Sikhism

Thousands of Sikhs from Europe, India Protest Ban of Religious Symbols

January 31, 2004

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/3448239.stm

On January 31, 2004 the BBC News reported, "Several hundred Sikhs from across Europe have protested in Paris against a proposed law which would ban religious symbols from French schools. France's Sikh community of about 6,000 is outraged that they were not consulted when the law was drawn up...Some 2-3,000 Sikhs, the men all in turbans, marched from the Place de la Republique, the starting point for Paris street...

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Interfaith Service in South Carolina

January 31, 2004

Source: The State

http://www.thestate.com/mld/thestate/news/local/7840904.htm

On January 31, 2004 The State reported, "People of faith from a wide range of traditions came together at Washington Street United Methodist Church Friday night to affirm their commitment to fight poverty and injustice in the world. The interfaith worship service, which drew a diverse crowd of more than 200, was part of the People’s Agenda for Economic Justice, a two-day effort...

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Pope Issues Statements to Sikhs on French Religious Symbols Ban

January 30, 2004

Source: SikhNetwork

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

On January 30, 2004 the SikhNetwork reported, "[T]he Vatican issued a message from His Holiness Pope John Paul II to Tarlochan Singh, Chairman National Commission for Minorities in India in response to Tarlochan Singh's previous communication to the Vatican regarding the proposed ban on the turban for Sikhs in the schools of France...[The Pope writes,] 'Communities of believers, an expression of the religious dimension of the...

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Punjab Sikh Leaders Ask France to View Turbans Separately in Religious Symbols Ban

January 29, 2004

Source: Yahoo! News

http://in.news.yahoo.com/040129/43/2b6uq.html

On January 29, 2004 Yahoo! News posted an Indo-Asian News Service article that reported, "Sikh leaders and religious groups from Punjab have asked the French government to review a proposed law banning the wearing of turbans and other types of headgear in public institutions and workplaces. The Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC), the apex body that manages the religious affairs of the Sikh...

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Sikh Temple Opens in Lansing

January 28, 2004

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.mlive.com/newsflash/michigan/index.ssf?/base/news-10/1074532443198071.xml

On January 28, 2004 The Associated Press reported, "Followers of the Sikh faith in mid-Michigan now have a place to gather after years of meeting in area homes and traveling to the Detroit area for services. The Guru Nanak Sikh Center opened earlier this month. 'It feels good, like a big extended family,' Ladi Singh...

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Sikhs Meet With Government Over French Ban

January 27, 2004

Source: Sikhnet

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

On January 27, 2004 Sikhnet reported, "On January 27th, an eleven-member delegation representing Sikh American organizations in the United States had a full day of meetings with various government agencies in Washington D.C. to voice their concern for the French ban on religious head coverings, according to a report released by Voices for Freedom. The proposal by the French government to ban ostensible head coverings in...

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Sikhs Say They May Leave Country if Religious Symbols Ban Passes

January 23, 2004

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/france/story/0,11882,1129288,00.html

On January 23, 2004 The Guardian reported, "Last month, France barely knew its Sikh community existed. Next month, it may not exist: Sikhs have said they may leave if they are forced, under a planned ban on religious symbols in state institutions, to remove their turbans. 'We cannot take them off,' said Jasdev Singh Rai, a negotiator sent by the Golden Temple in Amritsar, the...

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Plans for Sikh School in Berkshire Approved

January 23, 2004

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/education/3424115.stm

On January 23, 2004 the BBC News reported, "Plans for a Sikh primary school have been given the go-ahead. The school, to be built in Slough, Berkshire, would be only the second Sikh primary in England - the other being in Hayes, west London. Teachers on the local schools organisation committee had voted narrowly against the idea, feeling that the town has enough schools already. The case was...

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Sikh Society of Dayton

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Sikh Man Forced to Remove Turban to Enter Government Building

January 22, 2004

Source: Sikhnet.com

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

On January 22, 2004 Sikhnet.com reported, "[A] 50 year old Sikh man was forced to enter a government building in Paris bare-headed after security guards refused to let him wear his Turban inside the building. Jagmohan Singh from Bobigny, a suburb of Paris, had gone to the Creama Perfecture in La Chapelle to extend his temporary residence permit with his family today when security officers refused to return his turban, after...

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UCLA Hosts Student Interfaith Dialogue

January 22, 2004

Source: Daily Bruin

http://www.dailybruin.ucla.edu/news/articles.asp?id=27009

On January 22, 2004 the Daily Bruin reported, "With religious strife prevalent across the world, a group of students has come together to offer a possible solution to seemingly perpetual conflict – mutual understanding. The first of four interreligious dialogues was held Wednesday evening at the University Religious Conference. The event brought together students of several...

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