Sikhism

The Sikh Holiday Commemorating the Martyrdom of Guru Arjan - World Religion News

June 17, 2016
REMEMBERING GURU ARJAN, WHO SOWED THE SEED OF MARTYRDOM IN THE SIKH RELIGION. On June 16 annually, members of the Sikh religion remember the martyrdom of Guru Arjan. Guru Arjan Dev Ji who is the fifth Guru and first martyr of the Sikhs died through torture after pursuing his task of preaching about God, solidifying the members and expanding the Sikh faith during its early years. The death of Guru Arjan also resulted to permanent changes in the faith’s tradition which is still practiced today.

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New White House Muslim Liaison Will Represent Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, Sikhs - World Religion News

June 8, 2016
Zaki Barzinji is just 27-years-old. However, his experience in community outreach and counter-radicalization is very impressive. That is one of the main reasons why the White House recently appointed him as the new American Muslim Community Liaison. Barzinji is the former Deputy Director of Intergovernmental Affairs for Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe.

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Advocates Call for Training in County Where Sikh Man Falsely Accused of Terrorism | SikhNet

June 3, 2016
A coalition of 40 local and national civil rights organizations have joined The Sikh Coalition to demand accountability and training after two South Asian, Punjabi-speaking men traveling on a Greyhound bus in February were arrested in Amarillo, Texas. In April, The Sikh Coalition called on local officials to investigate the accusers for filing a false police report and to evaluate police practices.

Sikh Youth Symposium Builds Confidence in Public Speech | SikhNet

June 1, 2016
Dayton, OH: The local level edition of 2016 International Sikh Youth Symposium, a public speaking competition for youth ages 6 to 22 was held at Guru Nanak Society Gurdwara in Cincinnati, OHIO. Youth ages 6 to 22 from Cincinnati and neighboring Dayton participated in 5 separate age categories. This year marked the biggest ever - 42 participants, out of which 9 are going to the Regional level competition to be held in Cleveland, OH on June 18. Winners from the regional event are then presented at the annual international gathering.

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Hoboken Councilman Responds To Racist Tweet Calling Him a 'Terrorist' | SikhNet

June 1, 2016
Hoboken, NJ – Racism has reared its ugly head in Hoboken.That’s the message that Hoboken City Councilman Ravinder Bhalla gave in reply to a Twitter comment alluding that he was a “terrorist.”Bhalla – who was born and raised in New Jersey - wrote that the inflammatory comment was made after he posted a “routine” message on Twitter about Wednesday’s City Council meeting.

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2016 Jan 26

Waking in Oak Creek Screening and Discussion (Religion Refocused Film Series)

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40 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
Waking in Oak Creek_1.26.16On Tuesday, January 26th, the Pluralism Project hosted a screening and discussion of the film Waking in Oak Creek at the Brattle Theatre in Harvard Square. Event partners include Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries, Everett Gurdwara Sahib, Gurdwara Sikh Sangat Boston, Gurudwara Guru Nanak... Read more about Waking in Oak Creek Screening and Discussion (Religion Refocused Film Series)

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