Sikhism

New Hindu Leader Aims to Shine a Light On a Rich Culture

October 16, 2009

Author: Zaki Cooper

Source: Times Online

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/faith/article6878351.ece

Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, an annual five-day celebration of the triumph of good over evil, starts today, and festivities in the UK are being led by Bharti Tailor. She is the new secretary general of the Hindu Forum of Britain, and thus a key figure in the UK Hindu community, which is now thought to number far more...

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Sikhs Can Wear Kirpans to Vancouver 2010 Games Venues

October 15, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BC Local News

http://www.bclocalnews.com/breaking_news/64454892.html

Baptized Sikhs will be allowed to wear the kirpan (the ceremonial dagger that is worn as an article of religious faith) to the winter Olympics, with certain restrictions.

The RCMP announced the guidelines Thursday, saying they were developed in consultation with representatives of the Sikh community.

A written statement said the...

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Gurdwara Sahib Leamington & Warwick

October 15, 2009

Author: Rajvinder Mann

Source: SikhNet

http://www.sikhnet.com/news/gurdwara-sahib-leamington-warwick

Over 200 members of the local Sikh congregation gathered at the front of the new Gurdwara Sahib on Friday September 18th 2009 to take part in one of the most historic events not only for the local community but for the Sikh congregation scattered all over the world. At 3.00 pm representatives from local Leamington Contractors AC Lloyd,...

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Sikh Dagger Banned By Finchley School

October 13, 2009

Author: Rebecca Lowe

Source: Times Series

http://www.times-series.co.uk/news/4679126.Sikh_dagger_banned_by_Finchley_school/

A young Sikh has been removed from a Finchley school after he was banned from wearing a religious dagger.

The 14-year-old was told not to carry the 13cm kirpan blade at the Compton School, in Summers Lane, after governors ruled it was a health and safety risk.

They suggested the boy...

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Schwarzenegger Angers Sikhs By Vetoing Kirpan Bill

October 13, 2009

Author: Angela Abbamonte

Source: The Pew Forum/Religion News Service

http://pewforum.org/news/display.php?NewsID=18877

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has vetoed as "unnecessary" a bill that would require law enforcement officials to learn about Sikhs, specifically a ceremonial dagger called a kirpan considered a central article of faith.

"The veto message makes no sense to us," said Neha Singh, Western regional director of the Sikh...

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Clothing Store Denies Discrimination Against Turbaned Sikh; Admits Staff Did Not Understand Dress Policy

October 8, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Sikh Times

http://www.emgonline.co.uk/news.php?news=7634

A prominent clothing store denied they had discriminated against Amandeep Singh, a young Sikh man, when he was refused a job because of his turban and claimed that their staff had not understood their dress policy. When Amandeep applied for a job at the Kenneth Cole retail store in Westchester Mall earlier this summer, he did not expect to experience discrimination...

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Sikhs Welcome Home British Soldiers From Afghanistan

October 8, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Sikh Times

http://www.emgonline.co.uk/news.php?news=7631

Guru Nanak Gurdwara Wolverhampton welcomed the 4th Mercian Regiment to join the Sikh congregation for the Sunday service.

The 4th Mercian Regiment arrived in Wolverhampton on October 2, there were emotional scenes as the 130-strong Normandy Company from the 4th Battalion, The Mercian Regiment arrived at their headquarters in Fallings Park, Wolverhampton

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Sikh Group Seeks to Soften Transition From India to America

October 7, 2009

Author: Kyle Szymanski

Source: Spartan Daily

http://media.www.thespartandaily.com/media/storage/paper852/news/2009/10/07/News/Sikh-Group.Seeks.To.Soften.Transition.From.India.To.America-3795377.shtml

Sometimes when Sikh students come to the United States from the Punjab region of India, they initially find themselves without the means to survive,...

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2000 Jun 26

NEH Summer Seminar for School Teachers: “World Religions in America”

Mon Jun 26 (All day) to Fri Aug 4 (All day)

Location: 

Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138
In the past thirty years, the religious landscape of the United States has changed significantly, in part because of the 1965 immigration act and the new population of immigrants who have come to the U.S. from all over the world. Today there are Islamic centers and mosques, Hindu and Buddhist temples and meditation centers, and Sikh gurdwaras in virtually every major American city. And today the encounter between people of different religious and cultural traditions takes place not only in the international arena, but in our own cities and neighborhoods, schools and city councils. School... Read more about NEH Summer Seminar for School Teachers: “World Religions in America”
1999 Nov 18

Symposium on Civil Society and Multireligious America

Thu Nov 18 (All day) to Sat Nov 20 (All day)

Location: 

12 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
In 1999, the Pluralism Project hosted two groundbreaking consultations on multireligious America, where for the first time, activists and representatives of diverse advocacy groups shared a common table. The second of these two meetings was a“Symposium on Civil Society and Multireligious America," which took a broad look at the issues of civil society. This event included a panel on public and private schools, and involved representatives from the White House, the Armed Forces Chaplains Board along with Pluralism Project affiliates and advisors. [flickr_set id=72157622509133350]
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1999 May 16

Consultation on Religious Discrimination and Accommodation

(All day)

Location: 

Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138
In February 1999, the Pluralism Project was awarded a grant from the Ford Foundation to enable us to host a consultation on religious discrimination and accommodation. This consultation, held May 17 at Harvard University, brought together representatives from advocacy groups of America’s diverse religious traditions. Dr. Diana L. Eck, Project Director and Professor of Comparative Religions, moderated the lively conversation. Topics included religious needs and issues of discrimination in the “public square,” including the workplace, hospitals, and schools.

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Coalition Legal Staff Expands As Legal Caseload Grows

October 2, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Sikh Coalition

http://www.sikhcoalition.org/advisories/GrowingLegalForce_001.htm

The Sikh Coalition is pleased to announce the hiring of its newest Staff Attorney, Sandeep "Amy" Kaur.  She is a graduate of the Washington College of Law (WCL) at American University.  Over the past several years, Amy has provided direct legal services to community-based organizations and clients...

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