Sikhism

Sikh Temple Robbed By Armed Men

April 26, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/glasgow_and_west/8644109.stm

Three men are being sought by police following an armed robbery at a Sikh temple in the south side of Glasgow.

The men entered the temple on St Andrews Drive, Pollokshields, at 1115 BST on Sunday.

They took a four-figure sum of cash before escaping in the direction of Shields Road and Maxwelll Drive....

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Toronto Sikhs Enjoy Peaceful Khalsa Parade

April 25, 2010

Author: Pryia Sankaran

Source: CBC News

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/toronto/story/2010/04/25/sikh-parade.html

After weeks of news about violent clashes at their places of worship, Sikhs in Greater Toronto enjoyed a peaceful day of celebration on Sunday.

Despite intermittent drizzle throughout the day, an estimated 80,000 people took part in the Khalsa Day parade. The annual event celebrates the founding of the Khalsa order of...

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Sikhs Celebrate Their New Year At Marysville Temple

April 24, 2010

Author: Amy Daybert

Source: Herald Net

http://heraldnet.com/article/20100424/NEWS01/704249897/-1/news01

The Guru Nanak Sikh Temple was filled with those who were participating in the Vaisakhi celebration last Sunday.

Inside the temple at 4919 61st St. NE, children happily played tag across one corner of the temple's floor containing stacks of hundreds of shoes. Volunteers served a vegetarian lunch to families in the kitchen...

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Sikh Turbans Banned From Armed Police Operations

April 23, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/8639432.stm

Sikh police officers who wear turbans cannot join firearms teams, following a ruling from the Association of Chief Police Officers (Acpo).

Officers can choose instead to wear a smaller head covering known as a patka, which will fit under a helmet.

The Acpo guidance follows consultations with the Home Office and a range of police associations representing...

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Sikh Factions Grapple Over Toronto Temple

April 22, 2010

Author: Megan O'Toole

Source: The National Post

http://www.canada.com/life/story.html?id=2936423

Two opposing Sikh factions clashed yesterday at a Toronto temple, with both sides emerging from parallel meetings to assert their control of the facility.

Major Singh, secretary of Rexdale's Sikh Spiritual Centre, accused 10 directors on the board of "misleading the congregants" and funnel-ling funds from the temple; as he spoke, members on the...

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Sikh Refuses to Enter Courthouse Because Of Kirpan Ban

April 22, 2010

Author: Sarah Sacheli

Source: The Gazette

http://www.montrealgazette.com/life/Sikh+refuses+enter+courthouse+because+kirpan/2940181/story.html

A man at the centre of a dispute at a Windsor, Ont., Sikh temple refused to enter a courthouse to testify Thursday after a judge banned him from wearing his ceremonial dagger.

Dr. Sukdev Singh Kooner, an allergist and respected leader at a gurdwara...

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Changes Aimed At Ending Violence At Sikh Centre

April 21, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: CBC News

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/toronto/story/2010/04/21/brampton-sikh.html

Members of the Sri Guru Nanak Sikh Centre in Brampton, Ont., have agreed to a number of changes in the way their religious centre, known as a gurdwara, is run.

On the weekend a fight broke out between different factions at the gurdwara over - among other things - allegations of financial mismanagement.

On Tuesday...

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Sun Smiles On Festival Day As 20,000 Sikhs Celebrate In Leicester

April 19, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Leicester Mercury

http://www.thisisleicestershire.co.uk/evington/Sun-smiles-festival-day-20-000-Sikhs-celebrate/article-2035316-detail/article.html

Streets were transformed into a rainbow of colour as thousands of worshippers from all over the country flocked to Leicester to mark the Sikh festival of Vaisakhi.

Up to 20,000 people...

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Thousands Celebrate Sikh New Year And Temple Hall Opening

April 19, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: News Shopper

http://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/8106515.GRAVESEND__Thousands_celebrate_Sikh_new_year_and_temple_hall_opening/

Thousands of people turned out to celebrate the Sikh new year and the opening of the main hall at a £14m temple.

The launch of the main hall at the Guru Nanak Gurdwara in Khalsa Avenue, Gravesend, was the centrepiece of the...

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Sikhs Celebrate Dedication Of New Hall At West Sac Temple

April 19, 2010

Author: Dale Kasler

Source: The Sacramento Bee

http://www.sacbee.com/2010/04/19/2688035/sikhs-celebrate-dedication-of.html

Thousands of Sikhs from Northern California celebrated the formal dedication of a major communal hall Sunday at the Sikh Temple of Sacramento, attended by their religion's spiritual leader from India.

With prayer and food and the solemn hoisting of the Sikh flag, the...

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Utah Sikhs Feed Homeless In Honor Of Vaisakhi Harvest Festival

April 18, 2010

Author: Lana Groves

Source: Deseret News

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700025673/Utah-Sikhs-feed-homeless-in-honor-of-Vaisakhi-harvest-festival.html

For families at some homeless shelters, being late for dinner means missing it entirely.

That's why Dawn Sjoblom said she was grateful for the free food that members of the Sikh Temple in West Jordan provided Sunday afternoon for...

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Campaign Seeks to Eliminate Religious Discrimination In Workplace

April 18, 2010

Author: Nikki Roberti

Source: Axcess News

http://www.axcessnews.com/index.php/articles/show/id/20010

When Zainab Al-Suwaij's interviewer asked in a displeased tone if she wore her head scarf every day, Al-Suwaij knew her job interview was over.

Many Muslim women wear hijabs in accordance with their faith, but these practices can restrict their chances to find jobs.

Now she is executive director of the American Islamic...

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