Sikhism

Sikhs Gather in Punjab to Celebrate 400th Anniversary of Scriptures

August 29, 2004

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/3609182.stm

On August 29, 2004 the BBC News reported, "Sikhs from all over the world have begun arriving in the holy city of Amritsar, northern India, to commemorate the 400th year of the Sikh holy book, the Guru Granth Sahib, on 1 September. The holiest Sikh shrine, the Golden Temple, will be the centre of celebrations that are expected to attract more than 4m visitors to Amritsar, in the northern state of Punjab....

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Again, Vandals Target Sikh Home in Fremont

August 27, 2004

Source: The Argus (CA)

http://www.theargusonline.com/Stories/0,1413,83~1971~2362595,00.html

On August 27, 2004 The Argus (CA) reported, "the same day that The Argus reported a series of incidents in which paint balls were shot at the home of a Sikh family, the home was vandalized again, family members said Thursday. The vandals ducked under bushes to avoid being spotted by surveillance cameras that Upinder Gupta Kaur and her husband, Semerjit Singh,...

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France: Govt Will Be "Responsive to Sensitivities" of Sikhs Regarding Turbans in Schools

August 26, 2004

Source: Hindustan Times/Press Trust of India

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_971684,0008.htm

On August 26, 2004 the Press Trust of India reported, "France has assured India that the issue of ban on religious symbols in French public schools that includes turban worn by Sikh students would be sorted out in a manner responsive to the sensitivities of the Sikh community. The assurance was given when National Security Adviser JN Dixit raised the issue at the '...

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Leadership issues at a Sikh Gurdwara in CA

August 23, 2004

Source: Tri-Valley Herald

http://www.trivalleyherald.com/Stories/0,1413,86~10669~2353169,00.html

On August 23, 2004 Tri-Valley Herald reported that, "it's been two years since an Alameda County judge ordered elections for leaders of Fremont's Sikh temple, one of the wealthiest and most influential in the state. Court appeals by the current leaders, who argue that the state overstepped the church-state separation, have failed. But the five men whom...

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Sikhs Gather at White House to Celebrate Anniversary of Sikh Scriptures

August 18, 2004

Source: Sikh Network

http://www.sikhnet.com/s/SikhsWhiteHouse

On August 18, 2004 Sikh Network reported that, "on Wednesday, August 18, 2004, at the invitation of the Bush Administration, ninety (90) Sikhs from around the United States are gathering at the White House to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Guru Granth Sahib, the Sikh Scriptures. High officials of the White House will greet Sikhs on this occasion with special comments and dialogue. The program, which begins at 3:15...

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Indian American Forum for Political Education to Be Involved in Detained BU Student Controversy

August 16, 2004

Source: India New England News

http://www.indianewengland.com/news/2004/08/15/Community/Sikh-I.Was.Interrogated.For.7.Hours-702003.shtml

On August 16, 2004 the reported, "News of racial profiling of a Sikh Boston College student, Sundeep Sahni, has galvanized the Indian American Forum for Political Education into action... Vanita Shastri, president of the forum, says forum members first read about the incident in a...

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Sikhs Asked to Leave Behind Ornamental Daggers in Order to Attend White House Function

August 15, 2004

Source: The Washington Times

http://www.washtimes.com/upi-breaking/20040815-011755-6783r.htm

On August 15, 2004 The Washington Times reported, "Some Sikhs may elect not to attend a White House function to commemorate the 400th anniversary of their faith because of a security dispute. As part of a new initiative to stay engaged with Americans of all faiths, the Bush administration has invited members of America's Sikh community to an Aug. 18 White House...

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Sikh Coalition

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 11 August 2004.

Contact Information

Address: 396 Broadway, Suite 701, New York, NY 10013
Email: info@sikhcoalition.org
Website: http://www.sikhcoalition.org/

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Quad Cities Sikh Religious Society (Gurdwara Sahib)

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 11 October 2009.

Phone: 563-391-5165
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History

Since the late 1970s, Sikhs have been arriving in the Quad Cities for a variety of reasons ranging from business and educational opportunities to personal and family motives. The first Sikh to arrive in the Quad Cities came from Malaysia in 1977 to obtain an undergraduate education from Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois. He had...
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Gurudwara Sikh Center of San Antonio

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 17 March 2016.

Phone: 210-696-1009
Website: http://www.sikhcenter.us/gur/index.html
[flickr_set id="72157621814813299"] Members of the Sikh Center of San Antonio pride themselves on hospitality, and on welcoming everyone to prayer, regardless of race, caste, gender, religion, or ethnicity. On a Sunday morning, visitors to this suburban gurdwara would be greeted with tabla and harmonium music accompanied by children singing traditional Sikh hymns... Read more about Gurudwara Sikh Center of San Antonio

Western Christians, Hindus and Sikhs Outsourcing Prayers to India and Other Countries

August 9, 2004

Source: Beliefnet.com

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/150/story_15041_1.html

On August 9, 2004 Beliefnet.com reported, "From Orthodox Christians eager to have faraway Russian monks pray for their souls, to U.S. Hindus arranging for Indian temple rituals without leaving home, believers are finding long-distance ways to fulfill their worship needs. One example of this is the outsourcing of Catholic Masses to India...Currently, requests for such Masses are being collected...

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The Sikh Research Institute

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 17 March 2016.

Phone: 210-757-4555
Email: nfo@sikhri.org
Website: http://www.sikhri.org/
[flickr_set id="72157621942331496"] History In 2002, Sikh leaders in San Antonio recognized the growing need for Americans to be educated on Sikhism. While independent Sikh organizations were sprouting throughout the country to address issues of civil liberties, Sikh education, and human rights, no organization existed to facilitate networking between Sikh... Read more about The Sikh Research Institute

Sikh Artist Brings Spiritual Music to Mainstream

August 7, 2004

Source: The Weekly Voice

http://www.weeklyvoice.com/CNews/?CNewsID=526709

On August 7, 2004 The Weekly Voice reported, "Dya Singh, a Malaysia-born Australian Sikh, has taken the centuries old musical traditions that flourished as a part of the Sikh spiritual tradition out of the Gurudwaras into the mainstream, of course in the process, altering the sound of it. Ever since he has had to deal with the uneasiness, and sometimes open opposition of the old guard. Sometimes,...

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Boston Sikh Student Interrogated for Taking Campus Photos

August 6, 2004

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2004/07/30/sikh_student_detained_by_secret_service/

On August 6, 2004 The Boston Globe reported, "A Boston College student leader who wears a turban and full beard in accord with his Sikh religion says he was detained and interrogated for seven hours Saturday night by Secret Service agents for doing nothing more than taking photographs...

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