Sikhism

Brampton Kirpan Attack Renews Debate Over Sikh Daggers

April 6, 2010

Author: Raveena Aulakh

Source: Toronto Star

http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/crime/article/791293--brampton-kirpan-attack-renews-debate-over-sikh-daggers?bn=1

The crowd of about 150 people was yelling obscenities and threats outside the Sikh Lehar Centre in Brampton when three temple officials stepped out to pacify them.

Within seconds, one in the crowd, clutching a thick steel...

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Sikh Kids Play In Backyard Of the White House

April 6, 2010

Author: Anju Kaur

Source: SikhNN

http://www.sikhnn.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=708&mode=thread&order=0&thold=0

It was a beautiful spring day for Sikh kids to roll eggs, listen to stories and play on the White House lawn. 

By special invitation from the White House, a group of 30 Sikh kids and their parents were given the rare opportunity to attend the...

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Governor Signs Repeal On Teachers' Religious Dress; Ban Will Lift In July 2011

April 1, 2010

Author: Betsy Hammond

Source: The Oregonian

http://www.oregonlive.com/education/index.ssf/2010/04/governor_signs_repeal_on_teach.html

With supporters of religious freedom looking on, Gov. Ted Kulongoski signed a bill this morning that will end Oregon's ban on teachers wearing head scarves and other religious attire. 

The ban won't lift until after the 2010-11 school year. The rationale for the...

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Las Vegas Community Celebrates Vaisakhi

April 1, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: India Journal

http://www.indiajournal.com/pages/event.php?id=10486

The Sikh Temple (Gurdwara Baba Deep Singh) and the Indian community of Las Vegas celebrated Vaisakhi on March 20 at the Clark County Government Center Amphitheater.  

The fair was attended by over 1,500 people and was a vibrant festival of food, dance and music.  Musical performances by talented Punjabi...

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Sikh Groups Lend Helping Hand In L.A. Marathon

April 1, 2010

Author: Jaspal Singh

Source: Global Sikh News

http://sikhsangat.org/2010/04/sikh-groups-lend-helping-hand-in-l-a-marathon/

Nearly 100 volunteers from various Gurdwaras in Southern California: Buena Park, Vermont, Valley Sikh Temple and Khalsa Care Foundation volunteered their services at the annual 25th Honda LA Marathon, held on March 21.

Different Sikh groups have been volunteering for the L. A. Marathon for the...

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Suspicious Fire Damages Sacramento Sikh Temple

April 1, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: India Journal

http://www.indiajournal.com/pages/event.php?id=10488

A charred building and broken windows are all that is left of a Sacramento Sikh temple after a suspicious fire nearly destroyed the gurdwara. 

Instead of attending services on March 13, members of the Gurdwara picked through the charred rubble. 

“This is too much damage. I can’t believe it,” said...

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Thousands Expected At Sikh Games

March 29, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Southern Star

http://southern-star.whereilive.com.au/news/story/thousands-expected-at-sikh-games/

A crowd of more than 30,000 people is expected to attend the 23rd annual Sikh Games National Multicultural Festival at Tingalpa over the Easter weekend. 

The festival, hosted this year by the Punjabi Cultural Association, is an important event for the southside Sikh community....

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Female Muslim Doctors Allowed to Wear Disposable Sleeves for Modesty: Official Guidance

March 27, 2010

Author: Rebecca Smith

Source: Telegraph

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/7528335/Female-Muslim-doctors-allowed-to-wear-disposable-sleeves-for-modesty-official-guidance.html

All staff involved in caring for patients should be 'bare below the elbows' to ensure sleeves do not become contaminated and hands can be washed thoroughly to prevent...

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Funding Last Hurdle for Sikh Temple With Green Design

March 27, 2010

Author: Ashley Gebb

Source: Appeal-Democrat

http://www.appeal-democrat.com/news/sikh-93205-temple-green.html

Gurdwara green is slated to be the shade of the new Sikh temple on South George Washington Boulevard.

The Guru Nanak Sikh Society has cleared almost all hurdles toward starting construction — including a battle with Sutter County and a hearing at the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeal — except for funding. The...

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Youth Interfaith Meet Held

March 25, 2010

Author: Jasjit Kaur Ahuja

Source: India Journal

http://www.indiajournal.com/pages/event.php?id=10427

Twenty-four teenagers from the Sikh community took part in the 6th Annual Interfaith Youth Dialogue sponsored by the Interfaith Council of Central Orange County on March 7.

The event was a tremendous success, with about 120 high school teens and 25 adults participating in a discussion of the theme “When times get tough, how do...

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Apology Issued After Nurse Cuts Sikh's Beard

March 24, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: CBC News

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/british-columbia/story/2010/03/24/bc-sikh-beard-cut-fraser-health.html

B.C.'s Fraser Health Authority is investigating why staff at a seniors care facility made the "terribly unfortunate human error" of cutting the beard off an elderly Sikh patient, the second time such an incident has occurred in the past two years.

A nurse cut the man...

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Sikh “Turbanology” to Train Police Officers

March 23, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Sikh Times

http://www.emgonline.co.uk/news.php?news=9146

A groundbreaking documentary exploring the role and symbolism of the turban since the London Bombings is to be used to train Officers at British Transport Police.

It’s the first time that “Turbanology: After 7/7” has been licensed by a British law enforcement agency as an educational toolkit.

Speaking about the licensing Paul Crowther...

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£1m Raised In Bid for Sikh Temple In Northampton

March 23, 2010

Author: Helen Buckingham

Source: Northampton Chronicle & Echo

http://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/news/1m-raised-in-bid-for.6172009.jp

A community in Northampton has raised £1m to show its commitment to building a new place of worship and community centre in the town.The Sikh community, co-ordinated by the Lotus Foundation, has collected the money over the past two years to pay for the purchase and development of the site of...

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