Sikhism

Balbir Singh Sodhi's Brother Shot in San Francisco

August 6, 2002

Source: The San Francisco Chronicle

http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2002/08/06/MN242769.DTL

On August 6, 2002, The San Francisco Chronicle reported that Sukhpal Singh Sodhi was "shot to death while driving a cab in San Francisco... Police say they aren't sure what happened, but they don't think someone was trying to kill him... Sukhpal was one of 50 members of an extended family who had left India in recent years, finding refuge in the...

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The Sikh Heritage Society of Greater Charlotte

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 25 October 2006.

Phone: 704-948-7664
Email: rattrey@aol.com or irajpal@aol.com
Website: http://www.gurdwaracharlotte.com/
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Activities and Schedule

The congregation meets once a month during the weekend for worship. Normally, about 60 people attend. The service starts around 11:00 A.M. and ends around 1:30 P.M.

The Gurdwara, when complete and open for service,...

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Balbir Singh Sodhi's Brother Shot in San Francisco

August 4, 2002

Source: Mercury News

http://www.bayarea.com/mld/mercurynews/3800511.htm

On August 4, 2002 the Mercury News reported that "almost 11 months after his brother was killed in... a post-Sept. 11 hate crime, taxi driver Sukhpal Singh was shot dead... in San Francisco... There's no evidence Singh's killing was a hate crime, police say... But no reasoning could comfort his family members in Arizona, where Singh's brother was gunned down Sept. 15... The slaying of Singh's brother...

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California City Brings Together Leaders of Diverse Faiths to Dedicate National Motto

July 29, 2002

Source: The Bakersfield Californian

http://www.bakersfield.com/local/story/1505644p-1623213c.html

On July 29, 2002 The Bakersfield Californian reported that in Bakersfield, California "a ceremony in the council chambers will formally dedicate... 'In God We Trust'... the words that were mounted last week above the city seal behind the council dais... And representatives of the city's Islamic, Buddhist, Sikh, Hindu, Jewish, American Indian, Catholic and...

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New Jersey Sikh Community to Convert Former Supermarket into New Temple

July 26, 2002

Source: The Star-Ledger

http://www.nj.com/news/ledger/middlesex/index.ssf?/base/news-1/1027674622105314.xml

On July 26, 2002 The Star-Ledger reported  that "a former supermarket may become the new home for the growing Sikh community in Middlesex County [New Jersey]... The growing Sikh community in Carteret travels up to 50 miles to find a place of worship, but that may change soon. A nonprofit group has announced plans to convert a...

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Religious Diversity in Texas Prisons

July 14, 2002

Source: The Dallas Morning News

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dallas/tsw/stories/071402dntextdcreligion.32e5c.html

On July 14, 2002 The Dallas Morning News reported that "at first glance, prisons may seem an unlikely place to find religion... But as inmates grapple with the despair and monotony of prison life, some find religion... In all, nearly 140 denominations are represented in the Texas Department of Criminal...

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Controversy Over Participation in Interfaith Service

July 12, 2002

Source: The New York Post

http://www.nypost.com/news/regionalnews/45304.htm

On July 12, 2002, The New York Post reported that the "Lutheran minister suspended for taking part in an interfaith prayer service for families of Sept. 11 victims said yesterday that he had no regrets... 'I feel that I've acted with integrity,' said the Rev. David Benke, pastor of Brooklyn's St....

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Central Florida Religious Leaders Meet to Discuss Religion and Public Education

July 12, 2002

Source: The Orlando Sentinel

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/state/orl-locrelschools12071202jul12.story?coll=orl%2Dhome%2Dheadlines

On July 12, 2002 The Orlando Sentinel reported that "religious leaders from a spectrum of faiths met Thursday night in a Winter Park [Florida] church to grapple with the contentious issue of religious faith and public education... Panelists agreed that teaching about...

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Book to Focus on Religious Diversity of Ohio

July 12, 2002

Source: The Columbus Dispatch

On July 12, 2002 The Columbus Dispatch reported that "the Interfaith Association of Central Ohio... and the Religious Experience Advisory Council of the Ohio Bicentennial Commission are planning [a new] book, Religion in Ohio: Over 200 Years of Experiences... As the state approaches 200, Christian and Jewish bodies remain prominent, but now they have plenty of company. [The] book for Ohio's bicentennial in 2003 also will discuss the beliefs of American Indians, Baha'is, Buddhists, Hindus, Jains, Muslims, Sikhs and...

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Groups Work to Alleviate Troubling Discrimination in Southern California's Housing

July 8, 2002

Source: Los Angeles Times

On July 8, 2002 the Los Angeles Times featured an article on discrimination faced by Muslim Americans and South Asian Americans when renting apartments in Southern California. "Anxiety... heightened in May when the FBI issued a memo saying terrorists might target apartment buildings with explosives... The Los Angeles Police Department followed that memo by releasing a list of guidelines that encouraged owners to be more vigilant about prospective tenants... Some housing advocates and civil rights attorneys worry that the...

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Richmond Hill Gurdwara Destroyed by Fire

July 7, 2002

Source: The New York Times

On July 7, 2002, The New York Times featured a story on the frustrations of the Sikh community in Queens, who lost their Richmond Hill Gurdwara to fire last March. The community has big plans for rebuilding their temple and community center, but work cannot begin until clearance is received. "Nothing has been cleared because officials of the Sikh Cultural Society of Richmond Hill, which owns the temple, and the insurance company, Great American Insurance, are still trying to work out a settlement." Despite tensions, community...

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Controversy Over Participation in Interfaith Service

July 6, 2002

Source: The San Francisco Chronicle

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2002/07/06/MN157497.DTL

On July 6, 2002, The San Francisco Chronicle reported that Rev. David Benke, "a high-ranking Lutheran pastor, has been suspended from his duties and ordered to apologize to all Christians for participating with Muslims, Jews, Sikhs and Hindus in an interfaith prayer service in New York's Yankee Stadium after Sept. 11......

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Immigrants Become Citizens on July 4

July 5, 2002

Source: The Seattle Post-Intelligencer

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/77353_citizen05.shtml

On July 5, 2002 The Seattle Post-Intelligencer reported that this fourth of July in Seattle, "311 immigrants from 65 countries celebrated becoming American citizens at the Ethnic Heritage Council's 18th annual naturalization ceremony... The event drew hundreds more spectators and a long list of speakers,...

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Appeals Court Rules "Under God" in Pledge of Allegiance Unconstitutional

June 30, 2002

Source: Statesman Journal

http://news.statesmanjournal.com/article.cfm?i=44359.

On June 30, 2002, the Statesman Journal of Salem, Oregon featured an article on the recent Pledge of Allegiance ruling. "The decision created instant furor, in part because the pledge is an American icon. But it may have just as much to do with people’s relationship with God — or lack thereof... In America, God means different...

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