Sikhism

Ohio Interfaith Association Works for Peace and Human Rights

February 16, 2001

Source: The Columbus Dispatch

On February 16, 2001, The Columbus Dispatch reported on the Interfaith Association of Central Ohio, which has 350 members from Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Sikhism, Baha'ism, Islam and Judaism. All are volunteers. "The missions of the association...are to educate its members and the public about customs of different faiths and to provide interfaith public worship and ceremonies related to local and global concerns." The association's projects, which range from peace-training programs in public schools to the creation of...

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U.S. Responds to Earthquake in India

February 8, 2001

Source: The Boston Herald

On February 8, 2001, The Boston Herald reported that "the local Indian community plans to adopt families, villages and schools in the earthquake-ravaged Gujarat region and target donations and long-term support...The groups decided to pool their efforts in order to get the most for each dollar raised...The meeting of 22 Indian social organizations in Cambridge Sunday brought together Hindus, Moslems, Jains and Sikhs, and people from diverse Indian regions and ethnic groups." One local group, Hindu Swayansewak Sangh, has raised...

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Sikh Center to be Site of Free Medical Clinic

November 20, 2000

Source: Los Angeles Times

On November 20, 2000, the Los Angeles Times reported that "the Indian Medical Assn. of Southern California is proposing to open a free medical clinic at the Sikh Center in Santa Ana. The Sikh Center is offering the group of doctors free use of a house on its campus for the clinic. The two groups are negotiating over hours and how much space the clinic would need. The plan is to help not only center members, but also those in the surrounding community who can't afford health care, said Dr. Sudeep Kukreja, president of the 600-member...

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Los Angeles Sikhs Celebrate Guru Nanak's Birthday

November 11, 2000

Source: Los Angeles Times

On November 11, 2000, the Los Angeles Times reported that "Southern California Sikhs on Sunday will celebrate the 531st birthday of Guru Nanak, founder of what is now the fifth largest religion in the world. Guru Nanak was born in 1469 in the small village of Talwandi in what is today Pakistan. The son of Hindus, he is said to have received a call from God while bathing in the Bein River. Emerging three days later, followers say, he declared, 'There is no Hindu or Muslim,' and founded a religion based on the unity, equality and...

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New Sikh Gurdwara Sparks Debate in Washington

November 9, 2000

Source: The Washington Post

On November 9, 2000,the Washington Post reported that "after two years of waiting, and over the continuing objections of concerned neighbors, a local Sikh religious community got the go-ahead last week from the Montgomery County Planning Commission to build a temple just outside Laytonsville. Called a Gurdwara, or 'door to the master,' the two-story, 35-foot-tall building is to be constructed on a six-acre lot at Woodfield and Warfield roads, along with a 75-space parking lot...The roughly 700 Sikhs to be served by the Gurdwara,...

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Sikh Temple

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 28 October 2013.

Phone: 707-434-1400
Website: http://fairfieldsikhtemple.com/
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Sikh Community Strong in L.A.

August 26, 2000

Source: Los Angeles Times

On August 26, 2000, the Los Angeles Times reported on the Sikh community of Los Angeles. While Sikhism might at times seem exotic to some, "the values and beliefs of Sikhism--which is monotheistic and puts great emphasis on family, education and charity--do not seem far removed from the mainstream." On a typical Sunday morning at the Sikh Gurdwara of Los Angeles, "approximately 150 Sikhs attending the 10:30 a.m. service sit cross-legged and barefoot on the carpeted floor of the immaculately clean auditorium, while service leaders...

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Faithful Diversity Displayed in Boston's Immigrants

August 19, 2000

Source: Patriot-Ledger

On August 19, 2000 the Patriot-Ledger reported, "If you want to learn about a community, visit the place where people worship. But most of us don't do that. We feel like an intrusive outsider and don't understand the religious service unless we're accompanied by a congregation member. So it's a treat to find a new exhibit that introduces us to Buddhists and their temple in Quincy, as well as to five other religious groups in the Boston area. 'Faithful Boston: The Religion of Boston Immigrants' is on view in the changing gallery of...

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Building of Sikh Temple in Dispute

June 14, 2000

Source: The Washington Post

On June 14, 2000, The Washington Post published the article "Oak-Hugging Neighbors Delay Cutters; Still Sikh Temple is Likely to be Built on Wooded Site in District Neighborhood.

Minnesota Paper Reports on Sikh and Buddhist Holidays

May 13, 2000

Source: Star Tribune

On May 13, 2000, the Star Tribune reported on the Sikh commemoration of "the Martyrdom Day of Guru Arjan Dev, the fifth guru in Sikhism. He assembled the Adi Granth and built the famous Golden Temple at Amritsar." The article also noted that "Thursday begins the Buddhist celebration of Visakha Puja Day, or the full moon day of the sixth lunar month. Buddhists of the southern tradition celebrate this as the day Buddha was born, attained enlightenment and died."

Sikh Community in Southern California

April 15, 2000

Source: Los Angeles Times

On April 15, 2000, the Los Angeles Times published an article on the growth of the Sikh community in Southern California. Guru Nanak Sikh Temple, which was built in 1983 as a two-room house to accommodate 80 worshipers, is now a 3.5-acre complex that serves as many as 400 people in Buena Park, CA, including a school, a library, a worship hall, and a community kitchen. This growth has come with an increased demand to address the lack of traditional values held by Sikh youth. Amarjit Singh Dhillon, president of Guru Nanak Temple and...

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Sikhs Celebrate Baisakhi Day

April 8, 2000

Source: Los Angeles Times

On April 8, 2000, the Los Angeles Times reported that Southern California Sikhs will celebrate Baisakhi Day at the Los Angeles Convention Center on April 9th. Baisakhi Day commemorates the birth of the Khalsa as proclaimed by Guru Gobind Singh more than 300 years ago. Festivities will begin at 8am and will include a two-hour parade around downtown Los Angeles leaving at 3pm from the convention center.

Sikhs in Political Life

March 21, 2000

Source: Los Angeles Times

On March 21, 2000, the Los Angeles Times reported on continuing discrimination against Sikhs in political life, along with a growing commitment on the part of the Sikh community to increase their participation in politics. This participation, termed a "political coming out" includes "contributing to political campaigns as never before,with an estimated $7.7 million in donations to federal candidates in the last three elections," the rising number of Indian American legislative aids, and a number of potential candidates for high...

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