Sikhism

Buddhist, Sikh and Hindu Temples Flourishing in the "Inland" Area

August 7, 2005

Source: The Press-Enterprise

http://www.pe.com/lifestyles/stories/PE_Fea_Daily_D_east07.6c3fbe6.html

On August 7, 2005 The Press-Enterprise reported, "Buddhist temples take root in communities from San Bernardino and Riverside to Moreno Valley, Wildomar and Idyllwild. A Hindu temple in Riverside is growing so rapidly that a major expansion is near. UC Riverside recently established an endowed chair in Sikh studies. The increasingly visible...

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Survey Finds Doctors Likely to Come from Religious Minority Groups

August 5, 2005

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: RNS

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/172/story_17227_1.html

On August 5, 2005 Religion News Service reported, "Physicians are often every bit as religious as their patients, but what they believe is apt to be quite different, according to a new survey. That's because a disproportionate percentage of physicians come from religious minority groups, according to University of Chicago research published in the...

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Sikh Woman Fired for Refusing to Remove Turban

August 4, 2005

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1191250.cms

On August 4, 2005 The Times of India reported, "The Sikh Coalition has filed a discrimination complaint with the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in New York on behalf of a Sikh woman who was fired from her job for allegedly refusing to remove her turban.

Sukhvir Kaur's manager, Rashid Paccas, also allegedly said to her that Sikhs were 'thieves,' and that he...

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Deptford Sikhs Prepare Proposal for New Gurdwara

August 2, 2005

Source: Courier-Post

http://www.courierpostonline.com/news/southjersey/m080205a.htm

On August 2, 2005 the Courier-Post reported, "It was Sunday morning and local Sikhs were holding a typical religious service, as they have since 1987. Their gurdwara, or house of worship, is a plain-looking building... The group, the Guru Nanak Sikh Society of Delaware Valley, wants to continue their services but in a new home: a traditional dome-topped building to be erected...

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Sikh Participation in U.S. Civic Life (2006)

Introduction

Since they first arrived in the United States over a hundred years ago, Sikhs have been active participants in American life, holding positions in which they make decisions about the greater American good and supporting rights and causes they believe in, such as the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. They have become involved in nearly every aspect of American life, and many have taken a place in the public eye, such as the California Sikh who served as...

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Court Oath Lawsuit Begs Question of Pluralism in America

July 29, 2005

Source: The Christian Post

http://www.christianpost.com/article/society/1704/section/scriptures.lawsuit.places.focus.on.pluralism.in.america/1.htm

On July 29, 2005 The Christian Post reported, "A lawsuit in North Carolina asking that religious texts other than Bible to be used in court for swearing in has highlighted the challenges one city is experiencing as the nation becomes more diverse. In...

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Punjab Government Turns to Sikh Leaders for Help in Raising AIDS Awareness

July 29, 2005

Source: The Tribune

http://www.tribuneindia.com/2005/20050730/punjab1.htm#5

On July 29, 2005 The Tribune reported, "Unable to take AIDS awareness campaigns to the interiors of Punjab, the state government has decided to seek the support of religious organisations in spreading details about the virus and its fatal consequences. After much persuasion, Jathedar, Akal Takht Sahib, Mr Joginder Singh Vedanti, has committed full support of religious bodies in spreading...

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Attacks on Religious Minorities Up After Bombings

July 28, 2005

Source: Al-Jazeera

http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/0F8AF83D-55AB-4F17-A1A2-89975598AD61.htm

On July 28, 2005 Al-Jazeera reported, "Attacks on Asians and religious minorities in London have leapt more than 500% since the bomb attacks on the capital three weeks ago, according to Muslim groups.

Across Britain one man has been murdered, one mosque firebombed, a Sikh temple attacked and other buildings and individuals targeted,...

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Sikh Population Growing by Leaps and Bounds Near Indianapolis

July 27, 2005

Source: The Indianapolis Star

http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050727/NEWS01/507270443

On July 27, 2005 The Indianapolis Star reported, "Since January, more than 200 Sikh families have moved to Greenwood, Whiteland, Avon and Plainfield, real estate agents said. Most live within a 10- to 25-minute drive of the two Sikh temples in Indianapolis... The region's main attraction is affordable housing... Many are still waiting for...

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Bloomberg Apologizes for Sikh Victims of Bus Incident

July 26, 2005

Source: Monterey Herald / New York Daily News

http://www.montereyherald.com/mld/montereyherald/news/nation/12223576.htm

On July 26, 2005 the New York Daily News reported, "Mayor Michael Bloomberg apologized Monday to a group of British tourists who were handcuffed and forced to kneel on a Broadway sidewalk after cops swarmed a sightseeing bus - even as another bomb scare rattled downtown Brooklyn.

The mayor urged New Yorkers to call...

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Young Sikh Professionals Meet at Georgetown

July 26, 2005

Source: Sikh Council on Religion and Education

http://www.sikhcouncilusa.org/article.aspx?article=evtsikhyouth

On July 26, 2005 the Sikh Council on Religion and Education reported, "Young Sikh professionals met in the nation's capital from July 24th to July 26th at Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., to engage in a dialogue with representatives from the Government, Congress, and Civil Rights, Interfaith and Community Organizations to explore the meaning...

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Harvard Group Studies Backlash Against Sikh Community

July 24, 2005

Source: The Panthic Weekly

http://www.panthic.org/news/121/ARTICLE/1588/2005-07-24.html?sid=27170581609bf26690e583ae2dbceded

On July 24, 2005 The Panthic Weekly reported, "In response to the new post-9/11 climate and the need to understand how discrimination, over these years, has impacted Sikhs, Muslims, Arabs, South Asians, and others in the United States, the Pluralism Project at Harvard University has established the...

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Sikhs Apprise Bush of Concerns at State Dinner

July 23, 2005

Source: The Tribune

http://www.tribuneindia.com/2005/20050724/punjab1.htm

On July 23, 2005 The Tribune reported, "Dr Rajwant Singh, Chairman of the Sikh Council on Religion and Education, used the opportunity at the state dinner hosted in honour of the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, at the White House to lobby for Sikh issues with the US President, Mr George Bush, and Indian Prime Minister besides with the key members of the Bush Cabinet... Meanwhile, the...

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London Mayor Meets with Sikh Representatives

July 22, 2005

Source: SikhSangat.org/Sikh Federation (UK)

http://www.sikhsangat.org/publish/article_194.shtml

On July 22, 2005 Sikh Federation (UK) reported, "Sikh representatives have met with the Mayor of London, Ken Livingstone to discuss a range of important issues relating to the Sikh community. Informed commentators believe the meeting organised and facilitated by the Sikh Federation (UK) and the outcomes represent one of the most positive developments for British Sikhs in the...

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