Sikhism

Update: Controversy Over Sikh Temple Election in Fremont, California

December 17, 2002

Source: The Argus

http://www.theargusonline.com/Stories/0,1413,83%257E1971%257E1057565,00.html

On December 17, 2002 The Argus reported that "leaders of Fremont's Sikh temple posted the $900,000 set by a judge to delay a Jan. 12 election that would decide whether they can maintain control of the Bay Area's largest and wealthiest temple... The bond is collateral to ensure the leaders don't spend temple money or assets during the appeal process......

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Sikh Gurdwara Groundbreaking in Kern County, California

December 7, 2002

Source: The Bakersfield Californian

http://www.bakersfield.com/local/story/2287782p-2349136c.html

On December 7, 2002 The Bakersfield Californian reported that "There are 10,000 followers of the Sikh faith in Kern County. They have never had their own temple. The building will be named after the second of the 10 prophets of the Sikh religion said Manbir Singh, the chairman of the committee organizing the temple construction effort. It will be called Gurdwara...

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Interfaith Conference Discusses Thought-Provoking Questions

December 7, 2002

Source: Suburban Chicago News

http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/newssun/city/w07religs.htm

On December 7, 2002 the Suburban Chicago News questioned "why would a loving God permit human suffering? What is the surest path to spiritual enlightenment? How can both doubt and belief spring from the same insurmountable questions?" Then suggested that "these and other weighty matters will be broached during some thought-provoking discussions being offered by faith...

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Multifaith Speakers at First African-American Baltimore County Councilman Swearing-in

December 3, 2002

Source: The Baltimore Sun

http://www.sunspot.net/news/local/bal-md.olesker03dec03,0,4820948.column?coll=bal%2Dnews%2Dcolumnists

On December 3, 2002 The Baltimore Sun reported that "Baltimore County [MD] swore in its new government yesterday... In the year 2002, Kenneth N. Oliver became the first African-American in history to become a Baltimore County councilman. Oliver's swearing-in was only part of the imagery of an...

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Fremont Mayor Gus Morrison Speaks about Religious Diversity

December 2, 2002

Source: The Argus

On December 2, 2002 The Argus reported that "the police chief was baptized as an honorary Sikh, the mayor makes it a habit not to ask what he's eating, and local developers are amazingly adept at feng shui. Those are some of the anecdotes Mayor Gus Morrison told members of the Commonwealth Club of California, who were curious about what it's like to be a leader in a city as famously diverse as Fremont. Morrison told how he has been beat up by conservative radio stations for allowing a space in City Hall for Muslims to pray during a city...

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Interfaith Thanksgiving 2002

November 27, 2002

Source: Chicago Daily Herald

On November 27, 2002 the Chicago Daily Herald reported that "a smorgasbord of religions will emphasize the spiritual side of Thanksgiving next week. Participants in the DuPage Interfaith Thanksgiving Service will include Muslims, Catholics, Jews, Zoroastrians, Hindus, Sikhs, Bahais and theosophists. The annual service began in the early 1990s after members of the DuPage Interfaith Resource Network decided they could find common ground in recognizing that Thanksgiving goes deeper than turkey and football. The ceremony will...

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Update: Controversy Over Sikh Temple Election in Fremont, California

November 26, 2002

Source: The Argus

http://www.theargusonline.com/Stories/0,1413,83%257E1971%257E1014070,00.html

On November 26, 2002 The Argus reported that "about 3,500 people have applied for membership to the Bay Area's largest and wealthiest Sikh temple, which would allow them to vote in a court-ordered election to decide leadership. However, the Jan. 12 election may be postponed up to a year because the five current leaders, or Supreme Council members, are...

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Interfaith Thanksgiving 2002

November 24, 2002

Source: The Argus

http://www.theargusonline.com/Stories/0,1413,83%257E1971%257E1010917,00.html

On November 24, 2002 The Argus reported that "more than 40 years ago, three Protestant churches of different denominations came together in the name of unity for a Thanksgiving service. It was a progressive step at the time, said Don Anderson, former pastor of First Christian Church, one of the churches that met in 1961. During the 1960s, more churches...

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Sikhs Celebrate 533rd anniversary of the birth of Nanak Dev Ji

November 20, 2002

Source: Newsday

http://www.newsday.com/news/printedition/ny-nyclos203010815nov20,0,272596.story?coll=ny%2Dnews%2Dprint

On November 20, 2002 Newsday reported that "today is the 533rd anniversary of the birth of Nanak Dev Ji, the founder of the Sikh religion, and it is being marked with a week of events that began Saturday in Richmond Hill and elsewhere in the metropolitan area. It's the second time in two years that...

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Sikhs Discuss Post 9/11 Abuses

November 20, 2002

Source: Long Beach Press Telegram

http://www.presstelegram.com/Stories/0,1413,204%257E21474%257E1004158,00.html

On November 20, 2002 the Long Beach Press Telegram reported that "terrorism isn't likely to go away anytime soon, experts warned at the Police Department's monthly crime prevention meeting Wednesday night. Nonetheless, Americans should not use the continued threats as an excuse to lash out against other Americans, particularly those...

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Sikhs Discuss Post 9/11 Abuses

November 20, 2002

Source: The KCRA Channel

http://www.thekcrachannel.com/news/1798310/detail.html

On November 20, 2002 The KCRA Channel reported that "complaints of civil rights abuses in our California escalated after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, and now, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights is investigating. What does an American look like? And what does a terrorist look like? Those two questions are at the heart of the civil rights concerns raised by a number of groups at a...

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Update: Arson at Gobind Sadan

November 18, 2002

Source: The Post-Standard

http://syracuse.com/news/poststandard/index.ssf?/base/news-5/103761235989651.xml

On November 18, 2002 The Post-Standard reported that "on Nov. 18 last year, two Oswego County teens set the fire, after they and two others vandalized it because the four thought the Sikhs supported Osama bin Laden and the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, authorities have said. All four were convicted of a hate crime. The incident...

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Eidos Agrees to Remove Offensive Content Depicting Sikhs

November 18, 2002

Source: The Sikh Coalition

http://www.sikhcoalition.org/petitioneidos_updates.asp

On November 18, 2002 The Sikh Coalition reported that "an agreement has been reached with Eidos in relation to the removal of all offensive images and content depicting Sikhs on the Hitman 2: Silent Assassin website; in recognition of Sikh concerns, Eidos and IO Interactive (the developer) have also agreed to change the existing versions of...

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Arranged Marriages in Sikh Culture

November 17, 2002

Source: Newsday

http://www.newsday.com/features/printedition/longislandlife/ny-lcov1117,0,5894017.story

On November 17, 2002 Newsday reported that "for Inesha Singh, marrying Jaspreet Joneja is a way to preserve her [Sikh] culture. Finding her husband, she believes, was fate -- a fate that happened to be arranged by her parents. Her parents had introduced her to Sikh men in the United States before, all of whom she was disappointed...

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Upstate New York Sikhs Celebrate Founder's Birth-Anniversary

November 17, 2002

Source: Democrat and Chronicle

http://www.democratandchronicle.com/news/1117story5_news.shtml

On November 17, 2002 the Democrat and Chronicle reported that "with nonstop prayer and 24-hour reading of their sacred scriptures, local Sikhs are celebrating the birthday of the founder of their faith. In their newly renovated Penfield temple, called Gurdwara or 'Door of the Teacher,' the 150 Sikh families of the Rochester area also will gather today and again on...

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