Sikhism

A Fight for Sikhs In the Curriculum

February 12, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Sikh Coalition

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

Over the past 8 months, the Sikh Coalition has partnered with Texas Sikhs to press the state to include information on Sikhs in the mandatory state-wide public school curriculum. 

After months of intense work, the Coalition excitedly reports that a preliminary draft of the new curriculum standards requires information on...

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Putting Their Best Facial Hair Forward

February 11, 2010

Author: Alex Spanko

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/lifestyle/fashion/articles/2010/02/11/beard_mustache_idea_is_really_growing/

Todd Easton didn’t want to part with his bushy beard during the cold winter months. So to justify his decision to remain hairy, he did what any upstanding facial hair enthusiast would do: He pitched a beard and mustache competition to the Somerville Arts...

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United Sikh Provide Hot Meals for Haitian Families

February 11, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Sikh Times

http://www.emgonline.co.uk/news.php?news=8846

UNITED SIKHS is providing urgent legal advocacy services and serving Langgar (traditional Sikh community hot meals) to Haitian families in NYC impacted by the earthquake and to Haitian repatriates who have arrived in the US. 

Legal assistance is being provided at the New York Haitian Earthquake Family Resource Center at the New York National Guard...

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Sikhs Prepare to Welcome the Olympic Torch

February 10, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Sikh Times

http://www.emgonline.co.uk/news.php?news=8829

The Sikh population of Queensborough are preparing for the Olympic torches arrival.

Today every Sikh in the country will celebrate and put all their differences to one side.

For today they will ‘park’ their passion to ensure their Holy Kirpan will be allowed into the stadiums.

A Sikh has been selected as one of the torch bearers....

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Sikh Gurdwara Organises Swine Flu Injections for Community

February 10, 2010

Author: Satnam Singh Khalsa

Source: The Sikh Times

http://www.emgonline.co.uk/news.php?news=8827

An initiative lead by the Gurdwara has allowed the Sikh community to take preventive steps against the much-feared affliction, Swine Flu shots were administered on February 7, Sunday, to members of the sangat at Gurdwara Sahib, Fremont. Calfornia Disease Control (CDL) has declared Swine Flu as a pandemic disease that originates from animals and spreads from...

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WSO Encourages Sikhs to Familiarize Themselves With Olympic Kirpan Accommodation Policy

February 9, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Sikh Times

http://www.emgonline.co.uk/news.php?news=8807

The World Sikh Organization of Canada (WSO) reminds the Sikh community to become familiar with the guidelines accommodating the kirpan at the 2010 Vancouver Olympic and Paralympics Games.  It is important that all Sikh spectators at the Olympics who wear the kirpan strictly abide by the guidelines. 

Sikh spectators wearing a kirpan must inform...

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Karachi: Sikh Body Demands Return Of Gurdwara

February 8, 2010

Author: Sardar Ramesh Singh

Source: The Sikh Times

http://www.emgonline.co.uk/news.php?news=8780

A representative body of the Sikh community in Karachi, Sikh Naujawan Sabah Pakistan (SNSP), has demanded that Gurdwara Ratan Tala, which they say exists on the property in the name of Sri Guru Sikh Sabah, be handed over to them. The Gurdwara is located on Plot No. AM355 near Preedy Police Station in Saddar Karachi.

Built in the early 20th century in...

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Ceremonial Dagger 'Part Of the Body' Say Devout Sikhs

February 8, 2010

Author: Caroline McClatchey

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/8504073.stm

Britain's first Asian judge has said Sikhs should be allowed to wear their ceremonial daggers - known as Kirpans - to school and other public venues.

It follows a number of high-profile cases where Sikhs have been asked to remove the item, required by their faith, in the workplace or in the classroom.

But what exactly is a Kirpan and just how many...

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Democrats Push to Repeal Religious Dress Ban In Schools

February 5, 2010

Author: Melica Johnson

Source: KATU News

http://www.katu.com/news/local/83691437.html

A decades-old law banning teachers from wearing religious clothing in public classrooms received vigorous debate Friday during a public hearing on the 1923 law.

Democrats are leading the charge to lift the ban because they say it is unconstitutional and discriminatory. In a move to make their proposed law more palatable to critics of repealing the ban,...

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Sikhs Attend Landmark Interfaith Conference In Jakarta

February 3, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: SikhNet/The Sikh Times

http://www.sikhnet.com/news/sikhs-attend-landmark-interfaith-conference-jakarta

The World Sikh Council – America Region (WSC-AR) participated in a landmark US-Indonesia bilateral interfaith conference in Jakarta, Indonesia sponsored by the governments of the United States of America and Republic of Indonesia.

The conference was one of the steps undertaken...

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India's 'Untouchables' Declare Own Religion

February 3, 2010

Author: Harmeet Shah Singh

Source: CNN

http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/asiapcf/02/03/india.new.religion/

In an event considered rare, one of India's low-caste communities has declared its own distinct religion.

Followers of a 14-century spiritual figure, Guru Ravidass, will now have their own holy scriptures, a flag and a greeting, sect officials said.

The new holy book compiles Guru Ravidass' writings, which until now were...

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Australian Envoy Welcomes Gurdwara Council Of Victoria Statement

February 1, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Daily India

http://www.dailyindia.com/show/357582.php

Australia's High Commissioner to India, Peter Varghese, has welcomed a statement by the Gurdwara Council of Victoria on investigations into the fire that broke out at the partially completed Nanaksar Thath Isher Darbar Sikh temple on Evans Road in Lynbrook in Melbourne on January 13.

"As I have mentioned before, Australia is committed to bringing to swift justice the...

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BC Sikhs Reach Haiti With Relief

February 1, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: World Sikh News

http://worldsikhnews.com/27%20January%202010/bc%20sikhs%20reach%20haiti%20with%20relief.htm

A team of local Sikh youth has been dispatched to Haiti this week to assist in the relief efforts there, as victims of the devastating earthquake two weeks ago continue to suffer from a lack of food, shelter and medical assistance. The group, three men and three women are...

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