Sikhism

Thieves Target Vehicles At Sikh Temples

January 7, 2010

Author: Rochelle Baker

Source: BC Local News

http://www.bclocalnews.com/news/80923982.html

Police are looking to the public to help identify suspects that may be stealing valuables from cars at a number of Sikh temples throughout the Lower Mainland.

The suspects seem to be targeting the South Asian community by breaking into vehicles outside Sikh temples, or gurdwaras, and South Asian markets, said Const. Ian MacDonald.

“There appears...

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Sikh Sangat Rings In the New Year With Guru

January 7, 2010

Author: Satnam Singh Khalsa

Source: SikhNet

http://www.sikhnet.com/news/sikh-sangat-rings-new-year-guru

In an experience purely spiritual in nature, the Sikh Sangat here preferred to ring in the New Year in the presence of the Guru at Gurdwara Sahib, Fremont, participating in a 27-hour long Keertan and Katha Darbar that began at 5:30 pm on December 31, 2009 and went on till 9:30 pm o fJanuary 1, 2010. 

As the sangat...

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French Sikhs Bringing Turban Ban Issue to Delhi

January 6, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Samachaar

Wire Service: IANS

http://www.samachaar.in/International/French_Sikhs_bringing_turban_ban_issue_to_Delhi_97468/

A delegation of Sikhs from France will land in New Delhi Thursday for the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD), the annual gathering of the Indian diaspora, to highlight the continuing problem of the ban of Sikh turbans in France....

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Sikhs Strive to Keep Language Alive

January 3, 2010

Author: Jonah Owen Lamb

Source: The Fresno Bee

http://www.fresnobee.com/local/story/1768283.html

There's a lasting link between the 35-character alphabet used to write Punjabi and the Sikh religion.

The Sikh scriptures and the Punjabi language of many Sikhs were written in a script known as Gurmukhi. So to be fully initiated into the religion, you must know how to read it.

That has created a problem for the Sikh community of Livingston...

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Knighthood for UK's First Sikh Judge

December 31, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Zee News

http://www.zeenews.com/news591744.html

Mota Singh, who is the UK's first Sikh and Asian judge, has been knighted by the British Queen.

London-based Singh, who is also a Queen's Counsel, has been knighted in the Queen's New Year Honours List for "services to the Administration of Justice, Community Relations and to the Voluntary Sector". 

His decision to wear a white turban in court, instead of a wig,...

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Sikhs Find a Home for Worship In Alabama

December 27, 2009

Author: Jeremy Gray

Source: The Birmingham News

http://blog.al.com/birmingham-news-stories/2009/12/sikhs_find_a_home_for_worship.html

In what was once Sonrise Community Church, the growing number of Sikhs living in the Birmingham area have started Alabama's first Sikh temple.

Sikhism, one of the world's major religions, originated in the 16th century but until recently there were too few followers in the...

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Sikh[s] Can Carry Kirpans to Olympics Events In Canada

December 26, 2009

Author: A. Kaur

Source: Global Sikh News

http://sikhsangat.org/2009/12/sikh-can-carry-kirpans-to-olympics-events-in-canada/

Sikhs will be able to carry a kirpan, or ceremonial knife, to Olympic events if they adhere to a number of conditions, the Vancouver 2010 Integrated Security Unit has announced.

ISU doesn’t expect the religious item will pose an additional risk at venues.

Anyone wearing a...

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Women Executives Elected to Halifax Gurdwara

December 24, 2009

Author: Jagpal Singh Tiwana

Source: SIkhNet

http://www.sikhnet.com/news/women-executives-elected-halifax-gurdwara

At its annual General Body meeting held on December 20, 2009 Maritime Sikh Society, Halifax, Canada elected all women office bearers to run the Gurdwara for the year 2010.

This is not the first time that a woman has been elected President of this Gurdwara. In 1993, when Mrs. Gurdip Kaur Toor was elected...

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Sikh Inmates Caught In Maze Of Vague Rules

December 24, 2009

Author: Sunita Sohrabji

Source: SikhNet/India West

http://www.sikhnet.com/news/sikh-inmates-caught-maze-vague-rules

California state prisons continue to operate under a patchwork mosaic of policy for accommodating Sikh religion-mandated turbans and beards, despite three-year-old regulations specifically crafted to meet the community’s religious requirements.

Many state prison facilities are unaware that the California...

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Kaur Foundation Signs Educational Partnership With Maryland Public School System

December 24, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: SikhNet

http://www.sikhnet.com/news/kaur-foundation-signs-educational-partnership-maryland-public-school-system

A pioneering partnership with the Kaur Foundation will build understanding and appreciation for the Sikh culture, customs, and perspectives in Howard County Public School classrooms and communities. The partnership was formalized with an official signing at...

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For the Holidays, County Sikhs Meld Religious Celebrations With Christmas Traditions

December 23, 2009

Author: Erin Donaghue

Source: The Gazette

http://www.gazette.net/stories/12232009/bethnew184058_32563.php

To tree or not to tree? It's only one of the many dilemmas county Sikhs are faced with around the holiday season. And for followers of the faith, there seems to be just as many approaches to melding their own traditions with the Santas, reindeer, presents and elves that are pervasive in the communities in which they live.

For...

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Sikh Youth Attacked In U.S.

December 20, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Hindu

http://www.hindu.com/2009/12/20/stories/2009122061572200.htm

A Sikh graduate student, working as a part-time pizza delivery boy in West Texas, was brutally assaulted, said the Sikh Coalition, an advocacy group.

When the young man, whose identity has been withheld for his protection, brought pizzas for delivery at a house, four men started eating them without paying, while hurling racial...

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Pakistan’s Minority Minister Orders Inquiry Into Gurdwara Land Deal

December 18, 2009

Author: Ravinder Singh Robin

Source: Thaindian News

http://www.thaindian.com/newsportal/india-news/pakistans-minority-minister-orders-inquiry-into-gurdwara-land-deal_100291516.html

Taking note of the deal of a land belonging to the Sikh Gurdwara in Pakistan, the Pakistan federal minister of minority has ordered an inquiry and directed authorities to submit the report at...

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Dixie Sikh Gurudwara THINK GREEN

December 18, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Global Sikh News

http://sikhsangat.org/2009/12/dixie-sikh-gurudwara-think-green/

Dixie Gurdwara is getting solar panels. Even as world leaders in Copenhagen are struggling to take positive decisions, the local Sikh community is setting an example and taking the lead to go climate friendly. Mississauga’s Dixie Gurdwara is going be the first temple in North America to go green.

“Solar panels...

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Sikhs Removed From US Airways Flight Reach Settlement

December 16, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Sikhs-removed-from-US-Airways-flight-reach-settlement/articleshow/5343701.cms

Three Sikh musicians, removed from a flight at the Sacramento airport in California about a year ago, have received an apology and an undisclosed amount from the US Airways under a settlement with the airlines....

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