Sikhism

Espanola Sikhs Organize First Community Langar

November 4, 2005

Source: SikhNet News

http://www.sikhnet.com/Sikhnet/news.nsf/TodaysNewsHTML/767702E315E3CC24872570AF006417BE!OpenDocument

On November 4, 2005 SikhNet News reported, "On Saturday Oct. 29th [a group of Española Sikhs] decided to reach out to the local community and serve hot food. In the spirit of the Sikh tradition of Langar (community kitchen) in which all people share a meal together regardless of religion, race, culture...

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Sikhs Struggle to Find Their Place in Post 9/11 America

October 31, 2005

Source: San Francisco Chronicle

http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2005/10/31/BAGT3FGDR01.DTL

On October 31, 2005 the San Francisco Chronicle reported, "A teenager accosted Sukhdev Singh Bainiwal, 39, at Home Depot, saying he should take his turban back to the desert where he might actually need it. Another time, a fellow driver swerved toward him, saying 'Arab, get out of here.' And once, the driver of a car near his rolled down his...

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Sikhs Worship in First South American Gurdwara

October 31, 2005

Source: SikhNet

http://www.sikhnet.com/Sikhnet/news.nsf/TodaysNewsHTML/E34B7A839E4D581F872570AB00659D9A!OpenDocument

On October 31, 2005 SikhNet reported, "As Guru Nanak traveled by foot all over the Asian continent, a group of Khalsa Sikhs from USA and Mexico are carrying thru Gurus teachings, flying, all over the South American Continent... Departing from Buenos Aires, Argentina, the Jatha traveled 6 hours to reach...

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Sikhs Protest Religious Symbols Ban at French Consulate in San Francisco

October 29, 2005

Source: SikhSangat

http://www.sikhsangat.org/publish/article_542.shtml

On October 29, 2005 SikhSangat reported, "More than one hundred Sikh demonstrators protested against France's ban on religious insignias in public schools on Thursday morning outside the Consulate General of France. Sangat came from as far as Central valley to protest against French ban on head covering in public schools. After two hours of protesting against French consulate, the group of Sikh...

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Diwali Celebrated the World Over

October 28, 2005

Source: National Geographic

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2005/10/1028_051028_diwali.html

On October 28, 2005 National Geographic reported, "On Tuesday, fireworks and festive lights will brighten the moonless night as an estimated billion followers of the Hindu religion around the world celebrate Diwali, the festival of light.

Diwali may be news to many U.S. residents, but 'it is one of the most widely celebrated festivals in the...

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Liberal MP Calls Transport Ban on Kirpan “Unacceptable”

October 26, 2005

Source: The Ottawa Citizen

http://www.canada.com/ottawa/ottawacitizen/news/story.html?id=456574fe-c7ca-417f-815e-e8b2d07078b7

On October 26, 2005 The Ottawa Citizen reported, "Prime Minister Paul Martin's parliamentary secretary has condemned VIA Rail for ordering a Sikh student off a train for wearing a ceremonial sword, or kirpan, saying he intends to take the matter up with Transport Minister Jean Lapierre. Navdeep...

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Diwali Lights To Dazzle Leicester

October 26, 2005

Source: Newindpress

http://www.newindpress.com/

On October 26, 2005 Newindpress reported, "On Sunday, a total of 6,000 bulbs will be switched on to mark the beginning of glittering Diwali celebrations along the Golden Mile on Belgrave Road, mainly inhabited by Asians of Gujarati origin. Amidst milling crowds of over 100,000, the garland of lights will be switched on by Ramanbhai Barber, president of Shree Sanatan Mandir temple, and his wife, Khushman. The Leicester City Council has spent...

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Exhibit on Sikhs in the Pacific Northwest Opens at Washington Museum

October 25, 2005

Source: The Seattle Times

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2002576467_sikh22m.html

On October 25, 2005 The Seattle Times reported, "In the days following Sept. 11, 2001, Parminder Singh [a Bellvue Sikh] remembers how somebody yelled 'Go home!' to him at a gas station, and that security guards at an airport asked him to remove his turban — something deeply offensive to his Sikh faith. A Sikh motel owner in SeaTac was beaten with a...

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Sikh Film Festival Highlights the Discontent of the Diaspora

October 24, 2005

Source: The Telegraph

http://www.telegraphindia.com/1051024/asp/calcutta/story_5386586.asp

On October 24, 2005 The Telegraph reported, "The Spinning Wheel Film Festival, which concluded in Toronto last week, opened with Shonali Bose and Bedabrata Bain’s Amu, this year’s National Award winner for Best English Language Feature Film. Amu, a young NRI, is on a visit to India to retrace her roots and coincidentally stumbles upon the horrors...

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Sikhs Want More Representation in Surrey City Museum

October 24, 2005

Source: CBC News

http://vancouver.cbc.ca/regional/servlet/View?filename=bc_surrey-museum20051024

On October 24, 2005 CBC News reported, "Some people in Surrey's Indo-Canadian community are upset because they say the city's new museum doesn't adequately reflect their history. They feel the museum doesn't have enough exhibits specifically devoted to the Sikh community, in a city where up to 35 per cent of the population is South Asian. The...

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Sikh Exhibition Opens at Bedford Museum

October 24, 2005

Source: SikhNet

http://www.sikhnet.com/Sikhnet/news.nsf/TodaysNewsHTML/E4B086622AC61394872570A4006235CB!OpenDocument

On October 24, 2005 SikhNet reported, "Bursts of loud drumming welcomed honoured guests to the opening by the mayor of the Bedford, Sikh Awareness Exhibition at Bedford Museum, Castle Lane, on Saturday. This colourful and informative exhibition - the first for Bedford - has been put together by members of...

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New Gurdwara Opens Near U.S. Capital

October 24, 2005

Source: Guru Gobind Singh Foundation press release

On October 24, 2005 a Guru Gobind Singh Foundation press release reported, "In the bright sunny October morning on Sunday recently, Sikhs of the Washington area thronged the newly built gurdwara in the outskirts of [the] nation's capital in the city of Rockville, Maryland. [A] 1000 strong audience of Sikh men, women and children participated very proudly in the inauguration of magnificent white building with high arches and huge glass windows which would now be the largest structure of the Sikhs in the area...

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