Sikhism

Sikhs in Terrible Condition in Afghanistan

June 19, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Sikh Sangat News

http://www.sikhsangat.org/news/publish/asia/Sikhs_in_terrible_condition_in_afghanistan943892.shtml

Kabul: Forced to wear yellow patches in the days of the Taliban, the homesick Sikhs of Afghanistan still hide in back alleys and yearn for India. In the Taliban's birthplace, the southern city of Kandahar, their children cannot go to school and locals stone or...

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Pak to Name Varsity after Guru Nanak

June 19, 2007

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/India/Pak_to_name_varsity_after_Guru_Nanak/rssarticleshow/2132401.cms

NEW DELHI: The Pakistan government has cleared a proposal to set up an international university named after Guru Nanak Dev near his birthplace, Nankana Sahib, according to Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) spokesman Diljit Singh Bedi.

The news was conveyed to an SGPC...

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Sikh Parade Extols Peace

June 18, 2007

Author: Rebecca Rosen Lum

Source: Contra Costa Times

http://origin.contracostatimes.com/news/ci_6168710

Floats festooned with flowers rolled through the streets of El Sobrante on Sunday as 8,000 Sikhs from the Bay Area and beyond celebrated an annual holiday that extols interfaith harmony.

The "spiritual peace march" began at the Sikh Center of the San Francisco Bay Area, where tour buses brought worshippers from Stockton, Sacramento, and...

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"Sacred Paths," a Commentary by Reverend Vern Barnet

June 17, 2007

Author: Vern Barnet

Source: Camp

http://www.campkc.com/campkc-content.php?Page_ID=560

Same-sex behavior and relationships bedevil many Christian groups. “God is love,” says 1 John 4:8, so I use the term “bedevil” to highlight the difference between a religion of love in theory with the practice of discrimination supported by some churches. Society is enriched by mutually consenting adult relationships, and God’s grace is...

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Indian-American Sikhs Sue Employers

June 14, 2007

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/World/The_United_States/Indian-American_Sikhs_sue_employers/articleshow/2121149.cms

NEW YORK: Angry over non-payment of wages and exploitation at workplace, a group of Indian-American Sikh construction workers have filed a lawsuit against their employers in a city court.

In the complaint filed on Tuesday, the workers, all members of New...

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Sikh Coalition's 2007 Diversity Essay Competition Begins

June 14, 2007

Source: Sikh News Network

http://www.sikhnet.com/Sikhnet/news.nsf/RecentNewsHTML/CDCCC435F23B07C9872572FA005DEEE6!OpenDocument

(New York, New York) June 13, 2007 - The Sikh Coalition today announced the start of its 3rd Annual Diversity Essay Competition. Last year's 2nd Annual Diversity Essay Competition drew over 1,700 entries from more than 30 countries around the world.

The purpose of this year's essay...

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Gallup Organization Removes Inaccurate Images of Sikhs; Lucky Strike Entertainment Offers Apology to Sikh American Denied Access

Australian Panel's Nod to Kirpans in School Sparks Debate

June 11, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Indians_Overseas/Australian_panels_nod_to_kirpans_in_school_sparks_debate/articleshow/2114138.cms

SYDNEY: A multicultural commission's view that Sikh schoolchildren have the right to carry the ‘kirpan’ - the dagger that is among the five items of faith that Sikhs are supposed to...

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Sikhs Fight French Law on Turbans

June 11, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/6742341.stm

Sikhs have gone to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg to challenge a French law banning the wearing of turbans for ID documents.

The United Sikhs organisation filed a complaint on behalf of French national Shingara Mann Singh, 52, who was refused a replacement driver's licence.

By law applicants have to remove all headgear for security...

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First Sikh Traffic Warden Becomes a Curiosity

June 10, 2007

Author: Kamila Hyat

Source: Gulfnews.com

http://archive.gulfnews.com/articles/07/06/10/10131319.html

Lahore: Since he took his place on city roads just over a month ago, sub-inspector Gulab Singh has become an immediate attraction for commuters.

Motorists slow down to wave at him, and children come up to shake hands and have pictures taken.

Yet, there is nothing especially outstanding about the tall 25-year-old.
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SALDEF Urges Sikh Religious Leaders to Support Hate Crimes Bill

June 9, 2007

Source: SALDEF

http://www.saldef.org/content.aspx?&a=1704&z=1&title=SALDEF%20Urges%20Sikh%20Religious%20Leaders%20to%20Support%20Hate%20Crimes%20Bill

Washington D.C. – June 9, 2007: The Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund (SALDEF) strongly urges all Sikh Religious Leaders to sign on to an interfaith letter in support of The Matthew Shepard Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes...

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