Sikhism

Sikhs in X-Mas Parade in Bakersfield, CA

December 8, 2006

Source: Sikh News Network

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/0E6ED04CF73ABDFF8725723E00677B64

Sikhs of Bakersfield gathered together and participated in an annual Christmas parade in Bakersfield, California. The parade is a yearly event and this is the second time Sikhs have shown the spirit of happiness, universal brotherhood and one God with fellow Americans. The float displayed a Nishan Sahib, American national flags, and...

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Indo-Canadians Term New Housing Law 'Racist'

December 7, 2006

Source: IndianMuslims.info

http://www.indianmuslims.info/news/2006/december/07/international/indo_canadians_term_new_housing_law_racist.html

Vancouver--The Indo-Canadian community in British Columbia's Surrey city is upset over a new housing bylaw that seeks to limit the size of homes claiming it as a racial move.

The Surrey council wants to limit the size of homes in St. Helen's Park, one of the Lower...

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Multiracial Young Singaporeans off to Punjab to Help Under-Privileged Children

December 6, 2006

Source: Channel New Asia

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/245663/1/.html

SINGAPORE: A multiracial group of young Singaporeans has found a useful way to spend the school holidays.

The 19-member group will be heading to Punjab in North India to help the needy children there.

Young Singaporeans from the Chinese, Malay, Indian and Sikh community make up the team.

They will be lending hands to...

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Sikh Denied Entry Over Turban: Restaurant Apologizes

December 5, 2006

Source: Sikh Sangat News/SALDEF

http://www.sikhsangat.org/publish/article_1567.shtml

On December 1, the Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund (SALDEF) received a formal apology from the Richbrau Brewing Co. restaurant in Richmond, VA for denying Mr. Hansdip Singh Bindra entry to the restaurant with his turban.

On November 24, 2006, Mr. Bindra, a member of the Sikh faith, sought entry to the popular restaurant in Richmond with members of his extended family...

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Americans Taking to Sikh Philosophy

December 3, 2006

Source: Rediff India Abroad

http://www.rediff.com/news/2006/dec/03sikh.htm

As Vikram Singh sang Sikh hymns at a recent inter-faith concert in Washington, few could remain without giving him a big applause as the voice singing the verses belonged to none other than Vic Briggs, a prominent rock star of the 70s, who has now embraced Sikhism.

Singh is in fact the first non-Indian Sikh to have performed at Golden Temple in Amritsar. But then he is not the only American who...

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Singhs Going up the Ranks in Lion City

December 1, 2006

Author: Rahul Singh

Source: Hindustan Times

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1857895,0008.htm

General JJ Singh became the mascot of the Sikh community when he took over the reins of the Army last year. And now the Singhs are roaring out loud in Lion City, Singapore, making their presence felt in the island-nation’s Armed Forces (SAF).

Ravinder Singh has become the first Sikh to rise to the rank of brigadier general and...

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All She's Saying is Give Peace a Chance

November 30, 2006

Author: April Phillips

Source: The Virginian-Pilot

http://content.hamptonroads.com/story.cfm?story=115192&ran=147739

Snatam Kaur knew early on she wasn’t like the other kids.

How many of them, for example, were named by a family friend who happened to be a kundalini yoga master?

Kaur was born in Trinidad, Colo., in 1972 and immersed in the Sikh faith.

Her father, a manager for the Grateful Dead, and...

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Canadian Brig Gen Parsons's Recruiting Pitch to Halifax Sikhs

November 29, 2006

Author: Jagpal S Tiwana

Source: SikhNet News

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/C9E656DF0B2B2DD98725723500730CB7

On the invitation of the Maritime Sikh Society, Halifax, Canada, two army officers, Brig. Gen. Rick Parsons and Major Harjit Singh Sajjan, visited its Gurdwara on Nov. 26, 2006. There was quite a concern among the Sangat about the safety of Canadian troops deployed in Afghanistan. They...

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Religious Hate Crimes Double in 12 Months

November 27, 2006

Source: Edinburgh Evening News

http://edinburghnews.scotsman.com/index.cfm?id=1759112006

HATE crimes committed by religious bigots have almost doubled in Scotland in the space of a year.

A total of 234 offences were reported to police in the first six months of 2005, latest figures have shown. However, in Edinburgh religious crime remains low. In January to June last year there were just three offences committed in the Capital - 1.3 per cent of the Scottish...

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Sikhs Celebrate with Parade, Food

November 26, 2006

Author: Sharon McNary and Bettye Wells Miller

Source: The Press-Enterprise

http://www.pe.com/localnews/inland/stories/PE_News_Local_B_sikh27.3841158.html

About 2,000 Inland area members of the Sikh religion joined a 2.5-mile procession through the streets around their Riverside temple Sunday to raise community awareness of their culture and beliefs.

Jarnail Singh, right, leads a call for the Guru Garanth Sahib as...

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Increasing Racial Assaults Forcing Sikhs to Shed Turbans

November 25, 2006

Source: The Hindu

http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/holnus/001200611251958.htm

London, (PTI): Increasing numbers of racially-motivated attacks have forced some of the Sikh teenagers in Britain to shed their long hair and turbans, but many from the community also do so to fit in with their local surroundings.

While some groups in Britain believe that young, Westernised Sikhs have long been reluctant to adhere to traditional disciplines, Sikh students say that...

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