Sikhism

Referee 'Told Sikh Boy to Remove Turban'

December 14, 2008

Author: Henry McDonald

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2008/dec/14/ireland-football-sikh-turban

Football authorities in Dublin are investigating allegations that a referee tried to force a Sikh boy to take off his turban during a schoolboy match.

The family of Karpreet Singh and anti-racist campaigners have contacted the Football Association of Ireland over the alleged incident at Ashbourne in...

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Gurudwara Holds Interfaith Meet In Chicago

December 12, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: India Post

http://indiapost.com/article/communitypost/4794/

Gurudwara Sahib of Chicago took initiative in organizing an interfaith meeting to remember and pay homage to the victims of Mumbai attacks. It was attended by over 200 from the cross section of society including local politicians and community leaders. Congresswoman Jan Schakowski, Alderman Joe Moor, Assistant State attorney Ketki Shroff, Sikh community leaders...

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B.C. Hospital Sorry for Shaving Sikh's Beard

December 11, 2008

Author: Darcy Wintonyk

Source: CTVBC

http://www.ctvbc.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20081211/BC_sikh_beard_shaving_081211/20081211?hub=BritishColumbia

B.C.'s Fraser Health Authority has apologized for shaving a 70-year-old man's beard -- something forbidden by his Sikh religion.

It happened during an overnight shift at Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster. The Health...

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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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