Sikhism

Five Sikhs Elected to Queens Democratic County Committee

September 20, 2006

Source: Sikh Coalition

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/647B166E321E85D9872571EF006078B7

On September 20, 2006 the Sikh Coalition reported, "Leaders of the Sikh community and city officials joined together today at Borough Hall in Queens to announce the first-ever election of Sikhs in New York. The five individuals – Harjinder Singh Duggal, Dhan Singh, Gurmej Singh, Mohinder Singh, and Harpreet Singh Wahan...

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Valley Sikh Community Commemorates 9/11

September 20, 2006

Source: IndiaPost.com

http://www.indiapost.com/members/story.php?story_id=5571

On September 20, 2006 IndiaPost.com reported, "For the 5th anniversary celebrations of 9-11, the honorable Governor Janet Napolitano's office contacted several representatives of different faiths including members of the Sikh community. They were encouraged to take part in various activities planned for this day at [the] Arizona 9/11 memorial that had just been completed at Wesley Bolin...

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World Sikh Council Participates in 9/11 Global Congress of World Religions

September 19, 2006

Source: World Sikh Council

http://www.worldsikhcouncil.org/

On September 19, 2006 the World Sikh Council issued a press release stating, "In observance of the 5th year anniversary of 9/11, the World Sikh Council – America Region (WSC-AR) participated in a conference 'World’s Religions After September 11: A Global Congress' held September 11 – 15, 2006 in Montreal, Canada. The conference program focused on the theme 'Can religion be a force of good?' At the Congress, Dr....

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"Divided We Fall" Documentary Premieres in Phoenix

September 18, 2006

Source: East Valley Tribune

http://www.eastvalleytribune.com/index.php?sty=74116

On September 18, 2006 the East Valley Tribune reported, "Hundreds from across the Valley gathered at the Carpenters Union building in southwest Phoenix on Thursday night, the eve of the anniversary of [Balbir Singh Sodhi's] death, to memorialize him and watch the world premiere of a documentary prompted by his murder. Sodhi practiced Sikhism, a religion in which followers believe all...

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SikhNet Announces Youth Online Film Festival Winners

September 18, 2006

Source: The Hindu

Wire Service: PTI

http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/holnus/009200609180311.htm

On September 18, 2006 the Press Trust of India reported, "Online film festivals are fast becoming common, but when one is held exclusively on Sikh films, it is sure to be rare. The first online Sikh film festival, held last week had both features and shorts, and drew film-makers from Mumbai to Texas alike. 'It is a Sikh media revolution of...

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Rubin Museum of Art Showcases Sikhism, World's Fifth Largest Religion

September 18, 2006

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/09/18/arts/design/18sikh.html?_r=1&oref=slogin

On September 18, 2006 The New York Times reported, "Sikhism, the world’s fifth-largest organized religion, has more than 20 million followers. Many thousands live in New York City. We can spot Sikh men on the street by their turbans and upswept whiskers. And many of us will recall that two decades ago Sikhs were at the center of the news...

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Efforts to Open Dialogue between Ethnic and Religious Leaders and the US Government

September 17, 2006

Source: Voice of America News

http://www.voanews.com/english/2006-09-17-voa13.cfm

On September 17, 2006 the reported, "In the aftermath of the September 11 terrorist attacks on the United States five years ago, there was an increase in crimes against Muslims, and Muslim-Americans said they were unjustly targeted by law enforcement agencies. In the five years since, there have been efforts to open a dialogue between law enforcement and civil rights groups representing...

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Opinion: "Understanding Builds a Better Community"

September 17, 2006

Source: East Valley Tribune

http://www.eastvalleytribune.com/index.php?sty=74301

On September 17, 2006 the East Valley Tribune ran an opinion piece by Slim Smith, a Tribune columnist. "Friday afternoon, 16 of Balbir Singh Sodhi’s friends and relatives gathered out front of the family’s convenience store on the corner of University Drive and 80th St. in Mesa to honor Sodhi’s memory... On Sept. 15, 2001, Frank Roque did not see a softspoken, kind man...

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An Update on Rev. David Benke, Suspended for Participating in Interfaith Service

September 16, 2006

Source: Kitsap Sun

http://www1.kitsapsun.com/bsun/fe_religion/article/0,2403,BSUN_19075_4997463,00.html

On September 16, 2006 Kitsap Sun reported, "'Faith and Doubt at Ground Zero.' On the screen was Rev. David Benke, a Lutheran minister of the Missouri Synod. He was one of many New York religious leaders that spoke at the interfaith Yankee Stadium, 'A Prayer for America' service that convened primarily as a way to provide solace to...

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In British Columbia, Sikh Temple to be Led by Youth Group

September 15, 2006

Source: CBC News

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/british-columbia/story/2006/09/15/bc-sikh-vote.html

On September 15, 2006 CBC News reported, "The battle for control of the executive of a Sikh temple in New Westminster appears to be heating up following last week's election victory of a youth group with traditional views. The B.C. Sikh Youth group's margin of victory was just 63 ballots of the approximately 7,100 cast, and the losing moderate slate is...

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Sikh and Hindu Leadership Unite Against Demolitions

September 15, 2006

Source: The Hindu

http://www.hindu.com/2006/09/15/stories/2006091516180400.htm

On September 15, 2006 The Hindu reported, "Former Delhi Chief Minister Madan Lal Khurana said on Thursday that a new high has been reached in Hindu-Sikh unity with the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee agreeing to bear the cost of reconstruction of temples damaged in the recent demolition drive carried out by the Delhi Development Authority and the Akhil Bhartiya Sant Samiti...

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Interfaith Remembrance of 9/11 Held at the Islamic Center of Southern California

September 15, 2006

Source: Jewish Journal

http://www.jewishjournal.com/home/preview.php?id=16475

On September 15, 2006 the Jewish Journal reported, "Five years and 3,000 miles from the site of the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, the mournful strains of calls to prayer in Hebrew and Arabic open the Islamic Center of Southern California's fourth annual commemoration of the attacks of Sept. 11. The audience, dressed in saris, suits, skirts or slacks, bareheaded, or...

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London Week of Peace Begins with Interfaith Meeting

September 14, 2006

Source: Enfield Independent

http://www.enfieldindependent.co.uk/news/localnews/display.var.922154.0.united_for_a_peaceful_life.php

On September 14, 2006 the Enfield Independent reported, "London Week of Peace kicked off positively on Monday, as ninety community leaders gathered for a 'Peace through Diversity' meeting at the headquarters of the Greater London Authority. Discussing what makes peace possible in the city,...

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