Sikhism

UK Heads Of Religion Call for Release Of Iran's Seven Baha'i Leaders

October 7, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Baha'i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story/795

Britain's most prominent heads of religion have called for the release of the seven Baha'i leaders serving prison sentences in Iran.

 

A statement by the United Kingdom's religious leaders – describing the sentencing of the seven as a "gross violation of the fundamental human right to freedom of religion" – was signed by, among others, the...

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'It’s Not Race, It's Faith,’ Says Muslim and Sikh Interfaith Project

October 7, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Asian Image

http://www.asianimage.co.uk/news/united_kingdom/8435902._It___s_not_race__it_s_faith_____says_Muslim_and_Sikh_interfaith_project/

Discrimination against different faiths is more of a problem than racial discrimination, said members of a new interfaith project in West London.

 

Racial differences once formed...

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Boom for 'God Men' as New Rich Seek Balm for the Soul

October 6, 2010

Author: Mary Fitzgerald

Source: The Irish Times

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/world/2010/1006/1224280471825.html

Inside the imposing five-storey meditation hall shaped like a lotus and covered with more than 1,000 marble petals, there are representations of several Hindu deities, but none as prominent as that of Lakshmi, a goddess of wealth and prosperity.

 

Every year, millions come here to the sprawling...

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Neighbors Balk At Sikhs' Plans for 40-Foot Dome

September 24, 2010

Author: Jeff Borgardt

Source: The Chicago Tribune

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/northnorthwest/ct-x-n-palatine-sikh-temple-20100916,0,19526.story

Like many fledgling religious communities, the beginnings of what became the Sikh Religious Society in Palatine were modest.

 

A small group of Sikhs who were putting down roots in the north and west suburbs of Chicago in...

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Interfaith Lunch Promotes Diversity

September 16, 2010

Author: Liz Thomas

Source: WIBC 93.1 FM

http://www.wibc.com/news/Story.aspx?ID=1280059

Hoosiers from several religious backgrounds come together to celebrate their differences.

 

The "friendship luncheon" at the Indiana Statehouse Thursday is the first in a series of cultural gatherings to foster an understanding and appreciation of the various religious communities in the state.

Valarie Kaur: Shadow Generation

September 15, 2010

Author: Valarie Kaur

Source: The Huffington Post

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/valarie-kaur/shadow-generation_b_716769.html

Nine years ago today, the murder of a family friend changed the course of my life. His name was Balbir Singh Sodhi. Four days after 9/11, he was shot in the back in front of his gas station by a man who yelled when arrested, "I'm a patriot! Arrest me and let those terrorists run wild."

Sodhi was a...

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Students’ New Campaign Fights Islamophobia

September 13, 2010

Author: Mary E. O'Leary

Source: The New Haven Register

http://www.nhregister.com/articles/2010/09/13/news/new_haven/doc4c8d99ae18b9f677991290.txt

Valarie Kaur is an award-winning filmmaker who has fought racism for the past nine years, and still she found herself overwhelmed and paralyzed by the anti-Muslim sentiment flowing from controversy over the planned Islamic center near Ground Zero in New York.

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Second Sikh Doctor Allowed to Wear Articles of Faith; Enlisted Soldier In Training

September 9, 2010

Author: Steve Elliott

Source: The United States Army

http://www.army.mil/-news/2010/09/09/44944-second-sikh-doctor-allowed-to-wear-articles-of-faith-enlisted-soldier-in-training/

Standing at attention deep in the ranks of the Soldiers in crisp ACUs and combat boots, Capt. Kamaljeet Kalsi was just like every other officer there - proud of his achievements and ready to graduate...

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Sikh Sues Poland’s Border Guards After Ordered to Take Off Turban

September 8, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Global Sikh News/PAP

http://sikhsangat.org/2010/09/sikh-sues-poland%E2%80%99s-border-guards-after-ordered-to-take-off-turban/

A British Sikh is bringing a law suit against Poland’s border guards after he claims they tried to make him remove his turban at the International Frederic Chopin Airport in Warsaw.

Shaminder Singh Puri, a British citizen of Indian...

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