Sikhism

President's Missed Chance With Sikhs

November 3, 2010

Author: Dawinder “Dave” S. Sidhu

Source: The Baltimore Sun

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/oped/bs-ed-sikhs-20101103,0,4466786.story

Following the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, Sikhs in the United States have been murdered, stabbed, harassed, removed from airplanes, fired from jobs, and refused service in public establishments, among other things. This mistreatment is based on their appearance and is because...

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Diwali Festival Reaches Across Cultures

November 3, 2010

Author: Douglas Todd

Source: The Vancouver Sun

http://www.vancouversun.com/life/Diwali+festival+reaches+across+cultures/3768473/story.html

The shops and restaurants in Vancouver's Punjabi Market are laying out tables this week covered with candles, fireworks, sweets and saris to prepare for the popular festival of Diwali on Friday.

 

Marked by street signs in both the English and Punjabi...

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HAF Critical Of Obama Canceling Golden Temple Visit

November 2, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Hindu American Foundation

http://www.hafsite.org/HAF_Critical_Obama_Canceling_Temple_Visit

The Hindu American Foundation (HAF) expressed concern over the White House’s announcement that President Barack Obama would not be visiting Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple) in Amritsar, Punjab -- the holiest shrine for Sikhs -- on his upcoming trip to India. According to some sources the decision was made...

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Obama's Trip to India: Sikhs Are Not Muslims

October 25, 2010

Author: John L. Esposito and Sheila B. Lalwani

Source: Middle East Online

http://www.middle-east-online.com/english/?id=42151

News that President Obama may skip a visit to the Golden Temple, the holy shrine to millions of Sikhs on his upcoming trip to India, is a sign of the confused times in which we find ourselves.

 

Part of the requirement for entering the Golden Temple - a sprawling and serene complex of polished marble that...

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Religion Meets Fashion At Sikh Men’s Show

October 25, 2010

Author: Manoj R Nair

Source: Daily News & Analysis India

http://www.dnaindia.com/lifestyle/report_religion-meets-fashion-at-sikh-men-s-show_1457527

Gurmeet Singh Sethi, one of the finalists at a men’s beauty contest to be held in Mumbai later this month, begins his day at 6am with a round of exercises at the gym. Later, he and other contestants train with a choreographer, who teaches them how to walk on...

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New York Sikh Filmfest Gets Underway This Weekend

October 21, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Sikh Net News/South Asian Focus

http://www.sikhnet.com/news/new-york-sikh-filmfest-gets-underway-weekend

The Sikh Art and Film Foundation takes pride in announcing its Seventh Annual Film Festival Friday, Oct 22, 2010.

Faithful to its mission of creating awareness and pride in the diversity, culture and history of the Sikhs, the festival will showcase exemplary masterpieces in film-making,...

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A Question of Appearances: Obama Will Bypass Sikh Temple On Visit to India

October 19, 2010

Author: Lydia Polgreen

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/20/world/asia/20india.html?emc=tnt&tntemail1=y

The Golden Temple, a sprawling and serene complex of gleaming gold and polished marble that is the spiritual center of the Sikh religion, is one of India’s most popular tourist attractions. Revered by Indians of all faiths, it is a cherished emblem of India’s religious diversity. So it...

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Public School Settles Lawsuit After Failing to Protect Sikh Student From Bullying

October 8, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Sikh Coalition

http://salsa.wiredforchange.com/o/1607/t/0/blastContent.jsp?email_blast_KEY=84533

The New York City school system last month agreed to settle a lawsuit alleging that it failed to protect a Sikh student from violent bullies.

 

The lawsuit was filed by the law firm Howrey LLP and the Sikh Coalition on behalf of Jagmohan Singh Premi. As a victim of...

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UK Heads Of Religion Call for Release Of Iran's Seven Baha'i Leaders

October 7, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Baha'i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story/795

Britain's most prominent heads of religion have called for the release of the seven Baha'i leaders serving prison sentences in Iran.

 

A statement by the United Kingdom's religious leaders – describing the sentencing of the seven as a "gross violation of the fundamental human right to freedom of religion" – was signed by, among others, the...

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'It’s Not Race, It's Faith,’ Says Muslim and Sikh Interfaith Project

October 7, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Asian Image

http://www.asianimage.co.uk/news/united_kingdom/8435902._It___s_not_race__it_s_faith_____says_Muslim_and_Sikh_interfaith_project/

Discrimination against different faiths is more of a problem than racial discrimination, said members of a new interfaith project in West London.

 

Racial differences once formed...

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Boom for 'God Men' as New Rich Seek Balm for the Soul

October 6, 2010

Author: Mary Fitzgerald

Source: The Irish Times

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/world/2010/1006/1224280471825.html

Inside the imposing five-storey meditation hall shaped like a lotus and covered with more than 1,000 marble petals, there are representations of several Hindu deities, but none as prominent as that of Lakshmi, a goddess of wealth and prosperity.

 

Every year, millions come here to the sprawling...

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