Sikhism

Australian Government Regrets Turban Removal Incidents

April 16, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: World Sikh News

http://worldsikhnews.com/16%20April%202008/Australian%20government%20regrets%20turban%20removal%20incidents.htm

In a recent communication to the secretary of the Sikh Council of Australia, Bawa Singh Jasdev, Anthony Albananse, the Australian Minister for Infrastructure and Transport has regretted any offence and inconvenience caused to the Sikh...

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Gordon Brown Unveils Sikh 'Golden Rule'

April 15, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Sify News

http://sify.com/news/fullstory.php?id=14649667

With his popularity sliding in opinion polls, Prime Minister Gordon Brown has presented a new "golden rule" to Britain that he said reflects Sikh values.

Hitting the campaign trail for the May 1 London mayoral election, Brown joined Mayor Ken Livingstone Monday at an east London gurdwara for Baisakhi celebrations.

There he set out a new "golden rule...

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KVIE TV Celebrates Sikh Culture

April 15, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: India Post News Service

http://indiapost.com/article/communitypost/2578/

KVIE TV, serving the Central Valley and Sierra, celebrated the Sikh community in northern California on Baisakhi Day with a special airing of three documentaries Sikhs in America, Meet the Sikhs and Understanding of Sikhism in a class room setting.

All these documentaries are available on single DVD from KVIE.org along with a book:...

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Turban Day Celebrates Sikh Identity, Community

April 14, 2008

Author: Jamaal Johnson

Source: The Argus

http://www.insidebayarea.com/argus/localnews/ci_8918113

TURBANS OF EVERY hue were represented at the fifth annual International Sikh Turban Day on Sunday at the Fremont Gurdwara.

Youngsters and others got a chance to wear a turban for the first time and some sported the traditional head wrap to show solidarity with their community.

Guests included Fremont Mayor Bob Wasserman, Union...

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Police Officer, Health Worker Honoured at Sikh Festival

April 14, 2008

Author: Louie Rosella

Source: The Mississiauga News

http://www.mississauganews.com/article/13078

He founded the world's first non-South Asian Kabbadi team, right here in Peel. She has helped Punjabi women in the region who've been victimized by domestic violence.

Peel Regional Police Insp. Barry Dolan and Region of Peel health promotion officer Amandeep Kaur will be honoured on Saturday at a gala recognizing those who have contributed to the GTA's...

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Coalition Releases Civil Rights Report and Civil Rights Agenda for City Sikhs

April 14, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Sikh Coalition

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

New York City's Sikhs celebrated Vaisakhi today by rallying at New York City Hall to release a New York City Sikh civil rights agenda and an accompanying report on Sikh civil right concerns in New York. The agenda and report were the result of more than a year surveys by the Sikh Coalition of over 1,000 Sikhs in...

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Thousands Celebrate Sikh Festival

April 13, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/berkshire/7345241.stm

Up to 10,000 people are taking to the streets of a Berkshire town to mark the founding of the Sikh religion.

A carnival procession and religious services across Slough will mark the festival of Vaisakhi. It has the one of the largest Sikh populations in the UK.

Vaisakhi, also spelled Baisakhi, is one of the most...

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Sikhs to Celebrate Birth of Faith with Sport

April 11, 2008

Author: RICHARD VARA

Source: Houston Chronicle

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/life/religion/5693865.html

Houston's Sikh community will celebrate the birth of its religion with a special service and by introducing the Indian sport of kabbadi to the city.

"This will be the first time in Houston," Harjit S. Galhotra, spokesman for the Sikh National Center, said of the game on April 19.

The sport is popular among...

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Sikhs Take out Anti-Indian AD in Washington Times

April 10, 2008

Author: Amarjit Singh

Source: Panthic Weekly

http://www.panthic.org/news/123/ARTICLE/4011/2008-04-10.html

Dozens of Sikh organizations joined together and published an advertisement in the Washington Times, containing an open letter addressed to the Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to the United States. It appears under the banner of "Sikhs appeal to the Chinese Ambassador to the United States”.

The letter...

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New Dow Golbal Advert Features Sikhs

April 10, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: SikhNet

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/ED5BFD98618565FD872574270053ADB2

The March 4 issue of Fortune Magazine features Steve Jobs on the cover, but inside you'll find DOW Chemical's new "Human Element" ad campaign featuring Sikh schoolboys front and center.

Produced by the world-renowned National Geographic photographer Steve McCurry. Dow's new "Human Element...

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Festival to Celebrate Sikh Centre

April 9, 2008

Author: Constance Dillon

Source: Record Searchlight

http://www.redding.com/news/2008/apr/09/festival-to-celebrate-sikh-centre/

The Sikh community will celebrate the first anniversary of the Sikh Centre in Anderson and the Sikh New Year with a Vaisakhi Festival on Saturday.

The public is invited to the center at 5400 Sikh Centre Drive from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. to experience several aspects of Sikh culture firsthand....

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UK's First TV Channel Dedicated to British Asians is Launched

April 8, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: SikhNet/www.britasia.tv

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/6FCF4F97F9F594D787257425005534AC

Brit Asia TV are very proud to present UK’s first and only dedicated Asian television channel for the British Asian population. Brit Asia TV is a religious and entertainment channel aimed at providing predominantly UK based programming with a focus upon youth culture and...

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Activists Want Screeners on Camera

April 8, 2008

Author: Audrey Hudson

Source: The Washington Times

http://washingtontimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080408/NATION/282481717/1001

Religious, minority and civil rights activists are asking Homeland Security officials to screen their own airport screeners using video cameras to check whether passengers are being subjected to bias or profiling.

"We believe such controls are critical to ensuring that our...

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