Sikhism

3HO Sikh Organization Participates in UN Conference

October 14, 2005

Source: Sikhnet

http://www.sikhnet.com/Sikhnet/news.nsf/RecentNewsHTML/05A51467D7C8DDD88725709A00615299!OpenDocument

On October 14, 2005 Sikhnet reported, "A panj (five) of 3HO representatives attended the 58th Annual Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Conference at United Nations’ headquarters, in New York City, recently. Bibiji Dr. Inderjit Kaur, Mukta Kaur, Dharma Singh, Sat Kirn Kaur, and Sat Mitar Kaur of...

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Sikh, Hindu, Christian, and Muslim Friends Collaborate to Provide Quake Relief

October 13, 2005

Source: Reuters

http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/ISL15753.htm

On October 13, 2005 Reuters reported, "In a country known for religious intolerance, Radesh Singh -- a Sikh -- and his group of Hindu, Christian and Muslim friends have joined forces to help survivors of northern Pakistan's devastating earthquake. They hope efforts to provide relief and care will send a clear message in conservative, predominantly Muslim Pakistan. 'We are here without any religious...

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Sikhs Participate in Espanola Community Festival

October 13, 2005

Source: Sikh Net News

http://www.sikhnet.com/Sikhnet/news.nsf/RecentNewsHTML/4B74A3565A4CA14D8725709800669E00!OpenDocument

On October 13, 2005 Sikh Net News ran a feature article by Gurujot Singh Khalsa, a member of the Espanola, New Mexico Sikh community. "[A few members of the] Española Sangat participated in Spañapalooza on Oct. 8th. This is an annual event with live music, poetry, free food, and lots of different...

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2010 Religious Affiliation Survey to Include Sikh Communities

October 11, 2005

Source: World Sikh Council

http://www.wfn.org/2005/10/msg00132.html

On October 11, 2005 a World Sikh Council Press Release reported, "The World Sikh Council - America Region (WSC-AR) is pleased to announce that the 2010 Religious Congregations Membership Study (RCMS) [a statistical report published every 10 years by the Glenmary Research Center] will include a county-by-county population of Sikhs in the United States of America. Since the publication of the 2000 RCMS, which only...

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Police Launch Training Book on Religious Diversity

October 11, 2005

Source: New Zealand Police

http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/2146.php

On October 11, 2005 the New Zealand Police press release reported, "The Police Religious Diversity Book will be launched in Christchurch on Wednesay 12 October 2005. 'A Practical Reference to Religious Diversity' covers seven major religious faiths including Maori spirituality, Buddhist Faith, Christian Faith, Hindu Faith, Islamic Faith, Jewish Faith, and the Sikh Faith. The book provides...

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London University Expels Sikh Student from Class for Wearing Kirpan

October 9, 2005

Source: The Panthic Weekly

http://www.panthic.org/news/124/ARTICLE/1868/2005-10-09.html

On October 9, 2005 The Panthic Weekly reported, "Amandeep Kaur, a student at a Thames Valley University, West London, this week was told to leave her lecture because she was wearing a Kirpan. Amandeep who is starting her second year of studies at the University was told that some members had expressed concern over the Kirpan. Amandeep Kaur has worn the Kirpan to University...

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Statewide Interfaith Group Proposed to Coordinate Hurricane Relief

October 7, 2005

Source: Disaster News Network

http://www.disasternews.net/news/news.php?articleid=2888

On October 7, 2005 Disaster News Network reported, "Representatives from more than a dozen faith groups met Tuesday to discuss forming a statewide interfaith organization aimed at coordinating Louisiana's faith-based relief efforts. After back-to-back hurricanes affected the Louisiana coast in August and September, local faith-based groups from around the state sprang into...

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Anti-Racism Training a Part of Irish Police Force's New Recruitment Strategy

October 7, 2005

Source: Irish Examiner

http://www.examiner.ie/pport/web/ireland/Full_Story/did-sgxU4U0lCkSlgsglO-LCk0lQvU.asp

On October 7, 2005 the Irish Examiner reported, "The new integration awareness strategy is aimed at combating incidents of institutional racism. The training was announced yesterday during an information seminar on the current garda [Irish police] recruitment drive, which is the first following the government’s decision...

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Hindus, Sikhs Share Festival Celebrations

October 5, 2005

Source: Hindustan Times

Wire Service: IANS

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1509725,00470002.htm

On October 5, 2005 the Indo-Asian News Service reported, "With the onset of the nine-day Hindu festival period of Navratra, Kabul's ancient Hindu temples, steeped in fascinating folklore, are buzzing with a record number of devotees of all faiths. The focal attraction is Asamai temple at the foothills of Koh-i-Asamai, the...

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Controversial Sikh Playwright Now Working on Film

October 3, 2005

Source: Evening Telegraph

http://www.eveningtelegraph.co.uk/output/2005/10/03/story7603704t0.shtm

On October 3, 2005 the Evening Telegraph reported, "Controversial playwright Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti, whose play Behzti (Dishonour) provoked violent demonstrations from members of the Sikh community in Birmingham last year, is now working on a film to be set in Dundee... Pound Shop Boys is a comedy drama about a group of young Sikhs in Dundee who want to...

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