Sikhism

California Sikhs Celebrate Guru Nanak’s Birthday

November 30, 2005

Source: India Post

http://www.indiapost.com/members/story.php?story_id=5171

On November 30, 2005 the India Post reported, "Vermont Gurdwara in collaboration with several other Gurdwaras California wide, celebrated Guru Nanak Devji’s birthday at the Los Angeles Convention Center on November 27. The magical day was marked by prayer and langar as thousands of proud Sikhs joined to celebrate the respected Guru Nanak’s birthday... The coordinator and...

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Sikh Procession Passes into Pakistan to Guru Nanak’s Birthplace for the First Time Since Partition

November 29, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/4483150.stm

On November 29, 2005 BBC News reported, "Nearly 2,000 Sikhs from India have been allowed to cross over into Pakistan to complete a pilgrimage to the birthplace of Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism. The group, chanting religious hymns, entered Pakistan at the Wagah crossing point in Punjab. The pilgrims were accorded a guard of honour and welcomed by representatives of the Pakistani Sikh...

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Play Highlights the Necessity of Religious Pluralism

November 29, 2005

Source: Rediff

http://in.rediff.com/news/2005/nov/29us.htm

On November 29, 2005 Rediff reported, "Whenever professor Diana Eck hears of a play such as 'The Hindu and the Cowboy.. and Other Kansas City Stories' staged recently in Kansas City, she feels more than happy. The sympathetic play about divergent cultures and faiths was done in an ecumenical spirit, she says.

Playwright Donna Ziegenhorn, who interviewed scores of Kansas City residents, put their stories...

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Ryerson University Students Get a Taste of Sikhism at Langar

November 29, 2005

Source: SikhNet News

http://www.sikhnet.com/Sikhnet/news.nsf/RecentNewsHTML/4F192096D79A3009872570C80064E6C5!OpenDocument

On November 29, 2005 SikhNet News reported, "For a few serene moments, Sammy Baah was a certified chickpea magnet. Sitting on a cold floor, he scarfed down the stuff at a ferocious pace yesterday, while young women in scarves [made] their way through the room doling out seconds. Wearing a Yankees...

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Sikhs, Jews Hosts Interfaith Diversity Event in New York

November 28, 2005

Source: India Post

http://www.indiapost.com/members/story.php?story_id=5156

On November 28, 2005 the India Post reported, "The American Jewish Committee in association with the Sikh Organization of New York, Multi Faith Forum and Archdiocese of Rockville center hosted the annual Thanksgiving Diversity and Interfaith Breakfast on November 22 to celebrate in thanksgiving the multifaceted ethnicity of America. A Press release by the Sikh Organization of New York...

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American Jewish Committee, Sikh Organization Among Those Celebrating Interfaith Thanksgiving in New York

November 28, 2005

Source: India Post

http://www.indiapost.com/members/story.php?story_id=5156

On November 28, 2005 the India Post reported, "The American Jewish Committee in association with the Sikh Organization of New York, Multi Faith Forum and Archdiocese of Rockville center hosted the annual Thanksgiving Diversity and Interfaith Breakfast on November 22 to celebrate in thanksgiving the multifaceted ethnicity of America. A press release by the Sikh Organization of New York...

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Multi-Religious Event Promotes Tolerance in Lahore

November 28, 2005

Source: Daily Times

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2005%5C11%5C28%5Cstory_28-11-2005_pg7_13

On November 28, 2005 the Daily Times reported, "For the first time in the history of the city, people belonging to different religions celebrated their religious festivals at one platform and stressed the need for interfaith dialogue to promote tolerance in the society with the concept of 'One God'. Muslim, Christian, Sikh,...

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Sikhs Seek Understanding of their Faith After 9/11

November 26, 2005

Source: Star-Telegram

Wire Service: RNS

http://www.dfw.com/mld/dfw/living/religion/13255093.htm

On November 26, 2005 Religion News Service reported, "Facing mounting discrimination since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, a number of Sikh-American groups have begun a campaign to explain their religion to the American public and to differentiate their beliefs from those of Muslims. There have been more than 600 reported instances of...

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Sikh Gurdwara Dedicated in Merrillville

November 20, 2005

Source: The Indianapolis Star

Wire Service: AP

http://www2.indystar.com/articles/4/241721-6764-127.html

On November 20, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "Members of a northwestern Indiana Sikh congregation have dedicated their new place of worship - a $1.3 million temple with five gold domes reminiscent of the graceful, airy temples in India. During Saturday's dedication under a blue sky, priest Harpal Singh ceremoniously carried...

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Sikhs Pilot Anti-Bias Bill in New York City

November 18, 2005

Source: Rediff

http://in.rediff.com/news/2005/nov/18sikh.htm

On November 18, 2005 Rediff reported, "Sikhs in New York [City], along with several other community organizations, have played a role in piloting an anti-bias bill in the City Council. The first hearing of the Int. 577, as the Uniformed Agency Anti-Discrimination bill is known, was held on Thursday. A news conference was also held on the occasion and David I. Weprin, a Democratic party city council member, was...

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Sikh Barred Entry at Legion, Forcing Change to Out-of-Date Rule

November 18, 2005

Source: Brampton Guardian

http://www.northpeel.com/br/news/story/3167415p-3670280c.html

On November 18, 2005 the Brampton Guardian reported, "Royal Canadian Legion branches in Brampton have been forced to change an out-of-date rule, which discriminates against some Sikhs and Orthodox Jews.

Local veterans call it a tradition that they fiercely enforce-- no 'headgear' in the Legion clubroom. Head coverings must be removed out of respect for the fallen...

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Diverse Coalition Supports Protection of Workplace Religious Liberties

November 18, 2005

Source: Baptist Press News

http://www.bpnews.net/bpnews.asp?ID=22109

On November 18, 2005 the Baptist Press News reported, "A new law is needed to restore protection for the religious rights of employees, Southern Baptist church-state specialist Richard Land said at a recent congressional hearing. Land, president of the Ethics...

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City Hall Comes Out Against Anti-Bias Bill in New York

November 18, 2005

Source: New York Daily News

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/local/story/366805p-312237c.html

On November 18, 2005 the New York Daily News reported, "City Hall came out yesterday against a bill to protect city uniformed workers from being fired for wearing turbans or other religious garb. While it covers all religious groups, the City Council bill has special significance to Sikh men who grow distinctive beards and wear turbans as part of their religious...

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