Sikhism

International Sikh Confederation Takes Shape

November 14, 2005

Source: Sikhnet/The Tribune

http://www.sikhnet.com/Sikhnet/news.nsf/TodaysNewsHTML/00ADEE922F5927B1872570B900662F63!OpenDocument

On November 14, 2005 The Tribune reported, "After over two years of deliberations, the International Sikh Confederation, an apex advisory body of Sikhs, is all set to take shape. The advisory body of the Sikhs will primarily act as a moral authority to guide the community on social, economic,...

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US Sikh Delegation Visits Pakistani Quake Victims

November 12, 2005

Source: Sikh Sangat News

http://www.sikhsangat.org/publish/article_580.shtml

On November 12, 2005 Sikh Sangat News reported, "Relation[s] between India and Pakistan will become friendly with the passage of time, said a member of 45-member Sikh delegation from North America visiting religious Sikh shrines in Pakistan these days.

Talking to reporters during a visit to Melody Relief and Rehabilitation Centre for Earthquake Victims here, he said that 'human...

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Portrayal of Sikh in Soap Opera Raises Objections

November 12, 2005

Source: SikhSangat.org/TOI

http://www.sikhsangat.org/publish/article_581.shtml

On November 12, 2005 TOI reported, "Already annoyed about objectionable portrayal of Sikhs in movies, the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has now trained their guns at a TV soap opera, Desh Mein Nikla Hoga Chand, for showing a Sikh in poor light... Waryam Singh, secretary, Dharam Parchar Committee (DPC) of SGPC, says the SGPC's main objections are to [the] portrayal of Sikhs [...

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Reorganized Kansas City Interfaith Group Draws Diverse Crowd

November 11, 2005

Source: The Kansas City Star

http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/13137514.htm

On November 11, 2005 The Kansas City Star reported, "[Reverend Wallace Hartsfield], a longtime area Baptist minister, looked out from a podium Thursday at the more than 600 people who gathered for the [Greater Kansas City Interfaith Council's] inaugural luncheon at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown.

Represented were American Indian spirituality, Bahai, Buddhism,...

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Armed Services Hold Recruitment Events at Sikh Gurdwaras

November 9, 2005

Source: SikhSangat.org/GNN

http://www.sikhsangat.org/publish/article_567.shtml

On November 9, 2005 the Government News Network reported, "The Armed Forces are to stage an awareness day at Sikh temples in Manchester as part of a drive to boost the number of recruits from the ethnic minorities. The Royal Navy, Royal Air Force and British Army, in conjunction with Jobcentre Plus (Specialist Employment Programme), will showcase a range of careers and opportunities...

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Sikh Prisoners in California Ordered to Remove Turbans and Cut Hair

November 9, 2005

Source: India Post

http://www.indiapost.com/members/story.php?story_id=5107

On November 9, 2005 India Post reported, "Two California prisons, Solano State Prison and San Quentin State Prison, have disallowed its Sikh prisoners from wearing any head covering, including a dastaar [turban]. The prisons have also punished the Sikh prisoners for refusing to comply with orders to cut their hair. California Code of Regulations § 3062(e), which governs prison inmate...

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Monumental Hindu Temple Opens in New Delhi, Inaugurated by Muslim, Sikh

November 7, 2005

Source: Chicago Sun-Times

Wire Service: AP

http://www.suntimes.com/output/news/cst-nws-india07.html

On November 7, 2005 the Associated Press reported, " India's Muslim president, Sikh prime minister and Hindu nationalist opposition leader joined Sunday to open one of the biggest Hindu temples of modern times, a $45 million pink sandstone shrine to religious tolerance. The Swaminarayan sect that built the temple -- the length of a...

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Yuba City Sikhs Hold 26th Annual Parade

November 7, 2005

Source: Yahoo! News / PRWEB

http://news.yahoo.com/s/prweb/20051107/bs_prweb/prweb307422_1

On November 7, 2005 PRWEB reported, "Another near record crowd today, estimated at 60,000 people, continues to make the 26th Annual Sikh Parade in Yuba City one of the Valley’s largest religious and cultural celebrations. The weekend activities honor the receipt by Sikhs of their Holy Book, the Guru Granth Sahib, in 1708, which they use as their spiritual guide....

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Members of Many Faiths to Participate in Peace Walk Protesting Desecration of Native American Sacred Site

November 6, 2005

Source: Contra Costa Times

http://www.contracostatimes.com/mld/cctimes/news/13096881.htm

On November 6, 2005 the Contra Costa Times reported, "Shellmound Street is just an address to most shoppers at Bay Street Emeryville. A turn onto Ohlone Way leads to Banana Republic, Old Navy, California Pizza Kitchen, Steve Madden Footwear and P.F. Chang's China Bistro.

But many American Indians consider this a sacred area, and they bitterly resent what they...

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Estimated 60,000 Attend Sikh Parade in Yuba City

November 6, 2005

Source: NRIInternet

http://www.nriinternet.com/Events/USA/YubaCity/Yuba_Nov_Mela/110605.htm

On November 6, 2005 NRI Internet reported, "More than 55,000 attended the annual parade today in Yuba City, California commemorating the receipt by Sikhs of their Holy scripture, the Guru Granth Sahib, in 1708. Every year on the first Sunday of November, Sikhs from throughout the United States, Canada, England and India attended the celebration. That was 26th...

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Sikh Spiritual Television Programs from India to be Broadcast in Europe

November 6, 2005

Source: PRWeb press release

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2005/11/prweb306746.htm

On November 6, 2005 a PRWeb press release reported, "ZEE International, part of the ZEE family, which caters to the audience abroad, approached Guru Nanak Daata Baksh Lai Mission, after viewing its spiritual programmes on the mission's websites, with a request for telecasting the same abroad. Consequently the holy programmes of Guru Nanak Daata Baksh Lai Mission, Chandigarh will be...

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Despite Long History, Stockton Sikhs Feel Misunderstood

November 5, 2005

Source: The Record

http://www.recordnet.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20051105/ENT/511050307

On November 5, 2005 The Record reported, "The Sikh religion has a long history in Stockton. The Stockton temple is the oldest in the country, and Sikhs have lived in this part of California for more than a century. Yet Stockton Sikhs say they their religion and customs are still largely misunderstood by the general public... Some Sikhs say they have...

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