Sikhism

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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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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