Sikhism

Hindus, Sikhs Raise Concerns Over Textbook Changes

December 2, 2005

Source: Pacific News Service/India West

http://news.pacificnews.org/news/view_article.html?article_id=1b63d3d5a0a0b090f2681949b840f93f

On December 2, 2005 India West reported, "Some Hindu and Sikh activists in the U.S. who have been trying in recent months to persuade the California Board of Education to adopt curriculum revisions in textbooks for elementary and middle school students say they are unhappy over the direction...

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Connecticut Interfaith Council Hosts Conference of Nine Faiths

December 1, 2005

Source: Hartford Courant

http://www.courant.com/features/lifestyle/hc-interfaith1201.artdec01,0,5736399.story?coll=hc-headlines-life

On December 1, 2005 the Hartford Courant reported, "Members of nine religious faiths will discuss what their beliefs mean to them during a conference Sunday at Asylum Hill Congregational Church in Hartford. 'It's an occasion to help the community learn more about the nine religions...

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New York Sikh Community Hosts Interfaith Thanksgiving Feast

December 1, 2005

Source: Martin Marty Center

http://marty-center.uchicago.edu/sightings/archive_2005/1201.shtml

On December 1, 2005 the Martin Marty Center reported, "The Sikh community of New York City hosted a thanksgiving feast for local religious leaders, the NYPD, court officials, and a representative of the DA's office, hoping to initiate a program of hospitality and patriotism—and they succeeded with a little help from the Interfaith Center of New York, which co-...

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Nebraska Interfaith Council Faces Funding Problems in Wake of Katrina and Rita

December 1, 2005

Source: Lincoln Journal Star

http://www.journalstar.com/articles/2005/12/01/local/doc438e2bcbd3680873724401.txt

On December 1, 2005 the Lincoln Journal Star reported, "Hurricanes Katrina and Rita devastated the Gulf Coast, but they also dealt a heavy blow to the Lincoln Interfaith Council. The federal Office of Refugee Resettlement failed to renew an annual grant of about $100,000 to support Faces of the Middle East and the African...

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California Sikhs Celebrate Guru Nanak’s Birthday

November 30, 2005

Source: India Post

http://www.indiapost.com/members/story.php?story_id=5171

On November 30, 2005 the India Post reported, "Vermont Gurdwara in collaboration with several other Gurdwaras California wide, celebrated Guru Nanak Devji’s birthday at the Los Angeles Convention Center on November 27. The magical day was marked by prayer and langar as thousands of proud Sikhs joined to celebrate the respected Guru Nanak’s birthday... The coordinator and...

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Play Highlights the Necessity of Religious Pluralism

November 29, 2005

Source: Rediff

http://in.rediff.com/news/2005/nov/29us.htm

On November 29, 2005 Rediff reported, "Whenever professor Diana Eck hears of a play such as 'The Hindu and the Cowboy.. and Other Kansas City Stories' staged recently in Kansas City, she feels more than happy. The sympathetic play about divergent cultures and faiths was done in an ecumenical spirit, she says.

Playwright Donna Ziegenhorn, who interviewed scores of Kansas City residents, put their stories...

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Ryerson University Students Get a Taste of Sikhism at Langar

November 29, 2005

Source: SikhNet News

http://www.sikhnet.com/Sikhnet/news.nsf/RecentNewsHTML/4F192096D79A3009872570C80064E6C5!OpenDocument

On November 29, 2005 SikhNet News reported, "For a few serene moments, Sammy Baah was a certified chickpea magnet. Sitting on a cold floor, he scarfed down the stuff at a ferocious pace yesterday, while young women in scarves [made] their way through the room doling out seconds. Wearing a Yankees...

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Sikh Procession Passes into Pakistan to Guru Nanak’s Birthplace for the First Time Since Partition

November 29, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/4483150.stm

On November 29, 2005 BBC News reported, "Nearly 2,000 Sikhs from India have been allowed to cross over into Pakistan to complete a pilgrimage to the birthplace of Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism. The group, chanting religious hymns, entered Pakistan at the Wagah crossing point in Punjab. The pilgrims were accorded a guard of honour and welcomed by representatives of the Pakistani Sikh...

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Sikhs, Jews Hosts Interfaith Diversity Event in New York

November 28, 2005

Source: India Post

http://www.indiapost.com/members/story.php?story_id=5156

On November 28, 2005 the India Post reported, "The American Jewish Committee in association with the Sikh Organization of New York, Multi Faith Forum and Archdiocese of Rockville center hosted the annual Thanksgiving Diversity and Interfaith Breakfast on November 22 to celebrate in thanksgiving the multifaceted ethnicity of America. A Press release by the Sikh Organization of New York...

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Multi-Religious Event Promotes Tolerance in Lahore

November 28, 2005

Source: Daily Times

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2005%5C11%5C28%5Cstory_28-11-2005_pg7_13

On November 28, 2005 the Daily Times reported, "For the first time in the history of the city, people belonging to different religions celebrated their religious festivals at one platform and stressed the need for interfaith dialogue to promote tolerance in the society with the concept of 'One God'. Muslim, Christian, Sikh,...

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American Jewish Committee, Sikh Organization Among Those Celebrating Interfaith Thanksgiving in New York

November 28, 2005

Source: India Post

http://www.indiapost.com/members/story.php?story_id=5156

On November 28, 2005 the India Post reported, "The American Jewish Committee in association with the Sikh Organization of New York, Multi Faith Forum and Archdiocese of Rockville center hosted the annual Thanksgiving Diversity and Interfaith Breakfast on November 22 to celebrate in thanksgiving the multifaceted ethnicity of America. A press release by the Sikh Organization of New York...

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Sikhs Seek Understanding of their Faith After 9/11

November 26, 2005

Source: Star-Telegram

Wire Service: RNS

http://www.dfw.com/mld/dfw/living/religion/13255093.htm

On November 26, 2005 Religion News Service reported, "Facing mounting discrimination since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, a number of Sikh-American groups have begun a campaign to explain their religion to the American public and to differentiate their beliefs from those of Muslims. There have been more than 600 reported instances of...

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