Sikhism

Stanford University Students Initiate Sikhism Course

April 24, 2003

Source: The Stanford Daily

http://daily.stanford.edu/tempo?page=content&id=11023&repository=0001_article

On April 24, 2003 The Stanford Daily reported that "as Stanford bolsters its resources in Islamic studies, augmenting extensive work already done in Christianity, Judaism and Buddhism, some students say that the University is lacking in its attention to one of the world’s major religions — Sikhism... To fill this curricular gap, this...

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Florida Sikhs Celebrate Vaisakhi

April 21, 2003

Source: Orlando Sentinel

On April 21, 2003 the Orlando Sentinel reported that "more than 400 worshippers... of the Sikh Society of Central Florida celebrated Vaisakhi, the Sikh festival of commitment, hope and renewal... As worshippers in their Sunday best packed church pews for Easter service, Central Florida Sikhs gathered for one of their religion's most symbolic holy days -- part religious tradition, part harvest festival... Women dressed in a kaleidoscope of silks from chartreuse to fuchsia carried food to the canopy. There, beneath several layers of...

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USF Student Organizes Social Action to Educate Public about Sikhs

April 18, 2003

Source: The Tampa Tribune

http://tampatrib.com/floridametronews/MGAI1GNJNED.html

On April 18, 2003 The Tampa Tribune reported that "USF student Jashleen Bedi doesn't find anything funny about the comedy film 'Dysfunktional Family...' When Bedi saw a trailer for the recently released movie, she was outraged by its portrayal of her Sikh religion... For Bedi, it was the final indignity she was willing to endure. Since Sept. 11, she has watched her family and friends...

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Mapping the Religious Pluralism in Rochester, NY

April 16, 2003

Source: Democrat and Chronicle

http://www.democratandchronicle.com/news/0416story4_news.shtml

On April 16, 2003 the Democrat and Chronicle reported that "sprinkled among Rochester’s [NY] numerous Christian churches and Jewish synagogues are signs of Rochester’s growing religious diversity -- Tibetan, Laotian and Vietnamese Buddhist temples, a Sikh Gurdwara and a handful of botanicas, or shops, catering to, among others, followers of voodoo and...

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Sikhs Raise Concerns Over New Film

April 15, 2003

Source: Mercury News

http://www.bayarea.com/mld/mercurynews/news/columnists/la_chung/5636626.htm

On April 15, 2003 the Mercury News reported that "since February, when the trailers [for "DysFunktional Family"] first surfaced in movie theaters, Sikh organizations such as the Sikh Mediawatch and Resource Task Force have tried to work with Miramax to see the movie first and temper such scenes... in which Griffin points to a turbaned elderly Sikh man...

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Celebration Services for Guru Gobind Singh Sahib, 2003

April 14, 2003

Source: The Argus

On April 14, 2003 The Argus reported that a "stream of two lines flowed beyond the entrance to the Fremont [CA] gurdwara, or temple, as hundreds of Sikhs waited their turn to bow before the holy scripture... The ritual is a daily practice in the faith, but Sunday's services were special. It was on this day 304 years ago that Sikhs were given the identity known as Khalsa, or pure ones... Sikhs believe that a series of 10 gurus, or spiritual leaders, laid the foundation for the faith in the Indian state of Punjab in the 18th century. Sunday...

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Sikhs Parade in Stockton, CA

April 14, 2003

Source: Record Net

http://www.recordnet.com/articlelink/041403/news/articles/041403-gn-4.php

On April 14, 2003 the Record Net reported that "several thousand Sikhs followed floats and cars from a south Stockton [CA] temple, thronging through downtown and back, sharing food, handshakes and hugs at the fifth annual Sikh Festival and parade... The parade, said Joga Mahil of Acampo, should 'make people aware of our culture, our religion. The best way...

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Update: Good News Rescue Mission Welcomes Sikhs

April 13, 2003

Source: The Sacramento Bee

http://www.sacbee.com/content/news/story/6449254p-7401158c.html

On April 13, 2003 The Sacramento Bee reported that "the Sikh presence at the Good News Rescue Mission during Thanksgiving of 2001 understandably attracted media attention... There, [Kawaljit] Singh took time to explain his religion, his turban, the small silver knife, or kirpan, he tucks in his belt. Some onlookers apparently saw it as going too far... Soon after the...

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