Sikhism

Challenging the Notion of an Evangelical Christian America

May 14, 2003

Source: Orlando Sentinel

http://www.OrlandoSentinel.com/

On May 14, 2003 the Orlando Sentinel reported that "a Unitarian minister Tuesday challenged the notion that America is an evangelical Christian nation, calling on local religious leaders to revive a group to promote tolerance and civility... 'We are not basically an evangelical Christian country,' said the Rev. John Higgins, president of the Florida chapter of The Interfaith Alliance. Higgins was among five speakers at the University...

Read more about Challenging the Notion of an Evangelical Christian America

Nation's Largest Sikh Temple to Open in San Jose, CA

May 12, 2003

Source: Mercury News

http://www.bayarea.com/mld/mercurynews/news/5841336.htm

On May 12, 2003 the Mercury News reported that "the nation's largest Sikh temple soon will open atop a San Jose [CA] hillside, a 94,000 square-foot complex that will proclaim the local community's ties to India and its commitment to Silicon Valley... After a decade of navigating city politics, fending off a lawsuit and working with angry neighborhood groups to win approval for the $20...

Read more about Nation's Largest Sikh Temple to Open in San Jose, CA

Californian Sikh Postal Worker Shot during Delivery

May 12, 2003

Source: The Sacramento Bee

http://www.sacbee.com/content/news/story/6652475p-7604391c.html

On May 12, 2003 The Sacramento Bee reported that "Dalvir Sangha had almost finished delivering mail along his Orangevale route July 19, 2002. It was Friday, and he had just called his wife, also a letter carrier, to let her know that he'd be home a bit early... As he cut across a driveway near the intersection of Beech Avenue and Fortuna Way, he felt an impact and then...

Read more about Californian Sikh Postal Worker Shot during Delivery

Multifaith Community in San Diego, CA

May 8, 2003

Source: San Diego Union-Tribune

On May 8, 2003 the San Diego Union-Tribune reported that "Harvard scholar Diana Eck calls America the most religiously diverse nation in the world – and San Diego is no different, home to faiths ranging from Baha'i to Wicca... Here is a look at representatives from four of these other faiths – a Buddhist, a Muslim, a Sikh and a Jew. They talk about their devotion to their beliefs – and how they feel about attempts to convert them."

Interfaith Group in Nebraska Gather for Mayor's Prayer Breakfast

May 8, 2003

Source: Lincoln Journal Star

http://www.journalstar.com/local.php?story_id=44413

On May 8, 2003 the Lincoln Journal Star reported that "prayers by people of many faiths marked the annual Mayor's Prayer Breakfast Thursday at The Cornhusker hotel... More than 360 people attended the event. The theme this year was 'Let There be Peace on Earth, and Let it Begin with Me...' The event included prayers and comments by Rabbi Stanley Rosenbaum of Tifereth Israel Synagogue, the...

Read more about Interfaith Group in Nebraska Gather for Mayor's Prayer Breakfast

Sikh Council On Religion and Education Supports Local Law Enforcement Enhancement Act

May 8, 2003

Source: Sikh Council On Religion & Education

On May 8, 2003 the Sikh Council On Religion & Education issued a press release expressing "support for progress in the development of the hate crimes bill officially known in the Senate as the Local Law Enforcement Enhancement Act (LLEEA). As law, LLEEA (s.966) will enable federal law enforcement agencies to assist local agencies in the investigation and prosecution of cases in which violence occurs because of the victim’s race, religion, sexual orientation, gender or disability... LLEEA is supported by a...

Read more about Sikh Council On Religion and Education Supports Local Law Enforcement Enhancement Act

Editorials: Religions in Maine

May 8, 2003

Source: Casco Bay Weekly

http://www.cascobayweekly.com/cbw2003/cover/cover05.08.03-2.stm

On May 8, 2003 the Casco Bay Weekly published an editorial by Abraham J. Peck stating that "Professor Diana Eck of Harvard University argues in her recent book, A New Religious America: How a 'Christian Country' Has Become the World’s Most Religiously Diverse Nation, that 'the presupposition that America is foundationally Christian' is being challenged by a new...

Read more about Editorials: Religions in Maine

New Program in Los Angeles to Foster Tolerance

May 6, 2003

Source: Los Angeles Times

On May 6, 2003 the Los Angeles Times reported that "city officials, human rights groups and religious leaders have joined forces to promote a new program fostering tolerance in the Los Angeles area, particularly at schools, organizers announced Monday... As part of the campaign, local high schools will hold six of seven forums designed to create communitywide dialogue on diversity and tolerance. The sessions, titled 'Confronting Hate Crimes and Hate Language,' will feature a panel including Muslims, Jews, Sikhs and African...

Read more about New Program in Los Angeles to Foster Tolerance

Indian Immigrants in the Chicago Area

May 4, 2003

Source: Daily Herald

http://www.dailyherald.com/special/passagefromindia/temple.asp

On May 4, 2003 Daily Herald reported that "'just as on every street corner there's a different type of church, Indians also have different types of temples,' said Subrahmanyam Vemuri, president of the Hindu Temple of Greater Chicago. ... There are 17 Hindu temples in the greater Chicago area. All of them are built primarily with donations from Indian immigrants. Many are...

Read more about Indian Immigrants in the Chicago Area

Indian Immigrants in the Chicago Area

May 4, 2003

Source: Daily Herald

http://www.dailyherald.com/special/passagefromindia/sikhs.asp

On May 4, 2003 Daily Herald reported that "in the suburbs, where about 2,500 Sikh families have migrated, they now are a minority within a minority - according to the 2001 census there are about 125,000 Indian immigrants in the Chicago area. While most Sikhs reside within 30 miles of the Palatine gurdwara, their place of worship, they don't settle in the same neighborhoods - so...

Read more about Indian Immigrants in the Chicago Area

Three Religious Leaders of Sikh Faith Visits California

May 2, 2003

Source: The Appeal-Democrat

http://www.appeal-democrat.com/050203/2sikh.mhs.18.shtml

On May 2, 2003 The Appeal-Democrat reported that "three of the five holiest religious leaders of the Sikh faith, who are touring the United States, visited the Yuba-Sutter [CA] area Thursday... Singh Sahib Giani Joginder Singh Vaidanti, who occupies the highest seat in the Sikh faith, told about 50 men, women and children in a Yuba City home that Sikh religion and heritage must be...

Read more about Three Religious Leaders of Sikh Faith Visits California

Update: Hate Crimes on UC Berkeley's Campus

April 30, 2003

Source: UC Berkeley News

http://www.berkeley.edu/news/berkeleyan/2003/04/30_toler.shtml

On April 30, 2003 UC Berkeley News reported that "for some students, Berkeley’s reputation as a place of tolerance and acceptance doesn’t quite match their reality... Last spring, Berkeley Hillel, a Jewish student center, was marked by anti-Jewish graffiti and had a brick thrown through one of its windows. On Christmas Eve, a swastika and Aryan Nation symbol...

Read more about Update: Hate Crimes on UC Berkeley's Campus

Pages