Sikhism

Sikh Scholars Dedicate Gurdwara in Charlotte

November 28, 2003

Source: Sikh Network

http://www.sikhnet.com/s/NCgurdwarasymposium

On November 28, 2003 Sikh Network reported that "Sikh scholars and other participants came from far and near to the national conference organized to celebrate the 297th anniversary of the canonization of Sri Guru Granth Sahib, and to dedicate the new Gurdwara in Charlotte, North Caroline... Dr. Harbans Lal, President of the Academy of Guru Granth Studies, outlined the need and scope of the proposed Sikh Research...

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Sikh Gurdwaras Open Their Doors to the Public

November 28, 2003

Source: The Mercury News

http://www.bayarea.com/mld/mercurynews/news/local/7367406.htm

On November 28, 2003 The Mercury News reported that "Sikh gurdwaras, or houses of worship, are always open to all who want to enter, but over the next several weeks many temples across the country are making a special effort to invite outsiders inside. The open houses are part of a continuing effort by Sikhs to educate the public about their 500-year-old religion and let...

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Visible Minorities Face Discrimination After 9/11

November 25, 2003

Source: The Eyeopener

http://www.theeyeopener.com/storydetail.cfm?storyid=812

On November 25, 2003 The Eyeopener reported, "As executive director of the Canadian Arab Federation, Audrey Jamal documented an alarming increase in hate crimes after the Twin Towers were toppled in 2001...In a report released in September, Statistics Canada noted that 20 per cent of visible minorities aged 15 and over said they had been victims of racism in the last five years. For Arabs...

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New York Sikh Temple Celebrates Interfaith Thanksgiving

November 22, 2003

Source: Newsday

http://www.newsday.com/features/religion/ny-lsfaith3554249nov22,0,1228114.story

On November 22, 2003 Newsday reported on the annual Thanksgiving celebrations at the Sikh Glen Cove temple, Mata Sahib Kaur Gurudwara. Beginning two years ago, the temple "joined other houses of worship in the community for an annual interfaith Thanksgiving service. The North Shore Clergy Association, which sponsors the event, had held interfaith...

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In New York City, Discrimination Runs Deeper than Reported

November 21, 2003

Source: India Abroad

http://www.indypressny.org/article.php3?ArticleID=1154

On November 21, 2003 India Abroad reported, "There have been more incidents of discrimination and bias-related harassment of South Asians, Arabs and Muslims in the city since September 11 than has been reported, a New York City Commission of Human Rights report reveals. Last month, the commission released its first report on such incidents: 'Discrimination against Muslims, Arabs and...

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Sikhs Concerned About Government Representation if Sikh Official Demoted

November 20, 2003

Source: The Vancouver Sun

http://www.canada.com/vancouver/vancouversun/story.asp?id=01052B4A-CDBC-4B9A-85A7-573725868A17

On November 20, 2003 The Vancouver Sun reported that "[newly-elected prime minister] Paul Martin risks disappointing Canadian Sikhs if he demotes Natural Resources Minister Herb Dhaliwal, Canada's first Indo-Canadian federal minister and cabinet's highest-ranking person of colour, a Sikh community spokesman...

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Guru Nanak's Birthday Celebration, 2003

November 20, 2003

Source: Dayton Daily News

http://www.daytondailynews.com/localnews/content/localnews/daily/1120sikh.html

On November 20, 2003 the Dayton Daily News reported that "members of the local Sikh community are preparing for one of the most important religious holidays of the year. Major celebrations for members of the Sikh faith are called gurpurabs. And of the three principal gurpurabs observed by Sikhs each year, by far the most important is the...

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Man Arrested on Charges of Arson to Sikh Gurdwara

November 16, 2003

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/wiltshire/3275269.stm

On November 16, 2003 the BBC News reported that "a man has been questioned in connection with a suspected arson attack at a Sikh temple. A community centre at the temple in Swindon was allegedly doused with a flammable liquid and set on fire in October. The damage, which it was estimated could cost up to £5,000 to repair, occurred less than two weeks after the new centre was...

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Update: 92-year-old Sikh Marathon Runner Wins Ellis Island Medal of Honor

November 14, 2003

Source: New York Daily News

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/local/story/136651p-121561c.html

On November 14, 2003 the New York Daily News reported that "Fauja Singh, a 92-year-old Sikh man who ran the New York City Marathon wearing his turban endured taunts of 'Hey, Osama Bin Laden' and 'Look at Saddam' along the 26-mile route. Fauja Singh had decided to run to educate the public about Sikhism, a religion founded in Punjab, India, in the 1500s......

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Prime Minister Says Government Protection of Religious Sites Rooted in Islamic Teachings

November 13, 2003

Source: Hi Pakistan

http://www.hipakistan.com/en/detail.php?newsId=en44800&F_catID=&f_type=s

On November 13, 2003 Hi Pakistan reported, "Prime Minister Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali...said protection and proper maintaining of places of worship was the government’s policy and part of teachings of Islam. 'The government will continue to make all possible efforts in this regard,' he told a 12-member delegation of Sikh Yatrees, currently visiting...

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Interfaith Gathering Commemorates Renaming of Street After Mother Teresa

November 10, 2003

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/cms.dll/html/uncomp/articleshow?msid=275122

On November 10, 2003 The Times of India reported, "From next year, Park Street will be known as Mother Teresa Sarani. Mayor Subrata Mukherjee announced the decision formally on Sunday...Earlier in the day, members from various walks of life joined a prayer for Mother Teresa. From Amritsar and Barrackpore to Chandernagore and Dakshineshwar...

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President Bush Issues Greeting on Birthday of Guru Nanak

November 8, 2003

Source: The Sikh Council on Religion and Education

http://www.sikhnet.com/s/bushgreets

On November 8, 2003 The Sikh Council on Religion and Education reported that President George W. Bush "has sent his warm greetings to Sikhs across America and worldwide on the 534th birth-anniversary of Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism. The Sikh community in the U.S. is celebrating this auspicious occasion on Saturday, November 8, 2003 in their respective congregations. President Bush in his...

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