Sikhism

Attacks on Religious Minorities Up After Bombings

July 28, 2005

Source: Al-Jazeera

http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/0F8AF83D-55AB-4F17-A1A2-89975598AD61.htm

On July 28, 2005 Al-Jazeera reported, "Attacks on Asians and religious minorities in London have leapt more than 500% since the bomb attacks on the capital three weeks ago, according to Muslim groups.

Across Britain one man has been murdered, one mosque firebombed, a Sikh temple attacked and other buildings and individuals targeted,...

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Sikh Population Growing by Leaps and Bounds Near Indianapolis

July 27, 2005

Source: The Indianapolis Star

http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050727/NEWS01/507270443

On July 27, 2005 The Indianapolis Star reported, "Since January, more than 200 Sikh families have moved to Greenwood, Whiteland, Avon and Plainfield, real estate agents said. Most live within a 10- to 25-minute drive of the two Sikh temples in Indianapolis... The region's main attraction is affordable housing... Many are still waiting for...

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Bloomberg Apologizes for Sikh Victims of Bus Incident

July 26, 2005

Source: Monterey Herald / New York Daily News

http://www.montereyherald.com/mld/montereyherald/news/nation/12223576.htm

On July 26, 2005 the New York Daily News reported, "Mayor Michael Bloomberg apologized Monday to a group of British tourists who were handcuffed and forced to kneel on a Broadway sidewalk after cops swarmed a sightseeing bus - even as another bomb scare rattled downtown Brooklyn.

The mayor urged New Yorkers to call...

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Young Sikh Professionals Meet at Georgetown

July 26, 2005

Source: Sikh Council on Religion and Education

http://www.sikhcouncilusa.org/article.aspx?article=evtsikhyouth

On July 26, 2005 the Sikh Council on Religion and Education reported, "Young Sikh professionals met in the nation's capital from July 24th to July 26th at Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., to engage in a dialogue with representatives from the Government, Congress, and Civil Rights, Interfaith and Community Organizations to explore the meaning...

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Harvard Group Studies Backlash Against Sikh Community

July 24, 2005

Source: The Panthic Weekly

http://www.panthic.org/news/121/ARTICLE/1588/2005-07-24.html?sid=27170581609bf26690e583ae2dbceded

On July 24, 2005 The Panthic Weekly reported, "In response to the new post-9/11 climate and the need to understand how discrimination, over these years, has impacted Sikhs, Muslims, Arabs, South Asians, and others in the United States, the Pluralism Project at Harvard University has established the...

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Sikhs Apprise Bush of Concerns at State Dinner

July 23, 2005

Source: The Tribune

http://www.tribuneindia.com/2005/20050724/punjab1.htm

On July 23, 2005 The Tribune reported, "Dr Rajwant Singh, Chairman of the Sikh Council on Religion and Education, used the opportunity at the state dinner hosted in honour of the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, at the White House to lobby for Sikh issues with the US President, Mr George Bush, and Indian Prime Minister besides with the key members of the Bush Cabinet... Meanwhile, the...

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London Mayor Meets with Sikh Representatives

July 22, 2005

Source: SikhSangat.org/Sikh Federation (UK)

http://www.sikhsangat.org/publish/article_194.shtml

On July 22, 2005 Sikh Federation (UK) reported, "Sikh representatives have met with the Mayor of London, Ken Livingstone to discuss a range of important issues relating to the Sikh community. Informed commentators believe the meeting organised and facilitated by the Sikh Federation (UK) and the outcomes represent one of the most positive developments for British Sikhs in the...

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World Sikh Council Meets With European Churches to Discuss Hate Crimes

July 21, 2005

Source: Interfaithnews.net

http://www.interfaithnews.net/wp/2005/09/01/wsc-ar-meets-with-conference-of-european-churches-to-discuss-hate-crimes/#more-73

On July 21, 2005 Interfaithnews.net reported, "The Secretary General of World Sikh Council - America Region (WSC-AR), Dr. Tarunjit Singh, met with the President of the Conference of European Churches, Rev. Jean-Arnold de Clermont, on July 11, 2005...

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Punjabi Moves from the Gurdwara to the Public School

July 18, 2005

Source: Sikh Sangat

http://www.sikhsangat.org/publish/article_180.shtml

On July 18, 2005 the Sikh Sangat reported, "James Logan High School, where more than 4,000 students come from 73 countries and speak more than 60 languages, will become even more diverse this fall when it begins offering Punjabi language classes. For years, the high school has offered classes in French, Spanish, Tagalog, German and sign language. Now it will be adding Punjabi, spoken in...

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Sikhs Hold Interfaith Symposium in Pakistan, First of Its Kind

July 17, 2005

Source: The Tribune

http://www.tribuneindia.com/2005/20050718/punjab1.htm#14

On July 17, 2005 The Tribune reported, "The first ever-inter-faith symposium will be held at Lahore’s famous Al-Hamhra Convention Centre from November 12 to 22 where scholars and leaders of all world religions will make presentations and lead discussions on the universal teachings of Guru Nanak Dev and its impact on the inter-faith understanding and harmony. Mr Harbans Lal, founding...

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Police Commissioner Visits London Gurdwara, Presented with Memo from Sikh Community

July 17, 2005

Source: The Panthic Weekly

http://www.panthic.org/news/124/ARTICLE/1570/2005-07-17.html?sid=7909137a0284e3c07708e37033b09034

On July 17, 2005 The Panthic Weekly reported, "Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Ian Blair visited the Sikh community at Gurdwara Dasmesh Darbar, in east London Friday, July 15, 2005. Sir Ian Blair earlier urged Muslims to 'seize the moment' of the terror attacks on London to engage actively in...

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Stories of Sikhs Coming to America

July 16, 2005

Source: Sikh Sangat

http://www.sikhsangat.org/publish/article_178.shtml

On July 16, 2005 the Sikh Sangat reported, "[There are] 500,000 Sikh Americans who live in the United States... Since its founding [in northern India during the 15th century], Sikhism has grown to embrace more than 24 million followers and stands as the world's fifth largest religion. Sikhs have been in America since the early part of the last century and long before many of their American...

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State-Funded Sikh Secondary School Wants to be More Inclusive

July 15, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/4686077.stm

On July 15, 2005 BBC News reported, "The UK's only state-funded Sikh secondary school wants to change its admission rules to keep a mixture of faiths among its pupils. The Guru Nanak Secondary School in Hillingdon, West London, would like to have a 15% quota of non-Sikh places.

It already has non-Sikhs but as it has become more popular, spaces for such pupils are becoming fewer.

Faith...

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London Vigil for Bombing Victims Includes Hindu Mantra for Protection

July 15, 2005

Source: Hindu Council UK Press Release

http://www.hinducounciluk.org/pr51.htm

On July 15, 2005 a Hindu Council UK press release reported, "Yesterday's vigil at Trafalgar Square in London, marked by a two-minute silence at noon in honour of those who died in the terrorist bomb attacks last week, continued in the evening with a vigil of poems, messages and prayers from celebrities, and political and faith leaders... The Rt. Hon. Tessa Jowell gave a speech with the key word, 'love'......

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