Sikhism

Staff Recommends Green Light for Sikh Temple

June 1, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Guelph Tribune

http://www.guelphtribune.ca/news/article/211533

City council is set to make a decision next Monday on an application for a Sikh temple on Clair Road East, with city planning staff recommending that the rezoning be approved.

Council’s monthly planning meeting at 7 p. m. June 7 at city hall will deal with the controversial application, with has faced considerable opposition from some people living...

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Traditional Sikh Serves As Army Dentist On Fort Drum

June 1, 2010

Author: Paul Steven Ghiringhelli

Source: SikhNet

http://www.sikhnet.com/news/traditional-sikh-serves-army-dentist-fort-drum

Aside from a striking physique, Capt. Tejdeep Singh Rattan is not what you would visually expect from a U.S. Army Soldier.

Rattan, a 31-year-old devotee of Sikhism, was granted special exemptions last year regarding Army Regulation 600-20 that permit him to wear a beard and a turban while in...

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£9m Transformation for Sikh Temple In Smethwick, UK

May 29, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Global Sikh News

http://sikhsangat.org/2010/05/9m-transformation-for-sikh-temple-in-smethwick-uk/

A landmark Smethwick temple is in line for a £9 million expansion, taking over land where the town’s cinema once stood. The Guru Nanak Gurdwara in High Street is one of the oldest temples in the country, and the project will see it almost double in size, with an 800-seater dining...

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Sikh Society, Opponents, Setting Sights On Council Vote

May 28, 2010

Author: Scott Tracey

Source: Guelph Mercury

http://news.guelphmercury.com/News/article/638916

The Guelph Sikh Society, and its opponents, are both setting their sights on the next hurdle in the society’s bid to build a temple on Clair Road in the south end.

“We are very hopeful we will get the zoning on June 7,” Dr. Ravi Rai, vice-president of the society, said Friday.

City councillors will hold a planning meeting that...

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Ceremony Held to Mark Thai Unrest

May 26, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/world/asia_pacific/10160335.stm

Monks and other religious figures have held a vigil in Bangkok a week on from the army's operation to clear the capital of anti-government protesters.

Several hundred monks led ceremonies which featured Christian, Sikh and Muslim leaders in mass prayers to bless the city.

The government says it wants to pursue reconciliation in the...

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New York State Assembly Honours Sikh Outfit for Its Aid Efforts

May 26, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: DNA India

http://www.dnaindia.com/world/report_new-york-state-assembly-honours-sikh-outfit-for-its-aid-efforts_1387936

The New York state assembly and the city council have honoured a Sikh NGO for its humanitarian aid efforts in quake-hit Haiti and Chile and civil rights advocacy work.

The NGO United Sikhs was honoured before the New York state assembly by...

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Edmonton Sikhs Celebrate Unique Identity

May 24, 2010

Author: Jennifer Fong

Source: The Vancouver Sun/The Edmonton Journal

http://www.vancouversun.com/life/Thousands+attend+Edmonton+Sikhs+parade+Sunday/3064029/story.html

His left foot encased in a hard plastic cast, Vin Panesar walked gingerly alongside the floats leading Edmonton's Nagar Kirtan parade Sunday afternoon.

The celebration of Vaisakhi is a major holiday on the Sikh calendar and a broken...

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Texas State Curriculum Now Includes Sikhi

May 21, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Sikh Coalition

http://www.sikhcoalition.org/advisories/Texas_Victory.htm

Today, the Texas Board of Education voted to include information on Sikhs and Sikh practices in the state mandated curriculum for public school students.  This marks a significant victory for the Sikh community as Sikhs and Sikhi has never before been included in the state-wide curriculum.

In 2011, Texas students will learn...

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The 2010 Sikh Summit

May 18, 2010

Author: Jaspreet Singh

Source: SikhNet

http://www.sikhnet.com/news/2010-sikh-summit

In a week long series of meetings with lawmakers, Sikh organizations and community leaders engaged United States Senators and Members of Congress in a dialogue about issues that most affect Sikhs in the country. The 2010 Sikh Summit was organized by UNITED SIKHS as part of their ongoing advocacy projects to protect Sikh civil and human rights. Issues presented to...

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England Hails Its Blue-Eyed Sikh Soldier

May 17, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Global Sikh News

http://sikhsangat.org/2010/05/england-hails-its-blue-eyed-sikh-soldier/

They number just 80 in the 150,000-strong British Army, but Sikh soldiers have become the toast of the fighting force.

Private Ranvir Singh, a reservist with 151 London Transport Regiment, is now the UK government’s ambassador tasked with building bridges with that country’s formidable Sikh...

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Eight Major World Religions Meet Up In a Book

May 15, 2010

Author: Nomi Morris

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-beliefs-kneel-20100515,0,4133336.story

When Akasha Lonsdale was a child in London, her agnostic family prohibited her from participating in religious services at the Church of England school she attended. Required to sit at the back of a Hebrew class for the school's Jewish students, she befriended a girl whose family invited her to the...

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Redding Mayor Pushes Prayer Diversity

May 15, 2010

Author: Scott Mobley

Source: The Record Searchlight

http://www.redding.com/news/2010/may/15/mayor-pushes-prayer-diversity/

Redding Mayor Patrick Jones wants to diversify City Council invocations.

Police chaplains currently deliver these prayers, which essentially are entreaties to some higher power for guidance at the beginning of a council meeting.

The council on Tuesday will consider Jones’ proposal to open...

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Fire At Sikh Temple In Reno Was Deliberately Set But Not a Hate Crime, Fire Department Says

May 12, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Reno Gazette-Journal

http://www.rgj.com/article/20100512/NEWS01/100512028/1321/news

The fire at the Sikh Temple in Reno was intentionally set late Monday to cover up an attempted burglary, Reno Fire Department investigators believe.

Investigators continue to look into the case and ask anyone with information to call Secret Witness at 322-4900. 

Temple members have cooperated to help...

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Sikhs Raise Terror, Turban Issue With US Lawmakers

May 12, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Yahoo News

http://in.news.yahoo.com/48/20100512/1248/twl-sikhs-raise-terror-turban-issue-with.html

Sikh leaders met US lawmakers during a week-long summit here and sought meaningful solutions to the issues of concerns to the community like discriminatory practices, hate crimes and the right to wear turban.

The 2010 Sikh Summit was organised by UNITED SIKHS as part of their...

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