Sikhism

Leaders in Edmonton Say City is Model of Religious Cooperation

September 27, 2004

Source: CANOE/Edmonton Sun

http://www.canoe.ca/NewsStand/EdmontonSun/News/2004/09/27/645239.html

On September 27, 2004 the Edmonton Sun reported, "Leaders of the city's various religious communities said yesterday that Edmontonians bucked a trend toward religious intolerance after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. And Sen. Doug Roche - who is recognized for his international work with the United Nations to promote peace - said the co-operation between...

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Prince of Wales Joins Celebration of Sikh Holy Book

September 26, 2004

Source: The Scotsman/PA News

http://news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=3549212

On September 26, 2004 PA News reported, "The Prince of Wales today celebrated the 400th anniversary of the Sikh Holy Scriptures. The heir to the throne joined more than 5,000 people in London’s Royal Albert Hall to commemorate the first reading of the Guru Granth Sahib Verses. Charles, wearing a garland of flowers around his neck, told the congregation of the importance of tolerance and respect...

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Students Gather to Support Student Asked to Remove Kirpan in Dining Hall

September 24, 2004

Source: The Daily Californian

http://www.dailycal.org/article.php?id=16228

On September 24, 2004 The Daily Californian reported, "fifty students flocked to Crossroads Dining Commons [at the UNiversity of California, Berkeley,] last night to protest dining staff who tried to kick out a Sikh student for carrying his ceremonial dagger while eating his lunch last week. Dozens of students donned the daggers to rebuff the dining staff’s actions, which they called...

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Blair Promises Anti-Religious Discrimination Law

September 24, 2004

Source: Church Times

http://www.churchtimes.co.uk/80256E4E00384246/httpPublicPages/D6A81B2C3F616D5780256F1F00405942?opendocument

On September 24, 2004 the Church Times reported, "The Prime Minister announced this week that he would change the law to make religious discrimination unlawful. In his keynote speech to the Labour Party Conference in Brighton on Tuesday, Tony Blair said that he was acting to demonstrate...

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Sikh Group Engaged in Homeland Security

September 24, 2004

Source: New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/09/28/business/28sikh.html

On September 24, 2004 the New York Times reported, "in the New Age culture here in [Spanola, New Mexico], the Sikh Dharma community, founded in the early 1970's, provides a place where admirers of Yogi Bhajan, a Sikh spiritual leader and yoga master, can live in harmony and follow their beliefs in vegetarianism, meditation and community service. Except for Yogi Bhajan, who was born in India...

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Interfaith Members Support Each Other's Holiday Celebrations

September 23, 2004

Source: yorkregion.com

http://www.yorkregion.com/yr/opinion/letter/story/2228323p-2582634c.html

On September 23, 2004 yorkregion.com ran a letter to the editor from Ghulam Abbas Sajan, co-chairperson of Mosaic, an interfaith organization. Sajan writes, "The goal of Mosaic is to learn and respect each other's religion. This way there is no hate if we co-exist. In line with that goal, we have instituted social action activities, among which is one...

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Woman Reelected as Sikh Parliament Head Despite Criminal Charges

September 23, 2004

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/3683344.stm

On September 23, 2004 the BBC News reported, "A woman from the main opposition party in the north Indian state of Punjab has been elected president of Sikhdom's mini-parliament for the second time. Bibi Jagir Kaur, from the opposition Shiromani Akali Dal party, is facing criminal charges. She will preside over the Shiromani Gurudwara Prabhandhak Committee which controls most historic Sikh...

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Gov't to Allow Sikhs to Wear Discreet "Patka" Rather Than Turban in Schools

September 22, 2004

Source: The Tribune

http://www.tribuneindia.com/2004/20040923/main4.htm

On September 22, 2004 The Tribune reported, "Taking serious note of the resistance of the Sikh community to the ban on wearing ostentatious religious symbols in public primary and high schools in France, the French government has decided to allow Sikh boys enrolled in these schools to wear discreet ‘patka.’ Ambassador of France to India dominique Girard told TNS here on Wednesday that...

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Beliefnet's Coverage of the "Twelve Tribes" of American Politics

September 20, 2004

Source: Beliefnet

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/153/story_15355.html

On September 20, 2004 Beliefnet reported, "judging from the amount of press coverage they get, you'd think the only religious groups in American politics were the religious right - and everyone else. In fact, a shrewd candidate needs to understand the idiocyncrasies and hot buttons of all Twelve Tribes of American Politics. Unlike the more famous Twelve Tribes of Israel, these groups can all be...

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Indian Sikh Leader Says Turban Issue Not Resolved in French Schools

September 17, 2004

Source: Hindustan Times/Press Trust of India

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1011695,00080001.htm

On September 17, 2004 Press Trust of India reported, "Contesting claims of French authorities that the turban issue had been resolved, head of a gurudwara in Paris on Friday said Sikh students in the country were still being denied entry in schools for wearing headgear. 'Only small kids, who wear small scarves were allowed admission in government schools but...

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CA’s Lt. Governor Helps Mark 400th Anniversary of the Guru Granth Sahib  

September 16, 2004

Source: Appeal-Democrat

http://www.appeal-democrat.com/articles/2004/09/16/news/top_story/news1.prt

On September 16, 2004 Appeal-Democrat reported, "members of the Sikh faith traveled to Sacramento on Wednesday from as close as Yuba City and as far away as India to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the placement of Sikhism's most sacred book in the Golden Temple in Amritsar, India. About 200 Sikhs, most wearing their traditional turbans,...

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Sikhs and Muslims Engage Educators Over Religious Awareness in Fremont, CA

September 15, 2004

Source: Argus

http://www.theargusonline.com/Stories/0,1413,83~1971~2402535,00.html

On September 15, 2004 The Argus reported that, "advocates explain common misconceptions of respective religions to Fremont teachers. With an increase in the number of Muslim immigrants whose children wear scarves to school and pray between classes, along with the stereotypes stemming from the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, harassment [has become] prevalent... [Maha]...

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Exhibit of Religious Leaders' Portraits Puts a Face on Religious Diversity

September 15, 2004

Source: The Scotsman

http://news.scotsman.com/features.cfm?id=1085912004

On September 15, 2004 The Scotsman ran an article consisting of short features on several of the religious leaders photographed in Luke Watson's exhibition, "Keeping Faith," in Edinburgh. The exhibit portrays Scotland's religious diversity. For The Scotsman, reporter Sandra Dick profiled members of the Orthodox Christian, Sikh, Quaker, and Wiccan faiths.

Turbaned Students Kept Out of School, Sikhs Angered at Govt's Unkept Promise

September 14, 2004

Source: Yale Global/Outlook India

http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/display.article?id=4510

On September 14, 2004 Outlook India reported, "At the gate of this school, you'll find three Sikh lads standing all day long, staging a satyagraha against the Law of Secularism (la loi sur la laicite) which prohibits state-funded educational institutions from admitting students displaying religious symbols�scarves, turbans and the like. The new law came into force on September 2, the...

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French Ambassador to India: Turban Issue Will Be Resolved Soon

September 14, 2004

Source: Sify News

http://sify.com/news/international/fullstory.php?id=13566766

On September 14, 2004 Sify News reported, "France will soon resolve the issue of wearing of turbans by Sikh children studying in French schools, an Indo-French forum has been assured. This was conveyed to Ashwani Kumar, MP and President of Indo-French Parliamentary Friendship Group, by the French Ambassador in India Dominique Girard, the Rajya Sabha member said in a statement. The...

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