Sikhism

After Sikh Soccer Player Banned for Wearing Patka, Team Walks Off in Protest

September 4, 2005

Source: CANOE/CP

http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Canada/2005/09/04/1202330-cp.html

On September 4, 2005 the Canadian Press reported, "Parents and coaches of a Calgary junior soccer team are angry after a Sikh player was barred from a game for insisting on wearing his religious headscarf. Northwest United was competing in a tournament in this Vancouver suburb when a referee told 17-year-old Gurindar Durah could not wear his patka, a scarf young, religiously...

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United Sikhs Host Langar for Hurricane Victims, Request Recovery of Guru Granth Sahib

September 4, 2005

Source: United Sikhs

http://www.unitedsikhs.org/PressReleases/COMVCE-04-09-2005-00.htm

On September 4, 2005 the United Sikhs reported, "UNITED SIKHS will be providing langar, [hot meals] from the Sikh community kitchen, to displaced people at the Katrina hurricane evacuee centers in New Orleans... Whilst food has finally started to arrive for evacuees, on UNITED SIKHS' team's visit to the centers yesterday, 'We found a demand for hot meals, which we...

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World Sikh Council to Coordinate "Katrina Aid Campaign"

September 1, 2005

Source: The World Sikh Council

http://www.worldsikhcouncil.org/proj/katrinaAid/katrinaAid.html

On September 1, 2005 The World Sikh Council reported, "In response to the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina and the continued human tragedy unfolding in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida, the World Sikh Council America Region (WSC-AR) is coordinating a national fundraising “Katrina Aid Campaign” to raise funds for providing relief and...

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"Ghanaia Katrina Hurricane Relief Project" Launched by United Sikhs

September 1, 2005

Source: United Sikhs

http://www.unitedsikhs.org/PressReleases/PRSRLS-01-09-2005-00.htm

On September 1, 2005 the United Sikhs issued a Press Release stating: "UNITED SIKHS has deployed a relief team and is in the process of procuring supplies for the areas worst hit by hurricane Katrina in the states of Mississippi, Louisiana and Albama where thousands are feared dead, hundreds of thousands of people have been left homeless and where millions are without...

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Bhajan Memorial Highway Announced in New Mexico

August 29, 2005

Source: SikhNet News

http://www.sikhnet.com/Sikhnet/news.nsf/TodaysNewsHTML/170E11418704D1F18725706C0062BD96!OpenDocument

On August 29, 2005 SikhNet News reported, "As customary to annual tradition... 3HO commemorated the birthday of Yogi Bhajan. [3HO stands for: Healthy, Happy, Holy Organization. This nonprofit organization was founded by Yogi Bhajan, a kundalini yoga master]... The highlight of the event was the...

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Poll Shows Americans' Preference for Individual Spirituality Over Organized Religion

August 29, 2005

Source: Beliefnet / Newsweek. Jerry Adler. August 28, 2005

https://www.newsweek.com/search-spiritual-117833

On August 29, 2005 Newsweek reported, "Only a generation ago it appeared from some vantage points... that Americans were on their way to turning their backs on God. In sepulchral black and red, the cover of Time magazine...

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British Airways Food Service Sacks Large Number of Sikh Employees

August 28, 2005

Source: The Panthic Weekly

http://www.panthic.org/news/124/ARTICLE/1708/2005-08-28.html?sid=cb65c098d83b162ca7354c01b13d40ee

On August 28, 2005 The Panthic Weekly reported, "British Airways catering company Gate Gourmet [sacked] over 670 workers a large majority originating from the Sikh community...The workers walked away from an unofficial strike action as they said they were being bullied by management into...

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British MPs Call for Protection of Sikh Community from Hate Crimes

August 25, 2005

Source: SikhSangat.org/icBirmingham

http://www.sikhsangat.org/publish/article_332.shtml

On August 25, 2005 icBirmingham reported, "Police must protect Sikhs from any reprisals following the terrorist attacks on London, a Midland MP has warned.

Rob Marris (Lab Wolverhampton South West) said Sikhs could be targeted following recent events.

Sikh Gurdwaras, or temples, have already been vandalised by people attacking Muslims, who do not understand the...

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Sikh Truck Drivers Fight Hardhat Rule

August 25, 2005

Source: CBC News

http://www.cbc.ca/story/canada/national/2005/08/25/Turban_dispute_2005_08_25.html

On August 25, 2005 CBC News reported, "Sikh truck drivers will file a human rights complaint Thursday against a rule that requires them to wear hardhats instead of turbans. They are fighting a requirement that prevents them from driving into CP Rail's two Toronto terminals without protective headwear. CP Rail said it is enforcing the hardhat...

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Huntingdonshire District Council Releases Guide to Area Religions

August 24, 2005

Source: The Evening Telegraph

On August 24, 2005 The Evening Telegraph reported, "Council staff have been taught about world religions to help them deal with people from different faiths. Huntingdonshire District Council has produced a handbook which contains information on everything from dress codes to dietary requirements of various religions. It includes information such as the fact that in many Orthodox Christian churches, the congregation will stand throughout the service, that Hindus observe a 13-day mourning period for their...

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Sikh Community Outgrows Anderson Facility

August 23, 2005

Source: SikhSangat.org

http://www.sikhsangat.org/publish/article_316.shtml

On August 23, 2005 the SikhSangat.org reported, "The Sikh community [of Anderson] is outgrowing its house of worship -- a modified 3-bedroom home -- and hopes to build a larger temple on land just behind it. Sikh Temple Redding will go before the Anderson Planning Commission on Monday. Its members seek a use permit to build a 12,000-square-foot temple... In 2002, the city's planning...

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Political Speech at Ahmedabad Gurdwara Upsets Some

August 22, 2005

Source: The Indian Express

http://www.indianexpress.com/full_story.php?content_id=76757

On August 22, 2005 The Indian Express reported, "NDA convenor George Fernandes today appealed to the Sikh community to mount pressure on the Central government to seek justice for those killed in the 1984 riots. He, however, upset some members of the community who did not like the idea that the premises of a gurudwara was being used for a political speech. The former Defence...

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