Sikhism

EEOC Reports, Responds to Workplace Bias After September 11

December 11, 2001

Source: EEOC

http://www.eeoc.gov/meetings/12-11-01.html

On December 11, 2001, The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) published remarks of Commission Members Cari M. Dominguez and Paul M. Igasaki from the meeting on "Employment Discrimination in the Aftermath of September 11" at EEOC headquarters. Remarks of panelists, which include Dr. Ziad Asali of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, Amardeep Singh of The Sikh Coalition, Jean AbiNader of the Arab American...

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Rochester Interfaith Group to Visit "Ground Zero"

December 11, 2001

Source: The Democrat and Chronicle

http://www.rochesternews.com/1211story5.html

On December 11, 2001, The Democrat and Chronicle reported "Diverse area delegation on visit to ground zero." The article noted, "An interfaith delegation from Rochester will journey to New York City today. Approximately 50 participants -- representatives of the Christian, Jewish, Muslim and Sikh communities -- will make the trip, hoping to reflect on the events of Sept. 11 and to solidify their...

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Arson at New York Sikh Center, Gobind Sadan USA

December 10, 2001

Source: United Press International

On December 10, 2001, The United Press International reported that "the 'real story' of the blaze at the Gobind Sadan shrine actually developed into a rather marvelous one, recounts Ralph Singh, the center's spokesman... Jews, Christians, Hindus, Muslims, and Buddhists came out to express their solidarity, Singh recalled. And then there were individual acts of kindness... With a trembling voice, Ralph Singh spoke of the 'outpouring of love' the 100-strong congregation at the former farmstead received from neighbors and...

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Interfaith Marriage in a Diverse America

December 9, 2001

Source: The Gainesville Sun

http://www.gainesvillesun.com/DAYBREAK/articles/2001-12-09interfaith.shtml

On December 9, 2001, The Gainesville Sun featured the article "Marriage of faiths." The article profiles interfaith families: "In the Kellerman household, the union is not only one of faith, it is also one of cultures." The article notes that the Unitarian father, Ed, and Sikh mother, Sarjit, are raising their son in the Sikh faith. "But the...

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Suspected Hate Crime in Northridge, California: Sikh Store Owner Beaten

December 8, 2001

Source: The Daily News

http://www.dailynews.com/news/articles/1201/08/new04.asp

On December 8, 2001 The Daily News reported "Valley Sikh's beating branded as hate crime." The article began, "Since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, liquor store owner Surinder Singh Sidhu has been wearing a star-spangled turban to show his patriotism -- and to protect himself. For a Sikh fearful of being mistaken for a Muslim, it worked until this week when, he said, thugs entered his...

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Interfaith Thanksgiving, 2001

November 30, 2001

Source: The Times-Picayune

On November 30, 2001, The Times-Picayune featured the article "Giving thanks to the Sikhs." It noted, "St. Philip Community Center wishes to thank the members of the Sikh community of New Orleans ... for their generous contribution of food baskets which provided Thanksgiving meals to many families in need. The Sikh community of New Orleans has been supporting this cause for the past 13 years." The St. Philip Community Center operates under the auspices of the Catholic Archdiocese of New Orleans.

Celebrating Guru Nanak's Birthday in America, 2001

November 30, 2001

Source: The San Jose Mercury News

http://www0.mercurycenter.com/premium/local/docs/guru30.htm

On November 30, 2001, The San Jose Mercury News reported "Sikhs in Bay Area and worldwide celebrate founder's birthday." It noted that, "In the Bay Area, birthday celebrations for Guru Nanak Dev, the first Sikh guru, born in 1469, will occur at gurdwaras, or temples, in Fremont, El Sobrante, Hayward and San Jose ... At many of the gurdwaras, including the one in Fremont...

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Landmark Gurdwara Approved in San Diego

November 29, 2001

Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune

On November 29, 2001, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported that "The Sikh Foundation of San Diego hopes to begin work on a golden-domed temple and multipurpose building by March now that its plans have been approved by the City Council here." The article continued, "When finished, the temple will have three domes topped with spires that could be more than 35 feet high. The temple, or gurdwara, also will have metal grillwork painted in copper and bronze colors."

Arson at New York Sikh Center, Gobind Sadan USA

November 28, 2001

Source: The Pluralism Project

http://www.pluralism.org/about/morning_prayers.php

On November 28, 2001, Dr. Diana Eck's Morning Prayers at Memorial Church of Harvard University included her reflections on the arson at Gobind Sadan: "After the arson attack, Ralph [Singh] described the outpouring of support and love. 'Complete strangers were offering money to help rebuild the shrine, saying this is not the America they stood for, veterans saying this is not the America they fought...

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Arson at New York Sikh Center, Gobind Sadan USA

November 27, 2001

Source: The Oswego Palladium-Times

On November 27, 2001, The Oswego Palladium-Times reported that "a substantial reward is expected to be offered for information relating to a fire which struck a Sikh house of worship Nov. 18." The article continued, "They are also looking at the fire in the former farmhouse as a possible hate crime, a federal offense...Investigators say the fire in Palermo is suspicious because it follows two other apparent acts of vandalism at the site." The article quoted Ralph Singh, co-founder of Gobind Sadan USA: "'The irony of this...

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