Sikhism

Faiths Come Together to Fight AIDS Epidemic

December 1, 2004

Source: Inter Press Service News Agency

http://www.ipsnews.net/interna.asp?idnews=26501

On December 1, 2004 Inter Press Service News Agency reported, "Fear of a rapidly spreading HIV/AIDS epidemic in India has resulted in a rare coming together of the country's several religious faiths that are known to have a tremendous influence on their respective flocks. Much of the credit for the new initiative must go to Bishop Pradeep Samantaroy, chairperson of the Synodical Board...

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Attack on Sikh Gas Station in VA

November 28, 2004

Source: Hindustan Times

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1126465,00050001.htm

On November 28, 2004 Hindustan Times reported, "in yet another racial attack on the members of the US Sikh community who are misunderstood for Muslims, a gas station owned by two Sikhs at Chesterfield in Virginia has been set on fire and vandalized. According to the Sikh Coalition which monitors race-related issues in the US, the attackers put the gas station on fire on Wednesday...

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Sikh Pilgrims Arriving in Pakistan for Celebration of Sikhism's Founder

November 21, 2004

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/4029865.stm

On November 21, 2004 the BBC News reported, "Thousands of Sikh pilgrims are arriving in Pakistan for celebrations marking the anniversary of the religion's founder, Baba Guru Nanak. Organisers say they are preparing for the arrival of up to 17,000 pilgrims from around the world, 5,000 of them from India. They say the recent thaw in relations between India and Pakistan has boosted pilgrim numbers....

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Sikhs Urged Wear Kesris Every Thursday to Raise Awareness

November 18, 2004

Source: OnlyPunjab.com

http://www.onlypunjab.com/latest/fullstory-newsID-3750.html

On November 18, 2004 OnlyPunjab.com reported, "The French Sikh delegation visiting India and the Sikh Nation Organisation (SNO), in a joint appeal, have urged the Sikhs of the world to wear kesri headgear on every Thursday and Gurpurabs 'to build an effective global movement to focus international attention on unique Sikh identity, facing serious crisis in France and some other...

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Sikh Temple Gets OK for Expansion After Nine-Year Dispute

November 17, 2004

Source: icCoventry.com

http://iccoventry.icnetwork.co.uk/0100news/0100localnews/tm_objectid=14882102%26method=full%26siteid=50003%26headline=compromise%2dends%2dtemple%2dwrangle-name_page.html

On November 17, 2004 icCoventry.com reported, "Trustees of a Sikh temple in Coventry are looking forward to a new era of harmony after a planning row over the...

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Attacks on Sikhs Have Become "Fashionable" Since 9/11, Says Sikh Community Leader

November 16, 2004

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/4017161.stm

On November 16, 2004 the BBC News reported, "Racial assaults on Britain's Sikh community have become 'fashionable' since the 11th September attacks, a Sikh community leader has told MPs. Jagdeesh Singh of the Sikh Community Action Network said 9/11 had opened up a new form of vocal and physical racism against Sikhs and other ethnic groups. The British government had done 'next to nothing' to protect...

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Indian Communities Celebrate Major Festivals: Diwali, Ramadan, Eid

November 10, 2004

Source: canada.com/Vancouver Sun

http://www.canada.com/vancouver/story.html?id=7851a46e-b869-49d7-a0a0-38e297856a7a

On November 10, 2004 the Vancouver Sun reported, "Imagine Halloween, Christmas and New Year's Eve rolled into one and you have an idea of the importance of this weekend for British Columbia's 210,000-strong Indo-Canadian community. For children of all ages, Friday brings Diwali... The festivities continue through Saturday...

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Sikh Students Take School Authorities to Court Over Turban Ban

November 6, 2004

Source: Frontline

http://www.hinduonnet.com/fline/fl2123/stories/20041119001605200.htm

On November 6, 2004 Frontline reported, "[T]hree Sikh students attending the Louise Michel school in the Paris suburb of Bobigny took their school authorities to court. Since classes re-convened last September, the three boys, guilty of contravening the new law banning the wearing of conspicuous or 'ostensible' religious symbols in state-run schools, had been confined...

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In Cleveland, Talk of Peace and Tolerance

November 6, 2004

Source: The Cleveland Jewish News

http://www.clevelandjewishnews.com/articles/2004/11/04/news/local/event1105.txt

On November 6, 2004 The Cleveland Jewish News reported, "about 75 people of differing religions and ethnicities joined the Islamic Discussion Group of Cleveland State University for an iftar dinner concluding a day of fasting during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Three experts on the Abrahamic faiths - Islam, Christianity and...

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