Sikhism

"Sikh Day 2007 Ottawa, Canada," a Commentary by Gursevak Singh Kasbia

April 18, 2007

Author: Gursevak Singh Kasbia

Source: Sikh News Network

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/676515AD078FDE38872572C1005368C2

On a cool autumn evening a bunch of friends get together at a local coffee shop. They just happen to be Sikh, and seem to be interested in a concept that really hasn’t taken off in their faith. They live in a relatively educated community, a small city of sorts, with large...

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Lathrop Vice Mayor Part of Sikh Temple

April 17, 2007

Author: ROSE ALBANO RISSO

Source: Manteca Bulletin

http://www.mantecabulletin.com/articles/2007/04/12/news/news4.txt

LATHROP — When he's not busy with Lathrop city affairs, Vice Mayor Sonny Dhaliwal is at the Sikh Temple on Grant Street in Stockton helping run the oldest temple of its kind in North America.

Dhaliwal is a member of the temple's board of directors that is in charge of overseeing the temple which boasts 1,...

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Thousands Fill Stockton Streets to Celebrate Faith

April 16, 2007

Author: Christian Burkin

Source: The Record

http://www.recordnet.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070416/A_NEWS/704160314

STOCKTON - Downtown streets burst with color and life Sunday afternoon as thousands of Sikhs paraded through Stockton in an annual celebration of the birth of their faith.

An estimated 7,000 to 10,000 people took part in the parade. As it ribboned through downtown, the front ranks of marchers...

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Sikhs Celebrate Youths with Turban Day

April 15, 2007

Author: Jeremy Herb

Source: Inside Bay Area

http://origin.insidebayarea.com/argus/localnews/ci_5673121

FREMONT — Dozens of young Sikhs, ranging from 5 to 16 years old, got the chance to wear a turban for the first time Saturday at Fremont Gurdwara Sahib's Baisakhi celebration.

The kids were taught how to put on a turban correctly before they were welcomed into the temple for Dastar Bandhi, a turban-tying ceremony.

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Sikh Community Celebrates Vaisakhi by Helping the Needy

April 13, 2007

Author: Satish Cheney

Source: Channel News Asia

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/270183/1/.html

SINGAPORE : Sikhs all over the world are celebrating Vaisakhi or the Sikh New Year, on Friday.

In Singapore, the Sikh community marked this auspicious day by reaching out to the less fortunate.

Patients at the Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital received rations donated by Sikhs from all...

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Man: Officer Beat Me and Yelled Slurs

April 13, 2007

Author: Brian Stanley

Source: Joliet Herald News/SALDEF Press Release

http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/heraldnews/news/340134,4_1_JO13_SIKH_S1.article

JOLIET -- A man says a police officer used excessive force and racial epithets while arresting him last month.

The Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund (SALDEF) e-mailed a press release Thursday asking for an investigation into the March 30 incident...

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Sikh American Veteran Assaulted by Police Officer in Illinois

April 11, 2007

Source: Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund Press Release

http://www.saldef.org/content.aspx?a=1682

Washington D.C., April 11, 2007 -- The Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund (SALDEF), the oldest Sikh American civil rights and advocacy organization in the country, today called upon the Joliet Police Department to investigate the actions of one of its officers when patrolling a local neighborhood.

On Friday March 30, 2007 at around 3:00pm, Mr. Kuldip...

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Sikh Community in Bedford Gets New Gurdwara

April 10, 2007

Source: Sikh News Network

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/69BE3BD1FBBA47B8872572BA00626C02

Tuesday, 10 April 2007 - LONDON: The Sikh community in Bedford has got a new worship place, a spanking new gurdwara, the first to be built in the traditional Sikh style in Britain.

The 4-million-pound gurdwara was the only project to be awarded any money by the Millennium Commission - an independent body established in 1993...

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Sikhs Take to L.A. Streets on Holy Day

April 9, 2007

Author: Jia-Rui Chong

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-hatecrimes9apr09,1,268076.story

With gold- and orange-fringed parade floats and the sound of harmoniums playing traditional hymns, more than 10,000 members of the Sikh community paraded through downtown Los Angeles on Sunday.

Many participants wore traditional Sikh turbans as they celebrated Baisakhi, a harvest holiday that...

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Sikh Community Brings in New Year

April 9, 2007

Author: Rachel Ensign

Source: The Cornell Daily Sun

http://cornellsun.com/node/22713

On Saturday, more than 75 people gathered together in Barton hall to celebrate the Sikh holiday of Vaisakhi with a moon bounce, a D.J. and samosas, a popular South Asian pastry.

The event was run by the Cornell United Sikh Students Association. Sikhism is the fifth largest organized religion in the world with 23 million adherents worldwide. The religion originated in northern...

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