Sikhism

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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Yuba City Sikhs Hold 26th Annual Parade

November 7, 2005

Source: Yahoo! News / PRWEB

http://news.yahoo.com/s/prweb/20051107/bs_prweb/prweb307422_1

On November 7, 2005 PRWEB reported, "Another near record crowd today, estimated at 60,000 people, continues to make the 26th Annual Sikh Parade in Yuba City one of the Valley’s largest religious and cultural celebrations. The weekend activities honor the receipt by Sikhs of their Holy Book, the Guru Granth Sahib, in 1708, which they use as their spiritual guide....

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Monumental Hindu Temple Opens in New Delhi, Inaugurated by Muslim, Sikh

November 7, 2005

Source: Chicago Sun-Times

Wire Service: AP

http://www.suntimes.com/output/news/cst-nws-india07.html

On November 7, 2005 the Associated Press reported, " India's Muslim president, Sikh prime minister and Hindu nationalist opposition leader joined Sunday to open one of the biggest Hindu temples of modern times, a $45 million pink sandstone shrine to religious tolerance. The Swaminarayan sect that built the temple -- the length of a...

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Members of Many Faiths to Participate in Peace Walk Protesting Desecration of Native American Sacred Site

November 6, 2005

Source: Contra Costa Times

http://www.contracostatimes.com/mld/cctimes/news/13096881.htm

On November 6, 2005 the Contra Costa Times reported, "Shellmound Street is just an address to most shoppers at Bay Street Emeryville. A turn onto Ohlone Way leads to Banana Republic, Old Navy, California Pizza Kitchen, Steve Madden Footwear and P.F. Chang's China Bistro.

But many American Indians consider this a sacred area, and they bitterly resent what they...

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Sikh Spiritual Television Programs from India to be Broadcast in Europe

November 6, 2005

Source: PRWeb press release

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2005/11/prweb306746.htm

On November 6, 2005 a PRWeb press release reported, "ZEE International, part of the ZEE family, which caters to the audience abroad, approached Guru Nanak Daata Baksh Lai Mission, after viewing its spiritual programmes on the mission's websites, with a request for telecasting the same abroad. Consequently the holy programmes of Guru Nanak Daata Baksh Lai Mission, Chandigarh will be...

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Estimated 60,000 Attend Sikh Parade in Yuba City

November 6, 2005

Source: NRIInternet

http://www.nriinternet.com/Events/USA/YubaCity/Yuba_Nov_Mela/110605.htm

On November 6, 2005 NRI Internet reported, "More than 55,000 attended the annual parade today in Yuba City, California commemorating the receipt by Sikhs of their Holy scripture, the Guru Granth Sahib, in 1708. Every year on the first Sunday of November, Sikhs from throughout the United States, Canada, England and India attended the celebration. That was 26th...

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Despite Long History, Stockton Sikhs Feel Misunderstood

November 5, 2005

Source: The Record

http://www.recordnet.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20051105/ENT/511050307

On November 5, 2005 The Record reported, "The Sikh religion has a long history in Stockton. The Stockton temple is the oldest in the country, and Sikhs have lived in this part of California for more than a century. Yet Stockton Sikhs say they their religion and customs are still largely misunderstood by the general public... Some Sikhs say they have...

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Espanola Sikhs Organize First Community Langar

November 4, 2005

Source: SikhNet News

http://www.sikhnet.com/Sikhnet/news.nsf/TodaysNewsHTML/767702E315E3CC24872570AF006417BE!OpenDocument

On November 4, 2005 SikhNet News reported, "On Saturday Oct. 29th [a group of Española Sikhs] decided to reach out to the local community and serve hot food. In the spirit of the Sikh tradition of Langar (community kitchen) in which all people share a meal together regardless of religion, race, culture...

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Sikhs Worship in First South American Gurdwara

October 31, 2005

Source: SikhNet

http://www.sikhnet.com/Sikhnet/news.nsf/TodaysNewsHTML/E34B7A839E4D581F872570AB00659D9A!OpenDocument

On October 31, 2005 SikhNet reported, "As Guru Nanak traveled by foot all over the Asian continent, a group of Khalsa Sikhs from USA and Mexico are carrying thru Gurus teachings, flying, all over the South American Continent... Departing from Buenos Aires, Argentina, the Jatha traveled 6 hours to reach...

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Sikhs Struggle to Find Their Place in Post 9/11 America

October 31, 2005

Source: San Francisco Chronicle

http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2005/10/31/BAGT3FGDR01.DTL

On October 31, 2005 the San Francisco Chronicle reported, "A teenager accosted Sukhdev Singh Bainiwal, 39, at Home Depot, saying he should take his turban back to the desert where he might actually need it. Another time, a fellow driver swerved toward him, saying 'Arab, get out of here.' And once, the driver of a car near his rolled down his...

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Sikhs Protest Religious Symbols Ban at French Consulate in San Francisco

October 29, 2005

Source: SikhSangat

http://www.sikhsangat.org/publish/article_542.shtml

On October 29, 2005 SikhSangat reported, "More than one hundred Sikh demonstrators protested against France's ban on religious insignias in public schools on Thursday morning outside the Consulate General of France. Sangat came from as far as Central valley to protest against French ban on head covering in public schools. After two hours of protesting against French consulate, the group of Sikh...

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