Sikhism

Sikh Guard Says He Was Told to Wear Hard Hat Or Lose Job

August 18, 2009

Author: Jenny Yuen

Source: The Toronto Sun

http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Canada/2009/08/18/10496526-sun.html

A manager of a Milton Home Depot accused of discriminating against a Sikh security guard after he refused to take off his turban for a hard hat says that the guard may have mistakenly heard he'd be "fired" instead of "fined."

"Anyone who was not wearing a hard hat was told to put one on," Home Depot assistant manager...

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Camp Gian 2009

August 18, 2009

Author: Sharanjeet Kaur

Source: SikhNet News

http://www.sikhnet.com/news/camp-gian-2009

During the week of August 9th, approximately 150 Sikh youth from the ages of 5 months – 22 years gathered at Gurdwara Vermont to attend the 11th annual Camp Gian. Camp Gian is an overnight Sikh camp dedicated to promoting the Sikh way of life and strengthening Sikh morals and teachings while emphasizing leadership within one’s sangat.

With Camp Gian...

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Sikh Student Says Thirsty Turtle Discriminated Against His Religion

August 13, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Diamondback Online

http://media.www.diamondbackonline.com/media/storage/paper873/news/2009/08/13/News/Sikh-Student.Says.Thirsty.Turtle.Discriminated.Against.His.Religion-3754630.shtml

A Sikh graduate student says Thirsty Turtle denied him service two weeks ago because of the turban that he's religiously...

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MPAC Participates In Government Interagency Meeting

August 12, 2009

Author: Alejandro J. Beutel

Source: Muslim Public Affairs Council

http://www.mpac.org/article.php?id=875

"Engagement." That would be the word to describe what took place at the Department of Justice-sponsored interagency meeting between representatives of various government agencies and members of Arab, Muslim, Sikh and South Asian organizations.

The purpose of the meeting was for various community and government groups to interact with one another,...

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Legal Action Looms After Calgary Concert Halted Over Kirpan

August 4, 2009

Author: Jason Van Rassel

Source: Calgary Herald

http://www.calgaryherald.com/entertainment/Legal+action+looms+after+halted+concert/1856823/story.html

The show went on Monday afternoon for fans of Punjabi singing star Gurdas Maan, whose concert was stopped amid controversy the night before.

But the dark clouds above Prairie Winds Park, where the outdoor makeup show was held, weren't the only...

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Hayward Approves Sikh Temple Expansion

August 2, 2009

Author: Eric Kurhi

Source: The Oakland Tribune

http://www.insidebayarea.com/hayward/ci_12974871

A Sikh temple on D Street was given the go-ahead last week to expand its facility and make it into more of a traditional prayer site featuring a larger dome.


It will be a larger facility, at 34,200 square feet compared with the current 21,400-square-foot building.


However, a staff report says it is not expanding to significantly...

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First Sikhs to Guard the Queen

July 29, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/wiltshire/8174641.stm

Two Sikh soldiers have become the first of their religion to guard the Queen.

Signaller Singh, who is serving with 21 Signal Regiment, became the first Sikh to be given the honour of guarding the Queen, the Army said.

Family proud

The soldier usually works in the headquarters of the motor transport department...

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Retired Minister Works to Bring Religions Together

July 25, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The News-Star

Wire Service: AP

http://www.thenewsstar.com/article/20090725/LIFESTYLE/907240307/1024/LIFESTYLE

Almost always, when Protestants and Catholics are formally gathered under one roof in New Orleans — and when they are joined by Jews, Muslims and Sikhs — somewhere in the background will be a retired Presbyterian minister named the Rev. Will...

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Victims to Select Own-Faith Officers

July 22, 2009

Author: Catrin Nye

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/london/8161547.stm

Sikh victims of crime in London are to be given the option of asking for a police officer of their own faith to work on their case.

This new service from the Metropolitan Police (Met) aims to make use of the officers' specialist knowledge of Punjabi culture to help with cases like forced marriage and so-called honour crime.

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US Lawmakers Urge Gates to Allow Sikhs [to] Serve US Army

July 21, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/NEWS/World/Indians-Abroad/US-lawmakers-urge-Gates-to-allow-Sikhs-serve-US-army/articleshow/4801479.cms

Two US lawmakers have written a "dear colleague" letter asking other Congressmen to write to the US defence secretary to allow Sikh youths to serve in the military with their turban....

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Court to Decide On Aug 3 If Islamic Councils Can Intervene In Allah Suit

July 20, 2009

Author: Debra Chong

Source: The Malaysian Insider

http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/index.php/malaysia/32848-court-to-decide-on-aug-3-if-state-islamic-councils-can-intervene-in-allah-suit-

The High Court here will decide in the next two weeks whether to allow several state Islamic councils into a legal dispute moved by the Catholic Church which is fighting for...

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