Sikhism

Celebrating the Birthday of Guru Ravidass at Pittsburgh Gurdwara

February 19, 2006

Source: The Mercury News/Contra Costa Times

http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/breaking_news/13913968.htm

On February 19, 2006 the Contra Costa Times reported, "Guru Ravidass was a saint for the ages whose message of equality, religious tolerance and family values resonates across the world today, his followers said today at the Pittsburgh temple that bears his name. About 2,000 Sikhs as well as some people of other religions came...

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National Gurdwara Opens on Embassy Row

February 18, 2006

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/02/17/AR2006021702051.html?sub=AR

On February 18, 2006 The Washington Post reported, "Forty years ago, when there were about 40 Washington area Sikhs instead of 13,000, and when they prayed in one small home rather than a half-dozen temples, a man named Shamsher Singh had a dream... Now, 25 years after a Singh-led group that local Sikhs call '...

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Photo Exhibit Highlights Sikhs' Integration to Scottish Culture

February 18, 2006

Source: The Scotsman

http://news.scotsman.com/scotland.cfm?id=255552006

On February 18, 2006 The Scotsman reported, "A Sikh tartan, a Punjabi laird and Indian dancing to Scottish folk music are just some of the highlights of a major new exhibition set to open in the Capital. The New Scots exhibition at the National Library of Scotland is a celebration of Scotland's Asian community and will showcase the photographic talents of one of Edinburgh's top Indian restaurateurs...

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Amartya Sen Critical of Britain’s Religious Identity Politics and "Plural Monoculturalism"

February 18, 2006

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/religion/Story/0,,1712446,00.html

On February 18, 2006 The Guardian reported, "Nobel-winning economist Amartya Sen's... concerns have outgrown those of economics to dwell on questions of democracy and culture. In the light of the recent furores over Islam and multiculturalism, Sen has written a new book, Identity and Violence, to be published in this country in July, which will take a trenchantly critical look at...

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Valarie Kaur Makes Film on the "Untold American Story"

February 17, 2006

Source: Clovis Independent

http://www.clovisindependent.com/news/story/11817784p-12533733c.html

On February 17, 2006 the Clovis Independent reported, "Valarie Kaur Brar, a Buchanan High School graduate, is producing a feature-length independent documentary about hate crimes after the 9-11 terrorist attacks... The film, 'Divided We Fall: Americans in the Aftermath,' will be released by New Moon Productions in early spring... After 9-11, when she was a...

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Sikhs Say Trouble on Khalsa Avenue Caused by Media

February 16, 2006

Source: This is Local London

http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/topstories/display.var.689190.0.sikhs_media_to_blame_for_temple_anger.php

On February 16, 2006 This is Local London reported, "Sikhs are blaming media coverage of international tensions for a rise in criticism of their temple. News Shopper reported last month how residents near the Guru Nanak Darbar Gurdwara, which is under construction,...

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Indian PM to Visit Gurdwara in Pakistan

February 12, 2006

Source: The Hindu

Wire Service: PTI

http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/holnus/001200602120301.htm

On February 12, 2006 the Press Trust of India reported, "Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has accepted an SGPC request to attend a Sikh religious event it plans to hold at a gurdwara in Pakistan in June, SGPC President Avtar Singh Makkar said on Saturday. 'The Prime Minister has accepted the invitation to participate in a religious procession...

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Group Says Removal of Cross from School's "Hot Cross Buns" Was "Nonsensical"

February 7, 2006

Sikhs Speak Out Against Re-Publication of Cartoons

February 6, 2006

Source: SikhSangat

http://www.sikhsangat.org/publish/article_803.shtml

On February 6, 2006 SikhSangat reported, "New Zealand Sikh Society (Wellington) strongly condemns the deliberate action of some members of New Zealand Press to publish cartoons, which were known to be objectionable to the Muslim community, as it hurts their religious sentiments.

The executive committee of New Zealand Sikh Society (Wellington) said 'There should be a clear boundary between...

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New Gurdwara Opens in Fox Valley

February 5, 2006

Source: Appleton Post-Crescent

http://www.postcrescent.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060205/APC05/602050532/1033/APCent

On February 5, 2006 the Appleton Post-Crescent reported, "Sikh numbers in the Fox Valley have been growing rapidly. The presence of the religion here was nearly nonexistent a decade ago. Five or six Sikh families in the Fox Valley began gathering for worship about five years ago. Since then, the number of...

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At Leeds Mosque, Sikh, Christians, and Muslims Gather for Vigil of Respect

February 4, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/west_yorkshire/4681284.stm

On February 4, 2006 BBC News reported, "Christian, Muslim and Sikh leaders have held a vigil at a Leeds mosque to show respect for each other's faiths. They gathered outside the Stratford Street mosque in Beeston on Sunday as Muslims gather for afternoon prayers.

The Yorkshire and Humber Faiths Forum called the meeting after the protests sparked by the Muhammad cartoons...

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A Virtual Visit to the Sikh Gurdwara Sahib in Indianapolis

February 4, 2006

Source: The Indianapolis Star

http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060204/LIVING/602040384

On February 4, 2006 The Indianapolis Star reported, "Visit the Gurdwara Sahib (Temple) near Indianapolis any day of the week and you'll likely see a wedding, memorial service or cultural event taking place. Built in 1999, the Gurdwara is home base for many Sikhs who call Central Indiana home. Though small in number here, Sikhs make up the...

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