Sikhism

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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Sikh Temple Election Votes Upheld

October 28, 2008

Author: Ryan McCarthy

Source: The Appeal-Democrat

http://www.appeal-democrat.com/news/temple_70355___article.html/election_court.html

An election at a Sikh temple in Yuba City, challenged in court over allegations that included two people in a voting booth at the same time, was upheld Monday by a Sutter County Superior Court judge.

"We're not here to impose our values on a religious organization," Judge Perry...

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Sikhs Find Community, Culture Away From Home

October 28, 2008

Author: Lawrence Gipson

Source: The Yale Daily News

http://www.yaledailynews.com/articles/view/26072

Before coming to college, Arjan Singh ’11 said his Sikh heritage permeated his life. But at Yale, he found that sense of community missing.

“Back home, every week on Saturdays, my family got together to meet with another Sikh family, to meditate and to sing hymns,” Arjan said. “Spirituality and religion are very rarely...

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