Sikhism

First Global Sikh Civil Rights Conference – Part I

March 4, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Global Sikh News

http://sikhsangat.org/1469/2009/03/first-global-sikh-civil-rights-conference-–-part-i/

Two weeks ago, the Global Sikhs News (SikhSangat.org) was approached by UNITED SIKHS for participation in a Sikh Civil Rights Forum telephone conference call. After having observed the output from the First Global Sikh Civil Rights Conference from December 13-December 15, 2008, we...

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Interfaith Gets First Sikh Woman Chief

February 26, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Global Sikh News

http://sikhsangat.org/1469/2009/02/interfaith-gets-first-sikh-woman-chief/

Interfaith Conference (IFC), a Washington-based organisation that represents 11 religions, has elected former Chandigarh resident Amrit Kaur, as its first Sikh woman president.

Created in 1978, Interfaith aims to promote dialogue, understanding and a sense of community among people of diverse faith...

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California Lawmaker Works With Coalition to Propose Law Mandating Kirpan Education

February 26, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Sikh Coalition

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

A proposed law to mandate kirpan education for California's peace law enforcement officers was introduced by Assembly Member Warren Furutani (D-Long Beach) in the California State Legislature this week. Since November 2008, the Sikh Coalition has been working alongside state lawmakers and law enforcement representatives to draft this legislation....

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Assemblyman Introduces Bill for Police Training On Sikh Faith

February 26, 2009

Author: Corina Knoll

Source: The Los Angeles Times

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2009/02/assemblyman-war.html

Assemblyman Warren Furutani recently introduced legislation that would require police officers to receive instruction about the Sikh faith, whose members carry blades as part of their religion.

The Sikh religion requires practitioners to carry five articles of faith, including a kirpan, which resembles a small...

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Sikh Teenager's Documentary to Be Screened In Hollywood

February 25, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/World/Indians-Abroad/Sikh-teenagers-documentary-to-be-screened-in-Hollywood/articleshow/4187256.cms

A 36-minute documentary by a Sikh teenager, Angad Singh, has been selected for screening at the International Family Film Festival being held in Hollywood from February 26 to March 1.
...

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'Feed the Hungry' Campaign Brings Winter Solace to Homeless In Toronto

February 23, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Sikh Net

http://www.sikhnet.com/news/feed-hungry-campaign-brings-winter-solace-homeless-toronto

On the crisp cold morning of 20th February, the Parkdale Recreation Centre of downtown Toronto was filled with volunteers wearing a dastaar (a Sikh turban), who were serving hot-meals and distributing warm clothes. Over twenty-five United Sikhs volunteers were at the recreation centre to feed...

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Sikhs Raise $7,000 for Singh Campaign

February 18, 2009

Author: Anna Gustafson

Source: YourNabe.com

http://www.yournabe.com/articles/2009/02/18/queens_village_times/news/queens_village_times_newswowvfka02182009.txt

Members of the Sikh community rallied behind Bellerose resident Swaranjit Singh Sunday evening, bolstering his City Council campaign coffers with $7,000 and another $5,000 in committed monies at a fund−raiser held at Richmond...

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Prayer for Immigrant Families Planned At Bridgewater's Gurudwara Temple

February 17, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Somerset Reporter

http://www.nj.com/reporter/index.ssf/2009/02/prayer_for_immigrant_families.html

Leaders and members of diverse faith traditions will gather 3-5 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Gurudwara Temple to pray for immigrant families who have been torn apart by the current immigration system.

Stating that national immigration policy has left whole communities devastated and created fear...

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Outreach Mandated for New Sikh Studies Chair-Holder

February 16, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: SikhNet

http://www.sikhnet.com/news/outreach-mandated-new-sikh-studies-chair-holder

Jaideep Singh, the new endowed chair-holder of Sikh and Punjabi Studies at the California State University, East Bay, is the first to focus on community outreach.

An expert in comparative ethnic studies, Jaideep Singh was formally installed on Jan. 5 at the university's Department of Ethnic Studies....

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SALDEF to Speak At Top Law Schools

February 13, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: SALDEF

http://www.panthic.org/news/123/ARTICLE/4742/2009-02-13.html

The Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund (SALDEF), the oldest Sikh American civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States, will introduce its work to students, faculty, and legal practitioners at William & Mary Law School and Yale Law School this month.

The presentation at William & Mary Law School—the...

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Hindus & Jews Ask for Adequate Compensation for Savagely Burnt Sikh Immigrant

February 11, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: News Blaze

http://newsblaze.com/story/20090211082739zzzz.nb/topstory.html

Hindus and Jews have demanded adequate compensation by the Italian government for an Indian immigrant who was reportedly brutally beaten, insulted and set on fire with petrol while asleep in Nettuno, south of Rome.

Rajan Zed, acclaimed Hindu statesman; and Rabbi Jonathan B. Freirich, prominent Jewish leader in Nevada and...

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Federal Government Investigates Harris County Police Involved In Sikh Harassment Case

February 5, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Sikh Coalition

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

A Sikh family that was harassed by police officers at their Houston home over Thanksgiving weekend is still awaiting a decision about the case from Harris County's new sheriff.

In the meantime, in response to a letter from the Sikh Coalition, the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) has unilaterally opened a compliance investigation...

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Sikh Temple Project Put On Hold

February 3, 2009

Author: Tom Lochner

Source: West County Times

http://www.contracostatimes.com/ci_11621187?source=rss

An expansion of the Sikh temple of El Sobrante is on hold, after the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday asked for more information on the project's environmental impacts.

The board was hearing an appeal of a Nov. 18 county Planning Commission decision endorsing the project along with a Mitigated Negative Declaration of...

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