Sikhism

Religious Hate Crimes Have Increased in Glasgow Since 9/11

November 16, 2005

Source: The Scotsman

http://news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=2251252005

On November 16, 2005 The Scotsman reported, "Religious hate crimes have increased in Scotland's biggest city since the Twin Towers terrorist attacks, a report has said.

The 9/11 outrage marked a turning point in Glasgow when racial intolerance and abuse turned into more religiously-motivated attacks.

People wearing distinctive religious clothing or symbols were a particular target...

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Bay Area Sikhs Celebrate Guru Nanak’s Birthday

November 16, 2005

Source: SikhNet News / Mercury News

http://www.sikhnet.com/Sikhnet/news.nsf/RecentNewsHTML/B5C0A7858B4946C9872570BB00697CFC!OpenDocument

On November 16, 2005 Mercury News reported, "Thousands of Bay Area Sikhs flocked to local gurdwaras, or temples, Tuesday evening to celebrate Guru Nanak Dev, the birth of the religious community's founder who advocated equality, honesty and charity in life. Temples in San Jose, Fremont...

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Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim, and Sikh Chaplains Welcomed to Armed Services

November 15, 2005

Source: The Scotsman

http://news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=2246822005

On November 15, 2005 The Scotsman reported, "The first Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim and Sikh chaplains to be appointed by the British Armed Forces have been officially welcomed to their roles by Defence Secretary John Reid. The four will give spiritual, moral and pastoral support to service men and women and their dependents. They are classed as civil servants and employed on fixed-term...

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Sikh Man Testifies in Assault Case in Queens

November 15, 2005

Source: New York Daily News

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime_file/story/365648p-311394c.html

On November 15, 2005 the New York Daily News reported, "A Queens man took the stand to tell how he was viciously punched and kicked in the face by a group of men who made fun of his Sikh religion. 'I was punched two to three times... I was feeling the earth was moving around,' said Rajinder Singh Khalsa, 54, who identified four of five defendants on trial...

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Hindu, Sikh and Muslim Leaders Join Christians in Condemning Attacks on Churches

November 15, 2005

Source: WorldNetDaily/Assist News Service

http://worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=47404

On November 15, 2005 Assist News Service reported, "Christian schools throughout Pakistan will go on strike Nov. 17 to protest the attacks on Christians in Sangla Hill, Punjab, this past weekend. Christian Solidarity Worldwide, or CSW, says Hindu, Sikh and Muslim leaders have joined church leaders in condemning the outbreak of violence, and the All Pakistan...

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International Magazine for Sikh Women Launched

November 15, 2005

Source: The Tribune

http://www.tribuneindia.com/2005/20051116/punjab1.htm#5

On November 15, 2005 The Tribune reported, "'Each girl born in this world is special — that is the feeling I want to convey through KAURS. Women have a special world of their own that sustains life on this earth and we need to celebrate it'... Roma Kaur [said to] leading figures of the Sikh Community at the Toronto launch of the Sikh women's first international magazine, of which she is the...

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International Sikh Confederation Takes Shape

November 14, 2005

Source: Sikhnet/The Tribune

http://www.sikhnet.com/Sikhnet/news.nsf/TodaysNewsHTML/00ADEE922F5927B1872570B900662F63!OpenDocument

On November 14, 2005 The Tribune reported, "After over two years of deliberations, the International Sikh Confederation, an apex advisory body of Sikhs, is all set to take shape. The advisory body of the Sikhs will primarily act as a moral authority to guide the community on social, economic,...

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US Sikh Delegation Visits Pakistani Quake Victims

November 12, 2005

Source: Sikh Sangat News

http://www.sikhsangat.org/publish/article_580.shtml

On November 12, 2005 Sikh Sangat News reported, "Relation[s] between India and Pakistan will become friendly with the passage of time, said a member of 45-member Sikh delegation from North America visiting religious Sikh shrines in Pakistan these days.

Talking to reporters during a visit to Melody Relief and Rehabilitation Centre for Earthquake Victims here, he said that 'human...

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Portrayal of Sikh in Soap Opera Raises Objections

November 12, 2005

Source: SikhSangat.org/TOI

http://www.sikhsangat.org/publish/article_581.shtml

On November 12, 2005 TOI reported, "Already annoyed about objectionable portrayal of Sikhs in movies, the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has now trained their guns at a TV soap opera, Desh Mein Nikla Hoga Chand, for showing a Sikh in poor light... Waryam Singh, secretary, Dharam Parchar Committee (DPC) of SGPC, says the SGPC's main objections are to [the] portrayal of Sikhs [...

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Reorganized Kansas City Interfaith Group Draws Diverse Crowd

November 11, 2005

Source: The Kansas City Star

http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/13137514.htm

On November 11, 2005 The Kansas City Star reported, "[Reverend Wallace Hartsfield], a longtime area Baptist minister, looked out from a podium Thursday at the more than 600 people who gathered for the [Greater Kansas City Interfaith Council's] inaugural luncheon at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown.

Represented were American Indian spirituality, Bahai, Buddhism,...

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Armed Services Hold Recruitment Events at Sikh Gurdwaras

November 9, 2005

Source: SikhSangat.org/GNN

http://www.sikhsangat.org/publish/article_567.shtml

On November 9, 2005 the Government News Network reported, "The Armed Forces are to stage an awareness day at Sikh temples in Manchester as part of a drive to boost the number of recruits from the ethnic minorities. The Royal Navy, Royal Air Force and British Army, in conjunction with Jobcentre Plus (Specialist Employment Programme), will showcase a range of careers and opportunities...

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Sikh Prisoners in California Ordered to Remove Turbans and Cut Hair

November 9, 2005

Source: India Post

http://www.indiapost.com/members/story.php?story_id=5107

On November 9, 2005 India Post reported, "Two California prisons, Solano State Prison and San Quentin State Prison, have disallowed its Sikh prisoners from wearing any head covering, including a dastaar [turban]. The prisons have also punished the Sikh prisoners for refusing to comply with orders to cut their hair. California Code of Regulations § 3062(e), which governs prison inmate...

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