Sikhism

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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One Year After Hate Crime

February 3, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: SikhNet

http://www.sikhnet.com/news/one-year-after-hate-crime

I remember the words of King County Superior Court Judge Monica J. Benton while delivering judgment, said Vázquez should be given leniency in the same way that Singh has given forgiveness, adding that the attack only reiterated that the community needs to "talk about and address our racial differences. When one drinks, as you did, Mr. Vázquez , those deep-...

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First Forces' Sikh Prayer Day a Success

February 3, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Defence News

http://www.mod.uk/DefenceInternet/DefenceNews/PeopleInDefence/FirstForcesSikhPrayerDayASuccess.htm

There are currently around 200 Sikhs serving in Britain's armed forces, spread thinly across the three Services. Coming from a religion with a strong sense of community, some Sikh servicemen and women can feel isolated without fellow Sikhs to meet or pray with, so a...

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Turban Searches Humiliating, Local Sikhs Say

January 30, 2009

Author: Tom Lochner

Source: West County Times

http://www.contracostatimes.com/ci_11593508

Some Sikh men say they are subjected to systematic and humiliating searches of their turbans whenever they fly out of Oakland International Airport, but a federal airport security official says their complaint is unjustified.

J.P. Singh, co-founder of the Sikh temple in El Sobrante, says he was subjected to a secondary search for explosives all six times he...

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