Sikhism

Sikhs at White House for Faith-Based Initiatives Conference

June 11, 2004

Source: The Sikh Network

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

On June 11, 2004 The Sikh Network reported, "The Sikh Council on Religion and Education (SCORE), a Washington based organization, attended the first White House National Conference on Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, addressed by President Bush in Washington DC... The conference provided participants with information about the Federal funding process, available funding opportunities, requirements that come with the receipt...

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Sikh in Close Contention for SC State Assembly

June 10, 2004

Source: Hindustan Times

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/5967_816151,001600060001.htm

On June 10, 2004 Hindustan Times reported, "Indian American Nikki Randhawa-Haley, who came within 100 votes of wining the Republican primaries for the South Carolina assembly, is ready for a one-on-one with incumbent Larry Koon in the runoff June 22. Running from the 87th District, Haley, 32, was pitted against Koon, who had earlier indicated he might not run again,...

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NY Public Transit to Reconsider Employee Policy

June 9, 2004

Source: Newsday

http://www.newsday.com/mynews/ny-nysikh093841872jun09,0,7352749,print.story

On June 9, 2004 Newsday reported, "A Sikh train operator reassigned this week for wearing a turban got his old job back yesterday after NYC Transit reversed its position, officials said. 'I'm back to my regular job,' said a jubilant Kevin Harrington, the motorman on the No. 4 train who spent Monday and yesterday working out of public sight in MTA rail...

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Sikh Cabbies Rally Over Dress Code

June 7, 2004

Source: Daily Borough News

http://www.nydailynews.com/boroughs/story/196877p-170048c.html

On June 7, 2004 the Daily Borough News reported, "Sikh drivers for a Long Island City limousine company almost came to blows with management yesterday over demands that they trim their beards and wear specific colored turbans.

A heated argument over a dress code nearly erupted into a street brawl outside Skyline Credit Line Inc. offices., as drivers and...

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Update: Sikh Subway Driver Reassigned After Refusing to Remove Turban

June 7, 2004

Source: New York Newsday

http://www.nynewsday.com/news/local/transportation/nyc-sikh0607,0,6502198.story?coll=nyc-manheadlines-trans

On June 7, 2004 New York Newsday reported, " A Sikh subway operator recently reassigned after refusing to remove his turban began work yesterday at a train yard. 'It seems like I'm second class,' said Kevin Harrington, a former No. 4 train driver who was told by a supervisor earlier...

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British Sikhs Remember 1984 Attack on Golden Temple

June 6, 2004

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/3780105.stm

On June 6, 2004 the BBC News reported, "Sikhs from across the UK have gathered to mark the 20th anniversary of the storming of their holiest shrine. Communities and temples congregations met in central London to remember the Indian Army's storming of the Golden Temple of Amritsar. The temple, which lies at the centre of the faith, was the scene of fierce fighting in 1984 as India's government sought to destroy...

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Sikh Leader Honored With South Asian Heritage Award

June 4, 2004

Source: Newsday

http://www.newsday.com/mynews/ny-qprofile3832588jun04,0,1101347.story

On June 4, 2004 Newsday reported that Harbachan Singh, the Chairman of the Sikh American Friendship Foundation, was honored by New York City Comptroller William Thompson's office on May 19 with a 2004 South Asian Heritage Award for service to his community. A native of Malaysia, Singh is 65. He said that his focus is "to help South Asians, new Americans, Sikhs, in...

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Religious Groups Protest Proposed Amendment Banning Gay Marriage

June 4, 2004

Source: The Sun Herald

Wire Service: AP

http://www.sunherald.com/mld/sunherald/news/nation/8841405.htm

On June 4, 2004 the Associated Press reported, "A grouping of Christian, Jewish and Sikh organizations is urging Congress to reject a proposed constitutional amendment that would ban same-sex marriage. Twenty-six organizations, ranging from the 2.3-million-member Episcopal Church, USA, to the 60,000 represented by the...

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Sikhs Gather for Song of the Soul Weekend

May 30, 2004

Source: Sikhnet

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

On May 30, 2004 Sikhnet reported, "Sikh Dharma International is pleased to announce the second annual Japji Sahib – Song of the Soul weekend to be held in Espanola, New Mexico from June 13th to June 16th, 2004. Japji Sahib is a song composed by the first Guru of the Sikhs, Guru Nanak. It offers a message of universality, peace and wisdom for all of humanity... This four-day workshop will bring together over twenty teachers...

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Religious Leaders Praise Sonia Gandhi's Leadership

May 28, 2004

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/cms.dll/articleshow?msid=704273

On May 28, 2004 The Times of India reported, "Leading the nationwide prayer meeting for the success of the tenure of Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh, All India Religious Leaders Association (AIRLA) president Moulana Peerzada Syed Shabbir Naqshbandi hailed the Nehru-Gandhi family as a symbol of 'secularism and sacrifice' in the nation. A five-member delegation...

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