Sikhism

Statewide Interfaith Group Proposed to Coordinate Hurricane Relief

October 7, 2005

Source: Disaster News Network

http://www.disasternews.net/news/news.php?articleid=2888

On October 7, 2005 Disaster News Network reported, "Representatives from more than a dozen faith groups met Tuesday to discuss forming a statewide interfaith organization aimed at coordinating Louisiana's faith-based relief efforts. After back-to-back hurricanes affected the Louisiana coast in August and September, local faith-based groups from around the state sprang into...

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Anti-Racism Training a Part of Irish Police Force's New Recruitment Strategy

October 7, 2005

Source: Irish Examiner

http://www.examiner.ie/pport/web/ireland/Full_Story/did-sgxU4U0lCkSlgsglO-LCk0lQvU.asp

On October 7, 2005 the Irish Examiner reported, "The new integration awareness strategy is aimed at combating incidents of institutional racism. The training was announced yesterday during an information seminar on the current garda [Irish police] recruitment drive, which is the first following the government’s decision...

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Hindus, Sikhs Share Festival Celebrations

October 5, 2005

Source: Hindustan Times

Wire Service: IANS

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1509725,00470002.htm

On October 5, 2005 the Indo-Asian News Service reported, "With the onset of the nine-day Hindu festival period of Navratra, Kabul's ancient Hindu temples, steeped in fascinating folklore, are buzzing with a record number of devotees of all faiths. The focal attraction is Asamai temple at the foothills of Koh-i-Asamai, the...

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Controversial Sikh Playwright Now Working on Film

October 3, 2005

Source: Evening Telegraph

http://www.eveningtelegraph.co.uk/output/2005/10/03/story7603704t0.shtm

On October 3, 2005 the Evening Telegraph reported, "Controversial playwright Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti, whose play Behzti (Dishonour) provoked violent demonstrations from members of the Sikh community in Birmingham last year, is now working on a film to be set in Dundee... Pound Shop Boys is a comedy drama about a group of young Sikhs in Dundee who want to...

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Up and Coming Politician Connects South Asian Immigrants with New York Politics

October 2, 2005

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/10/02/magazine/02martins.html?pagewanted=3

On October 2, 2005 The New York Times ran a feature article by the author Suketu Mehta on Alex Martins an Indian-American lawyer, political figure and supporter of Mayor Michael Bloomberg. "Martins is not a high-profile mover and shaker in New York City politics. But he does play a role in helping to meet the needs of many of the city's residents -...

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Second Attack on Sikhs in Vancouver Park Leaves Community Wary

October 1, 2005

Source: The Globe and Mail

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/ArticleNews/TPStory/LAC/20051001/BCSURREY01/TPNational/Canada

On October 1, 2005 The Globe and Mail reported, "A group of Sikh-Canadian senior citizens were sprayed with fire extinguisher foam from a slow-moving minivan as they sat at a picnic table yesterday morning in Surrey's Bear Creek Park.

It was in that same park that two elderly Sikh men...

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Film About the Lives of Young Scottish Sikhs to Air at Canadian Film Festival

October 1, 2005

Source: The Scotsman

http://news.scotsman.com/movies.cfm?id=2023652005

On October 1, 2005 The Scotsman reported, "A film made by young Scottish Sikhs in Edinburgh is set to be shown at the third annual Spinning Wheel Film Festival in Toronto. It's Like Juggling celebrates the lives of Sikhs around the world. The film was produced by Media Education in partnership with Save the Children in Scotland, the Family Resource Network and Sikh Sanjog, an organisation providing...

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DC Area Sikhs Hold Open Houses of Two New Gurdwaras

September 30, 2005

Source: The Hindu

http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/holnus/001200509301014.htm

On September 30, 2005 The Hindu reported, "In a bid to foster better understanding of their religion among Americans, the Sikh community has opened the doors of its two newly constructed Gurudwaras for common people. Sikh youths distributed flyers inviting people, including county and police officials, to visit the two shrines in Rockville and North Potomac on Saturday ahead of their formal...

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Sikh Community Takes a Deep Breath in Millis

September 30, 2005

Source: The Country Gazette

http://www2.townonline.com/bellingham/localRegional/view.bg?articleid=336566

On September 30, 2005 The Country Gazette reported, "Just before 4 a.m. during the week, the Sikh community from Guru Ram Das Ashram on Village Street [in Millis, Massachusetts] awakens to attend a yoga, meditation and chanting session to begin the day. Then most travel to their full-time jobs in the fields of medicine, the arts, education,...

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Cell Phone Company to Stream Sikh Religious Rite Daily for Mobile Customers

September 28, 2005

Source: Reliance IndiaMobile press release

http://www.relianceinfo.com/webapp/Infocomm/jsp/media/PressRelease.jsp?id=157

On September 28, 2005 a Reliance IndiaMobile press release reported, "India's largest private sector telecom Company Reliance Infocomm has launched the sacred Mukhvak audio clip service on Reliance IndiaMobile's R World suite of data applications... The Mukhvak is a holy directive picked out every morning by the Granthis from...

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Case Registered Against School Principal Who Banned Kirpan

September 27, 2005

Source: The Tribune

http://www.tribuneindia.com/2005/20050928/main8.htm

On September 27, 2005 The Tribune reported, "Following Sikh religious bodies' ire, the Ropar police today registered a case against the Principal of Shivalik Public School who had banned Sikh students from wearing 'kirpan' and 'kara.' Besides, Akal Takht Jathedar Joginder Singh Vedanti sought explanation from the school principal on the matter in the evening. A case of hurting the sentiments of the...

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Open Letter from Religious Leaders to Governor Romney

September 27, 2005

Source: Jewish Alliance for Law and Social Action

http://jewishalliance.org/issues/wiretap_mosques.htm

On September 27, 2005 the Jewish Alliance for Law and Social Action issued an open letter to Governor Romney urging him to reconsider his remarks on wiretapping Islamic centers. The letter was signed by over 80 religious and academic leaders of various faiths, including Christians, Jews, Muslims and Sikhs. "As representatives of faith communities and organizations...

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Bay Area Religious Groups Gearing Up for More Relief Efforts After Rita

September 26, 2005

Source: The Daily Review

http://www.insidebayarea.com/dailyreview/localnews/ci_3062969

On September 26, 2005 The Daily Review reported, "During the past month, religious groups of all faiths have played a key role in coordinating relief efforts in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama, commonly viewed as America's Bible Belt. As Hurricane Rita threatens to make matters worse in the Gulf States, many religious organizations are gearing up for a second round of...

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