Sikhism

Youth Assailants in California Learn About Sikh Americans

October 17, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: SALDEF

http://www.panthic.org/news/123/ARTICLE/4444/2008-10-17.html

Over the past several months, the Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund (SALDEF), the nation’s oldest and largest Sikh American civil rights and advocacy organization, in collaboration with the San Jose Gurdwara, was involved with the administration of a probation period for 4 youth assailants in San Jose.

In October 2007...

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Sikh March Carries Message of Peace, Unity

October 12, 2008

Author: Cynthia Hubert

Source: The Sacramento Bee

http://www.sacbee.com/278/story/1307204.html

As much of the rest of the world roiled with tension, thousands of people marched the streets of Sacramento on Saturday in the name of peace and unity.

Downtown residents in jeans and sweat shirts peered from their balconies and porches as men in turbans and women in colorful saris made their way from Southside Park to the state Capitol.

The...

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Toronto Film Fest to Showcase Sikh Movies

October 12, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Indo-Asian News Service

http://www.ndtv.com/convergence/ndtv/story.aspx?id=NEWEN20080068471

A line-up of movies about the Sikh community is what the ongoing sixth global Spinning Wheel Film Festival (SWFF) has on offer, bringing together members of the Punjabi diaspora in large numbers at the Isabel Bader Theatre in Toronto.

"This unique festival is the platform for the global Punjabi-Sikh...

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Escondido: Sikh Temple Nearly Complete After Years of Delays

October 12, 2008

Author: David Garrick

Source: North County Times

http://www.nctimes.com/articles/2008/10/12/news/inland/escondido/z354073cd7cf4fcb5882574dd00705150.txt

After more than 10 years of delays, construction is nearly complete on a Sikh Temple in western Escondido that was unpopular with neighbors when the City Council approved the project in 1998.

Nearby residents had objected primarily to large...

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Sacramento Sikhs to Hold World Interfaith Peace March

October 7, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: World Sikh News

http://worldsikhnews.com/1%20October%202008/Sacramento%20Sikhs%20to%20hold%20World%20Interfaith%20Peace%20March.htm

As part of the Tercentenary celebrations of Guruship of Guru Granth Sahib, the Sikh Community of Sacramento, in collaboration with the Interfaith Service Bureau, is holding a World Interfaith Peace March on October 11, 2008 in...

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Largest Sikh Gathering Outside of India to Celebrate 300 Years of the Guru Granth Sahib

October 7, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: www.sikhsangat.org

http://www.sikhnet.com/news/largest-sikh-gathering-outside-india-celebrate-300-years-sikh-holy-scriptures

An estimated 50,000 people from all over the UK gathered in Prestwold Hall, Loughborough on 29 September, to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji - Sikh holy scriptures. Organised by the East Midlands Council of Gurdwara...

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Sikhs in US Celebrate 5th Annual Gala

October 4, 2008

Author: Lalit K Jha

Source: NDTV

http://www.ndtv.com/convergence/ndtv/story.aspx?id=NEWEN20080067683

America's Sikh community held its fifth annual gala at a glittering ceremony at Wall Street in New York on Friday night.

The ceremony, attended by who's who of the Indian-Americans -- in particularly those from the Sikh community -- also presented the annual Sikh Heritage Award to those individuals who have contributed...

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Golden Temple May Turn Off-Limits for Bollywood

October 3, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Golden_Temple_may_be_off-limits_for_Bollywood/articleshow/3555158.cms

Angered by the soaring list of film shootings at the Golden Temple, the most revered shrine of the Sikhs, priests have said the gurdwara could soon be put out of bounds for most of Bollywood.

The development comes days after Shah Rukh...

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Sikh Film Festival Kicks Off Heritage Week

October 3, 2008

Author: Jennifer Lee

Source: The New York Times

http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/10/03/sikh-film-festival-kicks-off-heritage-week/

Governors love proclamations. Months, weeks and days are endlessly designated to draw attention to a wide buffet of causes and celebrations. They come with nice, official-looking documents with fancy scripts and seals. Constituents are happy. Everyone wins.

In his six...

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On the Trail of the Sikh Heritage

September 30, 2008

Author: Harbinder Singh

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/glasgow_and_west/7644716.stm

The aim of the Scottish Sikh Heritage Trail is to highlight the close historical connection between the Scots and Sikhs, of which most of the general public are unaware.

The Anglo Sikh Heritage Trail has been running successfully in England since 2004, so we felt it was a natural progression to extend it to...

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Film on 9/11 Aftermath Moves Audience

September 29, 2008

Author: Luz Lazo

Source: The Times-Dispatch

http://www.inrich.com/cva/ric/news.apx.-content-articles-RTD-2008-09-29-0134.html

Some shed tears yesterday while watching "Divided We Fall: Americans in the Aftermath," a film that evoked differing emotions and memories of Sept. 11, 2001.

The documentary, shown to a diverse group of about 100 people at the Virginia Holocaust Museum, ignited a conversation about a...

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