Sikhism

Houses of Worship Scramble to Make Room for the Masses

November 13, 2006

Author: Rebecca Rosen Lum

Source: Contra Costa Times

http://www.contracostatimes.com/mld/cctimes/news/local/states/california/16000247.htm

They prayed for the flocks, they got them, and now they're grappling with the reality: Houses of worship in Central and East Contra Costa are flexing with a demographic explosion that's forcing some to construct buildings, expand existing ones or add services.

Rapidly...

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Sikh American Delegation Meets with FBI Leadership in Nation's Capital

November 12, 2006

Source: SikhSangat News

http://www.sikhsangat.org/publish/article_1518.shtml

The Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund (SALDEF), the nation’s oldest Sikh American civil rights organization, along with representatives from five Washington DC-metro area Gurdwaras (Sikh congregational place of worship) met with the Joseph Persichini, Director of the FBI’s Washington Field Office (FBI-WFO), and members of his staff to discuss issues of relevance to the local...

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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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