Sikhism

Sikhs Rescue Guru Granth Sahib from Flooded New Orleans Gurdwara

September 8, 2005

Source: United Sikhs

http://www.unitedsikhs.org/PressReleases/PRSRLS-08-09-2005-00.htm

On September 8, 2005 a United Sikhs Press Release reported, "Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji, the Sikh Scriptures and eternal Guru of the Sikhs, was recovered yesterday from the submerged New Orleans Gurdwara (Sikh place of worship) after a rescue operation spanning 22 hours by a team of United Sikhs volunteers led by rescue experts. The Gurdwara... was under 9-feet deep...

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Editorial: Sikh Soccer Players Deserve Apology for Turban Incident

September 7, 2005

Source: The Province

http://www.canada.com/vancouver/theprovince/news/editorial/story.html?id=e0aa1f71-909d-4311-b98e-72aef63f5609

On September 7, 2005 The Province ran an editorial on the controversy surrounding the B.C. Soccer Association's refusal to allow players on the field if they were wearing a turban. The Province editorial staff writes, "For the past several years, Indo-Canadian youths taking part in...

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Sikhs and Hindus Experience Backlash After 7/7 London Bombings

September 5, 2005

Source: The Guardian

On September 5, 2005 The Guardian reported, "If you travel on London's public-transport system you may have spotted them: stickers and T-shirts with 'Don't freak, I'm a Sikh' written across them. On the tube, they tend to be greeted with wry smiles, but they have sparked heated debate on Sikh online message boards. 'Don't wear these T-shirts[;] they're anti-Muslim,' writes one contributor. 'We should wear the T-shirts,' says another. 'We need to think of ourselves first - let the Muslims take care of themselves.'

In the weeks...

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Turbans Banned in Schools

September 4, 2005

Source: The Tribune

http://www.tribuneindia.com/2005/20050905/punjab1.htm#10

On September 4, 2005 The Tribune reported, "After imposition of a ban by France on wearing turbans in schools, Belgium too has followed suit and banned the religious symbols of the Sikhs in their educational institutes.

Agitated Belgium Sikhs of the Guru Nanak Sikh Society told The Tribune that while France enacted a law, imposing ban on religious symbols in schools, the Belgium...

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After Sikh Soccer Player Banned for Wearing Patka, Team Walks Off in Protest

September 4, 2005

Source: CANOE/CP

http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Canada/2005/09/04/1202330-cp.html

On September 4, 2005 the Canadian Press reported, "Parents and coaches of a Calgary junior soccer team are angry after a Sikh player was barred from a game for insisting on wearing his religious headscarf. Northwest United was competing in a tournament in this Vancouver suburb when a referee told 17-year-old Gurindar Durah could not wear his patka, a scarf young, religiously...

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United Sikhs Host Langar for Hurricane Victims, Request Recovery of Guru Granth Sahib

September 4, 2005

Source: United Sikhs

http://www.unitedsikhs.org/PressReleases/COMVCE-04-09-2005-00.htm

On September 4, 2005 the United Sikhs reported, "UNITED SIKHS will be providing langar, [hot meals] from the Sikh community kitchen, to displaced people at the Katrina hurricane evacuee centers in New Orleans... Whilst food has finally started to arrive for evacuees, on UNITED SIKHS' team's visit to the centers yesterday, 'We found a demand for hot meals, which we...

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"Ghanaia Katrina Hurricane Relief Project" Launched by United Sikhs

September 1, 2005

Source: United Sikhs

http://www.unitedsikhs.org/PressReleases/PRSRLS-01-09-2005-00.htm

On September 1, 2005 the United Sikhs issued a Press Release stating: "UNITED SIKHS has deployed a relief team and is in the process of procuring supplies for the areas worst hit by hurricane Katrina in the states of Mississippi, Louisiana and Albama where thousands are feared dead, hundreds of thousands of people have been left homeless and where millions are without...

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World Sikh Council to Coordinate "Katrina Aid Campaign"

September 1, 2005

Source: The World Sikh Council

http://www.worldsikhcouncil.org/proj/katrinaAid/katrinaAid.html

On September 1, 2005 The World Sikh Council reported, "In response to the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina and the continued human tragedy unfolding in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida, the World Sikh Council America Region (WSC-AR) is coordinating a national fundraising “Katrina Aid Campaign” to raise funds for providing relief and...

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Bhajan Memorial Highway Announced in New Mexico

August 29, 2005

Source: SikhNet News

http://www.sikhnet.com/Sikhnet/news.nsf/TodaysNewsHTML/170E11418704D1F18725706C0062BD96!OpenDocument

On August 29, 2005 SikhNet News reported, "As customary to annual tradition... 3HO commemorated the birthday of Yogi Bhajan. [3HO stands for: Healthy, Happy, Holy Organization. This nonprofit organization was founded by Yogi Bhajan, a kundalini yoga master]... The highlight of the event was the...

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British Airways Food Service Sacks Large Number of Sikh Employees

August 28, 2005

Source: The Panthic Weekly

http://www.panthic.org/news/124/ARTICLE/1708/2005-08-28.html?sid=cb65c098d83b162ca7354c01b13d40ee

On August 28, 2005 The Panthic Weekly reported, "British Airways catering company Gate Gourmet [sacked] over 670 workers a large majority originating from the Sikh community...The workers walked away from an unoffical strike action as they said they were being bullied by management into taking pay cuts...

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