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NYPD Charges Man with Hate Crime Against Sikh Taxi Driver after UNITED SIKHS Intervenes

March 20, 2007

Source: United Sikhs Press Release

http://www.unitedsikhs.org/PressReleases/PRSRLS-20-03-2007-00.htm

New York City, New York: The New York Police Department, in response to UNITED SIKHS’ intervention, has charged a 36 year old New Yorker, Anthony Bryant, with Hate Crime Offences in relation to an incident last October, after initially treating the assault on a taxi driver, Avtar Singh Dhanjal, as a lesser complaint of criminal mischief.

Assistant...

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Japanese Ritual on an Irish Holiday

March 14, 2007

Author: Rebecca Mayer

Source: The Forest Grove News-Times

http://www.forestgrovenewstimes.com/features/story.php?story_id=117389402481795900

Guinness is the obvious drink of choice on St. Patrick’s Day. But in the irony that is America’s melting pot, Japanese saké gets the spotlight in Forest Grove.

SakéOne is inviting the community out for the annual blessing of the Kura on Saturday, March 17....

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First Ever Photo Exhibition on Sikhs to Show at the Queens Museum of Art from March 3 to March 31st

March 2, 2007

Source: fightingprejudice.eventbrite.com

http://fightingprejudice.eventbrite.com/

New York, NY (February 26, 2007) - The Sikh Coalition and Grassroots Initiative are proud to announce the opening this week of "Fighting Prejudice with Votes: Sikhs in New York" a photo exhibition at the Queens Museum of Art by photographer Sarah Tew. The photo exhibition marks the first time a Sikh-centered photo exhibition has been displayed at any museum in New York.

In 2006,...

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SALDEF Meets with FBI Director Robert Mueller

February 27, 2007

Source: SALDEF

http://www.saldef.org/content.aspx?&a=1650&z=1&title=SALDEF%20Meets%20with%20FBI%20Director%20Robert%20Mueller

Washington D.C. - February 27, 2007: Yesterday, the Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund (SALDEF), the nation’s oldest national Sikh American civil rights and advocacy organization, met with Federal Bureau of Investigation Director, Robert S Mueller III.

SALDEF, the...

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Sikh Film Festival Raises Awareness

February 5, 2007

Author: Andrew Valencia

Source: The Stanford Daily

http://daily.stanford.edu/article/2007/2/5/sikhFilmFestivalRaisesAwareness

Over 11 hours, in 13 movies, Sikh culture was highlighted in Cubberley Auditorium on Saturday.

The movie marathon was the second-annual Spinning Wheel Film Festival, an event sponsored by the Stanford Sikh Students Association.

“The medium of film helps convey the Sikh culture...

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Navneet Singh Honored with the "Humanitarian Award"

February 2, 2007

Source: Sikh News Network

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/55F482601B4F8273872572760062E2FD

Navneet Singh Narula honored with the “Humanitarian Award” at the 11th Annual Multicultural Prism Awardsâ„¢ gala. His passion and commitment for non-profit work and the children of the world affected by natural disasters have earned him this well deserved recognition.

When Atlanta-based Accenture employee Navneet...

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Local Chemist Writes Book on Sikhism

January 28, 2007

Author: Amanda Pinto

Source: The Stamford Times

http://www.thestamfordtimes.com/stamford_templates/stamford_story/294442074549304.php

STAMFORD - Dr. Jaspal Singh Mayell, a long-time chemist at Purdue Pharma who holds a Ph.D in the science, seems an unlikely author of an explanatory religious text.

But Mayell, a Sikh with no extensive religious training, recently published "Universality of the Sikh Religion...

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Richmond Welcomes First Sikh Councilman

January 26, 2007

Author: John Geluardi

Source: Inside Bay Area

http://www.insidebayarea.com/argus/localnews/ci_5092126

RICHMOND - With his hand placed on some holy scriptures of the Sikhs, Human Relations Commissioner Harpreet Sandhu was sworn in Tuesday as Richmond's ninth council member.

City Clerk Diane Holmes administered the oath in front of a standing-room-only crowd of 200 people that included 15 members of his family and 60 Bay Area Sikhs. Also...

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"Perish the Thought that Japan may have God on its Side," a Commentary by Roger Pulvers

January 14, 2007

Author: ROGER PULVERS

Source: The Japan Times

http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/fl20070114rp.html

'The Japanese are, it is true, commonly said to be an irreligious people. They say so themselves. . . . The average, even educated European strikes the average educated Japanese as strangely superstitious, unaccountably occupied with supra-mundane matters. The Japanese simply cannot be brought to comprehend how a 'mere person' such as the Pope,...

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SALDEF Encourages Sikh Americans to Explore Career Opportunities with FBI

January 4, 2007

Source: Sikh News Network

http://www.sikhnet.com/Sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/275355A348E54DCC8725725900627D27!OpenDocument

Washington D.C. -- The Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund (SALDEF) and the management of the Tri-State Sikh Cultural Society have invited the Pittsburgh Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to speak with the community on Sunday January 7, 2006.

Sikh American youth...

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