Sikhism

Newark Sikh Community Donates $400,000 to Quake Victims

October 24, 2005

Source: ONLINE - International News Network

http://www.onlinenews.com.pk/details.php?id=88749

On October 24, 2005 ONLINE - International News Network reported, "[The] Sikh community in Newark has donated another $400,000 for the victims of [the] earthquake.

Sardar Manjeet Singh the leader of [gurdwara] committee handed over a cheque to the consul general of Pakistan Haroon Shaukat in a ceremony.

Sikhs in New York already donated... over 13,000...

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Parliament Celebrates Diwali

October 23, 2005

Source: Hindustan Times

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/5983_1528249,004300140005.htm

On October 23, 2005 the Hindustan Times reported, "Last Thursday, the festival of lights [Diwali] was celebrated in the Canadian Parliament where the prime minister, Paul Martin, and the Leader of the Opposition, Stephen Harper, joined the Indians on the joyous occasion.

In this sixth edition of this festival in the nation's Parliament, more than 300 people,...

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Sikh Leaders Urge Worldwide End to Dowries

October 20, 2005

Source: The Calgary Herald

http://www.canada.com/calgary/calgaryherald/news/story.html?id=9b269957-088f-4683-b06f-2afdc7d0e5ea

On October 20, 2005 The Calgary Herald reported, "The Sikh religion's ruling committee has issued a worldwide appeal asking Sikhs to stop providing dowries -- a step it hopes will halt the growing number of Indian brides being left abandoned by foreign men. The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak...

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Ministry of Defense Appoints First Muslim, Sikh, Hindu and Buddhist Chaplains

October 18, 2005

Source: Ministry of Defence press release

http://news.mod.uk/news/press/news_press_notice.asp?newsItem_id=3652

On October 18, 2005 a Ministry of Defence press release reported, "The first Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim and Sikh chaplains to the Armed Forces have been appointed, the Under Secretary of State for Defence, Don Touhig announced today. The appointments reflect the diverse nature of personnel serving in the Armed Forces and represent the largest of...

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Sikh Property in Lodi Vandalized with Graffiti

October 15, 2005

Source: Lodi News-Sentinel

http://www.lodinews.com/articles/2005/10/15/news/3_graffiti_051015.txt

On October 15, 2005 the Lodi News-Sentinel reported, "The crudely painted black, red and green swastikas and letters came as a shock this week to Lodi Sikhs who regularly gather at their property [in Lodi, California]... Who painted the swastikas and letters that stand for 'white power' is not known. The vandalism appeared this week on the Sikh property...

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3HO Sikh Organization Participates in UN Conference

October 14, 2005

Source: Sikhnet

http://www.sikhnet.com/Sikhnet/news.nsf/RecentNewsHTML/05A51467D7C8DDD88725709A00615299!OpenDocument

On October 14, 2005 Sikhnet reported, "A panj (five) of 3HO representatives attended the 58th Annual Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Conference at United Nations’ headquarters, in New York City, recently. Bibiji Dr. Inderjit Kaur, Mukta Kaur, Dharma Singh, Sat Kirn Kaur, and Sat Mitar Kaur of...

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Sikhs Participate in Espanola Community Festival

October 13, 2005

Source: Sikh Net News

http://www.sikhnet.com/Sikhnet/news.nsf/RecentNewsHTML/4B74A3565A4CA14D8725709800669E00!OpenDocument

On October 13, 2005 Sikh Net News ran a feature article by Gurujot Singh Khalsa, a member of the Espanola, New Mexico Sikh community. "[A few members of the] Española Sangat participated in Spañapalooza on Oct. 8th. This is an annual event with live music, poetry, free food, and lots of different...

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Sikh, Hindu, Christian, and Muslim Friends Collaborate to Provide Quake Relief

October 13, 2005

Source: Reuters

http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/ISL15753.htm

On October 13, 2005 Reuters reported, "In a country known for religious intolerance, Radesh Singh -- a Sikh -- and his group of Hindu, Christian and Muslim friends have joined forces to help survivors of northern Pakistan's devastating earthquake. They hope efforts to provide relief and care will send a clear message in conservative, predominantly Muslim Pakistan. 'We are here without any religious...

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Police Launch Training Book on Religious Diversity

October 11, 2005

Source: New Zealand Police

http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/2146.php

On October 11, 2005 the New Zealand Police press release reported, "The Police Religious Diversity Book will be launched in Christchurch on Wednesay 12 October 2005. 'A Practical Reference to Religious Diversity' covers seven major religious faiths including Maori spirituality, Buddhist Faith, Christian Faith, Hindu Faith, Islamic Faith, Jewish Faith, and the Sikh Faith. The book provides...

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2010 Religious Affiliation Survey to Include Sikh Communities

October 11, 2005

Source: World Sikh Council

http://www.wfn.org/2005/10/msg00132.html

On October 11, 2005 a World Sikh Council Press Release reported, "The World Sikh Council - America Region (WSC-AR) is pleased to announce that the 2010 Religious Congregations Membership Study (RCMS) [a statistical report published every 10 years by the Glenmary Research Center] will include a county-by-county population of Sikhs in the United States of America. Since the publication of the 2000 RCMS, which only...

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London University Expels Sikh Student from Class for Wearing Kirpan

October 9, 2005

Source: The Panthic Weekly

http://www.panthic.org/news/124/ARTICLE/1868/2005-10-09.html

On October 9, 2005 The Panthic Weekly reported, "Amandeep Kaur, a student at a Thames Valley University, West London, this week was told to leave her lecture because she was wearing a Kirpan. Amandeep who is starting her second year of studies at the University was told that some members had expressed concern over the Kirpan. Amandeep Kaur has worn the Kirpan to University...

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