Sikhism

Kansas City Panel Discusses Honoring Faiths in the Workplace Year-Round

December 9, 2005

Source: Centre Daily

http://www.centredaily.com/mld/centredaily/news/opinion/13362838.htm

On December 9, 2005 the Centre Daily reported, "Mathematical equations about slopes, lines and parallels filled a dry-erase board in a classroom on the Pioneer Campus of Penn Valley Community College. It all looked unintelligible. By the wall containing [these equations] sat a panel talking about something equally as difficult for many Americans to understand....

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Sikhs Serve Langar to Interfaith Movement in Phoenix

December 9, 2005

Source: Sikh News Network

http://www.sikhnet.com/Sikhnet/news.nsf/RecentNewsHTML/7064312DF3A3801A872570D000714165!OpenDocument

On December 9, 2005 the Sikh News Network reported, "About one and [a] half years ago, Sikhs from England set a unique example of the Sikh tradition of langar at [a] world religious conference in Barcelona, Spain. Thousands and thousands of people who attended that event were continuously served...

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Sikh Minister Speaks in Support of Student's Right to Wear Crucifix to School

December 8, 2005

Source: LifeSiteNews.com

http://www.lifesite.net/ldn/2005/dec/05120803.html

On December 8, 2005 LifeSiteNews.com reported, "The news that a 16-year-old UK school girl was suspended for wearing a crucifix at a school where Sikh religious articles are permitted has sparked the ire of the Sikh community as well as the Christian community. Sikh Minister Sardarni Sahiba Gurumeet Kaur Khalsa told LifeSiteNews.com 'It is the height of wrongful discrimination to disallow...

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Multifaith Council Launched

December 8, 2005

Source: The Rising Nepal

http://www.gorkhapatra.org.np/pageloader.php?file=2005/12/09/topstories/main4

On December 8, 2005 The Rising Nepal reported, "Instituted with the main objectives of spreading the message of religious tolerance in the world and working for the welfare of mankind, an organisation by the name 'National Religions, Cultures Coordination and Promotion Council Nepal' was formally launched here yesterday. Badagurujyu Janardan...

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New Sikh Center in Selma 10 Years in the Making

December 7, 2005

Source: Selma Enterprise

http://www.selmaenterprise.com/articles/2005/12/07/news/news01.txt

On December 7, 2005 the Selma Enterprise reported, "So far, it’s just 10 acres on the west side of Highland Avenue, just north of Nebraska Avenue. Dirt has been moved and plumbing has been installed, but it will be another year before the land realizes its ultimate, holy use. That’s only one more year to add to the time it has taken the Sikh Center of...

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Two Men Found Guilty of Beating Sikh Man in Queens, Acquitted of Hate Crime

December 6, 2005

Source: Newsday

http://www.newsday.com/news/local/newyork/nyc-sikh1206,0,4807165.story?coll=ny-top-headlines

On December 6, 2005 Newsday reported, "Five men accused of badly beating a Sikh man in Queens last year were acquitted of hate crime charges Monday, but each was convicted of a single charge for their role in the attack.

The men, who live in Long Island and Queens, were exonerated of the most serious charge of...

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Press Release: “SALDEF Urges Passage of Religious Freedom Legislation”

December 6, 2005

Source: Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund

On December 6, 2005 a Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund Press Report stated, "Last month the House Subcommittee on Employer-Employee Relations held a briefing on the Workplace Religious Freedom Act of 2005 (WRFA). This piece of legislation would provide greater protection against discrimination for people of faith. WRFA will require employers to reasonably accommodate the religious needs of their employees in the workplace. Typical examples covered by WRFA include allowing for religious...

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Citizens of Bowling Green Celebrate a Variety of Religious Holidays this Winter

December 6, 2005

Source: The BG News

http://www.bgnews.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2005/12/06/4396eb369d239

On December 6, 2005 The BG News ran a feature article on various religious holidays celebrated by students at Bowling Green State University in Ohio. "Senior Shantha Das... [celebrates Hindu] religious holidays, such as Diwali. Known as the festival of lights, Diwali is a five-day holiday celebrated around Christmas time. This year Diwali began on Nov. 1... [According...

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Sikh Turbans Ruled Legal in Drivers� License Photos

December 5, 2005

Source: Outlook India

Wire Service: AP

http://www.outlookindia.com/pti_news.asp?id=339778

On December 5, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "Sikhs can wear their turbans in drivers' licence photos, France's highest administrative body ruled today, overturning an order to deliver a licence to a Sikh who refused to take off his turban for the photo. The ruling does not apply to identity or residence cards. The Council of State, hearing a...

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Sikh Student Acquitted of Charges for Wearing Kirpan

December 5, 2005

Source: India Abroad

http://www.rediff.com/news/2005/dec/05sikh.htm

On December 5, 2005 India Abroad reported, "A 23-year-old Wayne State University student, who was arrested for carrying a kirpan, or a small knife on the university campus under the Detroit Knife Act has been acquitted of all charges thanks to United Sikhs and the American Civil Liberties Union. Sukhpreet Singh was arrested August 24, 2005, after two police officers asked him to either remove his kirpan or...

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Sikh Owned Security Company Voted Employer of the Year in Texas

December 5, 2005

Source: Akal Security

http://www.akalsecurity.com/NSEmployeroftheYear.htm

On December 5, 2005 Akal Security reported, "Akal Security, Inc. was named the 2005 Texas Workforce Employer of the Year at the Ninth Annual Texas Workforce Conference held from November 2 through 4 in Houston. Akal [a Sikh-owned security company], nominated by the Central Texas Workforce Board, also won an Employer Award of Excellence... The Texas Workforce Commission is the state government...

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Sikh Community Holds Blood Drive to Honor Martyrdom of 9th Guru

December 4, 2005

Source: Sunday Observer

http://www.ippmedia.com/ipp/observer/2005/12/04/55290.html

On December 4, 2005 the Sunday Observer reported, "Members of the Sikh community in Dar es Salaam congregated in the precincts of the library of the Sikh Temple last Sunday to carry out to conclusion a blood donation drive. The Blood Donation Camp was specifically organised to mark the occasion of the 330th years of the 'Shahidi-divvas' (martysdom day) of 'Hind-di-chaddar Shri...

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Sikh Girls Train in Traditional Sikh Martial Arts

December 4, 2005

Source: Sikh Sangat News

http://www.sikhsangat.org/publish/article_644.shtml

On December 4, 2005 Sikh Sangat News reported, "Students of Ramgarhia Girls Senior Secondary School, Millar Ganj, have another feather in their cap. A team of eight girls of the school is well-trained in gatka, the Sikh martial art, and have been applauded at various state level competitions conducted by Punjab School Education Board (PSEB). School Principal Kawaljit Kaur is proud of the...

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Yuba City Sikh Family Honored as Sutter County Family of the Year

December 3, 2005

Source: Appeal-Democrat

http://www.appeal-democrat.com/articles/2005/12/05/features/faith_and_family/faith1.txt

On December 3, 2005 the Appeal-Democrat reported, "Faith, family and community are the central pillars around which the lives of the Dr. Paramjit S. Everest family revolve. The focus earned them the title of Sutter County Family of the Year in ceremonies at River Valley High School in Yuba City... 51-year-old Everest, a...

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