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Great Sikh Women | SikhNet

June 24, 2016
Four years ago, I set out to write a book about some of the famous, inspiring women of the Guru Panth. It was a challenge, searching through our his-tory, finding just a glimpse here and a glimmer there of the remarkable women who contributed to the early years of our Panth. I was also blessed to make the acquaintance by internet, by phone, and in person of some great souls still living among us. When I was recently asked to give a presentation at the University of Toronto on Sikh women, I instantly knew I should return that honour by presenting on the realities and challenges of...
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The Sikh Holiday Commemorating the Martyrdom of Guru Arjan - World Religion News

June 17, 2016
REMEMBERING GURU ARJAN, WHO SOWED THE SEED OF MARTYRDOM IN THE SIKH RELIGION. On June 16 annually, members of the Sikh religion remember the martyrdom of Guru Arjan. Guru Arjan Dev Ji who is the fifth Guru and first martyr of the Sikhs died through torture after pursuing his task of preaching about God, solidifying the members and expanding the Sikh faith during its early years. The death of Guru Arjan also resulted to permanent changes in the faith’s tradition which is still practiced today.

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New White House Muslim Liaison Will Represent Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, Sikhs - World Religion News

June 8, 2016
Zaki Barzinji is just 27-years-old. However, his experience in community outreach and counter-radicalization is very impressive. That is one of the main reasons why the White House recently appointed him as the new American Muslim Community Liaison. Barzinji is the former Deputy Director of Intergovernmental Affairs for Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe.

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Advocates Call for Training in County Where Sikh Man Falsely Accused of Terrorism | SikhNet

June 3, 2016
A coalition of 40 local and national civil rights organizations have joined The Sikh Coalition to demand accountability and training after two South Asian, Punjabi-speaking men traveling on a Greyhound bus in February were arrested in Amarillo, Texas. In April, The Sikh Coalition called on local officials to investigate the accusers for filing a false police report and to evaluate police practices.

Hoboken Councilman Responds To Racist Tweet Calling Him a 'Terrorist' | SikhNet

June 1, 2016
Hoboken, NJ – Racism has reared its ugly head in Hoboken.That’s the message that Hoboken City Councilman Ravinder Bhalla gave in reply to a Twitter comment alluding that he was a “terrorist.”Bhalla – who was born and raised in New Jersey - wrote that the inflammatory comment was made after he posted a “routine” message on Twitter about Wednesday’s City Council meeting.

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Sikh Youth Symposium Builds Confidence in Public Speech | SikhNet

June 1, 2016
Dayton, OH: The local level edition of 2016 International Sikh Youth Symposium, a public speaking competition for youth ages 6 to 22 was held at Guru Nanak Society Gurdwara in Cincinnati, OHIO. Youth ages 6 to 22 from Cincinnati and neighboring Dayton participated in 5 separate age categories. This year marked the biggest ever - 42 participants, out of which 9 are going to the Regional level competition to be held in Cleveland, OH on June 18. Winners from the regional event are then presented at the annual international gathering.

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