Sikhism

Volunteer with Sikhs United Gives First-Hand Account of Katrina Disaster Relief

September 23, 2005

Source: SikhNet

http://www.sikhnet.com/Sikhnet/news.nsf/RecentNewsHTML/00963C2327AF1A248725708500650F15!OpenDocument

On September 23, 2005 SikhNet ran an article by Gurujot Singh Khalsa, who gives a first-hand account of his work with the United Sikhs in providing help to those displaced by Hurricane Katrina. He says, "Some young sikh friends and myself have been feeling the urge to serve humanity in some way. We started...

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Update: Request for Sikh Women to Perform Religious Service Inside Golden Temple Rejected

September 22, 2005

Source: Outlook India

Wire Service: PTI

http://www.outlookindia.com/pti_news.asp?id=324598

On September 22, 2005 the Press Trust of India reported, "All the five priests of the Golden Temple today outrightly rejected SGPC chief Bibi Jagir Kaur's plea to allow baptised Sikh women to perform religious service inside the shrine. At a meeting here, presided over by head priest Gyani Gurbachan Singh, the five priests in a resolution rejected...

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Guru Nanak Death Anniversary Observed

September 22, 2005

Source: The International News

http://jang.com.pk/thenews/sep2005-daily/22-09-2005/metro/i4.htm

On September 22, 2005 The International News reported, "The 466th death anniversary of Baba Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikh religion, will be observed at Gurdawara Darbar Sahib, 19 km away from Narowal on Sept 22. Sikh pilgrims have already started pouring in from the four corners of the world to pay homage to the great saint buried here in two different forms...

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High School Senior Wins "Discovering Diversity" Award for His Interfaith Work

September 21, 2005

Source: Metro

http://www.metronews.ca/news_feature_detail.asp?id=10988

On September 21, 2005 Metro reported, "Ryan Nutter, 17, was awarded the Discovering Diversity Award at Mississauga Council's chamber yesterday. Nutter taught himself to write, read and speak Arabic, Hindi, Latin and Punjabi... Nutter says he believes tolerance begins with studying and appreciating our differences — and then learning, as he has in spades, to embrace others. It was that devotion...

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New Gurdwara Set to Open in Rockville

September 20, 2005

Source: Sikh News Sentinel

http://www.sikhsangat.org/publish/article_423.shtml

On September 20, 2005 Sikh News Sentinel reported, "As Americans remembered and reflected on the fourth anniversary of 9/11, so too did members of America's Sikh community. The remembrance comes dear to the hearts for this religious group as many of them faced unnecessary backlash from the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks. Devotees of Sikhism, an Indian monotheistic religion grounded on...

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Centennial Display Celebrates Saskatchewan's Religious Diversity

September 19, 2005

Source: Canada.com/The StarPhoenix

http://www.canada.com/saskatoon/starphoenix/news/local/story.html?id=d12d4178-2dc5-4902-9cf7-b5b559afebe7

On September 19, 2005 The StarPhoenix reported, "A centennial display celebrating 100 years of religion in Saskatchewan will soon be making its way to cities across the province. The 4-by-7-foot display, entitled 100 years of Faith in Saskatchewan, will be unveiled by the...

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Opinion: State Should Be Neutral Toward Religion

September 19, 2005

Source: New Statesman

http://www.newstatesman.com/200509190017

On September 19, 2005 the New Statesman ran an opinion piece by Nick Cohen, a columnist for The Guardian, about the controversy over faith-based schools and welfare services in the UK. Cohen argues, "The London bombings have brought Britain to a decisive point where it can choose between two incompatible versions of liberalism. The first path is the one new Labour has been stumbling along for so long. In the...

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Cartoon Teaches the Basics of Sikhism

September 19, 2005

Source: sikhlink.net

http://www.sikhlink.net/story/sunny.htm

On September 19, 2005 sikhlink.net reported, "The first ever Sikh animation is here!! A classic cartoon - Sunny The Proud Sikh - is a professionally made 40-minute DVD full of fun. A unique idea of teaching Sikhism through fun, this DVD teaches the basics of Sikhism including the concept of Shabad Guru, the 5 K's [the Sikh articles of faith including kes (uncut hair), kanga (comb), kara (steel bracelet), kachh (shorts)...

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Sikh Americans Live in the Shadow of September 11

September 16, 2005

Source: East Valley Tribune

http://www.eastvalleytribune.com/index.php?sty=48149

On September 16, 2005 the East Valley Tribune reported, "Balbir Singh Sodhi, a turbaned Sikh from India, was gunned down a week earlier while planting flowers outside his Mesa convenience store. He was the first person killed nationwide in a post-Sept. 11 hate crime... Four years later, however, Sikhs as well as Muslim and Arab Americans, still face regular discrimination in the Valley and...

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Guru Granth Sahib to be Carried on Longest Procession Since Partition

September 15, 2005

Source: SikhNet

http://www.sikhnet.com/Sikhnet/news.nsf/TodaysNewsHTML/FFC9E5300B7939D38725707E006037D6!OpenDocument

On September 15, 2005 SikhNet reported, "A history of sorts will be scripted when Guru Granth Sahib will be carried in a gold palanquin from New Delhi to Nankana Sahib in Pakistan by covering more than 700 km, the longest religious procession after the Partition. The palanquin is being prepared with more...

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Opinion: Concern Over Turbans Shows Lack of Education

September 15, 2005

Source: SikhNet

http://www.sikhnet.com/Sikhnet/news.nsf/TodaysNewsHTML/90963F414BB89B1D8725707E005F0136!OpenDocument

On September 15, 2005 SikhNet posted an opinion piece by A. Kaur, from the Guru Nanak Sikh Society in Belgium, in response to the turban issue recently raised in that country. Kaur writes, "It is indeed very surprising to see that in an advanced and modern country like Belgium, students are...

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Many Sikhs Insulted by Government's Offer of Compensation to 1984 Riot Victims

September 14, 2005

Source: The Peninsula

Wire Service: IANS

http://www.thepeninsulaqatar.com/Display_news.asp?section=World_News&subsection=India&month=September2005&file=World_News200509149832.xml

On September 14, 2005 the Indo-Asian News Service reported, "A day after the Delhi government’s announcement of Rs125,000 as compensation, victims of the 1984 anti-Sikh...

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Anthropology Professor Starts Research Project on Sikh Philanthropy

September 13, 2005

Source: SikhSangat.org / Tribune News Services

http://www.sikhsangat.org/publish/article_408.shtml

On September 13, 2005 Tribune News Services reported, "Sikhs settled in the US have been extending material and other help to Katrina-hit residents of New Orleans... It is not the first time that Sikhs are doing so. During tsunami and earlier during the earthquake in Gujarat, Sikhs had organized community kitchens for weeks to provide food to the displaced. And now Sikhs...

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