Sikhism

Sikh Parade Will Celebrate Brotherhood

April 18, 2009

Author: Jennie Rodriguez

Source: Recordnet.com

http://www.recordnet.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20090418/A_LIFE/904180314

Head priest Gyani Jaswinder Singh, who leads the Golden Temple in Punjab, India, is the expected special guest at Stockton's 11th annual Sikh Parade. And members of Stockton's Sikh Temple, the group's oldest sanctuary in North America, invite the public to partake in the Sunday celebration.

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Sikhs Want U.S. Army to Waive Dress And Appearance Regulations

April 15, 2009

Author: Kevin Baron

Source: SALDEF/Stars and Stripes

http://www.saldef.org/content.aspx?&a=3711&z=4&title=

Seeing “Integrate the U.S. Army” on a protest sign recalls the civil rights struggles of African-Americans in the mid-20th Century. But on Tuesday, under a cold wet spring sky, more than a dozen Americans of a different minority, the Sikh faith, stood in front of the iconic Iwo Jima memorial to World War II with one simple request...

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Sikhs Ask to Serve In US Army, Despite Rules On Attire

April 14, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Religion News Service

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/hpi/2009/4/14.shtml#2

Two Sikh men say they want to report for active duty in July even as they refuse to comply with the Army's demands to cut their unshorn beards and hair and remove their turbans. "I am willing to lay down my life for America," said 2nd Lt. Tejdeep Singh Rattan, one of the men who filed a complaint, on Tuesday. "In return, I ask only that my country...

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Sikh Community's Contribution Is Significant, Says Najib

April 14, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BERNAMA

http://www.bernama.com/bernama/v5/newsgeneral.php?id=403971

The Malaysian Sikh community's contribution to the history and development of the country is very important and significant, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

Najib said that although the Sikh community was relatively small, in the region of 100,000 people, they had served the country well.

He said they had served as...

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Healthcare Facility Settles Lawsuit Over Shaving Of Elderly Sikh Man

April 14, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: SikhNet

http://www.sikhnet.com/news/healthcare-facility-settles-lawsuit-over-shaving-elderly-sikh-man

Westchester County Healthcare settled a case where an elderly Sikh man, Pyara Singh Sahansra, was negligently shaved by staff while he was in long-term care. United Sikhs and law-firm Storzer and Greene, LLC secured a settlement including $20,000 in compensation for Pyara Singh...

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Major Sikh Celebration In B.C. Brings Crowds, Controversy

April 11, 2009

Author: Lena Sin

Source: Canwest News Service

http://www.theprovince.com/Life/Major+Sikh+celebration+brings+crowds+controversy/1488661/story.html

More than 100,000 revellers gathered in Vancouver and in suburban Surrey Saturday to celebrate Vaisakhi, a celebration of the birth of Sikhism.

The morning drizzle did little to dampen spirits as colourfully-dressed people from all faiths and...

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Sikhs Protest Against Knife Rules

April 8, 2009

Author: Dil Neiyyar

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/7989108.stm

Sikhs say they are not being allowed to wear a kirpan - or ceremonial knife - in public places even though the law says they can.

Some have been refused entry to amusement parks and even government buildings because of fears the blade poses a security or safety threat.

The confusion has prompted the Department of Communities and Local Government to...

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Cross Hills Students Learn About Sikh Culture

April 2, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: SikhNet

http://www.sikhnet.com/news/cross-hills-students-learn-about-sikh-culture

Younger pupils at South Craven School, in Cross Hills, were given first-hand experience of Sikhism.

Roop Singh, who is based in Leeds, spoke to year seven pupils.

Head of religious education Gill Baker said: “Arriving in full Sikh costume, Roop made a colourful entry, before giving a very...

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CA Kirpan Education Bill Passes First Hurdle

April 2, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Sikh Coalition

http://www.sikhcoalition.org/advisories/CAKirpanBillFirstHurdle.htm

A unanimous vote on Tuesday brings a proposed Kirpan Education Bill one step closer to mandating training for California law enforcement officers. It will now move on to the next step of the legislative process before becoming a law. This good news comes just days before we celebrate the 310th anniversary of Vaisakhi - the...

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Sikh Article Of Faith At Issue In Former IRS Agent’s Employment Discrimination Lawsuit

March 25, 2009

City's Fourth Sikh Temple Approved

March 25, 2009

Author: Joe Millican

Source: Abbotsford News

http://www.bclocalnews.com/fraser_valley/abbynews/news/41861847.html

As he translated the words of Punjabi speakers unable to communicate in English, Abbotsford city councillor Moe Gill may not have been aware he was part of a historic occasion on Monday night.

However, a public hearing to debate the merits of Abbotsford’s fourth Sikh temple was considered just that by a...

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Sikh Family Gets Apology After Frisco Post Office Refuses to Take Passport Photo Of Boy In Turban

March 24, 2009

Author: Blanca Cantu

Source: The Dallas Morning News

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/city/collin/frisco/stories/DN-passport_24met.ART0.State.Edition2.4a7ca2e.html

A Frisco father says his family's trip to the post office turned into an emotional experience after a postal worker refused to take his son's passport picture while the boy was wearing a turban
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Sikh Community Gathers At Local College to Mourn Loss Of Temple Gutted In Fire

March 23, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: SikhNet

http://www.sikhnet.com/news/chigwell-sikh-community-gather-local-college-mourn-loss-temple-gutted-fire

The Sikh community gathered in Chigwell Sunday to mourn the loss of one of London’s most important temples which was partially destroyed in a suspected arson attack.

The Sangat gathered at midday at the Guru Gobind Singh Khalsa College, on Roding...

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