Sikhism

Faith Schools to Educate About Other Religions

February 23, 2006

Source: The Times

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/newspaper/0,,173-2053482,00.html

On February 23, 2006 The Times reported, "Faith schools are to be instructed to teach pupils about other religions besides their own. Leaders from the Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Hindu, Sikh and Buddhist faiths have signed a joint statement backing the teaching of an awareness of the 'tenets' of other faiths in schools. The declaration, made jointly with the Department for...

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Toronto's Spinning Wheel Film Festival Showcases Films "by, for, or about Sikhs"

February 22, 2006

Source: Hindustan Times

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1632667,001100030008.htm

On February 22, 2006 the Hindustan Times reported, "For sheer inimitability, there aren’t too many annual cinema events around the world that can quite outdo Toronto’s very special Spinning Wheel Film Festival. It showcases films, both full-length features and documentaries, crafted 'by, for and about Sikhs'. 'Every year, we receive up to 200 films for...

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Religious Leaders from Asia and Australia Issue "Ten Commitments"

February 21, 2006

Source: UCA News

http://www.catholic.org/international/international_story.php?id=18787

On February 21, 2006 UCA News reported, "Religious representatives from Asia and Australia have committed to use the "peaceful" elements in religion to counter violence and terrorism. The 200 participants from 17 countries, who met Feb. 12-13 in Jakarta, also said at the end of their meeting that they are committed to uprooting 'all kinds of corruption by...

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Chirac: Sikh Students May Be Allowed to Wear Patkas Instead of Turbans

February 21, 2006

Source: Sify

http://sify.com/news/fullstory.php?id=14146206

On February 21, 2006 Sify reported, "French President Jacques Chirac has said his country may allow Sikh students to wear 'patka' (scarf) instead of turban' in educational institutions and added their sentiments would be respected. The French President gave an assurance to this effect to Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha L K Advani who called on him in New Delhi on Monday. Briefing newspersons, BJP...

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Opinion: “Better Ways to Handle a Prayer Breakfast”

February 20, 2006

Source: Lexington Herald-Leader

http://www.kentucky.com/mld/kentucky/news/editorial/13903485.htm

On February 20, 2006 the Lexington Herald-Leader ran an opinion piece by Nancy Jo Kemper, the executive director of the Kentucky Council of Churches. She comments on the Governor's Annual Prayer Breakfast held recently by the Christian Business Men's Club in Kentucky. "The CBMC of the Bluegrass, formerly known as the Christian Business Men's Club, may surely...

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Government Markets Religious Diversity to Attract "Spiritual Tourism"

February 20, 2006

Source: Hindustan Times

Wire Service: PTI

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1630588,0011.htm

On February 20, 2006 the Press Trust of India reported, "Malaysia is all set to cash in on its multi-ethnic culture by featuring several Muslim, Hindu, Christian, Sikh and Buddhist houses of worship as the country's premier 'spiritual tourism' destinations. Tourism Minister Adnan Tengku Mansor also plans to showcase religious and cultural...

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In New Delhi, Children’s "Turban March" Greets Visiting French President

February 20, 2006

Source: DNA

Wire Service: AFP

http://dnaindia.com/report.asp?NewsID=1013926

On February 20, 2006 Agence France-Presse reported, "Scores of Sikh schoolchildren staged a "turban" march in New Delhi on Monday to demand that visiting French President Jacques Chirac lift a ban on wearing turbans in French state schools. Waving placards declaring the 'Turban is the pride of Sikhs' and 'Restore Sikh dignity,' the boys with brightly coloured...

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Cartoonist’s Works Featured in Exhibit on Sikhs in the Pacific Northwest

February 19, 2006

Source: The Seattle Times

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2002815174_sikhtoons19m.html

On February 19, 2006 The Seattle Times reported, "The cartoons of the Olympic snowboarder, New York City policeman or baseball player wouldn't get a second glance, except for the turbans. The artist behind the cartoons, Vishavjit Singh, says there's a dearth of positive media images of Sikhs (pronounced 'siks'), who wear turbans as an article...

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