Sikhism

Op/Ed: "Where the Youth Are?" by Martin Marty

May 8, 2006

Source: The Martin Marty Center

http://marty-center.uchicago.edu/sightings/archive_2006/0508.shtml

On May 8, 2006 Martin Marty of The Martin Marty Center wrote, "Numbers of excuses are given for the absence of the younger generations in interfaith causes. First, you have to care about faith to 'do' interfaith, and many don't care. Second, the framing of issues was done some time ago by people who are now old; that framing doesn't match what...

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Sikh Woman Pelted with Duct Tape in Bakersfield Park

May 8, 2006

Source: SikhNet News

http://www.sikhnet.com/Sikhnet/news.nsf/RecentNewsHTML/0BFE0D8EA8BD1292872571690065A446!OpenDocument

On May 8, 2006 SikhNet News reported, "It's hard to beat a morning walk. The cool air, the freshness of spring and the topper, getting pelted in the back by half a roll of duct tape.

Hate crime or the idiot factor? You decide.

Parmjit Kaur Pannu was taking her daily walk in her...

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Study Finds that Teaching World Religions Increases Respect for Constitutional Freedoms

May 8, 2006

Source: Associated Baptist Press

http://www.abpnews.com/1010.article.print

On May 8, 2006 Associated Baptist Press reported, "A new study suggests mandatory teaching about world religions in public schools can increase teenagers' respect for religious freedom and other constitutional rights. The research, released May 8 by a Virginia-based think tank, studied 400 ninth graders who took the course in the Modesto, Calif., public schools. The district has offered the class since...

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'Divided We Fall' Screened at Harvard Film Archive

May 7, 2006

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/ae/movies/articles/2006/05/07/kaurs_divided_we_fall_documents_post_911_hate/

On May 7, 2006 The Boston Globe reported, "With all the young filmmakers in town this week holding court after screenings of their work, you could get a free education on what it takes to carve an independent path in this competitive industry. Tonight at 7 at the Harvard Film Archive, 25-year-old...

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Jackson Religious Groups Plan Interfaith Habitat for Humanity Project

May 5, 2006

Source: The Clarion-Ledger

http://www.clarionledger.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060505/FEAT04/60505008

On May 5, 2006 The Clarion-Ledger reported, "To help build support for an interfaith Habitat for Humanity house building project, local religious groups will host a 'festival of faiths' from 3:30-6:30 p.m. Saturday at Northminster Baptist Church on Ridgewood Road in Jackson. The event will feature food, music, dancing and...

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Book Explores Sikh Contributions in Europe During WWI and WWII

May 5, 2006

Source: SikhNet/The Tribune

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/3B5E4F6B89DB51CD872571650061332F

On May 5, 2006 The Tribune reported, "Amritsar-born and Holland-based International Sikh Youth Federation (ISYF) leader, Mr Bhupinder Singh, has done documentation of the Sikhs who had made supreme sacrifices in Europe, including France and Belgium, during World War I. His documentation is titled — 'How Europe is indebted to...

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Prince Charles Opens Bedouin Tent as Site for Interfaith Dialogue in London

May 4, 2006

Source: 24dash.com

http://www.24dash.com/content/news/viewNews.php?navID=7&newsID=5423

On May 4, 2006 24dash.com reported, "The Prince of Wales has unveiled one of London's most unlikely landmarks - a Bedouin tent in the shadow of City skyscrapers. The goat-hair structure stands in the garden of the former St Ethelburga's Church which was destroyed by the IRA Bishopsgate bomb in 1993 and is now a centre for peace and reconciliation....

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Golden Temple Security Increased After Terrorist Threat

May 4, 2006

Source: India eNews

http://indiaenews.com/2006-05/6731-golden-temple-security-beefed-terror-threat.htm

On May 4, 2006 India eNews reported, "Security around the Golden Temple - the holiest of Sikh shrines in the world - in Amritsar was beefed up Thursday evening following a threat to blow it up, police said. The threat note, received by the stationmaster of the Jalandhar railway station Thursday, said terrorists would blow up several Sikh...

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80,000 Expected for Toronto Khalsa Day Parade

May 3, 2006

Source: Toronto Sun

http://torontosun.com/News/TorontoAndGTA/2006/04/30/1557547-sun.html

On May 3, 2006 the Toronto Sun reported, "As many as 80,000 Sikhs are expected to turn out for the annual Khalsa Day celebrations at the Better Living Centre on the Exhibition grounds [in Toronto], followed by a parade to City Hall. 'It will be a huge parade,' co-ordinator Manjit Parmar said yesterday. 'Because of the beautiful weather we are predicting even more...

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Sikh Man Files Lawsuit Against Bally Total Fitness Over Alleged Hiring Discrimination

May 3, 2006

Source: Chicago Business

http://chicagobusiness.com/cgi-bin/news.pl?id=20467

On May 3, 2006 Chicago Business reported, "Bally Total Fitness has been hit with a discrimination lawsuit that claims the Chicago-based fitness chain rejected a job applicant at a Fresno, Calif. gym on the basis of his religion. The lawsuit from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission was filed on behalf of Sukhdev 'Devin' Singh Dhaliwal Wednesday in U.S. District Court of Northern...

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Short Film About Sikh Family to Premiere on Public Broadcasting Service

May 2, 2006

Source: Public Broadcasting Service Independent Lens

http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/americanmade/index.html

On May 2, 2006 Public Broadcasting Service Independent Lens reported on the new short film "AMERICAN MADE," "In the desert, a mountain in the background, a disabled SUV sits behind three people: the mom and two sons, the oldest shields his eyes from the sun as the other two look outward The father, Anant, in a turban, beard and sport shirt, stands on...

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Citizens of Thunder Bay, Ontario Join in Celebration at Sikh Wedding

May 1, 2006

Source: TB News Source

http://www.tbsource.com/Localnews/index.asp?cid=82572

On May 1, 2006 TB News Source reported, "A 'blissful union' took place over the weekend. The Italian Cultural Center played to a large wedding celebration on Saturday - nothing unusual about that. But what made this ceremony unique is it's believed to be the first traditional Sikh wedding held in Thunder Bay in over 40 years. In Sikh culture, tying the knot usually requires several events,...

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Wide Array of Religions Represented at D.C. Dafur Rally

May 1, 2006

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/04/30/AR2006043000183.html

On May 1, 2006 The Washington Post reported, "Clutching signs that read 'Never Again,' thousands of protesters from across religious and political divides descended on the Mall yesterday along with celebrities and politicians to urge President Bush to take stronger measures to end the violence in Sudan's Darfur region that the...

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Sikhs Celebrate Vaisakhi with New Jersey Governor

April 30, 2006

Source: The Panthic Weekly

http://www.panthic.org/news/123/ARTICLE/2437/2006-04-30.html

On April 30, 2006 The Panthic Weekly reported, "The [Sikh new year festival] Vaisakhi of 2006 will leave an indelible mark in the dynamic history of Sikhs in New Jersey. Assemblyman Upendra Chivukula organized the celebration of Vaisakhi on 25th April at the State Assembly house with representatives of New Jersey Gurdwaras and Sikh organizations. Present along with the...

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