Sikhism

Sikh Parade in Abbotsford Draws Thousands

September 2, 2006

Source: Abbotsford News

http://www.sikhnet.com/Sikhnet/news.nsf/RecentNewsHTML/54727563CF1657CA872571E10061D482!OpenDocument

On September 2, 2006 the Abbotsford News reported, "Between 15,000 and 20,000 Sikhs from all over B.C. and beyond are expected to flood the streets of Abbotsford tomorrow for one of the largest and most important annual celebrations of their faith. Sunday roughly marks the 402nd anniversary of the...

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World Sikh Council Participates in World Assembly of Religions for Peace

September 1, 2006

Source: World Sikh Council

http://www.wfn.org/2006/09/msg00011.html

On September 1, 2006 the World Sikh Council issued a press release stating, "Three representatives of the World Sikh Council - America Region (WSC-AR) traveled to Kyoto, Japan in the last week of August to participate in the VIIIth World Assembly of Religions for Peace on the theme 'Confronting Violence and Advancing Shared Security', August 26-29, 2006. WSC-AR representatives also attended the World Youth...

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India's Diverse Faiths Participate in Ganesh Festival

August 31, 2006

Source: Hindustan Times

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1782128,000600010004.htm

On August 31, 2006 the Hindustan Times reported, "At Marine Lines, fruit seller Chand Sheikh, a 26-year-old Muslim, had been such a devout follower of Lord Ganesha since childhood that he was elected president of the local mandal [temple] and has already occupied that post for five years. In Bhandup, practising Sikh Balbir Singh, an actor, has brought an idol home this...

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Festival of Cultures in Dublin Includes Sikh Lecture, Exhibition, Performance

August 30, 2006

Source: SikhNet news

http://www.sikhnet.com/Sikhnet/news.nsf/RecentNewsHTML/FF48893264570AFE872571DA00636A11!OpenDocument

On August 30, 2006 SikhNet news reported, "[Members of the] Sikh community in Ireland displayed their rich culture and religious galore at the Festival of World Cultures [in] Dun Laoghaire, Dublin. [This is a three day] festival with over 150 artists and groups from around the world. [The] Festival...

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Sikhs Help Enforce Ceasefire in Lebanon

August 29, 2006

Source: Sikh Sangat

http://www.sikhsangat.org/publish/printer_1308.shtml

On August 29, 2006 the Sikh Sangat reported, "The men of the 28-year-old United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) continue observing, patrolling, and delivering humanitarian assistance in south Lebanon while they wait for reinforcements to help enforce a ceasefire between Israel and the Hezbollah Shiite militia... About 650 soldiers from India's 4th Battalion, Sikh Regiment, along with a...

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Pamphlet from El Sobrante Pastor to Sikhs: Renounce Faith or be "Condemned to Hell"

August 27, 2006

Source: Contra Costa Times

http://www.contracostatimes.com/mld/cctimes/email/news/15374292.htm

On August 27, 2006 the Contra Costa Times reported, "A Contra Costa Sikh leader is denouncing a pamphlet from an El Sobrante church that tells Sikhs their holy book is wrong and warns them they face eternal hell unless they receive Jesus as their savior.

'Please Consider These Words of Love My SIKH Friend,' by Pastor Kent Brandenburg of Bethel...

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Op/ed: "From Many Faiths Grows Greater Understanding"

August 27, 2006

Source: Honolulu Star-Bulletin

http://starbulletin.com/2006/08/27/editorial/special2.html

On August 27, 2006 the Honolulu Star-Bulletin published an opinion piece by Saleem Ahmed, a Muslim, and president of the All Believers Network, and by Joan Chatfield, a Christian, board chairwoman of the Network, "The continuing death and destruction in the Middle East reflect the limitless extent to which individuals and political entities will go to defend...

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After Terror Arrests, the Difficulties of "Traveling While Asian"

August 25, 2006

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/08/24/AR2006082401529.html

On August 25, 2006 The Washington Post reported, "At an airport in Spain, a terrified 12-year-old girl began crying and pointing at two passengers, both Muslim college students, fueling a panic that led to their removal from the plane. A West Virginia airport terminal was evacuated when officials wrongly suspected that luggage...

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New UK Commission on Integration and Cohesion to be Chaired by Sikh

August 24, 2006

Source: dnaindia

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/F4820669E075CC86872571D4006AB9C5

On August 24, 2006 dnaindia reported, "In response to 7/7 and the more recent foiled terror plot the British government on Thursday launched a Commission on Integration and Cohesion calling for a 'new and honest' national debate on diversity and multiculturalism.

'Tensions between people of different ethnic groups and faiths...

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On Route 222 in Berks County, a Billboard Educates about Sikhism

August 23, 2006

Source: Reading Eagle

http://www.sikhnet.com/Sikhnet/news.nsf/RecentNewsHTML/0EE9E3CEA8F17049872571D3006560CF!OpenDocument

On August 23, 2006 Reading Eagle reported, "They wear beards and turbans, but they're not Muslims. And they have nothing to do with the violence being done around the world by Muslim extremists from the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks to the bloodshed in Iraq, Afghanistan, Israel and Lebanon....

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Gathering for India's Independence Day Highlights Religious Diversity of Indian-American Community

August 21, 2006

Source: South Florida Sun-Sentinel

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/palmbeach/sfl-pindia21aug21,0,1839914.story?coll=sfla-news-palm

On August 21, 2006 the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported, "For Shailesh Shah, the best part of Sunday's celebration of India's independence was seeing the children so involved. 'There are so many youth groups showing Indian culture,' said Shah, of Palm Beach Gardens, as he scanned...

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Salem Sikhs: "The More We Know Each Other, the More Tolerance There Will Be"

August 21, 2006

Source: The Statesman Journal

http://159.54.226.83/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060821/RELIGION/608210319/1001

On August 21, 2006 The Statesman Journal reported, "Last month, a flag at the Sikh temple in South Salem was uprooted and burned in what people in the area saw as a hate crime.

It was the first act of violence toward the group, which moved to Salem in October after establishing a gurudwara, or temple, in an old Lutheran...

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