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Desire to Educate, Share Culture Drives Sikh Festival Fun

April 15, 2010

Author: Robin Nichols

Source: Record Net

http://www.recordnet.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100415/A_LIFE/4150309/-1/A_LIFE05

In an area as diverse as San Joaquin County, there are many opportunities to learn about other cultures and lifestyles. This weekend, the Sikhs take their turn teaching.

The annual Sikh Festival, put on by the Sikh Temple of Stockton, will be Sunday, and organizer Sonny Dhaliwal...

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Cleveland City Club: Local Sikhs Seek Understanding

April 15, 2010

Author: Dick Russ

Source: WKYC

http://www.wkyc.com/news/local/news_article.aspx?storyid=134273&catid=3

Members of Greater Cleveland's Sikh community convened a special session at the City Club Wednesday, to dispel misunderstandings about their 500-year-old Indian religion and culture.

The local Sikhs, who number about 800 families, say they continue to be the subject of misunderstanding and even discrimination,...

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Sikhs Open Festival Service to Public

April 13, 2010

Author: Vern Barnet

Source: The Kansas City Star

http://www.kansascity.com/2010/04/13/1873107/sikhs-open-festival-service-to.html

You’re smart — you know that the two largest faiths on the planet are Christianity and Islam.

And you, you’re very smart because you know that Hinduism and Buddhism are the third- and fourth-largest faiths. You may even have seen the recent PBS program “The...

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Lecture Offers Look At Hinduism

April 10, 2010

Author: Leslie Richardson

Source: Republican Herald

http://republicanherald.com/news/lecture-offers-look-at-hinduism-1.725468

About 50 people may be greeting people differently after a presentation Friday in the R. Michael Fryer Conference Center at Penn State Schuylkill.

Dr. Ravi Rustagi, an adjunct instructor of math and engineering at the campus, presented a lecture called "The Hindu Community," in which he discussed...

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Lecture Offers Look At Hinduism

April 10, 2010

Author: Leslie Richardson

Source: Republican Herald

http://republicanherald.com/news/lecture-offers-look-at-hinduism-1.725468

About 50 people may be greeting people differently after a presentation Friday in the R. Michael Fryer Conference Center at Penn State Schuylkill.

Dr. Ravi Rustagi, an adjunct instructor of math and engineering at the campus, presented a lecture called "The Hindu Community," in which he discussed...

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York Buddhist Centre Delight At Holiday Lodge Refusal

April 9, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/humber/8611229.stm

A Buddhist community in East Yorkshire have won their fight for peace and quiet after planning permission was refused for new holiday lodges.

Kevin Thomson, of the Buddhist centre, said the community was delighted the "unspoiled" area was being protected.

The Kilnwick Percy Golf Club wanted to build 23 lodges near the...

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No Longer Banned, Muslim Scholar Speaks In NYC

April 8, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Washington Post

Wire Service: AP

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/04/08/AR2010040806182.html

A Muslim scholar who was banned from entering the United States for years has made his first public U.S. appearance since the ban was lifted, saying he looks forward to when he can enter the country without answering questions from...

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Sikh Organization Defends Kirpan After Man Stabbed In Brampton

April 8, 2010

Author: Kenyon Wallace

Source: Canada.com/National Post

http://www.canada.com/news/story.html?id=2776126

The World Sikh Organization of Canada is moving to dispel misconceptions about the kirpan, a small ceremonial dagger worn by Sikhs, following an incident on Friday outside the Sikh Lehar Centre in Brampton where a man was stabbed with a kirpan. Sukhwant Singh was charged with attempted murder and aggravated assault after Manjit Mangat, 53, was...

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In West Warwick, Islamic School Goes to Church

April 8, 2010

Author: Tatiana Pina

Source: The Providence Journal

http://www.projo.com/news/content/FLOOD_ISLAMIC_SCHOOL_04-08-10_SSI1GKJ_v18.3a54fd5.html

By all accounts, Rose Achabi is a shy person.

But as she sat through Easter service at the Full Life Christian Fellowship Church, she could no longer hold her tongue.

At the Islamic School of Rhode Island at 840 Providence St., where she is a teacher’s...

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At Last Allowed, Muslim Scholar Visits

April 7, 2010

Author: Kirk Semple

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/08/nyregion/08muslim.html?emc=tnt&tntemail0=y

A federal appeals court had ruled in his favor. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton had issued an order that paved the way for a visa. And so, on Wednesday afternoon, Tariq Ramadan stepped off a plane at Newark Liberty International Airport for his first visit to the United...

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Brampton Kirpan Attack Renews Debate Over Sikh Daggers

April 6, 2010

Author: Raveena Aulakh

Source: Toronto Star

http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/crime/article/791293--brampton-kirpan-attack-renews-debate-over-sikh-daggers?bn=1

The crowd of about 150 people was yelling obscenities and threats outside the Sikh Lehar Centre in Brampton when three temple officials stepped out to pacify them.

Within seconds, one in the crowd, clutching a thick steel...

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Interfaith Movement Gains New Strength

April 5, 2010

Author: Julia Duin

Source: The Washington Times

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2010/apr/05/interfaith-movement-gains-new-strength/

When FaithHouse Manhattan has its twice-monthly interfaith gatherings, the guest list is a carnival of religious belief and creed.

An Islamic Sufi dervish greets you at the door, but the program director, an Episcopalian, makes the announcements. A rabbi, a female Muslim...

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Project Helps Jewish And Muslim Teens Cooperate, Form Friendships

April 4, 2010

Author: Dana Bartholomew

Source: Daily News Los Angeles

http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_14820626

Danielle Feuer and July Aye both study hard, share Facebook friends and worship the same God.

But one is Jewish, the other Muslim, working side-by-side among a dozen interfaith teens on Sunday to sort food at a Van Nuys food bank.

"The whole point of our group is to not be confrontational, but to learn about each other and to discuss issues in a...

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Colorful Hindu Holiday, Known As 'Holi,' Brightens Stanford

April 2, 2010

Author: Martin Sanchez

Source: Palo Alto Online

http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/show_story.php?id=16313

More than 5,000 people converged on Stanford University's Sand Hill playing field Saturday afternoon to dance, sing and cover one another with huge quantities of colored powder for Holi, a Hindu holiday celebrating the coming of spring.

This incarnation of the ancient festival was also a fundraiser for the Stanford chapter of...

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Atheists’ Collection Plate, With Religious Inspiration

April 2, 2010

Author: Samuel G. Freedman

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/03/us/03religion.html?ref=us

Four or five Sundays in 2005, his own atheism notwithstanding, Dale McGowan took his family into the neo-Gothic grandeur of St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral in Minneapolis on a kind of skeptic’s field trip.

Mr. McGowan went because he wanted his three young children to have “religious...

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