Sikhism

Sikh Meeting to Take On Prejudice

August 23, 2009

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/berkshire/8216898.stm

A conference is being held in Berkshire to address what organisers say is continued prejudice against Sikhs after the 9/11 and 7/7 terrorist attacks.

Jagdeesh Singh, from the Sikh Community Action Network in Slough, said he had been punched and verbally abused twice because of his turban and beard.

Slough MP Fiona McTaggart will talk at Wednesday's event, during...

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Sikh Guard Says He Was Told to Wear Hard Hat Or Lose Job

August 18, 2009

Author: Jenny Yuen

Source: The Toronto Sun

http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Canada/2009/08/18/10496526-sun.html

A manager of a Milton Home Depot accused of discriminating against a Sikh security guard after he refused to take off his turban for a hard hat says that the guard may have mistakenly heard he'd be "fired" instead of "fined."

"Anyone who was not wearing a hard hat was told to put one on," Home Depot assistant manager...

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Camp Gian 2009

August 18, 2009

Author: Sharanjeet Kaur

Source: SikhNet News

http://www.sikhnet.com/news/camp-gian-2009

During the week of August 9th, approximately 150 Sikh youth from the ages of 5 months – 22 years gathered at Gurdwara Vermont to attend the 11th annual Camp Gian. Camp Gian is an overnight Sikh camp dedicated to promoting the Sikh way of life and strengthening Sikh morals and teachings while emphasizing leadership within one’s sangat.

With Camp Gian...

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Sikh Student Says Thirsty Turtle Discriminated Against His Religion

August 13, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Diamondback Online

http://media.www.diamondbackonline.com/media/storage/paper873/news/2009/08/13/News/Sikh-Student.Says.Thirsty.Turtle.Discriminated.Against.His.Religion-3754630.shtml

A Sikh graduate student says Thirsty Turtle denied him service two weeks ago because of the turban that he's religiously...

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MPAC Participates In Government Interagency Meeting

August 12, 2009

Author: Alejandro J. Beutel

Source: Muslim Public Affairs Council

http://www.mpac.org/article.php?id=875

"Engagement." That would be the word to describe what took place at the Department of Justice-sponsored interagency meeting between representatives of various government agencies and members of Arab, Muslim, Sikh and South Asian organizations.

The purpose of the meeting was for various community and government groups to interact with one another,...

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Gurdwara Sikh Sangat Society Boston

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 4 August 2017.

Phone: 617-699-3928
Email: info@bostonsikhsangat.com
Website: http://www.bostonsikhsangat.com
[flickr_set id="72157684423449681"] History The Sikh Sangat Society of Boston was founded in December 2005. In February 2012, they successfully moved to a larger, permanent location, in order to have a separate langar (community meal) hall, a larger kitchen, classrooms for students, and apartments for visiting leaders... Read more about Gurdwara Sikh Sangat Society Boston

Guru Ram Das Ashram and Gurdwara

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 3 July 2018.

Phone: 508-376-4527 [office], 508-202-0368 [home]
Email: info@millisashram.org
Website: http://millisashram.org
[flickr_set id="72157621814542425"] History Guru Ram Das Ashram and Gurdwara serves both as a center of the Sikh Dharma movement, which is recognized as a world religion, and the national Happy Healthy Holy Organization (3HO), which is... Read more about Guru Ram Das Ashram and Gurdwara

Gurudwara Guru Nanak Darbar

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 3 July 2018.

Phone: 781-396-0769 [office], 781-646-3926 [home]
Email: darbar_gurunanak@yahoo.com
Website: http://www.gurunanakdarbar.net
[flickr_set id="72157621939120562"] History The Gurudwara Guru Nanak Darbar grew out of a Sikh sangat (community) that attended the New England Sikh Study Circle in Milford, Massachusetts. In 1997 the establishment of the new sangat was led by Sardar Maan Singh Grewal, with meetings... Read more about Gurudwara Guru Nanak Darbar

Sikh International

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 5 August 2009.

Phone: 978-345-7213 (?)

Legal Action Looms After Calgary Concert Halted Over Kirpan

August 4, 2009

Author: Jason Van Rassel

Source: Calgary Herald

http://www.calgaryherald.com/entertainment/Legal+action+looms+after+halted+concert/1856823/story.html

The show went on Monday afternoon for fans of Punjabi singing star Gurdas Maan, whose concert was stopped amid controversy the night before.

But the dark clouds above Prairie Winds Park, where the outdoor makeup show was held, weren't the only...

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Hayward Approves Sikh Temple Expansion

August 2, 2009

Author: Eric Kurhi

Source: The Oakland Tribune

http://www.insidebayarea.com/hayward/ci_12974871

A Sikh temple on D Street was given the go-ahead last week to expand its facility and make it into more of a traditional prayer site featuring a larger dome.


It will be a larger facility, at 34,200 square feet compared with the current 21,400-square-foot building.


However, a staff report says it is not expanding to significantly...

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First Sikhs to Guard the Queen

July 29, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/wiltshire/8174641.stm

Two Sikh soldiers have become the first of their religion to guard the Queen.

Signaller Singh, who is serving with 21 Signal Regiment, became the first Sikh to be given the honour of guarding the Queen, the Army said.

Family proud

The soldier usually works in the headquarters of the motor transport department...

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