Sikhism

Multi Faith Communities Join Sikh Celebrations of Guru Maneyo Granth

December 9, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Sikh Times

http://www.emgonline.co.uk/news.php?news=2468

Over a thousand people joined Sikhs to celebrate, the three hundredth anniversary of Guru Maneyo Granth – Believe in the Granth (Holy Sikh Scriptures) as your Guru.

In 1708 Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Guru, bestowed all spiritual power to the Guru Granth Sahib, the Sikh Scriptures and said “This is now your Guru, you will not worship or pay...

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Sikh Family Accuses Deputies of Abuse, Taunts

December 5, 2008

Author: Lindsay Wise

Source: The Houston Chronicle

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/life/religion/6150136.html

The Harris County Sheriff's Office is investigating allegations that deputies harassed a family of Sikhs whose home was burglarized last week.

Family members say the deputies handcuffed them, roughed them up and taunted them instead of taking a report on the break-in.

One deputy reportedly asked them if...

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Sacred Scripture is Welcomed into New Sikh Temple

December 5, 2008

Author: Angela Lau

Source: The Union-Tribune

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/northcounty/20081205-9999-1mi5temple.html

The heart and soul of North County's first Sikh temple arrived in Escondido yesterday.

The 1,430-page Sanskrit scripture, or Guru Granth Sahib, covered in silk cloth, was reverently carried atop a Sikh elder's head into the new Sikh Society of San Diego temple on Avenida del Diablo. A man waving...

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Kirtan Resonates Through The National Cathedral

December 3, 2008

Author: Anju Kaur

Source: Sikh News Network

http://www.sikhnn.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=641&mode=thread&order=0&thold=0

One gurdwara’s long-term work in the interfaith community has brought Sikh music to the Washington National Cathedral for more than 20 years, but the message of Guru Nanak went unknown this year.

Gurdwara Guru Gobind Singh Foundation, of...

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Dept of Corrections Discriminated Against Sikh

December 2, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: India Post

http://indiapost.com/article/communitypost/4669/

In a significant decision, an administrative court found that California's Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) discriminated against a Sikh man who applied for a correctional officer job. CDCR had refused to give the Sikh a job because he would not shave his religiously-mandated beard for a gasmask fit test. The ruling sends a strong message to state...

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Project Aims to Protect Sikh Cab Drivers

December 1, 2008

Author: Deborah Feldman

Source: MSNBC/KING 5 News

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/27988093/

It was just one year ago that Sikh cab driver Sukhvir Singh was badly beaten by a customer he picked up after the Apple Cup football game.

Singh vividly remembers the attack he endured at the hands of a drunken passenger.

"My turban went up and he grabbed my ears with both hands and bit me very bad back here," he said. "Says, you are in Iraqi terrorist. You...

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Sikh Temple Ready to Meet Area's Spiritual Needs

November 28, 2008

Author: Frank Kocher

Source: North County Times

http://www.nctimes.com/articles/2008/11/28/faith/z081e1eca551cf6848825750c005d9522.txt

The culmination of a 13-year effort by the local Sikh community will occur next Friday, Dec. 5, when their new temple in Escondido holds its first worship service.

"This is a big moment for us. Some of our children were in kindergarten when we started and are now in college...

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Sikh Man Loses Right to Wear Turban in Driving Licence Photo After EU Court Ruling

November 28, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Daily Mail

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1090031/Sikh-man-loses-right-wear-turban-driving-licence-photo-EU-court-ruling.html

A Sikh man who wanted the right to wear a turban while being photographed for his French drivers' licence has lost his case in the European Court of Human Rights.

Shingara Mann Singh,...

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Sikh Religious Musicians Forced to Disembark US Plane

November 26, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/World/USA/Sikh_religious_musicians_forced_to_disembark_US_plane/articleshow/3761017.cms

Three eminent Sikh religious musicians were thrown out of a US Airways flight after the pilot refused to fly with them on board in California, a leading US-based Sikh group alleged on Wednesday.

The three...

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Neighbors Plan to Appeal Sikh Temple Expansion

November 19, 2008

Author: Tom Lochner

Source: Contra Costa Times

http://www.contracostatimes.com/ci_11027912

Neighbors of El Sobrante's Sikh temple have vowed to appeal a Contra Costa County Planning Commission ruling endorsing an expansion of the temple to more than four times its present size.

Gurdwara Sahib, the Sikh Center of San Francisco Bay Area, plans to build a community center, performing arts center, museum and parking garage on its 6.5 acre property off...

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Sikh Coalition Wins Victory for Sukhbir Kaur

November 18, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Sikh Coalition

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

A Sikh woman who suffered racial, religious and sexual harassment on the job has obtained justice by standing up to her employer. In a settlement agreement, National Wholesale Liquidators (NWL), Mrs. Sukhbir Kaur's former employer, agreed to make changes to their employment policies and pay money damages to nine victims of harassment,...

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