Sikhism

Blessed Friday as Religious Festivals Harmonise

March 20, 2008

Author: Aroosa Masroor

Source: The International News

http://www.thenews.com.pk/print1.asp?id=102278

March 21 will be of special significance this year as the calendars of five different religions will coincide, giving each faith a reason to celebrate the day.

As Muslims celebrate Eid Milad-un-Nabi (the birth of Prophet Muhammad PBUH) on Friday, Christians will mark the crucifixion and death of Jesus as Good Friday, while Hindus and...

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South Asians Will Give up Singh for $50,000 Bond

March 14, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Vancouver Province/Canwest News Service

http://www.canada.com/theprovince/news/story.html?id=d192c166-dc71-484d-b0b2-bbcf224e6a0a

Tell us when you want to deport Laibar Singh and we'll give him to you.

That's the message from a committee of six prominent members of the Lower Mainland's South Asian community to the federal government. The six put their names to a news...

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Washington State Issues Revised Guidelines Allowing Turbans

March 13, 2008

Author: Press Release

Source: SikhNet/United Sikhs

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/E27356E7780976DD8725740B005A963D!OpenDocument

In a victory for the Sikh community of Washington State, the Department of Licensing issued revised guidelines to its employees regarding religious headgear, late last month. UNITED SIKHS and the Sikh community applaud Governor Christine Gregoire's Office and...

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Badesha to Challenge Motorcycle Helmet Law

March 11, 2008

Author: NOUMAN KHALIL

Source: SikhNet

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/D507F57BAA435B6E872574090059080B

A turban-wearing Sikh who recently lost his battle to ride a motorcycle without a helmet is poised to challenge the law on the same religious grounds “in the larger interests of all the Sikh community”.

Significantly, the appeal he plans will seek to change the law itself,...

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Faith Groups 'Contribute £100m'

March 11, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/wales/7289508.stm

Religious and faith organisations contribute more than £100m in economic benefits to Wales, a report says.

But the groups have little in return, with barely a quarter of faith communities getting public funding, the research found.

According to the study, around 40,000 unpaid volunteers do 80,000 hours of community work a week...

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Sikh Film goes to National Film Festival for Talented Youth

March 10, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: SikhNet

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/234AA1BDFB8D805D872574080055DF4E

When the 13 year old Singh walked around with 47 hand made fliers to distribute to his neighbors, he didn’t think that he would be instrumental in taking the message of the oneness of humanity this far. His goal was to learn about his neighbors and educate them about himself and Sikhism; he...

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US Nursing Home Sued for Firing Sikh Employee over Kirpan

March 7, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Hindu

http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/holnus/001200803071654.htm

One of the largest nursing home chains in the US has been sued for firing a Sikh employee, who refused to remove her kirpan while on duty, allegedly in violation of federal laws.

Baljit Kaur Bhandal, a dietary aide employed at a Manor Care Health Services in California, was given an ultimatum by the company to remove her kirpan - a...

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Sikh Outrage at BBC Radio 4 Investigation

March 6, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Sikh Sangat News/The Sikh Times

http://www.sikhsangat.org/news/publish/europe/Sikh_outrage_at_BBC_Radio_4_investigation1234.shtml

Members of the Sikh community are in fury over a BBC Radio 4 programme which linked Sikhs with Al Qaeda.

The BBC Radio 4 programme 'File on 4' claimed that Sikh Gurdwara's in Britain are sending money to India to fund the activities of...

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Kirpan Barred, so Sikh Group to Skip Meeting with Pope

March 1, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Thaiindian News (IANS)

http://www.thaindian.com/newsportal/world-news/kirpan-barred-so-sikh-group-to-skip-meeting-with-pope_10022976.html

A Sikh organisation in the US will skip a scheduled meeting with Pope Benedict XVI in Washington, DC, next month because its representatives have been been asked not to carry kirpans to the event. The World Sikh Council -...

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Mayor Meets with Sikh Organisations at City Hall

February 29, 2008

Author: Press Release

Source: London.gov.uk

http://www.london.gov.uk/view_press_release.jsp?releaseid=15934

Representatives from a number of Sikh organisations have presented the Mayor of London with a shield during a visit to City Hall, for the work he has done in support of the Sikh community.

The meeting with the Mayor was organised to discuss issues of concern to London's Sikh community, and included Dabinderjit Singh, Amrik...

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