Sikhism

Lone Sikh Joins Monks' Fight for Democracy

October 23, 2007

Author: I P Singh

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/India/Lone_Sikh_joins_monks_fight_for_democracy/articleshow/2481811.cms

As the world watched media images of clean-shaven Buddhist monks in maroon marching down Yangon's streets demanding democracy in Myanmar, the attention of some was drawn to a bearded, turbaned man. Incongruous as it seemed, it was a Sikh fighting...

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Greenwood Home Rezoned to Become Sikh Temple

October 23, 2007

Author: Amy Bartner

Source: The Indianapolis Star

http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071023/LOCAL/710230364/1023/LOCAL04

GREENWOOD, Ind. -- A house on the city's eastside will become a Sikh temple after a board of zoning appeals vote Monday. The request to convert the house at 1050 S. Graham Road came from members of the Sikh community who wanted a place to worship near where they live. The...

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Growing Central Indiana Sikh Population has 3rd Temple Planned

October 18, 2007

Source: The Examiner

http://www.examiner.com/a-996511~Growing_central_Indiana_Sikh_population_has_3rd_temple_planned.html

GREENWOOD, Ind. (Map, News) - Central Indiana's third Sikh temple might open by the end of the month to serve a growing population of adherents in Indianapolis' southern suburbs.

Pending approval from the Greenwood Board of Zoning Appeals, the temple would occupy a home on a 4-acre site. The board...

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India Accuses Pakistan of Inciting Sikh Radicals

October 17, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: AFP

http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5gkDI0v4I5A0qQWSYMsqjLrj7dKSQ

India's top national security official has accused Pakistan of trying to stir up Sikh militancy in northern Punjab state, striking a sour note ahead of direct talks this week between the rivals.

The accusation by National Security Advisor M.K. Narayanan came in the wake of a bomb blast Sunday in a packed cinema in the state's...

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Camp Promotes One Sikh Nation

October 15, 2007

Author: Rebecca Rosen Lum

Source: Contra Costa Times

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/DB9C8FF645FBDD7587257375004182A7

Saturday, about 1,200 Sikh children imagined a world without divisions.

"One Sikh Nation," a day camp that took place at Sikh temples in 11 cities across California, including Pittsburg, was the brainchild of a group of college students that began meeting in 2000 to raise...

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Gambari Failed Us, Says Protest Leader

October 11, 2007

Author: Connie Levett

Source: The Sydney Morning Herald

http://www.smh.com.au/news/world/gambari-failed-us-says-protest-leader/2007/10/10/1191695990454.html

AN organiser of the protest movement in Rangoon has blasted the United Nations special envoy, Ibrahim Gambari, for bowing to the junta and gaining nothing in his visit to Burma.

Surinder Karkar, also known as Ayea Myint and U Pancha (the...

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Sikh Community Lobbies for Recognition in the US

October 8, 2007

Author: Ravinder Singh

Source: Daily India

http://www.dailyindia.com/show/180664.php/Sikh-community-lobbies-for-recognition-in-the-US

Amritsar, Oct 8: Dr. Rajwant Singh, Chairman of the Sikh Council on Religion and Education, USA has stated that the Sikh community needs to make efforts in the US to get its recognition in the country.

In a telephonic interview, Singh said that despite living in the US...

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World Sikh Council (American Region) Participates in International and National Events

October 4, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: SikhNet News Archive

http://www.sikhnet.com/Sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/0C52A1F1931675208725736B00785FCA!OpenDocument

The World Sikh Council - America Region (WSC-AR) recently participated in four international and national meetings in the United Kingdom, Mexico, and the United States of America. In the last few months, WSC-AR provided leadership to the:

* World...

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Sikh Coalition Launches Anti-Bullying Website for Sikh Kids

October 2, 2007

Source: Sikh News Network

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/6A4E3469A3A5333B87257368005813FF

ew York, NY (October 1, 2007) – In another first for the Sikh community, the Sikh Coalition today launched Khalsa Kids a website dedicated exclusively to helping Sikh students fight school bullying. The website is designed as an interactive resource tool, featuring a discussion forum, videos, and downloadable presentations....

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Multi-Cultural Festival in Springfield, Ohio

October 1, 2007

Source: Sikhnet.com

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/AE2FBAD2C1F34091872573670052F565

Dayton (Ohio): The 11th Annual CultureFest of Springfield(Ohio) served up music, dancing, food, information and activities from around the globe. At Culture Fest the choices included Mexican, Greek and Italian foods; bluegrass, jazz and Andean music; and African, Indian and Celtic dancers. Punjabis living in Dayton and Springfield area...

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US Cops Taught about Sikhism

October 1, 2007

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Cities/US_cops_taught_about_Sikhism/rssarticleshow/2417686.cms

PATIALA: A beautiful gurdwara in Pittsburgh notwithstanding, a police detective Julie Stoops is among those who openly admit she was completely ignorant of Sikhism.

But last Wednesday, a seminar sponsored by the US department of justice’s community relations service, designed to teach local...

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Sikh Heritage Week Starts in New York

September 29, 2007

Author: Harjot Singh

Source: World Sikh News

http://worldsikhnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1018&Itemid=29

New York: The New York City started a “Sikh Heritage Week” from Saturday coinciding with an annual festival here to showcase the arts, culture and tradition of the community.

The Sikh Art and Film Foundation is organising the festival, which will feature film shows, cultural...

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American Boy Indicted for Anti-Sikh Hate Crime

September 27, 2007

Source: Sify News

http://sify.com/news/fullstory.php?id=14534103

New York: A grand jury has filed an indictment against Umair Ahmed, a 17-year old schoolboy, for forcibly cutting a 15-year-old Sikh boy's hair in a school in Queens borough of New York.

Ahmed faces nine charges, including coercion.

Michael Brovner, assistant district attorney of Queens on Monday said: "The indictment was filed today of all the original five charges and four additional charges as...

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Law Enforcement Seminar Strips Away Cultural Stereotypes

September 27, 2007

Author: Chris Togneri

Source: Pittsburgh Tribune Review

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/news/cityregion/s_529578.html

Removing a Sikh's turban in public is the same as a strip search. Not all Arabs are Muslim. A kirpan is not a concealed weapon.

Those lessons and others were delivered Wednesday to about 75 Pennsylvania law enforcement officers during a four-hour seminar at the Allegheny County Police...

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