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LA Mayor Sports Turban to Sikh Vaisakhi Celebration, Sikhs Donate to Food Bank

April 17, 2006

Source: SikhNet News

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/A6F42DC24E0AE3A78725715300670AF7

On April 17, 2006 SikhNet News reported, "Over 15,000 Sikhs from California and around the country celebrated Baisakhi on Sunday, April 16th at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Organized by 13 different Sikh organizations and temples in the Southern California area, the celebration included Sikh devotional music, addresses by Sikh...

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Post-9/11 Issues Discussed at LA Vaisakhi Festival

April 15, 2006

Source: CBS2.com

http://cbs2.com/topstories/local_story_106022702.html

On April 15, 2006 CBS2.com reported, "Sikhs wear turbans that are conspicuous to other Americans, but they are not Muslims, Arabs or terrorists. 'Post-9/11 bias' and other issues that affect the global Sikh community will be among the topics discussed at Sunday's Sikh Dharma's Baisakhi 2006 meeting at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Sheriff Lee Baca and Rep. Brad...

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600 People Attend Forum at Hindu Temple After Vandalization

April 14, 2006

Source: kare11.com

http://www.kare11.com/news/news_article.aspx?storyid=123097

On April 14, 2006 the reported, "Leaders at a Hindu Temple in Maple Grove hope the future will be better than the last week.

The temple needs extensive repairs after vandals armed with bats damaged the building and the hand carved religious figures and other items inside.

An estimated 600 people attended a forum Thursday to discuss the issue, with many...

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Hindu American Foundation Applauds Dalits Building Temple in Orissa

April 14, 2006

Source: Hindu American Foundation Press Release

http://www.hinduamericanfoundation.org/media_press_release_dalit_temple.htm

On April 14, 2006 a Hindu American Foundation Press Release reported, "The Hindu American Foundation (HAF) today applauded the recent construction of a temple by members of the Scheduled Caste (Dalit) community in Chauriberhampur village in the state of Orissa, India. The Hadi community built the temple in response to the...

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Religious Leaders Raise Their Voices in the Immigration Debates

April 11, 2006

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: RNS

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/189/story_18941_1.html

On April 11, 2006 Religion News Service reported, "As hundreds of thousands of people flooded the nation's cities Monday (April 10) demonstrating for immigrants' rights, religious leaders rallied at their side. On the Mall in Washington, with the Capitol behind him, Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick prayed in Spanish and English for the tens of...

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Delegation of French Sikhs Asks Indian PM to Intervene in School Turban Issue

April 8, 2006

Source: The Indian Express

http://cities.expressindia.com/fullstory.php?newsid=177220

On April 8, 2006 The Indian Express reported, "The children of thousands of Sikh families living in France are being deprived of their right to education as the Sikh students are not allowed to wear turbans in schools and other educational institutes of France.

This was reveled by a delegation of Sikhs, who are currently presiding in France, came to attend conference...

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Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility Calls for Wal-Mart Reform

April 7, 2006

Source: The Christian Post

http://www.christianpost.com/article/society/2385/section/interfaith.coalition.calls.for.wal-mart.reform/1.htm

On April 7, 2006 The Christian Post reported, "A coalition of interfaith investors on Thursday called on Wal-Mart to take up better business practices and adopt more compassionate employment policies, or face protest from members who hold over two million shares of the company...

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Interfaith Coalition Speaks Out Against House Anti-Immigration Bill

April 7, 2006

Source: California Chronicle

http://www.californiachronicle.com/articles/viewArticle.asp?articleID=7825

On April 7, 2006 the California Chronicle reported, "Assembly Speaker pro Tem Leland Yee (D-San Francisco/Daly City), in his latest effort to fight federal legislation targeting immigrants, today brought together a multi-faith delegation of Bay Area religious leaders to protest the anti-immigrant, discriminatory HR 4437... [This bill] would...

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Opinion: "Ijtihad in South Africa" by Tamara Sonn

April 5, 2006

Source: Monsters and Critics

Wire Service: UPI

http://news.monstersandcritics.com/africa/article_1152775.php/Ijtihad_in_South_Africa

On April 5, 2006 United Press International ran an opinion piece by Tamara Sonn, Kenan Professor of Religion and Humanities at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va. Sonn writes, "One of the most challenging issues in contemporary Islam concerns the question of...

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Chicago-Area Interfaith Seder to Benefit Homeless Advocacy Group

April 4, 2006

Source: Courier News

http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/couriernews/city/3_1_EL04_A3FUNDRAISER_S1.htm

On April 4, 2006 the Courier News reported, "They lined up at the door Sunday, their numbers stretching back outside under the stormy evening sky, and forward to the table stacked with 200 name tags. Beyond the registration table, more than 20 tables waited within the meeting hall of the synagogue, Congregation Kneseth Israel, on the city's...

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