Sikhism

Sikh Community in New Mexico Continues to Grow

September 26, 2005

Source: SikhNet News

http://www.sikhnet.com/Sikhnet/news.nsf/TodaysNewsHTML/9061C2DE8708088F87257088006135EC!OpenDocument

On September 26, 2005 SikhNet News reported, "For all intents and purposes, Peter the long-haired counterculture firebrand has died — to be born again and remain true to what he says was his spiritual calling... Out went his birth name, so conventional it would make him a welcome guest at most...

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Washington Gurdwara to be Inaugurated

September 26, 2005

Source: Guru Gobind Singh Foundation

http://www.filebox.vt.edu/users/sdhami/p2.html

On September 26, 2005 a Guru Gobind Singh Foundation Press Release issued an open invitation to the dedication ceremony of their new building in Rockville, Maryland. "With the Grace of Akal Purakh, blessings of the Guru and co-operation of Sangat, the magnificent building of Guru Gobind Singh Foundation located in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. has been completed. The white brick structure...

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French Court to View Punjabi Filmmaker's Documentary on Sikh Turban

September 26, 2005

Source: Sify

http://sify.com/news/fullstory.php?id=13948372

On September 26, 2005 Sify reported, "Punjabi film producer-director Mangal Dhillon has plans to screen his 55-minute documentary The Inseparables�A Sikh and His Turban before the judge of the French court where the turban case will be heard.

A sensitive theme, like the relation of a Sikh with his turban and the impact of the French government's decision to ban the use of head gears, has been deftly...

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Sikh Doctor Says Wearing Turban Doesn't Make One More or Less Sikh

September 24, 2005

Source: The Globe Gazette

http://www.globegazette.com/articles/2005/09/24/feature/doc4334cd353bfd0834818687.txt

On September 24, 2005 The Globe Gazette reported, "Wearing the traditional Sikh turban makes Dr. Sant Hayreh distinctive in North Iowa. But, he says, the turban (or its absence) doesn’t make him any more or less a Sikh. 'Most of the modern Sikhs don’t wear turbans. They shave their beards,' Hayreh said. But...

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World Sikh Council - American Region Contributes $125,000 to Katrina Relief Efforts

September 23, 2005

Source: World Sikh Council

http://www.worldsikhcouncil.org/

On September 23, 2005 a World Sikh Council Press Release reported, "Less than a month after Hurricane Katrina devastated parts of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida, the member organizations of the World Sikh Council - America Region (WSC-AR) have responded by donating and pledging over $125,000 towards the relief efforts, and providing support for those affected by this tragedy. Contributions by the member...

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Volunteer with Sikhs United Gives First-Hand Account of Katrina Disaster Relief

September 23, 2005

Source: SikhNet

http://www.sikhnet.com/Sikhnet/news.nsf/RecentNewsHTML/00963C2327AF1A248725708500650F15!OpenDocument

On September 23, 2005 SikhNet ran an article by Gurujot Singh Khalsa, who gives a first-hand account of his work with the United Sikhs in providing help to those displaced by Hurricane Katrina. He says, "Some young sikh friends and myself have been feeling the urge to serve humanity in some way. We started...

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Update: Request for Sikh Women to Perform Religious Service Inside Golden Temple Rejected

September 22, 2005

Source: Outlook India

Wire Service: PTI

http://www.outlookindia.com/pti_news.asp?id=324598

On September 22, 2005 the Press Trust of India reported, "All the five priests of the Golden Temple today outrightly rejected SGPC chief Bibi Jagir Kaur's plea to allow baptised Sikh women to perform religious service inside the shrine. At a meeting here, presided over by head priest Gyani Gurbachan Singh, the five priests in a resolution rejected...

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Guru Nanak Death Anniversary Observed

September 22, 2005

Source: The International News

http://jang.com.pk/thenews/sep2005-daily/22-09-2005/metro/i4.htm

On September 22, 2005 The International News reported, "The 466th death anniversary of Baba Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikh religion, will be observed at Gurdawara Darbar Sahib, 19 km away from Narowal on Sept 22. Sikh pilgrims have already started pouring in from the four corners of the world to pay homage to the great saint buried here in two different forms...

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High School Senior Wins "Discovering Diversity" Award for His Interfaith Work

September 21, 2005

Source: Metro

http://www.metronews.ca/news_feature_detail.asp?id=10988

On September 21, 2005 Metro reported, "Ryan Nutter, 17, was awarded the Discovering Diversity Award at Mississauga Council's chamber yesterday. Nutter taught himself to write, read and speak Arabic, Hindi, Latin and Punjabi... Nutter says he believes tolerance begins with studying and appreciating our differences — and then learning, as he has in spades, to embrace others. It was that devotion...

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New Gurdwara Set to Open in Rockville

September 20, 2005

Source: Sikh News Sentinel

http://www.sikhsangat.org/publish/article_423.shtml

On September 20, 2005 Sikh News Sentinel reported, "As Americans remembered and reflected on the fourth anniversary of 9/11, so too did members of America's Sikh community. The remembrance comes dear to the hearts for this religious group as many of them faced unnecessary backlash from the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks. Devotees of Sikhism, an Indian monotheistic religion grounded on...

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Centennial Display Celebrates Saskatchewan's Religious Diversity

September 19, 2005

Source: Canada.com/The StarPhoenix

http://www.canada.com/saskatoon/starphoenix/news/local/story.html?id=d12d4178-2dc5-4902-9cf7-b5b559afebe7

On September 19, 2005 The StarPhoenix reported, "A centennial display celebrating 100 years of religion in Saskatchewan will soon be making its way to cities across the province. The 4-by-7-foot display, entitled 100 years of Faith in Saskatchewan, will be unveiled by the...

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Opinion: State Should Be Neutral Toward Religion

September 19, 2005

Source: New Statesman

http://www.newstatesman.com/200509190017

On September 19, 2005 the New Statesman ran an opinion piece by Nick Cohen, a columnist for The Guardian, about the controversy over faith-based schools and welfare services in the UK. Cohen argues, "The London bombings have brought Britain to a decisive point where it can choose between two incompatible versions of liberalism. The first path is the one new Labour has been stumbling along for so long. In the...

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Cartoon Teaches the Basics of Sikhism

September 19, 2005

Source: sikhlink.net

http://www.sikhlink.net/story/sunny.htm

On September 19, 2005 sikhlink.net reported, "The first ever Sikh animation is here!! A classic cartoon - Sunny The Proud Sikh - is a professionally made 40-minute DVD full of fun. A unique idea of teaching Sikhism through fun, this DVD teaches the basics of Sikhism including the concept of Shabad Guru, the 5 K's [the Sikh articles of faith including kes (uncut hair), kanga (comb), kara (steel bracelet), kachh (shorts)...

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