Sikhism

Snatam Kaur comes to Ann Arbor

November 8, 2006

Author: Amanda Slater

Source: Eastern Echo

http://www.easternecho.com/cgi-bin/story.cgi?7685

This Thursday, world-renowned sacred chant/new age artist Snatam Kaur will be coming to Ann Arbor. This stop is part of her "Celebrate Peace" world tour. The concert will feature music from Snatam Kaur's new album, "Anand," along with performances from guitarist Guru Ganesha Singh and percussionist Krishan Khalsa. The primary message of their music and their...

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Sikh Pilgrims Praise Govt’s Arrangements

November 8, 2006

Source: Daily Times

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2006%5C11%5C08%5Cstory_8-11-2006_pg7_44

ATTOCK: Sharmani Gurdwara Parbandak Committee India leader Muhinder Singh Roomana and other Sikh pilgrims praised the Pakistani government’s arrangements for their visit to Pakistan.

He told reporters at Gurdwara Punja Sahib, Hassan Abdal on Tuesday that the pilgrims had come to Pakistan with high hopes and they had been...

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Sikhs Urging Action on Faith Hate

November 5, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/6117820.stm

Sikhs in Britain have called for the government to break down faith-hate crimes into different religious groups.

Currently police are not required to monitor abuse or attacks by religion, but the Association of Chief Police Officers believes forces should do so.

Sikhs say they are increasingly being subjected to abuse from people who mistake them for Muslims.

The government says it has...

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Sikh Parade in Salem Draws Participants from Oregon and NW

November 4, 2006

Author: Jory VanAntwerp

Source: Salem News

http://www.salem-news.com/articles/november042006/jory_sikh_11406.php

A small portion of the nearly one million Sikhs in the U.S.A and Canada gathered in Salem Saturday, coming from all over the northwest to, in a way, neutralize the negative energy of July 22nd. That is when someone set fire to a flag with Khanda, the symbol of the Sikh faith on it, outside of the Dashmesh Darbar Sikh...

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Sikh National Center Groundbreaking Planned Today

November 3, 2006

Author: BARBARA KARKABI

Source: Houston Chronicle

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/life/religion/4309411.html

Sikhs will break ground today for the Sikh National Center following a colorful three-mile parade celebrating the birthday of Guru Nanak, founder of the religion.

The parade, or Nagar Keertan, begins at 10:30 a.m. at the Gurdwara Sahib, 5512 Breen Road.

Several hundred cars, some sporting bright orange flags...

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Sikh Hollywood Stars Shine, Spin for a Cause

October 30, 2006

Author: Khushwant Singh

Source: Sikh News Network

http://www.sikhnet.com/Sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/E2902E5E55B67310872572170076A8EF!OpenDocument

Chandigarh: Sikhs are all set to take over Hollywood. Fighting stereotypes and attempting to set their image ‘‘right’’, the Spinning Wheel Film Festival (SWFF), 2006, titled ‘Sikhs in Hollywood - meet the stars’, will give...

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Sikh Community Hosting Sacramento Valley's Largest Devotional & Cultural Celebration This Weekend

October 30, 2006

Source: SikhNet News

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2006/10/prweb466982.htm

The 27th annual worldwide gathering of Sikhs in Yuba City begins this week. An estimated 60,000 Sikhs are expected to gather for a weekend of devotion and celebration.

In California, Sikhs from Temples or Gurdwaras in Sacramento, Stockton, Modesto, Fresno, San Jose, El Sobrante, Los Angeles, Bakersfield, San Jose, Fremont, San Diego and Orange County are preparing floats for the Sikh...

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Washington Sikhs Celebrated First Anniversary of New Gurdwara

October 30, 2006

Author: SSNews, Guru Gobind Singh Foundation

Source: Sikh Global News

http://www.sikhsangat.org/publish/article_1480.shtml

Hundreds of Sikhs thronged the white brick building of one year old of Gurdwara Sahib of Guru Gobind Singh Foundation to celebrate the first anniversary. The red and white blooming flowers at the entrance of the gurdwara were welcoming everyone and it reflected the mood of the day. Over 125 kids of all ages dressed in Khalsa...

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Denmark Sikh Loses Kirpan Battle

October 28, 2006

Author: Ramaninder K Bhatia

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/131871.cms

CHANDIGARH: In a major blow to the Sikh community's efforts to get their distinct identity recognised abroad along with their religious symbols, a Sikh youth in Denmark on Tuesday lost his right to wear a kirpan (dagger), one of the five religious symbols that a baptised Sikh is required to wear.

The youth, 31-year-old...

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Sikh Appearance and Confusion in America

October 27, 2006

Author: Nirmal Singh

Source: Sikh Global News

http://www.sikhsangat.org/publish/article_1474.shtml

In this note I am not likely to say anything profound about stereotyping, stereotypes or those who are stereotyped. I may in stead ask you to explore with me the tension endured by those who may visually appear to fit a particular stereotype and thus potentially become unintended targets of hate directed at it without in any way being associated with...

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UK Hindus Work to Correct Poor Portrayal of Hinduism

October 27, 2006

Source: Hindu Press International

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/hpi/2006/10/28.shtml#1

LONDON, ENGLAND, October 27, 2006: The following report was sent by Jay Lakhani of the Hindu Council UK:

"We participated at the Foreign Press Association meeting where faith members from Sikhism, Islam and Hinduism debated the issue of so-called "honor killing" (usually, the murder of a female for supposed sexual or marital offenses -- see here) with Dr. Gill a lecturer...

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West County Public Forums to Focus on Taxi Driver Safety

October 26, 2006

Author: Tom Lochner

Source: Contra Costa Times

http://www.contracostatimes.com/mld/cctimes/news/local/states/california/15852467.htm?template=contentModules/printstory.jsp

With the fatal shooting of a taxi driver in Richmond still fresh in everyone's mind, the Sikh Temple of El Sobrante will turn its attention to cabbie security Sunday.

The meeting at the temple -- one...

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