Sikhism

Milan Film Showing Links 9/11, Racism

February 6, 2007

Author: Allie Lowe

Source: The Dartmouth

http://www.thedartmouth.com/article.php?aid=2007020601050

In the months following Sept. 11, 2001, Samir Akhter, then eight years old, can recall being called "Bin Laden's son" by other boys at school. The boys would smash Akhter, who is of Pakistani descent, in the face with their lunch pails while taunting him. As years passed, however, the Bin Laden taunts ended.

Now when Akhter is teased,...

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Depts of Justice, Homeland Security Receive Religion Training

February 4, 2007

Author: Katherine Boyle

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: RNS

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/210/story_21069_1.html

WASHINGTON -- The departments of Justice and Homeland Security have begun training employees to better understand and protect the civil liberties of American Muslims, Sikhs and other minority ethnic and religious groups in the wake of Sept. 11.

They also are attempting to involve Muslims and...

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South Asians Raise Millions for Hospital

February 3, 2007

Author: Prithi Yelaja

Source: The Star

http://www.thestar.com/News/article/177806

When the new Brampton Civic Hospital opens its doors later this year, it will be due in no small measure to the generosity of the South Asian community, particularly residents with Punjabi roots who live in the area.

The move to name the new emergency department after Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of Sikhism, gave Sikh fundraising efforts a boost – and caused a...

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Reaction to Daggers 'Smacks of Racism'

January 26, 2007

Source: The Sydney Morning Herald

http://www.smh.com.au/news/World/Reaction-to-daggers-smacks-of-racism/2007/01/26/1169594482758.html

A local Sikh priest asked to hand over his religious dagger by a pilot after he boarded a plane in New Zealand, said the issue only served to highlight the racism his community faced in the post-September 11 world.

Jarnail Singh and a group of Sikh priests visiting from India got through...

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Governor, Dignitaries Join Sikh Community to Celebrate Opening of the New Mexico Legislature

January 19, 2007

Author: Ek Ong Kaar Kaur Khalsa

Source: Sikh News Network

http://www.sikhnet.com/Sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/77736C3A9028620F87257267007BA912!OpenDocument

New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, Attorney General Gary King and other public officials joined the New Mexico Sikh community at a special luncheon held in honor of the opening of the 48th New Mexico Legislative Session.

The opening session...

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Malaysian Gurdwara : Symbol of Religious and Racial Tolerance

January 18, 2007

Author: Nik Khusairi Ibrahim

Source: The Panthic Weekly

http://www.panthic.org/news/126/ARTICLE/3050/2007-01-17.html

Penang, Maaylasia - The 'Wadda' Gurdwara Sahib that was built 105 years ago in Penang is a symbol of religious and racial tolerance. Believed to be the earliest Sikh temple in South-East Asia, the centre was, in the early 20th century, the main congregation area for people of Punjabi origin, regardless of their religious...

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Richmond Sikh, Activist Joins Council

January 18, 2007

Author: John Geluardi

Source: Contra Costa Times

http://www.contracostatimes.com/mld/cctimes/news/politics/16487821.htm

The Richmond City Council selected a Sikh community activist with a record of public service on state, city and school committees to fill its vacant seat.

Human Relations Commissioner Harpreet Sandhu, appointed Tuesday night, will finish out the two years remaining on new Mayor Gayle McLaughlin's council...

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Sikh, Christian Waqf Boards on the Cards

January 17, 2007

Author: M Hasan

Source: Hindustan Times

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/5922_1903336,0015002500000005.htm

IN ORDER to keep the Sikh and Christian communities in good humour in an election year, the Mulayam Singh Yadav government is toying with the idea of constituting a Sikh and a Christian Waqf boards. The move is aimed at protecting the religious properties of the two communities.

Secretary Minorities Commission Mohd...

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‘First Ambassador of Sikhism to the Western World’ Award Conferred on Sant Teja Singh Ji

January 16, 2007

Source: The Kalghidhar Society Press Release

http://www.kalgidharsociety.org/news/kds.asp

The Khalsa Diwan Society, conferred the ‘First Ambassador of Sikhism to the Western World’ award on Sant Teja Singh Ji during its centennial celebrations at Gurdwara Sahib Sukh Sagar, New Westminster from Dec. 15 to Dec. 25, 2006. Sant Teja Singh Ji registered the Khalsa Diwan Society and helped organize Vancouver Sikhs in the early 1900’s and thereafter went back to India and...

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Another Path to Peace: A Conversation with Rajinderjit K. Singh

January 14, 2007

Source: Newsday

http://www.newsday.com/news/opinion/ny-opsin145051496jan14,0,958833.story?coll=ny-viewpoints-headlines

The country is debating troop levels and logistics in the war in Iraq. But Rajinderjit K. Singh offers a different way to think about achieving peace. The retired Locust Valley teacher co-founded the Long Island Multi-Faith Forum in 1993 and the East and West Association of Sikh Women in 2001, both dedicated...

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