Sikhism

Sikh Gurdwara Dedicated in Merrillville

November 20, 2005

Source: The Indianapolis Star

Wire Service: AP

http://www2.indystar.com/articles/4/241721-6764-127.html

On November 20, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "Members of a northwestern Indiana Sikh congregation have dedicated their new place of worship - a $1.3 million temple with five gold domes reminiscent of the graceful, airy temples in India. During Saturday's dedication under a blue sky, priest Harpal Singh ceremoniously carried...

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Sikhs Pilot Anti-Bias Bill in New York City

November 18, 2005

Source: Rediff

http://in.rediff.com/news/2005/nov/18sikh.htm

On November 18, 2005 Rediff reported, "Sikhs in New York [City], along with several other community organizations, have played a role in piloting an anti-bias bill in the City Council. The first hearing of the Int. 577, as the Uniformed Agency Anti-Discrimination bill is known, was held on Thursday. A news conference was also held on the occasion and David I. Weprin, a Democratic party city council member, was...

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Sikh Barred Entry at Legion, Forcing Change to Out-of-Date Rule

November 18, 2005

Source: Brampton Guardian

http://www.northpeel.com/br/news/story/3167415p-3670280c.html

On November 18, 2005 the Brampton Guardian reported, "Royal Canadian Legion branches in Brampton have been forced to change an out-of-date rule, which discriminates against some Sikhs and Orthodox Jews.

Local veterans call it a tradition that they fiercely enforce-- no 'headgear' in the Legion clubroom. Head coverings must be removed out of respect for the fallen...

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Diverse Coalition Supports Protection of Workplace Religious Liberties

November 18, 2005

Source: Baptist Press News

http://www.bpnews.net/bpnews.asp?ID=22109

On November 18, 2005 the Baptist Press News reported, "A new law is needed to restore protection for the religious rights of employees, Southern Baptist church-state specialist Richard Land said at a recent congressional hearing. Land, president of the Ethics...

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City Hall Comes Out Against Anti-Bias Bill in New York

November 18, 2005

Source: New York Daily News

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/local/story/366805p-312237c.html

On November 18, 2005 the New York Daily News reported, "City Hall came out yesterday against a bill to protect city uniformed workers from being fired for wearing turbans or other religious garb. While it covers all religious groups, the City Council bill has special significance to Sikh men who grow distinctive beards and wear turbans as part of their religious...

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Press Release: “Council Member David Wepring and Sikh Coalition Organize City Council Hearing on City Uniform Anti-Discrimination Act the Law of New York City”

November 17, 2005

Source: Sikh Coalition

http://www.sikhcoalition.org/advisories/nyc_hearing.htm

On November 17, 2005 a Sikh Coalition Press Report stated, "Council Member David I. Weprin (D-Hollis), Chair of the Council Finance Committee, hosted a press conference today with the Sikh Coalition and many other organizations. The press conference took place prior to the first hearing on Int. 577, the Uniformed Agency Anti-Discrimination bill. The bill, drafted by the Sikh Coalition,...

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Religious Hate Crimes Have Increased in Glasgow Since 9/11

November 16, 2005

Source: The Scotsman

http://news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=2251252005

On November 16, 2005 The Scotsman reported, "Religious hate crimes have increased in Scotland's biggest city since the Twin Towers terrorist attacks, a report has said.

The 9/11 outrage marked a turning point in Glasgow when racial intolerance and abuse turned into more religiously-motivated attacks.

People wearing distinctive religious clothing or symbols were a particular target...

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Bay Area Sikhs Celebrate Guru Nanak’s Birthday

November 16, 2005

Source: SikhNet News / Mercury News

http://www.sikhnet.com/Sikhnet/news.nsf/RecentNewsHTML/B5C0A7858B4946C9872570BB00697CFC!OpenDocument

On November 16, 2005 Mercury News reported, "Thousands of Bay Area Sikhs flocked to local gurdwaras, or temples, Tuesday evening to celebrate Guru Nanak Dev, the birth of the religious community's founder who advocated equality, honesty and charity in life. Temples in San Jose, Fremont...

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Hindu, Sikh and Muslim Leaders Join Christians in Condemning Attacks on Churches

November 15, 2005

Source: WorldNetDaily/Assist News Service

http://worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=47404

On November 15, 2005 Assist News Service reported, "Christian schools throughout Pakistan will go on strike Nov. 17 to protest the attacks on Christians in Sangla Hill, Punjab, this past weekend. Christian Solidarity Worldwide, or CSW, says Hindu, Sikh and Muslim leaders have joined church leaders in condemning the outbreak of violence, and the All Pakistan...

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Sikh Man Testifies in Assault Case in Queens

November 15, 2005

Source: New York Daily News

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime_file/story/365648p-311394c.html

On November 15, 2005 the New York Daily News reported, "A Queens man took the stand to tell how he was viciously punched and kicked in the face by a group of men who made fun of his Sikh religion. 'I was punched two to three times... I was feeling the earth was moving around,' said Rajinder Singh Khalsa, 54, who identified four of five defendants on trial...

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International Magazine for Sikh Women Launched

November 15, 2005

Source: The Tribune

http://www.tribuneindia.com/2005/20051116/punjab1.htm#5

On November 15, 2005 The Tribune reported, "'Each girl born in this world is special — that is the feeling I want to convey through KAURS. Women have a special world of their own that sustains life on this earth and we need to celebrate it'... Roma Kaur [said to] leading figures of the Sikh Community at the Toronto launch of the Sikh women's first international magazine, of which she is the...

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Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim, and Sikh Chaplains Welcomed to Armed Services

November 15, 2005

Source: The Scotsman

http://news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=2246822005

On November 15, 2005 The Scotsman reported, "The first Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim and Sikh chaplains to be appointed by the British Armed Forces have been officially welcomed to their roles by Defence Secretary John Reid. The four will give spiritual, moral and pastoral support to service men and women and their dependants. They are classed as civil servants and employed on fixed-term contracts, for an...

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