Sikhism

Washington State Takes Action to Rectify Religious Discrimination Against Sikhs Regarding Photo IDs

February 26, 2008

Author: Baljit Kaur

Source: United Sikhs

http://www.unitedsikhs.org/PressReleases/PRSRLS-26-02-2008-00.htm

After previously being issued driver’s licenses that were “Not Valid for Identification”, Salwinder S. Atwal, Kundan Singh, and Gurpreet Singh of Washington State will be receiving driver’s licenses that are valid for identification including pictures with their turbans as they are normally worn. UNITED SIKHS...

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Brisbane Airport Defends Headgear Search

February 26, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Age/AAP

http://news.theage.com.au/brisbane-airport-defends-headgear-search/20080226-1uv1.html

Brisbane Airport has defended the action of security officers when they demanded 13 Sikh community members remove their turbans and a woman take off her face veil.

The search on Saturday caused a bottleneck at a security checkpoint and delayed at least one international flight, The...

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HAF Attends Attorney General Mukasey's Faith Leaders Roundtable Conference

February 26, 2008

Author: Press Release

Source: Hindu American Foundation

http://www.hinduamericanfoundation.org/media_press_release_mukasey.html

The Hindu American Foundation was invited by the Department of Justice to attend the Faith Leaders' Roundtable Conference. Attended by Attorney General Mukasey, the invitation-only meeting gathered eleven organizations, including the Anti-Defamation League, the United States Conference of...

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Landmark Case over Schoolboy's Turban

February 25, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Brisbane Times

http://news.brisbanetimes.com.au/landmark-case-over-schoolboys-turban/20080225-1ukq.html

A Sikh family is fighting a landmark case after a school refused to enrol their son allegedly because his turban breached the school's uniform rules.

The family, who cannot be named because of a suppression order, lodged a claim with the Anti-Discrimination Commission...

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Church Gives Generously to a Centre for all Faiths

February 22, 2008

Author: Ruth Gledhill

Source: The Times

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/faith/article3412722.ece

A diocese of the Church of England is giving an unprecedented £250,000 towards a multifaith building in which the largest amount of worship space will be reserved for Muslims.

The Guildford diocese is one of the wealthiest in the UK. The Bishop of Guildford, the Right Rev Christopher Hill, gave the £250,000 cheque...

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Sikh Primary School to be Built in Southall

February 21, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Sikh Sangat News

http://www.sikhsangat.org/news/publish/europe/Sikh_Primary_School_to_be_built_in_Southall1564.shtml

The secretary of state at the Government Office for London and mayor of London Ken Livingstone have given the green light for a Sikh primary school in Southall.

Sharnbir Singh Sangha, a project coordinator, Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha Southall...

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Sikh Challenges Ontario Motorcycle Regulations

February 18, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Indians_Abroad/Sikh_challenges_Ontario_motorcycle_regulations/articleshow/2791901.cms

Baljinder Badesha never imagined that his religious devotion would compel him to race a motorcycle around an Ontario speedway to test whether turbans unravel at high speeds.

The bizarre image of 39-year-old...

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Kenneth Cole Ad Delights Sikhs and Goes National

February 16, 2008

Author: Anju Kaur

Source: Sikh News Network

http://www.sikhnn.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=576&mode=thread&order=0&thold=0

New York fashion designer Kenneth Cole is going national with his new Spring 2008 ad campaign featuring Sandeep Singh Caberwal, who will also begin writing Monday on the company’s new blog.

“It is a good opportunity for the Sikh...

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Premier Orders Lord's Prayer Review

February 14, 2008

Author: ROBERT BENZIE

Source: The Star

http://www.thestar.com/article/303495

Premier Dalton McGuinty wants to end the daily recital of the Lord's Prayer in the Legislature in what opposition parties are calling a bid to heal wounds from a divisive provincial election fought over religious schools.

McGuinty, whose Liberals were re-elected Oct. 10 partly by defending public funding of Catholic schools while attacking a Progressive Conservative scheme to...

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Worshippers Unite for Trip to New Sikh Temple

February 14, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Peterborough Evening Telegraph

http://www.peterboroughtoday.co.uk/news/Worshippers-unite-for-trip-to.3775864.jp

A NEW multi-million pound Sikh Temple was the latest port of call for members of the city's Interfaith group. Members met outside St Mary's Church, New Road, before setting off to the Gurdwara (Sikh temple) in Bedford.

This marks the third of a series of visits to different...

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Defining the Limits of Exceptionalism

February 14, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Economist

http://www.economist.com/world/international/displaystory.cfm?story_id=10696111

AMONG family-law buffs, the case is seen as a key example of the messy ways in which religious and civil law can get entangled. It concerns an Italian couple who wed in a Catholic church in 1962. After 25 years of less-than-blissful union, she got a legal separation from a civil court, which told him to...

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