Sikhism

US Man Pleads Guilty to Attacking Sikh Cabbie

March 24, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/US_man_pleads_guilty_to_attacking_Sikh_cabbie/articleshow/2893542.cms

A 21-year-old American man who attacked a Sikh taxi driver and called him a "terrorist" is facing two years in prison after he pleaded guilty to hate crime charges.

Luis Arturo Vazquez, 21, pleaded guilty this week to second-degree assault...

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Attackers of Sikh Escape Hate Crime Charge

March 24, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Attackers_of_Sikh_escape_hate_crime_charge/articleshow/2895927.cms

A jury in Oregon has declined to indict three men for committing a hate crime when they tore off and did away with a Sikh trucker's turban. Instead, the culprits have been indicted on the lesser charges of harassment and theft in the third degree,...

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Sikh Community Participates in Earth Hour

March 24, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: CNW News Group

http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/March2008/24/c6615.html

The Punjabi Daily newspaper from Mississauga has been urging its readers and Sikh organizations to participate in EARTH HOUR.

The Ontario Khalsa Darbar (Dixie Rd. Gurdwara Sahib-Sikh Place of Worship) has prepared for Earth Hour on March 29, a worldwide initiative launched by the WWF, the global conservation...

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Gobind Sadan USA Dedicates New Temple Today

March 22, 2008

Author: Rohan Mascarenhas

Source: Central New York News

http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2008/03/gobind_sadan_usa_dedicates_new.html

Seven years after four teenage arsonists destroyed the Gobind Sadan USA temple in Palermo, around 60 community leaders and worshippers gathered today to dedicate the rebuilt place of worship.

The interfaith community, rooted in the teachings of Sikh philosophy, organized a...

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Club Fined for Refusing Entry to Sikh

March 21, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Club_fined_for_refusing_entry_to_Sikh/articleshow/2885909.cms

A nightclub in Canada has been fined $4,300 for refusing entry to a Sikh man, who said he had been a victim of racial discrimination.

Jaspal Randhawa, a 33-year-old Canadian-born accountant, launched a racial discrimination complaint after he and his...

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Blessed Friday as Religious Festivals Harmonise

March 20, 2008

Author: Aroosa Masroor

Source: The International News

http://www.thenews.com.pk/print1.asp?id=102278

March 21 will be of special significance this year as the calendars of five different religions will coincide, giving each faith a reason to celebrate the day.

As Muslims celebrate Eid Milad-un-Nabi (the birth of Prophet Muhammad PBUH) on Friday, Christians will mark the crucifixion and death of Jesus as Good Friday, while Hindus and Sikhs will...

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South Asians Will Give up Singh for $50,000 Bond

March 14, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Vancouver Province/Canwest News Service

http://www.canada.com/theprovince/news/story.html?id=d192c166-dc71-484d-b0b2-bbcf224e6a0a

Tell us when you want to deport Laibar Singh and we'll give him to you.

That's the message from a committee of six prominent members of the Lower Mainland's South Asian community to the federal government. The six put their names to a news...

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Washington State Issues Revised Guidelines Allowing Turbans

March 13, 2008

Author: Press Release

Source: SikhNet/United Sikhs

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/E27356E7780976DD8725740B005A963D!OpenDocument

In a victory for the Sikh community of Washington State, the Department of Licensing issued revised guidelines to its employees regarding religious headgear, late last month. UNITED SIKHS and the Sikh community applaud Governor Christine Gregoire's Office and...

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Badesha to Challenge Motorcycle Helmet Law

March 11, 2008

Author: NOUMAN KHALIL

Source: SikhNet

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/D507F57BAA435B6E872574090059080B

A turban-wearing Sikh who recently lost his battle to ride a motorcycle without a helmet is poised to challenge the law on the same religious grounds “in the larger interests of all the Sikh community”.

Significantly, the appeal he plans will seek to change the law itself,...

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Faith Groups 'Contribute £100m'

March 11, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/wales/7289508.stm

Religious and faith organisations contribute more than £100m in economic benefits to Wales, a report says.

But the groups have little in return, with barely a quarter of faith communities getting public funding, the research found.

According to the study, around 40,000 unpaid volunteers do 80,000 hours of community work a week

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Sikh Film goes to National Film Festival for Talented Youth

March 10, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: SikhNet

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/234AA1BDFB8D805D872574080055DF4E

When the 13 year old Singh walked around with 47 hand made fliers to distribute to his neighbors, he didn’t think that he would be instrumental in taking the message of the oneness of humanity this far. His goal was to learn about his neighbors and educate them about himself and Sikhism; he...

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