Sikhism

Ban on Kirpan in Quebec Schools Debated in Court

April 13, 2005

Source: The Globe and Mail/Canadian Press

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/ArticleNews/TPStory/LAC/20050413/KIRPAN13/TPNational/Canada

On April 13, 2005 the Canadian Press reported, "Lawyers wrestled over whether a Sikh's ceremonial dagger is a weapon as the Supreme Court of Canada reserved judgment yesterday in the case of a student prohibited from wearing one at his Montreal school.

Lawyers challenging a...

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Interfaith Service in Los Angeles Honors Memory of John Paul II

April 13, 2005

Source: India Post News Service

http://www.indiapost.com/members/story.php?story_id=4707

On April 13, 2005 the India Post News Service reported, "Bibi Inderjit Kaur Khalsa, Bhai Sahiba of the Sikh Dharma, addressed a gathering of 500 in an Interfaith Memorial Service for Pope John Paul II at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angeles in Los Angeles, California. She shared some personal experiences with her husband Siri Singh Sahib Bhai Sahib Khalsa Yogiji and their...

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Sikh, Hindu Devotees Celebrate Baisakhi

April 11, 2005

Source: Dawn

http://www.dawn.com/2005/04/12/nat17.htm

On April 11, 2005 Dawn reported, "Over 3,000 Sikh pilgrims arrived here [Lahore] from India on Monday to celebrate Baisakhi, which marks the end of wheat harvesting season. Of the 3,142 pilgrims, some 311 belonged to the Jammu and Kashmir. Amid shower of petals, some of the pilgrims crossed the border barefoot in respect of the land which is the birthplace of their religious founder Baba Guru Nanak. Banners emblazoned with...

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Pope's Funeral Was Global Event

April 9, 2005

Source: The Times

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,20709-1561066,00.html

On April 9, 2005 The Times reported, "It was truly a global funeral. In the Asian evening, the European and African morning and the American small hours, tens of millions were glued to television screens — from giant ones in parks to tiny satellite receivers in China, where state broadcasters ignored it all...In France, Europe’s biggest Roman Catholic nation, thousands...

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Yuba City Gurdwara Hosts Memorial Service for Pope, Invites Local Catholics

April 7, 2005

Source: Appeal-Democrat

http://www.appeal-democrat.com/articles/2005/04/07/news/top_story/news1.txt

On April 7, 2005 the Appeal-Democrat reported, "Yuba-Sutter's Sikh community provided further proof Wednesday that respect for the late Pope John Paul II extends far beyond the Catholic church. The Sri Guru Nanak Sikh Temple...held a memorial service for the pope and invited members of Yuba City's St. Isidore Catholic Church. A photo of John Paul...

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Hindu, Sikh Leaders Criticize Pope for Using Poverty Work as "Tool for Proselytizing"

April 6, 2005

Source: CNW Group

http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/April2005/06/c2922.html

On April 6, 2005 CNW Group reported, "Under Pope John Paul II, the Roman Catholic Church has used poverty as 'a tool for proselytizing,' an interfaith 360 Vision panel discussion heard this evening. Hindu and Sikh panelists argued that the Church has focused on aiding the destitute of Asia and Africa because it seeks to win converts in those parts of the world. At the...

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British Sikhs Pay Respects to Pope

April 6, 2005

Source: Hindustan Times

Wire Service: AFP

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1308584,00050003.htm

On April 6, 2005 the Agence France-Presse reported, "The Sikh Federation of Britain paid tribute on Tuesday to Pope John Paul II, signalling its gratitude for his support of Sikhs during the past 20 years. The pope's expression of 'great sadness' at the Indian army assault on the Golden Temple in Amritsar in 1984, was an example...

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Senate Passes Resolution Honoring Yogi Bhajan

April 5, 2005

Source: Sikh News Network

http://www.sikhnet.com/Sikhnet/news.nsf/SikhNetMoreNewsHTML/D43BA5836D14848B87256FDD0061DE76!OpenDocument

On April 5, 2005 the Sikh News Network reported, "the U.S. Senate has approved a Congressional resolution introduced by U.S. Senators Jeff Bingaman and Pete Domenici that honors the late Sikh leader Yogi Bhajan. Rep. Tom Udall introduced the same resolution in the House of...

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US Sikhs Pay Respect to Pope John Paul II

April 4, 2005

Source: Sikh News Network

http://www.sikhnet.com/Sikhnet/news.nsf/TodaysNewsHTML/65F90F7DB3CF669D87256FDA00639193!OpenDocument

On April 4, 2005 the Sikh News Network reported, "The World Sikh Council - America Region (WSC-AR), on behalf of the United States Sikh community, expresses it condolences on the death of Pope John Paul II. The Pope dedicated his life to promoting peace with justice, and increased inter-religious...

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Harvest Parade to be Largest Sikh Event in New England History

April 3, 2005

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2005/04/03/parade_to_honor_sikh_holiday/

On April 3, 2005 The Boston Globe reported, "with swords gleaming and music booming, followers of Sikhism will parade down Route 109 next Sunday to celebrate one of the Indian religion's major holidays. The procession from Milford through Medway to Millis will commemorate the Sikh holy day of Baisakhi and will involve hundreds of...

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After Suspension, Sikh Student Allowed to Wear Kirpan

April 1, 2005

Source: Independent Press Association

http://www.indypressny.org/article.php3?ArticleID=2010

On April 1, 2005 the Independent Press Association reported, "the suspension record of a 15-year-old Sikh student who wore a small ceremonial knife to school has been revoked and authorities have allowed him to wear a smaller version of the sacred symbol, reported The Journal News. Ninth-grade honors student Amandeep Singh of Hartsdale, New York, had been wearing a kirpan...

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Radio Station Ordered to Apologize for Remarks About Sikhs

March 31, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/4396535.stm

On March 31, 2005 BBC News reported, "A Canadian radio station has been censured for broadcasting "abusive" remarks about the Sikh community.

Psychiatrist Pierre Mailloux, host of the Doc Mailloux phone-in show on Montreal's CKAC-AM station, had referred to Sikhs as a 'gang of bozos.'

The Canadian Broadcast Standards Council (CBSC) was responding to a listener who complained it was '...

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World Sikh Body Admonishes Canadian MPs to Block Gay Marraige

March 29, 2005

Source: CBC News

http://www.cbc.ca/story/canada/national/2005/03/28/sikhguy-050328.html

On March 29, 2005 CBC News reported, "The world's highest Sikh authority has admonished Sikh-Canadian MPs to block the gay marriage bill in Parliament, warning it is against Sikh code and 'the laws of nature.' Giani Joginder Singh Vedanti, the highest Sikh authority, said he personally reminded six visiting Sikh-Canadian MPs of their religious duties when they...

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