Sikhism

Florida Sikhs Gather to Discuss Ways to Increase Awareness

March 1, 2004

Source: The Tampa Tribune

http://news.tbo.com/news/MGAXBY61ARD.html

On March 1, 2004 The Tampa Tribune reported, "On Sunday, more than 100 Sikhs attending services at Sikh Gurdwara on Morris Bridge Road talked about ways to educate people about their religion, Sikhism, and their culture. About half a dozen members of The University of Florida Students in Free Enterprise led the discussion and offered ways to increase awareness. Sikhism, with about 20 million followers, is the...

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Patriotic Sikhs Unable to Enlist Due to Uniform Standards

February 27, 2004

Source: The Sacramento Bee

http://www.sacbee.com/content/news/story/8344503p-9274398c.html

On February 27, 2004 The Sacramento Bee reported, "When the U.S. Army called Bikram Singh to recruit him two years ago, he didn't hesitate. If the Army wanted him, he wanted the Army. The army wouldn't take him, though, unless he shed his turban and shaved his beard. Singh believes, however, that God made him perfect as-is... While his religion is based on this...

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Civic Leaders Support Cop Known for Helping Sikhs

February 26, 2004

Source: New York Newsday

http://www.nynewsday.com/news/local/crime/nyc-nydet263686551feb26,0,7871271.story?coll=nyc-homepage-headlines

On February 26, 2004 New York Newsday reported, "A community affairs cop in Queens is receiving an outpouring of support after he was accused of accepting kickbacks and placed on modified duty. As Internal Affairs Bureau investigators go door-to-door on Jamaica and Liberty...

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Winners Announced in Interfaith Space Competition

February 26, 2004

Source: Market Wire

http://www.marketwire.com/mw/release_html_b1?release_id=63725

On February 26, 2004 Market Wire reported, "The Interfaith Sacred Space International Design Competition today announced four winning entries in the first competition in the history of religion designed specifically to identify concepts for truly interfaith sacred space. The competition's goal is to encourage creation of spaces designed for use by peoples of all faiths, as a...

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Murder Causes Bay Area Sikhs to Wrestle With Religious Visibility

February 25, 2004

Source: The Mercury News

http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/living/religion/8035632.htm

On February 25, 2004 The Mercury News reported, "When three men were killed in a San Jose park during the weekend, they immediately were identified as followers of the Sikh faith -- even though the crime had nothing to do with their religious beliefs. It's a dichotomy that Sikhs in the United States struggle with on a daily basis: The religion calls for...

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Update: Religious Coverings Will be Allowed in Alabama License Photos

February 23, 2004

Source: Hindustan Times

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_582341,0005.htm

On February 23, 2004 Hindustan Times reported, "The Sikhs and the Muslims have won their battle over a US state order against the wearing of turbans and head scarves while being photographed for driving licences. Following a vigorous campaign by the two communities -- and a threat to file a class action lawsuit -- the Alabama state has changed its controversial rule on headgears and head...

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British Sikhs Protest French Ban of Religious Symbols

February 21, 2004

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/3508677.stm

On February 21, 2004 the BBC News reported, "British Sikhs have descended on the French embassy in London to protest against a planned ban on religious clothing in schools. Police estimate 800 people attended the demonstration in Knightsbridge to show solidarity with French Sikhs. Labour's John McDonnell, Bob Ainsworth, and Fiona MacTaggart joined protesters including Sikh World War II veterans. One organiser...

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Sikh Candidate Leaves a Diary of Campaign Life

February 20, 2004

Source: Sikhnet

http://www.sikhnet.com/s/KathuriaFeb2

On February 20, 2004 Sikhnet published Dr. Chirinjeev Singh Kathuria's second diary entry as he moves forward in his bid for the US Senate in the state of Illinois. Dr. Kathuria is currently campaigning to receive the Republican nomination for the US Senate seat. He writes: "One morning last week, while out at a meeting, I got an email from a gentleman who had just seen a picture of me in the media and wanted to know more about me...

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Editorial: Sikh Worship Space May Have Lessons for Muslims

February 18, 2004

Source: Muslim Wakeup!

http://www.muslimwakeup.com/mainarchive/000550.php#more

On February 18, 2004 Muslim Wakeup! published an editorial on how Sikhs use worship space to separate men and women: "The Gurdwara is cut in two by an invisible barrier, one side for women and the other for men. Yet, there is no wall and no difference between the two spaces. This invisible line cuts the Gurdwara in half through its length, giving men and women the exact same amount of...

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After a Fire, Relationships Build Around Understanding Sikhs

February 16, 2004

Source: The Palladium Times

http://www.pall-times.com/articles/2004/02/11/news/news1.txt

On February 16, 2004 the reported, "On Nov. 18, 2001, several Oswego County teenagers set fire to a Sikh temple in Palermo because they mistook the name of the particular Sikh denomination, Gobind Sadan, for 'Go Bin Laden.' Several of the youth involved were from the Mexico Central School District, and feeling partly responsible for their actions, Mexico board of...

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