...

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"Divided We Fall" by Tracy Wells

March 15, 2006

Source: Furman Magazine

http://www.dwf-film.com/dwf.pdf

On March 15, 2006 Furman Magazine released an article written by Pluralism Project researcher Tracy Wells about her work as communications director for the film "Divided We Fall: Americans in the Aftermath," a documentary about hate crimes against Sikh, Muslim and Arab Americans in the aftermath of the September 11 terrorist attacks. Tracy is a 2003 alumna of Furman University. She writes, "While at Furman, I realized the...

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Proposed Sikh School in Vancouver Could Seat Nearly 2,000

March 15, 2006

Source: Canada.com/The Vancouver Sun

http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/westcoastnews/story.html?id=870ddd88-c94d-4b70-8c8c-9a8449b6dab2

On March 15, 2006 The Vancouver Sun reported, "An educational organization founded by one of two men acquitted in the Air India bombing has asked Surrey city council for approval to build a Khalsa school and a daycare centre on vacant land near Old Yale Road and 104th Avenue....

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Sikh Art to be Showcased at Rubin Museum in New York

March 10, 2006

Source: Sikh Sanghat

http://www.sikhsangat.org/publish/article_904.shtml

On March 10, 2006 the Sikh Sanghat reported, "Though various other cities, including San Francisco, Toronto and Washington have held major exhibitions of Sikh art, it is for the first time that there is going to be one in New York... [Dr. Caron Smith, Deputy Director and Chief Curator of Rubin Museum of Art, New York] is primarily a scholar of Japanese and Chinese art, but she has been...

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IRS Orders Employee to Stop Wearing Kirpan in the Workplace

March 6, 2006

Source: SikhNet News/The Sikh Coalition

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/7EFD11020D646EAF87257137006C6270

On March 6, 2006 The Sikh Coalition reported, "The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has ordered Kawaljeet Kaur, an accountant in the IRS’ Houston office, to stop wearing her kirpan to work. The Sikh Coalition is prepared to file a lawsuit on behalf of Kawaljeet Kaur’s right to wear her kirpan to work if...

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Jainism Joins National Inter-Faith Organization

March 5, 2006

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1438478.cms

On March 5, 2006 The Times of India reported, "Jainism, an ancient faith with roots in India, has become the 10th religion to join Singapore's Inter-Religious Organisation (IRO), the group said. It has been a four-year process, during which the IRO checked to be sure that Jainism was not a sect or an offshoot of one. The city-state has about 1,000 followers of the faith. By...

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Quebec School Board's Ban of Kirpans Overturned

March 3, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/4770744.stm

On March 3, 2006 BBC News reported, "Canadian Sikhs should be allowed to wear small daggers central to their faith when they go to school, the country's Supreme Court has ruled. In an 8-0 judgement, the court reversed the ruling of a Montreal school board, which banned Gurbaj Singh Multani from wearing his dagger, known as a kirpan. The kirpan is deemed sacred by Sikhs as a symbol of power and truth. School...

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Canadian CAIR Welcomes Decision on Kirpans in Quebec

March 2, 2006

Source: CAIR-CAN Press Release

http://www.caircan.ca/itn_more.php?id=2353_0_2_0_C

On March 2, 2006 a CAIR-CAN Press Release reported, "The Canadian Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-CAN) welcomes the decision from the Supreme Court of Canada that upholds religious freedom by overturning a ban on the Sikh ceremonial dagger in Quebec schools. 'Today's Supreme Court decision is a strong statement protecting religious freedom in educational settings,' says Riad...

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Karachi Sikhs Concerned Only Gurdwara May be Demolished

February 27, 2006

Source: The International News

http://jang.com.pk/thenews/feb2006-daily/27-02-2006/metro/k1.htm

On February 27, 2006 The International News reported, "The minority Sikh community, which is said to have 2,500 registered voters in Karachi, is extremely disturbed because it fears that its only place of worship in the city, the Gurdwara Ratan Tala, situated on plot No AM335 near Preedy Police Station in Saddar, would be demolished soon. The Gurdwara Ratan Tala...

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