Sikhism

Nickelodeon Broadcasts Views of Sikh Youth on Intelligent Design

January 20, 2006

Source: The World Sikh Council

http://www.worldsikhcouncil.org

On January 20, 2006 a World Sikh Council Press Release stated: "The Nickelodeon Cable TV [network] will include a Sikh youth from Philadelphia among the many voices of faith in its Nick News special edition program titled 'God, Science, Politics, and Your School' on Sunday, January 22, 2006 at 8:30 PM ET/PT. The episode explains to youth the current debate taking place in our country over Evolution vs. Intelligent Design...

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Non-profits, Volunteers Organize Health Fair at Queens Gurdwara

January 20, 2006

Source: Sikh Coalition

http://www.sikhcoalition.org

On January 20, 2006 the Sikh Coalition reported, "The 'Strengthening Families Khalsa Health Fair' is being held on January 22 as a result of the efforts of several non-profits, doctors and social workers. The Makhan Shah Lobana Gurdwara in Queens is one of the largest Sikh Gurdwaras in the country, in the heartland of New York’s Sikh immigrant population. The Khalsa Health Fair on Sunday will be the first of its magnitude and...

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Feature Film on Sikhs in the U.S. Post-9/11 to Screen in California

January 20, 2006

Source: Sikh News Network

http://www.sikhsangat.org/publish/article_756.shtml

On January 20, 2006 the Sikh News Network reported, "The much awaited feature film ‘The Gold Bracelet’ directed by Kavi Raz is to have its first private screening at the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Leonard H. Goldstein Theatre in North Hollywood, California at the end of the month... Kavi wrote, produced, directed and acted in the film, which also stars Sonny Mandal,...

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Sikhs Participate in Opening Events of New Mexico Legislature

January 20, 2006

Source: SikhNet News

http://www.sikhnet.com/Sikhnet/news.nsf/RecentNewsHTML/3A4E2A03A275E722872570FC0065CB88!OpenDocument

On January 20, 2006 SikhNet News reported, "The Opening of the New Mexico Legislature for their annual 30-day session takes place [in] mid-January every year. It has been a tradition for the New Mexico Sikh Community to host lunch, following the Governor’s State of the State address... Opening...

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Livingston Police Participate in Training Session on Sikh Culture

January 19, 2006

Source: Merced Sun-Star

http://www.mercedsunstar.com/local/story/11703435p-12429210c.html

On January 19, 2006 the Merced Sun-Star reported, "People think cops live on doughnuts, but Livingston police busted that stereotype Tuesday afternoon when they chowed down on samosas, pakoras and other Indian food at the Sikh temple on B Street. The occasion was a four-hour training session on Punjabi culture -- a first for Merced County law enforcement. Gurujodha...

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Cable Program Promotes Knowledge About Sikhism

January 19, 2006

Source: Contra Costa Times

http://www.contracostatimes.com/mld/cctimes/news/13660978.htm

On January 19, 2006 the Contra Costa Times reported, "Sikhs, visible yet often unfamiliar constituents of Contra Costa County's multi-ethnic soup, are the subject of a 40-minute program on Richmond cable TV [KCRT-TV]. 'Sikhs in America' looks at the culture of a people more than 20 million strong worldwide, including at least 200,000 in the United States, almost half in...

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Sikh Youth Provide Relief Work in Mississippi as Part of the Jakara Korps

January 19, 2006

Source: SikhNet News/The Fresno Bee

http://www.sikhnet.com/Sikhnet/news.nsf/RecentNewsHTML/8FB6F3235BF06BAD872570FB006B2D11!OpenDocument

On January 19, 2006 The Fresno Bee reported, "A group of Sikh youths in the San Joaquin Valley plans to return to Mississippi in the spring to remove more debris and work on more homes damaged by Hurricane Katrina. A total of 17 Sikhs, most of them from the Valley, arrived home Dec. 25...

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More than 100 Groups Oppose Anti-Sikh Flier

January 18, 2006

Source: CivilRights.org

http://www.civilrights.org/issues/enforcement/details.cfm?id=39576

On January 18, 2006 CivilRights.org reported, "A new flyer campaign equating the wearing of a turban with terrorism has outraged Arab-American and civil rights groups, who have decried the move as 'baseless and reprehensible.' The flyer, by the Nutritional Health Alliance (NHA), depicts Sen. Richard Durbin, D. Ill., wearing a turban with the words, 'Get a Turban...

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Dietary Supplement Company Issues Offensive Anti-Terrorist Flier

January 18, 2006

Source: The State/St. Louis Post-Dispatch

http://www.thestate.com/mld/thestate/news/nation/13652644.htm

On January 18, 2006 St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported, "What in the world do dietary supplements have to do with turbans and terrorism? That political head-scratcher confronted at least some vitamin buyers around the nation who found a flier with their mail-order nutrients carrying the bold headline, 'Get a Turban for Durbin!' An image shows Sen. Dick...

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Sikh Elected to Vernon Board of Education

January 17, 2006

Source: News India Times

http://www.newsindia-times.com/2006/01/20/usa6-121722.html

On January 17, 2006 The News India-Times reported, "Amarjit Buttar was re-elected to a four-year term as a member of the Vernon Board of Education in Vernon, Connecticut on Nov. 8 2005. This is his fourth term on the board. He was one of four candidates - two Republicans and two Democrats - who contested the elections. With 2950 votes, Buttar said he was the [recipient of the...

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Sikh American Woman Named Majority Whip in South Carolina House

January 17, 2006

Source: Sikh News Sentinel/Tribune News

http://www.sikhsangat.org/publish/article_752.shtml

On January 17, 2006 the Tribune News reported, "Nikki Randhawa Haley, a.k.a. Nimrata Randhawa-Haley, a Sikh American woman, has been named a majority whip for the House Republican Caucus in the South Carolina General Assembly. The Republican whips are the party leaders on the floor of the legislature, responsible for lining up votes in support of caucus priorities and setting the...

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Sikh Woman Runs Country's Only Gurdwara

January 16, 2006

Source: Sikhnet/The Tribune

http://www.sikhnet.com/Sikhnet/news.nsf/RecentNewsHTML/AD25A11F3103F620872570F80069CAD5!OpenDocument

On January 16, 2006 The Tribune reported, "Sohbag Kaur Khalsa, an American Sikh settled in Brazil, is running the only gurdwara in the country. Carrying the legacy of her late husband forward Sohbag, a yoga teacher, says there are no Sikhs but the gurdwara in San Paulo still runs packed with...

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Independent Organization Monitors Gurdwara Elections in Fremont

January 16, 2006

Source: The Argus

http://www.insidebayarea.com/argus/localnews/ci_3406966

On January 16, 2006 The Argus reported, "The election of new leaders for the Gurdwara Sahib of the San Francisco Bay area was confirmed Sunday by an independent monitoring organization. The gurdwara's members also decided to limit the power of its leaders after more than 75 percent of people cast ballots in favor of instituting term limits, said Ram Singh, a member of the Panthic slate who...

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Sikh Organizations Take Action Against Palatine, Illinois Gurdwara

January 16, 2006

Source: The Indian Express

http://cities.expressindia.com/fullstory.php?newsid=165818

On January 16, 2006 The Indian Express reported, "A deputation of various Sikh organisations led by Punjabi Vikas Manch Convenor Charanjit Singh Grover has submitted a memorandum to Akal Takht Jathedar Joginder Singh Vedanti seeking action against those officials of the Palentine Gurdwara at Chicago who had been violating the Sikh tenets and were hurting the religious sentiments...

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