Sikhism

Sikhs Celebrate Anniversary Of Faith Founder's Birthday

November 12, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: This is London

http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/4732926.GRAVESEND__Sikhs_celebrate_anniversary_of_faith_founder_s_birthday/

Thousands of Sikhs gathered to celebrate the 540th anniversary of the birth of the founder of their faith.

Sikh temple the Guru Nanak Darbar Gurdwara in Clarence Place, Gravesend, hosted a three day service earlier this...

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French Bank Apologises for Refusing Entry to Turbaned Sikh

November 12, 2009

Author: A. Kaur

Source: Global Sikh News

http://sikhsangat.org/2009/11/french-bank-apologises-for-refusing-entry-to-turbaned-sikh/

A major French bank in Paris, which last month refused entry to a young Sikh customer because he wore a turban, has apologised for its “manifestly excessive and improper security instructions.” Ranjit Singh, 22, a business entrepreneur and a Sikh customer of the BNP...

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Sikh Community Buys Land to Build Temple

November 12, 2009

Author: Sara Schilling

Source: The News Tribune

http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/northwest/story/951541.html

Members of the Sikh community in the Tri-Cities have purchased a parcel of land in Pasco as the site of a future temple.

The parcel is a little over three acres and is at 7505 W. Court St., said Ajit Paul Singh of Kennewick, a member of the community.

There's a house on the land that's currently occupied, but the...

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Sikh Leaders Advocate for Civil And Human Rights Issues At First Sikh Summit

November 10, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Punjab Newsline Network

http://www.punjabnewsline.com/content/view/20722/38/

Sikh leaders from around the country met with federal government officials earlier this week to advocate for important Sikh civil and human rights issues at the first Sikh Summit in Washington D.C.

The delegation of thirteen, led by members of UNITED SIKHS, attended meetings with the House Committee on...

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Celebrating the Hindu Festival Of Lights

November 9, 2009

Author: Neel Madhukar

Source: The Emory Wheel

http://www.emorywheel.com/detail.php?n=27650

Lord James W. Dooley made a surprise appearance Friday night in the Cox Hall Ballroom, as he joined in on the traditional high-energy Indian bhangradance during Emory’s celebration of Diwali.

The Hindu Students Association (HSA) held its annual Diwali event to celebrate the traditional Hindu holiday also known as the Festival of Lights...

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Sikhs to Open Temple In Racine

November 8, 2009

Author: Michael Burke

Source: The Journal Times

http://www.journaltimes.com/news/local/article_5833bf0a-ccf8-11de-ad69-001cc4c002e0.html

A south-side church will switch from a Latino community church to a temple where Sikhs will worship.

Sikhs from around the area have bought the former Primera Inglesia Luterana church at 2408 Durand Ave. and plan to reopen it as a Sikh temple sometime early next year....

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Sikh And Muslim Women Seek Freedom to Wear Head Coverings

November 7, 2009

Author: John Woolfolk

Source: San Jose Mercury News

http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_13740134?nclick_check=1

Their head wear displayed a full palette of colors and patterns, and symbolized different faiths. But the two dozen Sikh and Muslim women who gathered Saturday at a Fremont community center knew their turbans and scarves had a singular effect on many others in a country where their beliefs are in the minority....

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Bay Area Sikhs Launch BART Ads In Oakland, SF to Remember Pogrom

November 6, 2009

Author: Lisa Fernandez

Source: San Jose Mercury News

http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_13732529?nclick_check=1

A nonprofit Sikh organization launched a BART poster campaign this month in hopes that a photograph of an elderly crying woman will spur mainstream riders to learn more about the massacre of people in India 25 years ago.

The 20-poster, $10,000-campaign on BART stations in San Francisco and Oakland is...

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Cambridge Professor Invited to Gurdwara In UK

November 4, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Indian Express

http://www.indianexpress.com/news/cambridge-professor-invited-to-gurdwara-in-uk/537199/

In a sign of growing partnerships between the Cambridge university and Britain's Sikh community, a prominent gurdwara in London had invited a professor from the varsity to speak to a congregation during Guru Nanak Jayanti celebrations. 

Professor Martin Daunton, Master of...

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