Sikhism

Groups Says SFO Security Singling Out Sikhs

May 9, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: CBS-5

http://cbs5.com/local/sfo.security.sikhs.2.720717.html

Security at San Francisco International Airport are unfairly singling out Sikhs by misinterpreting federal policy on screening of travelers with head coverings, a civil rights group claimed Friday.

Officials with the New York-based Sikh Coalition released the results Friday of an April study reporting that of all the complaints the group received...

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Row Erupts as School Asks Hindu Kids to Wear Turbans

May 9, 2008

Author: Neel Kamal

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/3023367.cms

Even as Sikhs in France and India complain loudly about the turban ban in schools there, a school here has directed all its Hindu students to wear a pagri 'without fail'.

The Akal Academy here, which has branches across the country, started operations in 1993 and has 1,400 students now.

A substantial 20% are Hindus....

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No Joke! Stand-Up Comedians Battle Intolerance

May 7, 2008

Author: Ralph Dannheisser

Source: News Blaze

http://newsblaze.com/story/20080507071303tsop.nb/newsblaze/TOPSTORY/Top-Stories.html

A Muslim, a Christian, a Jew, a Hindu and a Sikh walk into a hotel ballroom.

The opening line of a joke?

No, but in this case it was the start of a full evening of stand-up comedy aimed - its creators say - at easing religious tensions through laughter "and a healthy...

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New London Mayer Joins Sikh Celebrations in His First Outing

May 6, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: SikhNet/hindu.com

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/6F48ABD1ED70E12B87257441006575B4

London's maverick new mayor Boris Johnson chose to attend Baisakhi celebrations of Sikh community here in his first public engagement and declared that he will work to "unite all communities," in an attempt to build bridges with the city's vast ethnic minorities.

Johnson, 43,...

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Sikhs in Pak Seek Representation in Govt

May 4, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: NDTV/Press Trust of India

http://www.ndtv.com/convergence/ndtv/story.aspx?id=NEWEN20080048803

Pakistan's minority Sikh community seeks representation in the government, saying it will help ease its social and political problems.

''The Sikhs' problems could be solved if the community is given representation in the government or if a Sikh is appointed an adviser to the prime minister,'' said Swaran...

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Sikh Coalition Releases First Quarter TSA Report Card

May 2, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Panthic Weekly/The Sikh Coalition

http://www.panthic.org/news/123/ARTICLE/4068/2008-05-02.html

In October 2007, the United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA) released a revised policy for screening Sikh turbans. Since then, community members have kept us informed about their experiences at U.S. airports.

The Sikh Coalition, in turn tracked the stories to help understand how the revised...

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Sikh Music Chair Endowed at Hofstra

May 2, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Media-Newswire

http://media-newswire.com/release_1065653.html

President Stuart Rabinowitz today announced the creation of an endowed chair in the Department of Religion for the study and teaching of Sikh musical traditions.

The Sardarni Harbans Kaur Chair in Sikh Musicology, a gift from Hakam Singh, Ph.D., a retired chemist with a lifelong interest in Sikh music, will concentrate on how Sikh music and scripture are...

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Uganda's First Sikh High Court Judge Sworn In

May 2, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Sikh Network

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/7A6D19EA7429B9918725743D006AA827

Justice Anup Singh Choudry was today sworn in as the first Sikh High Court judge in Uganda at the swearing in ceremony that took place at the State House Entebbe before the President of Uganda, His Excellency Yoweri Museweni and before the Chief Justice of Uganda Bejamin Odoki.

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Sikh Parade in Carteret Sends Message About Faith’s Strength

April 30, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: WSN Network

http://worldsikhnews.com/30%20April%202008/Sikh%20Parade%20in%20Carteret%20sends%20message%20about%20faith%20strength.htm

The gritty, working-class enclave of Ukrainian, Polish, Hungarian and German immigrants, Carteret, clearly came out as the cultural epicenter for Sikhism — the world’s fifth-largest religion — when...

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The Story of Sikhs in Print

April 29, 2008

Author: Craig Manning

Source: Wirral Globe

http://www.wirralglobe.co.uk/display.var.2233809.0.0.php

ACCLAIMED Wirral artists Amrit and Rabindra Singh are the curators of a new exhibition of Sikh art and heritage that has opened at Liverpool's St George's Hall.

Sikhs In Print - which opened on St George's Day and can be seen until June 20 - is thought to be the first of its kind in the North West. It features more than 100 images from...

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New, Larger Sikh Temple Unveiled in Middleton

April 27, 2008

Author: Susan Troller

Source: The Capital Times

http://www.madison.com/tct/news/283473

With their heads covered and their feet bare, members of the Sikh Society of Madison and friends joyously celebrated the opening of a new gurdwara, or temple, on Sunday, followed by a community meal known as a langar.

About 300 colorfully dressed men, women and children gathered together to worship in the new, 6,300-square-foot space at 6790 Century Ave., which...

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