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Unabated Discrimination Against Sikhs Call for Campaigns to Nurture Diversity in the EU

September 16, 2007

Author: Tejinder Singh

Source: Sikh News Network

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/125AF2E59FC38DCA8725735A00608D2F

What is the fault of three Sikh boys, Jasvir Singh, Bikramjit Singh and Ranjit Singh, aged between 15 and 18 years, who have been unable to attend school in the European Union since 2004?

What is the fault of Shingara Singh Mann for not having a driver’s license in the...

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Interfaith Clergy Effort to Push for Gandhi Monument in Nevada

September 15, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: NewsPost India

http://www.newspostindia.com/report-15194

The Nevada clergy belonging to different religions have formed a committee to push for a Gandhi Monument in the state capital Carson City and Gandhi statues in Las Vegas and Reno.

Named Gandhi Monument Council of Nevada, it will meet Nevada Governor Jim Gibbons in the near future to urge him to establish a Gandhi Monument near the State Capitol in Carson City. The...

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Of Muslims, Movies, Mosques Mecca, the Koran, and Schools

September 15, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: New Europe

http://www.neurope.eu/articles/77727.php

The integration into Dutch society of growing numbers of Muslims has created a cauldron of debate pitting critics of fundamentalist Islam against legislators, educators and supporters of religious tolerance, calls to ban the Koran, a gay movie, and taboos in the Muslim community. Dutch legislators argued face-to-face over a call by the liberal-rightist Freedom Party (PVV) to ban the...

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Religious Leaders Dampen Rising Tension

September 14, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: allAfrica.com/UN Integrated Regional Information Networks

http://allafrica.com/stories/200709140760.html

Religious leaders in northern Mozambique are making attempts to prevent any possible outbreak of communal violence after three mosques were burnt in a matter of weeks in Lichinga, capital of Niassa Province.

The police are investigating arson attacks on the mosques, one of which was set alight last week. The...

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In Bid To Join U.N., Taiwan Sends Statue of Sea Goddess Matsu to New York

September 14, 2007

Author: CHINMEI SUNG and TIM CULPAN

Source: The New York Sun/Bloomberg news

http://www.nysun.com/article/62672

Taiwan's government is sending a statue of the sea goddess Matsu to New York as part of its campaign seeking membership in the United Nations.

"She is a really well-respected goddess, and we're sponsoring her first trip to the U.S.," a spokesman for the Foreign Ministry, David Wang, said in a phone interview. "It will give Taiwan more visibility...

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First World Sikh Summit to be Held in London Next Week

September 13, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: SikhNet News Archive

http://www.sikhnet.com/Sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/19218AAE689D5B6B87257355005A660B!OpenDocument

On Monday 17 September 2007, the Sikh Federation (UK) and affiliated organisations are holding the first World Sikh Summit in London. The event is being supported by Ken Livingstone, Mayor of London, and will be held at the Greater London Authority, City Hall,...

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Most Think Founders Wanted Christian USA

September 13, 2007

Author: Andrea Stone

Source: USA Today

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2007-09-11-amendment_N.htm?csp=34

Most Americans believe the nation's founders wrote Christianity into the Constitution, and people are less likely to say freedom to worship covers religious groups they consider extreme, a poll out today finds.

The survey measuring attitudes toward freedom of religion, speech and the press found that 55% believe...

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Japanese Tea Offered to Lord Krishna for World Peace

September 13, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Daily India/ANI

http://www.dailyindia.com/show/173824.php/Japanese-tea-offered-to-Lord-Krishna-for-world-peace

In a unique ceremony here today, Japanese tea masters served special holy tea to Lord Krishna at the famous Laxmi Narayan temple to promote peace and harmony in the world.

The ancient Japanese tea ceremony or 'Chado' was celebrated as part of the ongoing 'Japan...

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Mayor Bloomberg Declares Sikh Heritage Week in New York City

September 13, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: SikhNet News Archive

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/4AA3AE295757061387257355007FF482

In honor and support of the Spinning Wheel Festival which highlights Sikh history and culture, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg has declared the week of Sept. 22nd – 28th Sikh Heritage Week in New York City.

The proclamation from the New York City Mayor’s office reads,...

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Charitable Tradition in Transition

September 13, 2007

Author: Michelle Boorstein

Source: Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/09/12/AR2007091202284.html

During Islam's sacred month of Ramadan, U.S. Muslims are stepping up holiday charity toward non-Muslims to counter anti-Islamic sentiment since the Sept. 11 attacks, experts said.

Key edicts of Ramadan, which began yesterday at sunset, are to fast and promote good conduct....

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Lawsuit Filed On Behalf Of Muslim Woman Fired From Job

September 13, 2007

Author: Casey Nolen

Source: KSDK

http://www.ksdk.com/news/news_article.aspx?storyid=129452

A Florissant woman said she was fired for the way she dressed and now a lawsuit has been filed on her behalf.

The company, St. Charles-based Client Services, Inc., said it has a dress code.

The woman, Mariam Soultan, said it's a matter of religious freedom.

"I felt really comfortable during the interview," Soultan said...

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Hindu Groups Oppose Canal Project

September 12, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/6990847.stm

Protest rallies have been held across India by hard-line Hindus to campaign against a proposed shipping canal project between India and Sri Lanka.

Massive traffic jams were reported in many places and trains delayed in many parts of the country.

Protesters say the project will destroy a bridge they believe was built by Hindu God Ram and his army...

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