Sikhism

Fremont Gurdwara Has Van Custom-Built For Transporting Scriptures

June 14, 2006

Source: SikhNet/Mercury News

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/69EABDB3FA1E02EB8725718D006E48CD

On June 14, 2006 Mercury News reported, "The Sikhs in Fremont have a new van. It's a gleaming white Ford that seats 12. But this is no ordinary $33,000 vehicle. It transports the community's holiest document, the Guru Granth Sahib, from the majestic onion-domed temple at the foot of the East Bay hills to people's homes for...

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FBI Seeks to Build Relationships with Muslims, Sikhs to Fight Terror

June 14, 2006

Source: Hindustan Times

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1719899,00050001.htm

On June 14, 2006 the Hindustan Times reported, "The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has launched a pilot programme to reach out to community leaders from the Muslim, Sikh and a few other select communities across nationalities and rope them in in its fight against global terrorism. Called the Community Relations Executive Seminar Training or CREST, the programme aims...

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Economic Hardships Push Afghan Sikhs to Consider India

June 14, 2006

Source: Al-Jazeera

http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/5642333D-F7E5-42E0-926C-0892374D7DED.htm

On June 14, 2006 Al-Jazeera reported, "After living in Afghanistan for more than two centuries, economic hardship is pushing many in the country's dwindling Sikh community to emigrate to India, their spiritual homeland. Gurdyal Singh appears no different from any other Afghan man, complete with his black-as-coal beard and an immaculately tied...

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Sikh Pilgrims Enter Pakistani City for First Time Since Partition

June 13, 2006

Source: SikhNet/BBC News

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/B471BA8C24084D588725718C006A2EC5

On June 13, 2006 SikhNet reported, "A large number of devotees accorded a rousing reception to the nagar kirtan (A kirtan in which the entire sangat sings and chants together while walking in a parade like procession) that crossed over to Pakistan from the Wagah Border. This is the first time, after the Partition, that a nagar...

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First Free Legal Clinic for Sikhs Opened in NYC

June 10, 2006

Source: SikhSangat.com

http://www.sikhsangat.org/publish/article_1094.shtml

On June 10, 2006 SikhSangat.com reported, "The first free legal clinic for NY Sikhs, to educate them about their legal rights and how the law affects their lives, was held last month. The legal clinic, organized by the UNITED SIKHS Legal Advocacy Wing (US LAW), dealt at length with the proposed immigration reforms which would have a great impact on the legal status of undocumented aliens. New...

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United Sikhs Attends Interfaith Meeting on Disaster Preparedness

June 10, 2006

Source: SikhSangat.com

http://www.sikhsangat.org/publish/article_1095.shtml

On June 10, 2006 SikhSangat.com reported, "UNITED SIKHS attended the third Annual Clergy Summit meeting on 1 st June 2006 on how to empower and protect congregations and communities through disasters preparedness. The meeting, organized by the New York Disaster Interfaith Services (NYDIS), at the New York University's Kimmel center, focused on best practises for religious leaders and was...

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Yuba City Punjabi Mela Attended by Thousands

June 9, 2006

Source: SikhNet

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/6B5D7313F2EC722B872571880067CBA3

On June 9, 2006 SikhNet reported, "What started off as an experiment way back in 1995 has evolved into one of California's largest ticketed events. Held on the last Sunday of May, this fiesta is a much-awaited event and attended by people not only from the Yuba- Sutter area but also from neighboring states and Canada. Northern California...

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London Gurdwara Plans to Expand

June 8, 2006

Source: This is local London

http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/indepth/features/display.var.786898.0.community_building_new_temple.php

On June 8, 2006 This is local London reported, "Followers of Sikhism have made a noticeable impression in Gravesham. The Sikh community has shaped the skyline of the borough by constructing one of the largest Sikh temples in Europe. Khalsa Avenue in Gravesend, the site...

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Curriculum Developed for Sikh Grade School Children

June 8, 2006

Source: SikhNet

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/A6E090C268B5C6EF87257186006EA06C

On June 8, 2006 SikhNet reported, "Upon determining a void in Sikh education, activists, educators, and researchers from around the country have joined forces to develop the first comprehensive resource for elementary school students. 'These lesson plans are the first product to emerge from a two-year young project,' said Harinder Singh...

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World Sikh Council Stands in Solidarity with EU Sikhs on Kirpan Discrimination

June 6, 2006

Source: World Sikh Council - American Region Press Release

http://www.worldsikhcouncil.org/

On June 6, 2006 a World Sikh Council - American Region Press Release reported, "The World Sikh Council – America Region (WSC-AR) appreciates and stands in solidarity with the efforts of Sikhs in the European Union (EU), led by the Sikh Federation (UK), in refusing to enter the EU Parliament in Brussels, Belgium on May 31, 2006 without their kirpaans. The WSC-AR supports the courageous...

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Tri-City Sikhs Recall the Past

June 5, 2006

Source: The Argus

http://www.insidebayarea.com/argus/localnews/ci_3900683

On June 5, 2006 The Argus reported, "Jasdeep Singh couldn't help but laugh at the uproar over the torture of prisoners at Abu Ghraib. 'We would have said that was nothing,' said Singh, who moved to Fremont in 1992, he said, after Indian authorities detained and tortured him three times because he is Sikh. Sikh nationalism, barely a blip on the international radar, was front and center Sunday...

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Coronation of Prince of Wales Should be Interfaith Event, Former Archbishop Says

June 4, 2006

Source: The Telegraph

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2006/06/04/nchas04.xml

On June 4, 2006 The Telegraph reported, "The coronation of the Prince of Wales must be an 'interfaith' event, the former Archbishop of Canterbury has controversially claimed. Lord Carey believes that the next coronation needs 'very significant changes' so that it is 'inclusive' of other religions that have spread across Britain. His comments, which...

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