Sikhism

Sikhs Leave an Indelible Mark In Smithsonian’s Annual Folklife Festival 2010

July 24, 2010

Author: Rajwant Singh

Source: Sikh Net News

http://www.sikhnet.com/news/sikhs-leave-indelible-mark-smithsonian-s-annual-folklife-festival-2010

For the first time in 44 years of Smithsonian’s annual Folklife Festival history Sikh community from greater Washington Metropolitan area participated in various activities over ten day period. The Folklife festival is conducted by the Smithsonian...

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Religious Leaders And the EU Take Tentative First Steps

July 23, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Reuters

http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2010/07/23/religious-leaders-and-the-eu-take-tentative-first-steps/

Top European Union officials held talks this week with religious leaders, part of a policy of holding consultations with religious groups that was enshrined in the EU’s Lisbon reform treaty, which came into force last December. But not everyone...

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Demolition Of Hindu Temple Triggers Protest In Rawalpindi

July 20, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Express India

http://www.expressindia.com/latest-news/Demolition-of-Hindu-temple-triggers-protest-in-Rawalpindi/649340/

The demolition of part of an 87-year-old temple triggered protests by the minority Hindu community in the Pakistani garrison city of Rawalpindi before authorities said they would prevent the rest of the shrine from being pulled down.

Hundreds...

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Pride And Concern Follow Success Of Indian-Americans

July 9, 2010

Author: Samuel Freedman

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/10/us/10religion.html?_r=1&ref=religion_and_belief

When Barry Goldwater mounted his campaign for the White House in 1964, the Jewish humorist Harry Golden took notice. “I always knew the first Jewish president of the United States,” Mr. Golden put it, “would be an Episcopalian.”

On the surface, Mr. Golden...

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Shades Of the Old Punjab

July 5, 2010

Author: Chander Suta Dogra

Source: Outlook India

http://www.outlookindia.com/article.aspx?265962

The Ghuman family of Sarwarpur, near Ludhiana, cannot understand what the fuss is about. Ever since Sajjan Singh Ghuman, an NRI Sikh living in England, rebuilt a mosque in his native village that was damaged during Partition, the shrine, as well as his family back home, have attracted the curiosity of  outsiders. “We never imagined we would be on...

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Home Depot Discriminated Against Guard

July 2, 2010

Author: Jenny Yuen

Source: The Toronto Sun

http://www.torontosun.com/news/torontoandgta/2010/07/01/14579631.html

A Home Depot manager discriminated against a Sikh security guard who refused to replace his turban with a hard hat, a human rights tribunal has ruled.

The decision, by the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, stated Milton Home Depot assistant manager Brian Busch discriminated against Deepinder Loomba “by...

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U-Turn On 'Humiliating' Turban Airport Security Searches for Sikhs

July 1, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Daily Mail

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1291119/U-turn-humiliating-turban-airport-security-searches-sikhs.html?ITO=1490

Sikhs travelling through Britain's aiports will no longer undergo 'humiliating' searches of their turbans following fierce criticism of the policy. 

Just two months ago security staff were told they could pat...

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Diverse Crowd Drawn to Sikh's Peace Prayer Day Event

June 30, 2010

Author: Chris McGuiness

Source: Sikh Net News

http://www.sikhnet.com/news/diverse-crowd-drawn-sikhs-peace-prayer-day-event

When GTS Khalsa crested the last hill at the end of his long 21-mile run, the crowd there to greet him and the torch he carried broke into applause. He and a group of other runners made the arduous journey from the Santuario de Chimayo to the foothills of the Jemez Mountains west of Espanola June 19 to...

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East Bay Sikhs Keeping Tabs On South Carolina's Nikki Haley

June 28, 2010

Author: Matthew Artz

Source: The Mercury News/Oakland Tribune

http://www.mercurynews.com/top-stories/ci_15381963?nclick_check=1

It's hard for East Bay Sikhs to know what to make of Nikki Haley, the daughter of Sikh parents, darling of the tea party movement and favorite to become South Carolina's first woman and minority governor in November.

Haley's recent victory in that state's Republican primary is evidence that even some...

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Haley, Jindal And America's New Religious Litmus Test

June 23, 2010

Author: Aseem Shukla

Source: The Washington Post

http://newsweek.washingtonpost.com/onfaith/panelists/aseem_shukla/2010/06/what_nikki_haleys_victory_does_not_mean.html

Last night's Republican primary runoff in South Carolina plausibly clears the way for Nikki Haley to join Bobby Jindal as governors with an epochal distinction: two Indian Americans leading two Southern states...

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For Young Sikhs, Turban-Tying Ceremony Binds Them to Their Faith

June 20, 2010

Author: Rick Rojas

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/06/19/AR2010061902865.html

Guransh Singh knelt at the altar as his priest and uncles unfurled yards of a salmon-colored fabric. His family and friends, beaming with pride, chanted in the temple as the men crowded around the 14-year-old, tucking and tying, until they had wrapped his head with a turban for...

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