Sikhism

Sikh's Restaurant Owners Serve Neighbors

December 23, 2002

Source: The Herald

http://www.heraldnet.com/Stories/02/12/23/16282626.cfm

On December 23, 2002 The Herald reported that "Sunday, dinner at the Grand Taj restaurant was on the house -- for the third time in three years... Restaurant owners Kewal Singh Johal and his wife, Jasbir Kaur Johal, served more than 3,000 free dinners to an equal number of their neighbors -- the residents of Snohomish County [WA] and beyond... Followers of the Sikh religion, they believe in...

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INS Detains Hundreds of Muslim and Middle Eastern Immigrants in California

December 23, 2002

Source: Sikh Mediawatch and Resource Task Force

http://www.sikhmediawatch.org/press/pressdetail.asp?pressid=26

On December 23, 2002 the Sikh Mediawatch and Resource Task Force issued a press release. "SMART’s Executive Director, Navtej Khalsa, questioned the effect of these actions on the relationship between immigrant communities and law enforcement officials. 'We understand the need to prevent against any potential future terrorist attacks,' said...

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Sikhs Assist Californian Homeless Shelters

December 21, 2002

Source: The Bakersfield Californian

http://www.bakersfield.com/local/story/2362221p-2416343c.html

On December 21, 2002 The Bakersfield Californian reported that "with Christmas just a few days away, toys and food were given away at various events in Bakersfield Saturday... About 12 members of the local Sikh community served a vegetarian meal consisting of rice, vegetables, garbanzo beans and chapati, an unleavened flat bread from India, to folks at the...

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Eid al-Fitr in U.S., 2002

December 19, 2002

Source: Pakistan Link

http://news.ncmonline.com/news/view_article.html?article_id=69b528758e3dd704c6ce2f4374b984a0

On December 19, 2002 the Pakistan Link reported that "still reeling from the aftereffects of 9/11, the Muslim community in Sacramento turned out in record numbers for the service for Eid, the end of Ramadan. On Dec. 6, over 2000 worshipers gathered at one of the oldest continuous places of Muslim worship in the...

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Update: Controversy Over Sikh Temple Election in Fremont, California

December 17, 2002

Source: The Argus

http://www.theargusonline.com/Stories/0,1413,83%257E1971%257E1057565,00.html

On December 17, 2002 The Argus reported that "leaders of Fremont's Sikh temple posted the $900,000 set by a judge to delay a Jan. 12 election that would decide whether they can maintain control of the Bay Area's largest and wealthiest temple... The bond is collateral to ensure the leaders don't spend temple money or assets during the appeal process......

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Interfaith Conference Discusses Thought-Provoking Questions

December 7, 2002

Source: Suburban Chicago News

http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/newssun/city/w07religs.htm

On December 7, 2002 the Suburban Chicago News questioned "why would a loving God permit human suffering? What is the surest path to spiritual enlightenment? How can both doubt and belief spring from the same insurmountable questions?" Then suggested that "these and other weighty matters will be broached during some thought-provoking discussions being offered by faith...

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Sikh Gurdwara Groundbreaking in Kern County, California

December 7, 2002

Source: The Bakersfield Californian

http://www.bakersfield.com/local/story/2287782p-2349136c.html

On December 7, 2002 The Bakersfield Californian reported that "There are 10,000 followers of the Sikh faith in Kern County. They have never had their own temple. The building will be named after the second of the 10 prophets of the Sikh religion said Manbir Singh, the chairman of the committee organizing the temple construction effort. It will be called Gurdwara...

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Multifaith Speakers at First African-American Baltimore County Councilman Swearing-in

December 3, 2002

Source: The Baltimore Sun

http://www.sunspot.net/news/local/bal-md.olesker03dec03,0,4820948.column?coll=bal%2Dnews%2Dcolumnists

On December 3, 2002 The Baltimore Sun reported that "Baltimore County [MD] swore in its new government yesterday... In the year 2002, Kenneth N. Oliver became the first African-American in history to become a Baltimore County councilman. Oliver's swearing-in was only part of the imagery of an...

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Fremont Mayor Gus Morrison Speaks about Religious Diversity

December 2, 2002

Source: The Argus

On December 2, 2002 The Argus reported that "the police chief was baptized as an honorary Sikh, the mayor makes it a habit not to ask what he's eating, and local developers are amazingly adept at feng shui. Those are some of the anecdotes Mayor Gus Morrison told members of the Commonwealth Club of California, who were curious about what it's like to be a leader in a city as famously diverse as Fremont. Morrison told how he has been beat up by conservative radio stations for allowing a space in City Hall for Muslims to pray during a city...

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Interfaith Thanksgiving 2002

November 27, 2002

Source: Chicago Daily Herald

On November 27, 2002 the Chicago Daily Herald reported that "a smorgasbord of religions will emphasize the spiritual side of Thanksgiving next week. Participants in the DuPage Interfaith Thanksgiving Service will include Muslims, Catholics, Jews, Zoroastrians, Hindus, Sikhs, Bahais and theosophists. The annual service began in the early 1990s after members of the DuPage Interfaith Resource Network decided they could find common ground in recognizing that Thanksgiving goes deeper than turkey and football. The ceremony will...

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Update: Controversy Over Sikh Temple Election in Fremont, California

November 26, 2002

Source: The Argus

http://www.theargusonline.com/Stories/0,1413,83%257E1971%257E1014070,00.html

On November 26, 2002 The Argus reported that "about 3,500 people have applied for membership to the Bay Area's largest and wealthiest Sikh temple, which would allow them to vote in a court-ordered election to decide leadership. However, the Jan. 12 election may be postponed up to a year because the five current leaders, or Supreme Council members, are...

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Interfaith Thanksgiving 2002

November 24, 2002

Source: The Argus

http://www.theargusonline.com/Stories/0,1413,83%257E1971%257E1010917,00.html

On November 24, 2002 The Argus reported that "more than 40 years ago, three Protestant churches of different denominations came together in the name of unity for a Thanksgiving service. It was a progressive step at the time, said Don Anderson, former pastor of First Christian Church, one of the churches that met in 1961. During the 1960s, more churches...

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Sikhs Celebrate 533rd anniversary of the birth of Nanak Dev Ji

November 20, 2002

Source: Newsday

http://www.newsday.com/news/printedition/ny-nyclos203010815nov20,0,272596.story?coll=ny%2Dnews%2Dprint

On November 20, 2002 Newsday reported that "today is the 533rd anniversary of the birth of Nanak Dev Ji, the founder of the Sikh religion, and it is being marked with a week of events that began Saturday in Richmond Hill and elsewhere in the metropolitan area. It's the second time in two years that...

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Sikhs Discuss Post 9/11 Abuses

November 20, 2002

Source: Long Beach Press Telegram

http://www.presstelegram.com/Stories/0,1413,204%257E21474%257E1004158,00.html

On November 20, 2002 the Long Beach Press Telegram reported that "terrorism isn't likely to go away anytime soon, experts warned at the Police Department's monthly crime prevention meeting Wednesday night. Nonetheless, Americans should not use the continued threats as an excuse to lash out against other Americans, particularly those...

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Sikhs Discuss Post 9/11 Abuses

November 20, 2002

Source: The KCRA Channel

http://www.thekcrachannel.com/news/1798310/detail.html

On November 20, 2002 The KCRA Channel reported that "complaints of civil rights abuses in our California escalated after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, and now, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights is investigating. What does an American look like? And what does a terrorist look like? Those two questions are at the heart of the civil rights concerns raised by a number of groups at a...

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