Sikhism

Australia: Sikh Man Refused License Over Turban Conflict

June 22, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: International Religious Freedom News

http://becketinternational.wordpress.com/2009/06/22/australia-sikh-man-refused-license-over-turban-conflict/

Mandeep Sing, an Indian Sikh, has taken his case to the Equal Opportunity Commission in Australia after being denied the chance to get his motorcycle license, as his religious beliefs dictate that he cannot remove his...

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Mass. Man Looks for Love In Arranged Marriage

June 20, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Boston Channel

http://www.thebostonchannel.com/news/19812199/detail.html

Like any man about to walk down the aisle, Boston restauranteur Shingara Singh had some last minute jitters before his wedding ceremony.

“My whole family go through same; I want to do same thing too,” Singh said.

Unlike the majority of grooms-to-be, however, Singh had never seen or spoken to his fianc...

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Church Apologizes to Sikh Family

June 19, 2009

Author: Neil Corbett

Source: Abbotsford News

http://www.bclocalnews.com/fraser_valley/abbynews/news/48637287.html

The family that was denied access to Sevenoaks Alliance Church for a Sikh funeral ceremony has received an apology from the church for the way the issue was handled.

Jim Braich said church officials met with him and “offered a formal apology – for the impact on our family, and what we went through....

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Sikhs Preserve Their Legacy At the Library of Congress

June 18, 2009

Author: Anju Kaur

Source: SikhNN

http://www.sikhnn.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=679&mode=thread&order=0&thold=0

Behind the glitter of the Kaur Foundation’s events this week to celebrate the Sikh Collection at the Library of Congress in Washington is an extraordinary initiative to preserve Sikh American history and heritage at the national institution.

The...

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California Police Chiefs Reaffirm Acceptance Of Sikh Identity

June 15, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: SikhNet

http://www.sikhnet.com/news/yuba-city-police-chief-reaffirms-acceptance-sikh-identity

Late last week, the Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund (SALDEF) received confirmation that observant Sikhs are still welcome to join the Yuba City Police Department in Yuba City, California.

On January 23, 2007, former Yuba City Police Chief Richard Doscher corresponded...

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Sikh Funeral In Christian Church Denied

June 15, 2009

Author: Neil Corbett

Source: Abbotsford News

http://www.bclocalnews.com/fraser_valley/abbynews/news/48112377.html

Abbotsford’s Sevenoaks Alliance Church has drawn ire from the Indo-Canadian community, after refusing to allow a Sikh funeral to take place there.

Jasmer Singh ‘Sher’ Braich, a successful farmer in Abbotsford for more than 45 years, and with extended family in the Abbotsford-Mission area,...

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Sikhs Organize Nationwide Blood Drive

June 15, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: News Blaze

http://newsblaze.com/story/20090615043330zzzz.nb/topstory.html

Starting on June 21, Sikh Youth of America will organize the "First National Sikh Blood Drive" to help overcome the blood shortage faced by the nation. In order to achieve this goal they have joined hands with various blood collection agencies including American Red Cross and Blood Centers of America.

Sikh Youth of America is a...

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Sikhs Challenge US Army's Ban On Turbans, Beards

June 14, 2009

Author: Deepti Hajela

Source: The Washington Post

Wire Service: AP

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/06/14/AR2009061401080.html

Military service is in Capt. Kamaljit Singh Kalsi's blood.

His father and grandfather were part of India's Air Force. His great-grandfather served in the army in India under the British. So when U.S. Army recruiters talked to...

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Sikhs Continue to Face Conflict At the Hands Of the Taliban

June 10, 2009

Author: Aftab Mughal

Source: The Sikh Times

http://www.emgonline.co.uk/news.php?news=5554

Sikhs and other non-Muslims living in Pakistan are facing huge challenges at the hands of the Taliban,

The Bara-based Lashkar-e-Islam (LI, an Islamic militant group) has imposed jizya, an Islamic tax, on the non-Muslim communities, including Sikhs, Hindus and Christians living in the Khyber Agency, a tribal region of North West Frontier Post (NWFP) near...

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Williams Zoners Say Sikhs Can Turn Cheese Factory Into Place Of Worship

June 10, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: World Sikh News

http://worldsikhnews.com/10%20June%202009/Williams%20zoners%20say%20Sikhs%20can%20turn%20cheese%20factory%20into%20place%20of%20worship.htm

A small group of practicing Sikhs plan to bring the teachings of devotion, equality and social justice to Williams Township by converting a former cheese factory near Interstate 78...

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Third US Sikh-Catholic Dialogue Retreat

June 10, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Sikh Times

http://www.emgonline.co.uk/news.php?news=5560

Representatives of the World Sikh Council – America Region (WSC-AR) and the US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) met May 29-31, 2009 at St. Therese’s Retreat Center in Columbus, Ohio for a three-day Sikh-Catholic bilateral national interreligious retreat.

The objective of the retreat was for the Sikh and Catholic communities to further...

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EcoSikh

June 8, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: SikhNet

http://www.sikhnet.com/news/ecosikh

The Sikh Council on Religion and Education (SCORE) has partnered with the Alliance of Religions and Conservation (ARC) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to help make our world greener. The three are proud to announce the launch of a new initiative called EcoSikh.

EcoSikh is the Sikh community's contribution to the UNARC Seven Year Plan project, whose aim is to help...

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