Sikhism

UK College Allows Sikh Students to Sit Exams Wearing Kirpan, After Initially Barring Them

May 14, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: SikhNet

http://www.sikhnet.com/news/uk-college-allows-sikh-students-sit-exams-wearing-kirpan-after-initially-barring-them

A sixth-form college today said they will allow Sikh students to wear their kirpan, a Sikh article faith, after a 16 year old Sikh girl was stopped two days ago from taking her AS level exams (pre-university) because she wore a kirpan. This...

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Pakistan's Religious Minorities Report Violence

May 13, 2009

Author: Kathy Gannon

Source: The Guardian

Wire Service: AP

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/feedarticle/8505630

Fauzia Abrar had finally gotten her crying baby to sleep when screaming men pounded on the steel doors of her home in the mostly Christian slum in the port city of Karachi.

Suddenly she heard shots, and the screaming grew louder: "Long live Taliban! Death to infidels!"

The men forced their...

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Sikh Culture On Show In Harrow At Vaisakhi Celebration

May 11, 2009

Author: Jack Royston

Source: Harrow Times

http://www.harrowtimes.co.uk/news/4358975.Sikh_culture_on_show_at_New_Year_celebration/

Harrow celebrated the Sikh New Year with Indian drums, dancing and food on Friday.

People from across the borough's diverse communities gathered at Harrow Civic Centre, in Station Road, on Friday when there was a martial arts display to demonstrate Indian culture.

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Sikh Temple Damaged In Huge Blaze

May 8, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/manchester/8039526.stm

More than 70 firefighters tackled a blaze that damaged a Sikh temple in Manchester.

The blaze ripped through a multi-use building in the Strangeways area of Cheetham Hill at 2330 BST on Wednesday.

The ground floor offices and the first floor, which was home to the temple, were severely damaged in the fire.
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Sikh Police Want Ballistic Turban

May 8, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/8039921.stm

Sikh police want bulletproof turbans to be developed so they can serve as firearms officers and deal with public order, a newly-formed body says.

The British Sikh Police Association says Sikh officers cannot currently do such jobs, as their religion prohibits removing turbans to wear helmets.

But the organisation's chairman says he now intends to push...

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Sikh Leaders In America Press President Obama to Convey Concerns About the Plight Of Sikhs In Pakistan to President Zardari

May 6, 2009

Author: Amrit Kaur

Source: SikhNet

http://www.sikhnet.com/news/sikh-leaders-america-press-president-obama-convey-concerns-president-zardari-about-plight-sikhs

Dr. Rajwant Singh, Chairman of Sikh Council on Religion and Education and Amrit Kaur, Secretary of Guru Gobind Singh Foundation, both based in Washington, have communicated in a letter to President Barack Obama, saying:...

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Seeking Sikhism

May 5, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: SikhNet

http://www.sikhnet.com/news/seeking-sikhism

Two young Sikh men have taken a universal message of love, respect, and tolerance to the airways. Bhupinder Singh and Harkeerat Singh are the creators of Seeking Sikhism, a spirituality-based television show that explores the teachings of the Sikh religion. Their goal is to provide a forum for viewers to better understand the true meaning behind Sikh teachings.

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Labour Launches Sikh Friends

May 5, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Sikh Times

http://www.emgonline.co.uk/news.php?news=4903

A new group to forge links between the Sikh community and the Labour Party was by Sikh MP Parmjit Dhanda and Labour Party Vice Chair for Faith Groups, Stephen Timms MP.

‘Sikh Friends of Labour’ was launched in Parliament on Thursday 30th April at a celebration event timed to coincide with Vaisakhi, the festival which celebrates the founding of...

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Turban Day Celebrations In Rome, Italy

May 4, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: SikhNet

http://www.sikhnet.com/news/turban-day-celebrations-rome-italy

It was a moment of wonderful feeling of sharing the cultural heritage in one of the reputed universities in Rome, Italy when on 28th April 2009, an occasion on Turban was marked to bring awareness on the cultural heritage from the region of Punjab, India. The day started with incessant rain which was thought to be a mood spoiler but it proved...

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Sikhs Turn to Community

April 28, 2009

Author: Trevor Pritchard

Source: Standard Freeholder

http://www.standard-freeholder.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1542504

Neil Shah stands at a podium and, holding back tears, reminds his fellow Sikhs of the importance of sewa.

"I hope you remember this speech as a moment when you know sewa is what brings us together," he passionately tells the three dozen worshippers sitting in front of him, cross-legged, on the floor of the Sikh...

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