Sikhism

Sikh Council Wants Govt to Issue Directives On Conversion Issues

June 3, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Star

http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2009/6/3/nation/4034729&sec=nation

The Malaysian Gurdwaras Council is appealing to the Government to issue proper directives to the Islamic religious authorities to prevent any controversy involving a person’s final rites.

The council was referring to the case of Mohan Singh, who died of a heart attack on May 25 but his remains...

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California Passes Bill On Sikh Symbol Kirpan

June 3, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/World/California-passes-bill-on-Sikh-symbol-kirpan/articleshow/4611563.cms

The California assembly has passed a bill that makes it mandatory for the state to train law enforcement agencies about the Sikh symbol kirpan.

The bill AB-504, which was passed unanimously by the assembly Monday, will now go to...

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Sikh Exhibit Opens At New Mexico History Museum

June 1, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: SikhNet

http://www.sikhnet.com/news/sikh-exhibit-opens-new-mexico-history-museum

Sikhism has always been recognized with honor and respect in New Mexico. Now they became a part of the history of New Mexico and are part of the historical displays in the Museum in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The new museum was opened May 24, 2009 in Santa Fe, the capital city of New Mexico. For the grand opening the museum...

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Sikh Culture In Maryland School Curriculum

June 1, 2009

Author: Anju Kaur

Source: SikhNN

http://www.sikhnn.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=675&mode=thread&order=0&thold=0

A teaching package on Sikh culture, which was part of the social studies curriculum this year in eight elementary schools in Howard County, Maryland, will be incorporated into all of the county’s approximately 39 elementary schools in the next school year, a...

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U.S. Sikh Leaders Condemn Violence In Vienna And Appeal for Peace In India

May 27, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Punjab Newsline Network

http://www.punjabnewsline.com/content/view/16853/38/

Sikh leaders across United States have condemned the violence in Vienna, Austria, in which one person died and several others were injured.

Dr. Rajwant Singh, Chairman of Sikh Council on Religion and Education (SCORE), said, “We condemn the violence which took place in Vienna, Austria. This kind of violence has no place in the...

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Sikh Leader Killed In Austria, Setting Off Riots In India

May 26, 2009

Author: Lydia Polgreen

Source: The Columbus Dispatch/The New York Times

http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/national_world/stories/2009/05/26/nyt_austria_temple_0526.ART_ART_05-26-09_A7_3ODVNUI.html?sid=101

Riots erupted across the Punjab region of India yesterday in response to the killing of the leader of a Sikh sect who died after an attack on a temple in Vienna,...

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Khalsa Diwan Society New Westminster Remembers the Kamagata Maru And Takes Part In Local Outreach Programs

May 25, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: SikhNet

http://www.sikhnet.com/news/khalsa-diwan-society-new-westminster-remembers-kamagata-maru-and-takes-part-local-outreach-prog

Once again the past weekend was busy one for the members of the Khalsa Diwan Society New Westminster.

On Friday 22nd the weekend programs kicked off with a special tribute to the passengers of the Kamagata Maru...

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American Lawmakers Vow to Support the Sikh Drive to Enter United States Armed Forces

May 21, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Sikh Council on Religion and Education

http://www.sikhcouncilusa.org/

Sat Sri Akal, the traditional Sikh greeting, is how Congressmen from various states, one after the other, came to welcome the Sikhs and also commit to taking action to remove restrictions which preclude Sikhs from serving in the United States Armed Forces. The Sikh American Heritage Dinner, organized by the Sikh Council on Religion and Education (SCORE), brought together...

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Mother's Day Celebrated As Sikh Women Day At Fremont

May 20, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: WSN Network

http://worldsikhnews.com/13%20May%202009/Mother%20s%20Day%20celebrated%20as%20Sikh%20Women%20Day%20at%20Fremont.htm

Celebrating the Mother Day marked with much enthusiasm in the United States as Sikh Women's Day, the Gurdwara Sahib at Fremont initiated a new tradition, thanks to the efforts of dedicated community activist Bibi Sarabjit Kaur Cheema...

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Sikh Awareness Day Celebrated In Los Angeles, CA

May 20, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: SikhNet

http://www.sikhnet.com/news/sikh-awareness-day-celebrated-los-angeles-ca

Sikh Awareness Day was celebrated on May 19 to spread awareness about various aspects of Sikh religion among the students. Events including self-defense performances, cultural musical performances and turban-tying competition were part of the event.

According to an organizer of the event and a first-year...

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A Sikh's Cost Of Fitting In: Lopping Off Long Hair

May 19, 2009

Author: Raveena Aulakh

Source: The Star

http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/article/636064

He locked the washroom door, unravelled the nine-metre turban, took a pair of scissors and started cutting. Ten minutes later, three feet of hair lay in a pile and Charanbir Singh sat down and cried.

Outside, his parents and grandmother were in tears. Two friends persuaded him to come out, but Charanbir, his head wrapped in a towel, rushed to his room.
...

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Equality Is the Core Of Vancouver's Downtown Eastside Free Kitchen

May 18, 2009

Author: Zoe Tarlow

Source: SikhNet

http://www.sikhnet.com/news/equality-core-vancouvers-downtown-eastside-free-kitchen

It is busy in the Life Skills Centre's lobby this morning. Residents of Vancouver's Downtown Eastside have come to watch a movie, meet with friends, talk with a support worker or do some laundry. The combination of it all is loud and chaotic.

The scent of homemade Indian food drifts into the...

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'Proud to Be an American And a Sikh': Bhalla Moves Forward In City Council Quest

May 15, 2009

Author: Max Pizarro

Source: SALDEF/PolitickerNJ.com

http://www.saldef.org/content.aspx?&a=3715&z=4&title=

The day after terrorists bombed the World Trade Center, a bearded man in a turban on the New York subway wore around his neck a laminated card with the following words printed in bold letters: “Proud to be an American and a Sikh.”

Connected to a monotheistic religious tradition of Punjab, India, requiring him to wear the...

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Third Annual “Chardi Kala” Sikh Conference Held for British Armed Forces

May 14, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: SikhNet

http://www.sikhnet.com/news/third-annual-chardi-kala-sikh-conference-held-british-armed-forces

The Chardi Kala Sikh Conference took place on 8-10 May at the Armed Forces Chaplaincy Centre at Amport House near Andover in Hampshire. This was the third occasion of its kind, providing an opportunity for all Sikhs serving in the Armed Forces and their families to gather...

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