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New Documentary Discusses First Hindu Prayer of US Senate

April 19, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Newswire Services/American Chronicle

http://www.americanchronicle.com/articles/59108

The historic first Hindu prayer of United States Senate of last July is one of the significant topics in a new documentary film, "ARTICLE VI: Faith* Politics* America", due to be commercially released in theaters on September 19.

The scene when Rajan Zed, well-known Hindu leader, who read this first prayer in the 218 years history...

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Ahmadis Mark Centenary Celebrations

April 18, 2008

Author: Nehemia Owusu Achiaw

Source: Daily Graphic

http://www.modernghana.com/news/163070/1/Ahmadis-Mark-Centenary-Celebrations

A national convention to mark the centenary of the Ahmadiyya Muslim community began yesterday with a call on Muslims to contribute to the global effort to reduce hunger and poverty, which are the enemies of mankind.

President J.A. Kufuor, who made the call at Pomadze near Winneba, further...

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Sikh Students Association Hosts Tie-a-Turban Day for Awareness Week

April 18, 2008

Author: Sean Beherec

Source: The Daily Texan

http://media.www.dailytexanonline.com/media/storage/paper410/news/2008/04/18/University/Sikh-Students.Association.Hosts.TieATurban.Day.For.Awareness.Week-3334944.shtml

The Sikh Students Association and other Sikhs from the UT community offered to tie turbans on the heads of passers-by on the...

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Interfaith Coalition Urges Court to Strike Detroit Church Grants

April 18, 2008

Author: Michael Hess

Source: BBS News

http://bbsnews.net/article.php/20080418192103351

Using public funds to repair Detroit houses of worship violates the U.S. Constitution and threatens the independence of religious groups, a coalition of religious and civil liberties groups has told a federal appeals court.

In a friend-of-the-court brief filed today, seven organizations urged the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to rule against aid to...

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Sikhcess Australia Launches Clothing Campaign for Homeless

April 17, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Sikh Net

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/0EC1F0853125F149872574320057167D

Sikhcessâ„¢, a worldwide community service based organization dedicated to creating positive change by bridging cultural, socioeconomic, and religious divides, has announced the launch its ‘Bundles Of Warmth’ clothing campaign, the nation’s largest initiative of its kind to help...

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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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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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Enter Politics, Muslim Advises

April 14, 2008

Author: AMBER ELLIS

Source: The Enquirer

http://news.enquirer.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080414/NEWS01/804140358

Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., made history last year when he was sworn in as the first Muslim congressman. On Sunday, he urged local Muslims to make history of their own.

"Since I've been in Congress, I've learned a few lessons. Perhaps the most important lesson I've learned is that the Muslim...

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Hate Crime Forum Aims To Involve All As Activists

April 14, 2008

Author: Katie Warchut

Source: The Day

http://www.theday.com/re.aspx?re=f9dd8936-279d-471d-a9c0-910df874b7b5

Following reports of nooses being left as symbols of hate around the state and nation, Connecticut librarians were challenged to begin a dialogue about hate crimes.

Betty Anne Reiter, head of adult services for the Groton Public Library said a librarian from Wilton had done just that, launching “Operation...

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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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Concerns Raised as Cross Approved for Columbia Interfaith Center

April 14, 2008

Author: Sara Michael

Source: The Examiner

http://www.examiner.com/a-1339117~Concerns_raised_as_cross_approved_for_Columbia_interfaith_center.html

A 16-foot cross planned for the outside of a Columbia interfaith center has some residents lamenting a shift away from the multifaith vision of the town’s religious centers — and of Columbia itself.

The Wilde Lake Architectural...

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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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