Sikhism

At First Christian Church, Regular Interfaith Service a "Model for Humanity"

July 12, 2005

Source: Oregon Daily Emerald

http://www.dailyemerald.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2005/07/12/42d3fd2f6bccf

On July 12, 2005 the Oregon Daily Emerald reported, "First Christian Church held its 46th consecutive interfaith prayer and reflection service Monday. Nearly 200 community members met this month to 'pray for peace' and 'reflect upon the interconnectedness of all beings,' according to a First Christian Church pamphlet.

The service has been...

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World Sikh Council Condemns Bombings in London, Calls for Prevention of Hate Crimes

July 10, 2005

Source: Worldwide Faith News

http://www.wfn.org/2005/07/msg00107.html

On July 10, 2005 Worldwide Faith News posted a press release from the World Sikh Council that reported, "The World Sikh Council - America Region (WSC-AR), on behalf of the US Sikh community, strongly condemns the recent heinous bombings in London. We are shocked and grieved at this human tragedy...The British Government has shown some restraint in not stereotyping any minority community with collective guilt. We...

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Employer Violated Religious Principles of Sikh Workers by Cutting Their Hair

July 10, 2005

Source: Yahoo! News

Wire Service: AP

http://asia.news.yahoo.com/050710/ap/d8b8fgn81.html

On July 10, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "A Malaysian employer forcibly cut the hair of three of her Sikh employees from India and prohibited them from wearing turbans _ a grave violation of the religion's centuries-old custom, a newspaper reported Sunday.

'Our employer said we were not allowed to wear a turban as we would not be...

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Greenwich Interfaith Forum Denounces Attacks

July 9, 2005

Source: Greenwich Time

http://www.greenwichtime.com/news/local/scn-gt-greenwichjul10,0,4406121.story?coll=green-news-local-headlines

On July 9, 2005 Greenwich Time reported, "The Greenwich Multi-Faith Forum, a British interfaith organization that promotes religious tolerance, expressed its condolences to bombing victims and their families.

'We support all the people who suffer,' said Saeed Ahmad, the...

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Sacramento Governor Honors Sikh Woman in National Guard

July 8, 2005

Source: Sikh Sangat / SikhPoint

http://www.sikhsangat.org/publish/article_152.shtml

On July 8, 2005 SikhPoint reported, "Lt. Governor Cruz Bustamante recently honored Ms. Ranbir Kaur with a resolution in recognition of her outstanding dedication to her community and her country. 'I am pleased to commend Ranbir Kaur for her commitment to serving our great state and our nation and for actively pursuing her dream to help others as a nurse,' Bustamante said in a statement...

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Opinion: London's Asians "Are Not a Ghettoized Minority, Vulnerable to Backlash"

July 7, 2005

Source: NCM/Pacific News Service

http://news.ncmonline.com/news/view_article.html?article_id=9156244a16109730081070d05c9b9454

On July 7, 2005 Pacific News Service ran an opinion piece by Sandip Roy, entitled "Notes from a Brown Man in London." Roy argues that South Asians in London are not a ghettoized minority, but "a new mainstream." He writes, "[B]eing Asian is no longer quite the threat it used to be. Ten years ago [Ansar...

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Sikh Awarded Order of British Columbia

July 6, 2005

Source: Sikh News Network

http://www.sikhnet.com/Sikhnet/news.nsf/RecentNewsHTML/1A80927658690E038725703600721930!OpenDocument

On July 6, 2005 the Sikh News Network reported, "In presence of the high dignitaries including Gordon Campbell, the Premier of British Columbia, Honourable Lance S.G. Finch Chief Justice of British Columbia, Ministers and Members of Canadian Parliament, Dr. Raghbir Singh Bains the compiler of the...

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After Years of Turmoil, Fremont Gurdwara Enjoys Revival with Summer Camp

July 5, 2005

Source: The Daily Review

http://www.insidebayarea.com/dailyreview/localnews/ci_2840592

On July 5, 2005 The Daily Review reported, "For local Sikhs, the Fremont temple is their community's spiritual, social, political and religious home. In 2002, however, the temple became the focal point of an intense three-year political and legal power struggle over who should control it. In early January a court-ordered election resulted in five new members being selected...

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McDonald's Settlement Over Vegetarian Fries Benefits Hindu Organizations

July 4, 2005

Source: Hinduism Today

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/hpi/2005/7/4.shtml#5

On July 4, 2005 Hinduism Today reported, "This week the food giant McDonald's mailed a check for US $254,773.19 to Hinduism Today magazine's endowment fund (Hindu Heritage Endowment), one of a handful of elite vegetarian-friendly institutions in America chosen as recipients of the court-ordered $10 million settlement...It was all started by a Seattle lawyer, Harish Bharti, a vegetarian Hindu who...

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Significant Presence of Sikhs Added to Independence Day Parade in Washington DC

July 1, 2005

Source: SikhNet News

http://www.sikhnet.com/Sikhnet/news.nsf/TodaysNewsHTML/743BE545D37E707E872570310076347E!OpenDocument

On July 1, 2005 SikhNet News reported, "For the first time in Washington D.C in the nation's Capitol, Sikhs will be part of the grand Independence Day Parade. There will over 100 floats depicting American life and culture in this parade. This parade is a popular event among the whole day celebratory...

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Sikh-Run Colleges Deny Applicants Based on "Non-Sikh" Physical Appearance

July 1, 2005

Source: The Tribune

http://www.tribuneindia.com/2005/20050702/punjab1.htm#9

On July 1, 2005 The Tribune reported, "If you consider yourself a Sikh and thought getting admission to the two engineering colleges run by the SGPC [Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee, the ruling body based in the main Sikh temple at Amritsar, India] was a cake walk, you may be wrong. The authorities of the religious body have become all-time strict regarding compliance of the norms...

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School Located on Gurdwara Premises Demolished

June 30, 2005

Source: The Tribune

http://www.tribuneindia.com/2005/20050701/nation.htm#25

On June 30, 2005 The Tribune reported, "Demolition of the school structure, perhaps, that’s not what the Khalsa Boys’ Primary School authorities would expect in its diamond jubilee year. But, that’s what the school, established in 1930 on the premises of Gurdwara Bangla Sahib got as a gift from the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC). Guru Harkishan Girls...

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