Sikhism

Group Says Removal of Cross from School's "Hot Cross Buns" Was "Nonsensical"

February 7, 2006

Sikhs Speak Out Against Re-Publication of Cartoons

February 6, 2006

Source: SikhSangat

http://www.sikhsangat.org/publish/article_803.shtml

On February 6, 2006 SikhSangat reported, "New Zealand Sikh Society (Wellington) strongly condemns the deliberate action of some members of New Zealand Press to publish cartoons, which were known to be objectionable to the Muslim community, as it hurts their religious sentiments.

The executive committee of New Zealand Sikh Society (Wellington) said 'There should be a clear boundary between...

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New Gurdwara Opens in Fox Valley

February 5, 2006

Source: Appleton Post-Crescent

http://www.postcrescent.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060205/APC05/602050532/1033/APCent

On February 5, 2006 the Appleton Post-Crescent reported, "Sikh numbers in the Fox Valley have been growing rapidly. The presence of the religion here was nearly nonexistent a decade ago. Five or six Sikh families in the Fox Valley began gathering for worship about five years ago. Since then, the number of...

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A Virtual Visit to the Sikh Gurdwara Sahib in Indianapolis

February 4, 2006

Source: The Indianapolis Star

http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060204/LIVING/602040384

On February 4, 2006 The Indianapolis Star reported, "Visit the Gurdwara Sahib (Temple) near Indianapolis any day of the week and you'll likely see a wedding, memorial service or cultural event taking place. Built in 1999, the Gurdwara is home base for many Sikhs who call Central Indiana home. Though small in number here, Sikhs make up the...

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At Leeds Mosque, Sikh, Christians, and Muslims Gather for Vigil of Respect

February 4, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/west_yorkshire/4681284.stm

On February 4, 2006 BBC News reported, "Christian, Muslim and Sikh leaders have held a vigil at a Leeds mosque to show respect for each other's faiths. They gathered outside the Stratford Street mosque in Beeston on Sunday as Muslims gather for afternoon prayers.

The Yorkshire and Humber Faiths Forum called the meeting after the protests sparked by the Muhammad cartoons...

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SALDEF Meets with Attorney General to Discuss Sikh Concerns

February 2, 2006

Source: Sikh News Network

http://www.sikhnet.com/Sikhnet/news.nsf/RecentNewsHTML/EE221168D3BD0B3F8725710900664187!OpenDocument

On February 2, 2006 the Sikh News Network reported, "On Monday the Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund (SALDEF), the nation’s oldest Sikh American civil rights advocacy organization, met with Attorney General Alberto Gonzales to discuss a variety of issues relevant to the Sikh...

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High School Punjabi Course Teaches Lessons Beyond Language

January 30, 2006

Source: The Mercury News

http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/living/people/teens/13746090.htm

On January 30, 2006 The Mercury News reported, "Navjot Cheema, 17, is talking to his grandparents. He's reading holy scripture. And he's explaining who he is to others on campus. For the first time, the senior can do these things in a meaningful way, thanks to the addition this year of Punjabi as a language elective at James Logan High School,...

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Monty Panesar First Sikh Cricketer Chosen for England Team

January 27, 2006

Source: Canoe

Wire Service: AP

http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Cricket/2006/01/27/1414601-ap.html

On January 27, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "Left-arm spinner Monty Panesar became the first Sikh to win a call-up to the England cricket squad Friday when he earned a Test spot for the upcoming tour of India. Panesar, 23, whose parents come from the Punjab region of northern India, has represented England at under-19 level. He...

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Sikhs Participate in Meeting of National Religious Leaders

January 26, 2006

Source: World Sikh Council

http://www.worldsikhcouncil.org/

On January 26, 2006 a World Sikh Council Press Release reported, "The World Sikh Council – America Region (WSC-AR) participated in the first National Gathering of Religious Leaders held January 23 – 25, 2006 in Chicago. The meeting was organized by Religions for Peace (RFP) – USA for the primary purpose of bringing together senior leaders representing national religious organizations to build relationships...

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Kaurs Magazine Gives Voice to Sikh Women Worldwide

January 22, 2006

Source: Hindustan Times

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/7752_1605210,004100180005.htm

On January 22, 2006 the Hindustan Times reported, "The Indo-Canadian community has been making news for some time for its so-called NRI marriages where 'phoren' Punjabi boys land in Punjab, marry local girls, collect their 'dowry' and disappear, leaving these poor brides in the lurch. Many of these women who manage to land in Canada are subjected to all sorts of...

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Sikh Run Security Company Contracted to Ellsworth Air Force Base

January 22, 2006

Source: Rapid City Journal

http://www.rapidcityjournal.com/articles/2006/01/22/news/local/news01.txt

On January 22, 2006 the Rapid City Journal ran a feature article by Bill Harlan, a column writer for the Rapid City Journal, on military outsourcing. "Military security forces at Ellsworth have long been stretched thin. In fact, one of the major post-9/11 call-ups of the South Dakota Army National Guard was to provide security at the air base......

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