Sikhism

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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Up and Coming Politician Connects South Asian Immigrants with New York Politics

October 2, 2005

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/10/02/magazine/02martins.html?pagewanted=3

On October 2, 2005 The New York Times ran a feature article by the author Suketu Mehta on Alex Martins an Indian-American lawyer, political figure and supporter of Mayor Michael Bloomberg. "Martins is not a high-profile mover and shaker in New York City politics. But he does play a role in helping to meet the needs of many of the city's residents -...

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Film About the Lives of Young Scottish Sikhs to Air at Canadian Film Festival

October 1, 2005

Source: The Scotsman

http://news.scotsman.com/movies.cfm?id=2023652005

On October 1, 2005 The Scotsman reported, "A film made by young Scottish Sikhs in Edinburgh is set to be shown at the third annual Spinning Wheel Film Festival in Toronto. It's Like Juggling celebrates the lives of Sikhs around the world. The film was produced by Media Education in partnership with Save the Children in Scotland, the Family Resource Network and Sikh Sanjog, an organisation providing...

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Second Attack on Sikhs in Vancouver Park Leaves Community Wary

October 1, 2005

Source: The Globe and Mail

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/ArticleNews/TPStory/LAC/20051001/BCSURREY01/TPNational/Canada

On October 1, 2005 The Globe and Mail reported, "A group of Sikh-Canadian senior citizens were sprayed with fire extinguisher foam from a slow-moving minivan as they sat at a picnic table yesterday morning in Surrey's Bear Creek Park.

It was in that same park that two elderly Sikh men...

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