Sikhism

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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Sikh Community Takes a Deep Breath in Millis

September 30, 2005

Source: The Country Gazette

http://www2.townonline.com/bellingham/localRegional/view.bg?articleid=336566

On September 30, 2005 The Country Gazette reported, "Just before 4 a.m. during the week, the Sikh community from Guru Ram Das Ashram on Village Street [in Millis, Massachusetts] awakens to attend a yoga, meditation and chanting session to begin the day. Then most travel to their full-time jobs in the fields of medicine, the arts, education,...

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DC Area Sikhs Hold Open Houses of Two New Gurdwaras

September 30, 2005

Source: The Hindu

http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/holnus/001200509301014.htm

On September 30, 2005 The Hindu reported, "In a bid to foster better understanding of their religion among Americans, the Sikh community has opened the doors of its two newly constructed Gurudwaras for common people. Sikh youths distributed flyers inviting people, including county and police officials, to visit the two shrines in Rockville and North Potomac on Saturday ahead of their formal...

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Cell Phone Company to Stream Sikh Religious Rite Daily for Mobile Customers

September 28, 2005

Source: Reliance IndiaMobile press release

http://www.relianceinfo.com/webapp/Infocomm/jsp/media/PressRelease.jsp?id=157

On September 28, 2005 a Reliance IndiaMobile press release reported, "India's largest private sector telecom Company Reliance Infocomm has launched the sacred Mukhvak audio clip service on Reliance IndiaMobile's R World suite of data applications... The Mukhvak is a holy directive picked out every morning by the Granthis from...

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Case Registered Against School Principal Who Banned Kirpan

September 27, 2005

Source: The Tribune

http://www.tribuneindia.com/2005/20050928/main8.htm

On September 27, 2005 The Tribune reported, "Following Sikh religious bodies' ire, the Ropar police today registered a case against the Principal of Shivalik Public School who had banned Sikh students from wearing 'kirpan' and 'kara.' Besides, Akal Takht Jathedar Joginder Singh Vedanti sought explanation from the school principal on the matter in the evening. A case of hurting the sentiments of the...

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Open Letter from Religious Leaders to Governor Romney

September 27, 2005

Source: Jewish Alliance for Law and Social Action

http://jewishalliance.org/issues/wiretap_mosques.htm

On September 27, 2005 the Jewish Alliance for Law and Social Action issued an open letter to Governor Romney urging him to reconsider his remarks on wiretapping Islamic centers. The letter was signed by over 80 religious and academic leaders of various faiths, including Christians, Jews, Muslims and Sikhs. "As representatives of faith communities and organizations...

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Sikh Community in New Mexico Continues to Grow

September 26, 2005

Source: SikhNet News

http://www.sikhnet.com/Sikhnet/news.nsf/TodaysNewsHTML/9061C2DE8708088F87257088006135EC!OpenDocument

On September 26, 2005 SikhNet News reported, "For all intents and purposes, Peter the long-haired counterculture firebrand has died — to be born again and remain true to what he says was his spiritual calling... Out went his birth name, so conventional it would make him a welcome guest at most...

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Washington Gurdwara to be Inaugurated

September 26, 2005

Source: Guru Gobind Singh Foundation

http://www.filebox.vt.edu/users/sdhami/p2.html

On September 26, 2005 a Guru Gobind Singh Foundation Press Release issued an open invitation to the dedication ceremony of their new building in Rockville, Maryland. "With the Grace of Akal Purakh, blessings of the Guru and co-operation of Sangat, the magnificent building of Guru Gobind Singh Foundation located in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. has been completed. The white brick structure...

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French Court to View Punjabi Filmmaker's Documentary on Sikh Turban

September 26, 2005

Source: Sify

http://sify.com/news/fullstory.php?id=13948372

On September 26, 2005 Sify reported, "Punjabi film producer-director Mangal Dhillon has plans to screen his 55-minute documentary The Inseparables�A Sikh and His Turban before the judge of the French court where the turban case will be heard.

A sensitive theme, like the relation of a Sikh with his turban and the impact of the French government's decision to ban the use of head gears, has been deftly...

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Bay Area Religious Groups Gearing Up for More Relief Efforts After Rita

September 26, 2005

Source: The Daily Review

http://www.insidebayarea.com/dailyreview/localnews/ci_3062969

On September 26, 2005 The Daily Review reported, "During the past month, religious groups of all faiths have played a key role in coordinating relief efforts in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama, commonly viewed as America's Bible Belt. As Hurricane Rita threatens to make matters worse in the Gulf States, many religious organizations are gearing up for a second round of...

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Sikh Doctor Says Wearing Turban Doesn't Make One More or Less Sikh

September 24, 2005

Source: The Globe Gazette

http://www.globegazette.com/articles/2005/09/24/feature/doc4334cd353bfd0834818687.txt

On September 24, 2005 The Globe Gazette reported, "Wearing the traditional Sikh turban makes Dr. Sant Hayreh distinctive in North Iowa. But, he says, the turban (or its absence) doesn’t make him any more or less a Sikh. 'Most of the modern Sikhs don’t wear turbans. They shave their beards,' Hayreh said. But...

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World Sikh Council - American Region Contributes $125,000 to Katrina Relief Efforts

September 23, 2005

Source: World Sikh Council

http://www.worldsikhcouncil.org/

On September 23, 2005 a World Sikh Council Press Release reported, "Less than a month after Hurricane Katrina devastated parts of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida, the member organizations of the World Sikh Council - America Region (WSC-AR) have responded by donating and pledging over $125,000 towards the relief efforts, and providing support for those affected by this tragedy. Contributions by the member...

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