Sikhism

Sikhs Thrive Alongside Buddhists

March 10, 2005

Source: Hindustan Times

Wire Service: AP

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1273626,00470002.htm

On March 10, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "[Winding] past shops selling exotic spices and brilliant fabrics, the path leads to the temple of Siri Guru Singh Sabha, one of the biggest Sikh temples outside India and a thriving symbol of this Southeast Asian country's multiculturalism. Buddhism is the predominant religion in '...

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Controversial Sikh Play Honored with Blackburn Prize

March 8, 2005

Source: Houston Chronicle

http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/features/3072819

On March 8, 2005 the Houston Chronicle reported, "Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti, a London-born Sikh of Indian parentage, has won this year's Susan Smith Blackburn Prize for her controversial play Behzti (Dishonour) � whose world-premiere run at England's Birmingham Repertory Theatre was cut short in December after violent protests by members of the Sikh community.

Awarded...

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Sikh Community Recognized in Hospital Naming

March 7, 2005

Source: CNW

http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/March2005/07/c1793.html

On March 7, 2005 CNW reported, "William Osler Health Centre (WOHC) has announced that the Emergency Department at the new Brampton Hospital campus scheduled to open in 2007 will be named the 'Guru Nanak Emergency Services Department.' 'The Board of Directors of the hospital recognize the size, scope and contributions to our society by the Canadian Sikh community living and...

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Sikhs' Golden Temple Renamed

March 7, 2005

Source: The Times of India/Press Trust of India

http://www1.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1040018.cms

On March 7, 2005 the Press Trust of India reported, "The Sikhs' holiest shrine will henceforth be referred to not as the popular description Golden Temple but as Harimandar Sahib. 'Golden Temple is a British name and will no more be acceptable to SGPC,' SGPC chief Bibi Jagir Kaur said. She said the SGPC was issuing circulars and letters to...

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Sikhs Organizations to Open School in Response to Religious Symbols Ban

March 5, 2005

Source: Hindustan Times/Press Trust of India

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1267754,000600010001.htm

On March 5, 2005 the Press Trust of India reported, "Faced with a ban on turbans in schools, various Sikh organisations in France have decided to open a school there, so that education of their children does not suffer.

The foundation stone of the school was laid recently at Bondy in France by Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC...

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Sikh Descendants Denied Robe of Honor, Authenticity of Descent Questioned

March 3, 2005

Source: The Tribune

http://www.tribuneindia.com/2005/20050304/main6.htm

On March 3, 2005 The Tribune reported, "The 19th descendants of Sai Mian Mir, the Muslim seer who laid the foundation stone of the Golden Temple and those of Nabi Khan Ghani Khan who had once saved the life of Guru Gobind Singh, were denied 'siropa' (the robe of honour) by the SGPC during their visit [to Amritsar] today. Bibi Jagir Kaur, SGPC chief, said the Shiromani Committee was yet to establish...

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Religious Demographics Shift, According to Report

March 1, 2005

Source: The Scotsman

http://news.scotsman.com/scotland.cfm?id=225032005

On March 1, 2005 The Scotsman reported, "Scotland has a weaker sense of religious identity than the rest of the UK, according to a new report that shows the changing face of religion in modern Scotland. Despite a strong Christian past, just 67 per cent of Scots identified with a religion in 2001, compared to 86 per cent in Northern Ireland and 77 per cent in England and Wales. The breakdown of...

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Documentary Film "The Inseparable - A Sikh and His Turban" Explores Turban Ban in France

February 24, 2005

Source: SikhNet News

http://www.anandpursahib.org/Sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/D937C9161F73CFA507256FB20068EBAE!OpenDocument

On February 24, 2005 SikhNet News reported, "Noted theatre and film personality Mangal Dhillon feels that he is the 'blessed and the chosen one' for having been able to present to the world the Sikh religion in most rational and scientific way... Dhillon, who took a sabbath from the commercial...

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Sikhs Support Declaration on Religious Freedom

February 24, 2005

Source: IslamOnline.net

http://www.islamonline.org/English/News/2005-02/24/article06.shtml

On February 24, 2005 IslamOnline.net reported, "A few hours after a multi-party group of European legislators submitted a written declaration on religious freedom to the European Parliament, a leading British Sikhs group reiterated support for the campaign. The United Sikh organisation in the UK contacted the London-based Assembly for the Protection of Hijab to...

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Canadian Sikh Group Organizing Peace Rally Between India and Pakistan

February 23, 2005

Source: The News International

http://jang.com.pk/thenews/feb2005-daily/23-02-2005/national/n15.htm

On February 23, 2005 The News International reported, "Canada-based Sikh group is organising a peace march between Pakistan and India aimed at creating atmosphere of friendship between the two countries. The preparations of the historical peace march are in the final stage, quoting the Chief of Canada-based Sikh International Peace Committee, Gurcharan...

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U.S. Sikh Organization Gives Scholarships to Students in Punjab

February 22, 2005

Source: The Times of India/Press Trust of India

http://www1.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1028856.cms

On February 22, 2005 the Press Trust of India reported, "A US-based Sikh association has awarded 106 scholarships to the needy college students in Punjab and other states worth over $63,000 for the academic year 2005... SHDF, founded by a group of Sikh professionals in the Washington metropolitan area in 1999, has so far awarded over 300...

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NYC Passes Bills to Allow Headscarves and Turbans

February 18, 2005

Source: Hindustan Times

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1247123,0005.htm

On February 18, 2005 the Hindustan Times reported, "New York City became the first place in the US on Wednesday when it introduced two bills aimed to allow wearing of turbans or Muslim hijab in its services and put in place emergency measures to deal with racial crimes as happened after 9/11. Various ethnic, religious, immigrant and civil rights organisations had lobbied with city...

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