Sikhism

SALDEF Meets with Attorney General to Discuss Sikh Concerns

February 2, 2006

Source: Sikh News Network

http://www.sikhnet.com/Sikhnet/news.nsf/RecentNewsHTML/EE221168D3BD0B3F8725710900664187!OpenDocument

On February 2, 2006 the Sikh News Network reported, "On Monday the Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund (SALDEF), the nation’s oldest Sikh American civil rights advocacy organization, met with Attorney General Alberto Gonzales to discuss a variety of issues relevant to the Sikh...

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Sikh Center of Pacific Coast

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Address: 3185 Highland Ave, Selma, CA 93662-2606

High School Punjabi Course Teaches Lessons Beyond Language

January 30, 2006

Source: The Mercury News

http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/living/people/teens/13746090.htm

On January 30, 2006 The Mercury News reported, "Navjot Cheema, 17, is talking to his grandparents. He's reading holy scripture. And he's explaining who he is to others on campus. For the first time, the senior can do these things in a meaningful way, thanks to the addition this year of Punjabi as a language elective at James Logan High School,...

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Monty Panesar First Sikh Cricketer Chosen for England Team

January 27, 2006

Source: Canoe

Wire Service: AP

http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Cricket/2006/01/27/1414601-ap.html

On January 27, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "Left-arm spinner Monty Panesar became the first Sikh to win a call-up to the England cricket squad Friday when he earned a Test spot for the upcoming tour of India. Panesar, 23, whose parents come from the Punjab region of northern India, has represented England at under-19 level. He...

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Sikhs Participate in Meeting of National Religious Leaders

January 26, 2006

Source: World Sikh Council

http://www.worldsikhcouncil.org/

On January 26, 2006 a World Sikh Council Press Release reported, "The World Sikh Council – America Region (WSC-AR) participated in the first National Gathering of Religious Leaders held January 23 – 25, 2006 in Chicago. The meeting was organized by Religions for Peace (RFP) – USA for the primary purpose of bringing together senior leaders representing national religious organizations to build relationships...

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Sikh Run Security Company Contracted to Ellsworth Air Force Base

January 22, 2006

Source: Rapid City Journal

http://www.rapidcityjournal.com/articles/2006/01/22/news/local/news01.txt

On January 22, 2006 the Rapid City Journal ran a feature article by Bill Harlan, a column writer for the Rapid City Journal, on military outsourcing. "Military security forces at Ellsworth have long been stretched thin. In fact, one of the major post-9/11 call-ups of the South Dakota Army National Guard was to provide security at the air base......

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Kaurs Magazine Gives Voice to Sikh Women Worldwide

January 22, 2006

Source: Hindustan Times

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/7752_1605210,004100180005.htm

On January 22, 2006 the Hindustan Times reported, "The Indo-Canadian community has been making news for some time for its so-called NRI marriages where 'phoren' Punjabi boys land in Punjab, marry local girls, collect their 'dowry' and disappear, leaving these poor brides in the lurch. Many of these women who manage to land in Canada are subjected to all sorts of...

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Nickelodeon Broadcasts Views of Sikh Youth on Intelligent Design

January 20, 2006

Source: The World Sikh Council

http://www.worldsikhcouncil.org

On January 20, 2006 a World Sikh Council Press Release stated: "The Nickelodeon Cable TV [network] will include a Sikh youth from Philadelphia among the many voices of faith in its Nick News special edition program titled 'God, Science, Politics, and Your School' on Sunday, January 22, 2006 at 8:30 PM ET/PT. The episode explains to youth the current debate taking place in our country over Evolution vs. Intelligent Design...

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Feature Film on Sikhs in the U.S. Post-9/11 to Screen in California

January 20, 2006

Source: Sikh News Network

http://www.sikhsangat.org/publish/article_756.shtml

On January 20, 2006 the Sikh News Network reported, "The much awaited feature film ‘The Gold Bracelet’ directed by Kavi Raz is to have its first private screening at the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Leonard H. Goldstein Theatre in North Hollywood, California at the end of the month... Kavi wrote, produced, directed and acted in the film, which also stars Sonny Mandal,...

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Non-profits, Volunteers Organize Health Fair at Queens Gurdwara

January 20, 2006

Source: Sikh Coalition

http://www.sikhcoalition.org

On January 20, 2006 the Sikh Coalition reported, "The 'Strengthening Families Khalsa Health Fair' is being held on January 22 as a result of the efforts of several non-profits, doctors and social workers. The Makhan Shah Lobana Gurdwara in Queens is one of the largest Sikh Gurdwaras in the country, in the heartland of New York’s Sikh immigrant population. The Khalsa Health Fair on Sunday will be the first of its magnitude and...

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Sikhs Participate in Opening Events of New Mexico Legislature

January 20, 2006

Source: SikhNet News

http://www.sikhnet.com/Sikhnet/news.nsf/RecentNewsHTML/3A4E2A03A275E722872570FC0065CB88!OpenDocument

On January 20, 2006 SikhNet News reported, "The Opening of the New Mexico Legislature for their annual 30-day session takes place [in] mid-January every year. It has been a tradition for the New Mexico Sikh Community to host lunch, following the Governor’s State of the State address... Opening...

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Sikh Youth Provide Relief Work in Mississippi as Part of the Jakara Korps

January 19, 2006

Source: SikhNet News/The Fresno Bee

http://www.sikhnet.com/Sikhnet/news.nsf/RecentNewsHTML/8FB6F3235BF06BAD872570FB006B2D11!OpenDocument

On January 19, 2006 The Fresno Bee reported, "A group of Sikh youths in the San Joaquin Valley plans to return to Mississippi in the spring to remove more debris and work on more homes damaged by Hurricane Katrina. A total of 17 Sikhs, most of them from the Valley, arrived home Dec. 25...

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Livingston Police Participate in Training Session on Sikh Culture

January 19, 2006

Source: Merced Sun-Star

http://www.mercedsunstar.com/local/story/11703435p-12429210c.html

On January 19, 2006 the Merced Sun-Star reported, "People think cops live on doughnuts, but Livingston police busted that stereotype Tuesday afternoon when they chowed down on samosas, pakoras and other Indian food at the Sikh temple on B Street. The occasion was a four-hour training session on Punjabi culture -- a first for Merced County law enforcement. Gurujodha...

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Cable Program Promotes Knowledge About Sikhism

January 19, 2006

Source: Contra Costa Times

http://www.contracostatimes.com/mld/cctimes/news/13660978.htm

On January 19, 2006 the Contra Costa Times reported, "Sikhs, visible yet often unfamiliar constituents of Contra Costa County's multi-ethnic soup, are the subject of a 40-minute program on Richmond cable TV [KCRT-TV]. 'Sikhs in America' looks at the culture of a people more than 20 million strong worldwide, including at least 200,000 in the United States, almost half in...

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