Sikhism

Malaysia: Sikh Relics Display & Fire in Gurudwara

October 2, 2006

Author: Lydia Gomez

Source: New Straits Times

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/B971AC713CC1DA62872571FB006ACD5A

Twenty-five people escaped a fire last night which broke out in a five-storey building on Jalan Raja Alang belonging to a Sikh temple.

Fifteen people were treated at Kuala Lumpur Hospital for minor burns suffered in the fire, which destroyed the fourth and fifth floors of Wisma...

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Relics of 10th Sikh Guru to Tour Malaysia

October 1, 2006

Source: Sikh Sangat News

http://www.sikhsangat.org/publish/article_1399.shtml

On October 1, 2006 Sikh Sangat News reported, "The Sikh community in Malaysia will get to see some rare artefacts related to the 10th Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh Ji Maharaj, in a series of exhibitions in Gurdwaras across the country. The first of these exhibitions started on Saturday at the Gurdwara Sahib Bercham in Ipoh, capital of the Malaysian state of Perak, according to the New Straits...

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Hindus Meet with Leaders on Capitol Hill

September 30, 2006

Source: Hindu American Foundation press release

http://www.hinduamericanfoundation.org/media_press_release_dc2006.htm

On September 30, 2006 a Hindu American Foundation press release reported, "The Hindu American Foundation (HAF) concluded its third annual Government Outreach and Leadership Conference on September 28, 2006. Two days of individual meetings with over twenty-five senators and members of the House of Representatives, Department of Justice,...

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First Gurdwara Opens in Switzerland

September 26, 2006

Source: SikhNet News

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/3050587AFA6518ED872571EF006B87A5

On September 26, 2006 SikhNet News reported, "Gurdwara Sahib Switzerland was not built in few weeks, months or years. It has taken full one decade to come into existence (1996-2006). The Sikhs of Switzerland started this esteemed project in 1996 when they applied for permission to start construction of Gurdwara Sahib. The process of...

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Award Winning Film About Sikh Widows to Screen at Smithsonian Exhibit

September 26, 2006

Source: SikhNet News

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/0677364BEA11EA57872571F4007E9897

On September 26, 2006 the SikhNet News reported, "The Widow Colony an award winning documentary that takes an in-depth look into the lives of the widows whose husbands were killed in the anti-Sikh massacre of November, 1984 will be the first Sikh issue based feature film to be screened at the Smithsonian Museum’s Freer...

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Sutter County Clears the Way for Sikh Temple

September 25, 2006

Source: Appeal-Democrat

http://www.appeal-democrat.com/articles/2006/09/21/news/local_news/news5.txt

On September 25, 2006 the Appeal-Democrat reported, "Work will begin in about two weeks at the site of a new temple following approval by Sutter County supervisors, a spokesman for the Guru Nanak Sikh Society said Wednesday. Supervisors approved a conditional use permit Tuesday night without debate. The decision followed an August ruling in...

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Partnerships with Muslim, Sikh, and South Asian Communities Boost Homeland Security

September 25, 2006

Source: News Blaze

http://newsblaze.com/story/20060919151237tsop.nb/newsblaze/TOPSTORY/Top-Stories.html

On September 25, 2006 News Blaze reported, "'Our country is more secure today because law enforcement and America's Arab, Muslim, Sikh and South Asian communities are working more closely together,' according to Homeland Security's Daniel W. Sutherland.

'We sincerely hope and expect that those relationships will deepen and...

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Sikh Man Pleased to Be Mistaken for a Muslim

September 25, 2006

Source: Islamic Horizons Magazine

In its September/October 2006 edition, Islamic Horizons Magazine published an personal essay by Fateh Singh-Tarney, 62, a Vietnam War veteran: "I am a person very proud of his Western heritage and Mediterranean ancestry. I served in the United States Marine Corps in a combat role in Vietnam. I came back from Vietnam a quite demoralized veteran with moderate post-traumatic stress and rejoined a society in great flux: the anti-war movement; civil rights movement; the student movement; hippies and flower children. Despite...

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Oldest Gurdwara in the US Points to Changes in American Practice

September 24, 2006

Source: The Tribune

http://www.tribuneindia.com/2006/20060924/spectrum/main2.htm

On September 24, 2006 The Tribune reported, "During our travels of North America we came across a number of strange cases about the buildings of various gurdwaras. Among them is the interesting case of the founding of the first gurdwara in America, at Stockton, California. This was also called, 'Gadari Babeyan da Gurdwara'—(the gurdwara founded by the members of the Hindustan Gadar...

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Human Rights Activist Argues Against French Ban Before UN Committee

September 23, 2006

Source: Sikh Sangat

http://www.sikhsangat.org/publish/article_1378.shtml

On September 23, 2006 the Sikh Sangat reported, "The Pakistan Human rights activist Asma Jahangir who has taken up the ban on issue of Sikh turban in France with the United Nations has expressed shock over the French government's attitude towards religious symbols. She had in vain argued the case before a 45 member council of United Nations on Freedom of religion. The issue was taken up on Friday...

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Interfaith Service in Western New York Attended by Over 6,000

September 21, 2006

Source: University of Buffalo Reporter

http://www.buffalo.edu/reporter/vol38/vol38n4/articles/HHDL_Interfaith.html

On September 21, 2006 University of Buffalo Reporter reported, "In the first appearance of his three-day visit to [the University of Buffalo], His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama participated in an interfaith service on Monday in Alumni Arena that showcased the religious diversity of Western New York, featuring spiritual...

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"The Sikh on the Street" Film Serves to Educate Americans About Sikhism

September 21, 2006

Source: SikhNet News

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/FB4B508881A6A77A872571F000678261

On September 21, 2006 SikhNet News reported, "In late 2005, a group of Sikh Americans decided to film a series of interviews on the streets of Washington, DC to see if their fellow Americans could correctly identify followers of Sikhism, a monotheistic religion based in the Northwest Indian state of Punjab. In the aftermath of 9/11,...

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Interfaith Prayer Service Marks Opening of UN General Assembly

September 21, 2006

Source: Sikh Sanghat

http://www.sikhsangat.org/publish/article_1373.shtml

On September 21, 2006 the Sikh Sanghat reported, "Religious leaders representing up to 30 faith traditions from all over the world attended an interfaith prayer service on Sept 12th to mark the opening of the 61st United Nations General Assembly. The introductions were led by Hiro Sakurai, Committee of Religious NGOs and Rev. William Tully, St. Bartholomew’s Church. This was followed...

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