Sikhism

Canadian CAIR Welcomes Decision on Kirpans in Quebec

March 2, 2006

Source: CAIR-CAN Press Release

http://www.caircan.ca/itn_more.php?id=2353_0_2_0_C

On March 2, 2006 a CAIR-CAN Press Release reported, "The Canadian Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-CAN) welcomes the decision from the Supreme Court of Canada that upholds religious freedom by overturning a ban on the Sikh ceremonial dagger in Quebec schools. 'Today's Supreme Court decision is a strong statement protecting religious freedom in educational settings,' says Riad...

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Karachi Sikhs Concerned Only Gurdwara May be Demolished

February 27, 2006

Source: The International News

http://jang.com.pk/thenews/feb2006-daily/27-02-2006/metro/k1.htm

On February 27, 2006 The International News reported, "The minority Sikh community, which is said to have 2,500 registered voters in Karachi, is extremely disturbed because it fears that its only place of worship in the city, the Gurdwara Ratan Tala, situated on plot No AM335 near Preedy Police Station in Saddar, would be demolished soon. The Gurdwara Ratan Tala...

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Faith Schools to Educate About Other Religions

February 23, 2006

Source: The Times

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/newspaper/0,,173-2053482,00.html

On February 23, 2006 The Times reported, "Faith schools are to be instructed to teach pupils about other religions besides their own. Leaders from the Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Hindu, Sikh and Buddhist faiths have signed a joint statement backing the teaching of an awareness of the 'tenets' of other faiths in schools. The declaration, made jointly with the Department for...

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Toronto's Spinning Wheel Film Festival Showcases Films "by, for, or about Sikhs"

February 22, 2006

Source: Hindustan Times

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1632667,001100030008.htm

On February 22, 2006 the Hindustan Times reported, "For sheer inimitability, there aren’t too many annual cinema events around the world that can quite outdo Toronto’s very special Spinning Wheel Film Festival. It showcases films, both full-length features and documentaries, crafted 'by, for and about Sikhs'. 'Every year, we receive up to 200 films for...

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Religious Leaders from Asia and Australia Issue "Ten Commitments"

February 21, 2006

Source: UCA News

On February 21, 2006 UCA News reported, "Religious representatives from Asia and Australia have committed to use the "peaceful" elements in religion to counter violence and terrorism. The 200 participants from 17 countries, who met Feb. 12-13 in Jakarta, also said at the end of their meeting that they are committed to uprooting 'all kinds of corruption by upholding moral legitimacy.' The Bahai, Buddhist, Catholic, Confucian, Hindu, Muslim, Protestant, Sikh, Taoist and Zoroastrian representatives issued 'Ten...

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Chirac: Sikh Students May Be Allowed to Wear Patkas Instead of Turbans

February 21, 2006

Source: Sify

http://sify.com/news/fullstory.php?id=14146206

On February 21, 2006 Sify reported, "French President Jacques Chirac has said his country may allow Sikh students to wear 'patka' (scarf) instead of turban' in educational institutions and added their sentiments would be respected. The French President gave an assurance to this effect to Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha L K Advani who called on him in New Delhi on Monday. Briefing newspersons, BJP...

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Government Markets Religious Diversity to Attract "Spiritual Tourism"

February 20, 2006

Source: Hindustan Times

Wire Service: PTI

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1630588,0011.htm

On February 20, 2006 the Press Trust of India reported, "Malaysia is all set to cash in on its multi-ethnic culture by featuring several Muslim, Hindu, Christian, Sikh and Buddhist houses of worship as the country's premier 'spiritual tourism' destinations. Tourism Minister Adnan Tengku Mansor also plans to showcase religious and cultural...

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Opinion: “Better Ways to Handle a Prayer Breakfast”

February 20, 2006

Source: Lexington Herald-Leader

http://www.kentucky.com/mld/kentucky/news/editorial/13903485.htm

On February 20, 2006 the Lexington Herald-Leader ran an opinion piece by Nancy Jo Kemper, the executive director of the Kentucky Council of Churches. She comments on the Governor's Annual Prayer Breakfast held recently by the Christian Business Men's Club in Kentucky. "The CBMC of the Bluegrass, formerly known as the Christian Business Men's Club, may surely...

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In New Delhi, Children’s "Turban March" Greets Visiting French President

February 20, 2006

Source: DNA

Wire Service: AFP

http://dnaindia.com/report.asp?NewsID=1013926

On February 20, 2006 Agence France-Presse reported, "Scores of Sikh schoolchildren staged a "turban" march in New Delhi on Monday to demand that visiting French President Jacques Chirac lift a ban on wearing turbans in French state schools. Waving placards declaring the 'Turban is the pride of Sikhs' and 'Restore Sikh dignity,' the boys with brightly coloured...

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Cartoonist’s Works Featured in Exhibit on Sikhs in the Pacific Northwest

February 19, 2006

Source: The Seattle Times

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2002815174_sikhtoons19m.html

On February 19, 2006 The Seattle Times reported, "The cartoons of the Olympic snowboarder, New York City policeman or baseball player wouldn't get a second glance, except for the turbans. The artist behind the cartoons, Vishavjit Singh, says there's a dearth of positive media images of Sikhs (pronounced 'siks'), who wear turbans as an article...

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Celebrating the Birthday of Guru Ravidass at Pittsburgh Gurdwara

February 19, 2006

Source: The Mercury News/Contra Costa Times

http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/breaking_news/13913968.htm

On February 19, 2006 the Contra Costa Times reported, "Guru Ravidass was a saint for the ages whose message of equality, religious tolerance and family values resonates across the world today, his followers said today at the Pittsburgh temple that bears his name. About 2,000 Sikhs as well as some people of other religions came...

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National Gurdwara Opens on Embassy Row

February 18, 2006

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/02/17/AR2006021702051.html?sub=AR

On February 18, 2006 The Washington Post reported, "Forty years ago, when there were about 40 Washington area Sikhs instead of 13,000, and when they prayed in one small home rather than a half-dozen temples, a man named Shamsher Singh had a dream... Now, 25 years after a Singh-led group that local Sikhs call '...

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Photo Exhibit Highlights Sikhs' Integration to Scottish Culture

February 18, 2006

Source: The Scotsman

http://news.scotsman.com/scotland.cfm?id=255552006

On February 18, 2006 The Scotsman reported, "A Sikh tartan, a Punjabi laird and Indian dancing to Scottish folk music are just some of the highlights of a major new exhibition set to open in the Capital. The New Scots exhibition at the National Library of Scotland is a celebration of Scotland's Asian community and will showcase the photographic talents of one of Edinburgh's top Indian restaurateurs...

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Amartya Sen Critical of Britain’s Religious Identity Politics and "Plural Monoculturalism"

February 18, 2006

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/religion/Story/0,,1712446,00.html

On February 18, 2006 The Guardian reported, "Nobel-winning economist Amartya Sen's... concerns have outgrown those of economics to dwell on questions of democracy and culture. In the light of the recent furores over Islam and multiculturalism, Sen has written a new book, Identity and Violence, to be published in this country in July, which will take a trenchantly critical look at...

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