Sikhism

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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Thousands March At Sikh Festival

November 16, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/leicestershire/7732025.stm

Thousands of people have marched through the streets of Leicester to mark a major religious festival.

The parade in the Highfields area celebrated the birth of Guru Nanak Dev Ji - founder of the Sikh religion.

The procession has taken place in the city for 20 years, with about 15,000 people attending last...

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EU Parliament Accused of Banning Dagger-Wearing Sikhs

November 11, 2008

Author: Martin Banks

Source: The Parliament

http://www.theparliament.com/latestnews/news-article/newsarticle/eu-parliament-accused-of-banning-dagger-wearing-sikhs/

Parliament bosses have been blasted for their “outrageous ban” on refusing Sikhs access to the assembly’s building.

UK ALDE deputy Liz Lynne invited a delegation of Sikhs to parliament on Monday...

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Sikh Heritage Museum to Be Opened in England

November 11, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Sikh Spirit

http://www.bsingh.dsl.pipex.com/khalsa/medianew.htm

In an attempt to show case articles related to Sikh Heritage scattered in UK at various places, the Sikhs there are establishing National Sikh Heritage Centre and Holocaust Museum along Gurudwara Singh Sabha, Derby, UK.

The museum has already got 300 items, most of these weapons, and 3 canons of 18th century on lease by British Government, Chairman...

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Sikh Man Barred From Wearing Turban in Court

November 10, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Examiner

http://www.examiner.com/a-1682938~Sikh_man_barred_from_wearing_turban_in_court.html

A San Joaquin County Superior Court judge says a Sikh man facing trial over the murder of his daughter's former boyfriend will have to appear before jurors without his turban.

Judge Charlotte Orcutt says that the long fabric pious men use to wrap their hair could hide a weapon or be...

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£11m Sikh Temple Nears Completion

November 10, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/kent/7719169.stm

An £11m project to build a Sikh temple in north Kent will be finished on time, despite the global economic downturn, community leaders have said.

The Gravesend gurdwara has been under construction for the past seven years, and is due to open in time for the Sikh New Year Vaisakhi festival in 2009.

It has been paid for...

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Recruiter Tells Sikh to Lose Facial Hair or Not Be Hired

November 7, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Sikh Coalition

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

A Sikh who was told to shave his facial hair or not be hired filed a charge of discrimination last week with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Gurpreet Singh (Kherha) applied for an automotive sales position with Tri-County Lexus in Little Falls, New Jersey this past February. After completing two days of...

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Coalition Looks Forward to Working With an Obama Administration

November 5, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Sikh Coalition

http://www.sikhcoalition.org/advisories/2008President.htm

he Sikh Coalition, the nation's largest Sikh civil rights organization, congratulated President-elect Barack Obama on his election victory and offered its support for meeting the challenges of our time.

In a statement, the Coalition said:

"The Sikh Coalition offers its congratulations to President-elect Obama on his...

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