Sikhism

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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Sikh Temple Planned for City's East End

October 27, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Star

http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/Sikh-temple-planned-for-city39s.4629697.jp

A new landmark will be appearing soon on Sheffield's horizon - a beautiful Sikh temple.

The new state-of-the-art temple is being built in Warren Street, Attercliffe, to accommodate South Yorkshire's growing Sikh population.

Since 1978 the Sikh community in South Yorkshire and Chesterfield has...

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Sikhs Prepare for Massive Celebration in India

October 24, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Reuters

http://in.reuters.com/article/topNews/idINIndia-36138020081024

Nearly 1 million Sikhs are preparing to descend on a small town in western India to mark three centuries of their religion.

Some will come on chariots or on horseback, dressed in traditional costumes that include a turban and a "kirpan" or dagger.

The celebration runs for a week from Oct. 27 to mark 300 years since the...

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An American Play by Sikh Youth Actors in Washington in Celebration of Sikh Scripture’s 300th Anniversary

October 23, 2008

Author: News Service

Source: Quami Ekta News Service

http://www.quamiekta.com/englishnews/p.php?q=1821

While contemplating how to get Non- Sikh Americans engaged in learning about Sikh Scriptures, Guru Granth Sahib, Guru Gobind Singh Foundation (GGSF) thought of staging an American play with ideas and quotations from the Sikh scriptures. With the big day of 300th anniversary of Guru Granth Sahib approaching, a thought process got started. Why not...

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Yuba City Sikh Parade Commemorates 300th Anniversary of Guru Granth Sahib

October 21, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Sikh Net

http://www.sikhnet.com/news/yuba-city-sikh-parade-commemorates-300th-anniversary-guru-granth-sahib

For the 29th straight year, Yuba City's Sikh community will welcome Sikhs from all over the world to celebrate one of the holiest days on the Sikh calendar. The three-day event runs from October 31st through November 2nd and commemorates the receipt by Sikhs of the Guru...

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Tercentenary of Guru Granth Sahib Coronation

October 20, 2008

Author: I P Singh

Source: Times of India/TNN

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/India/Tercentenary_of_Guru_Granth_Sahib_coronation/articleshow/3616597.cms

Lakhs of Sikhs as well as people from other faiths participated in the celebrations in connection with the tercentenary — 300 years — of Guruta Gadi Diwas (coronation) of Guru Granth Sahib on Sunday. The Guru Manyo Granth Jagriti...

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Gov. Daniels Visits Sikh Temple for Milestone Celebration

October 20, 2008

Author: Francesca Jarosz

Source: SALDEF/The Indianapolis Star

http://www.saldef.org/content.aspx?&a=3641&z=4&title=

About 250 members of Indianapolis' Sikh community gathered Sunday at their temple, the Gurdwara of Indianapolis, where they welcomed Gov. Mitch Daniels.

Daniels' visit to the temple, 10950 Southeastern Avenue, was to observe the Sikhs' celebration of 300 years of the ordination of the...

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Youth Assailants in California Learn About Sikh Americans

October 17, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: SALDEF

http://www.panthic.org/news/123/ARTICLE/4444/2008-10-17.html

Over the past several months, the Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund (SALDEF), the nation’s oldest and largest Sikh American civil rights and advocacy organization, in collaboration with the San Jose Gurdwara, was involved with the administration of a probation period for 4 youth assailants in San Jose.

In October 2007...

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Sikh March Carries Message of Peace, Unity

October 12, 2008

Author: Cynthia Hubert

Source: The Sacramento Bee

http://www.sacbee.com/278/story/1307204.html

As much of the rest of the world roiled with tension, thousands of people marched the streets of Sacramento on Saturday in the name of peace and unity.

Downtown residents in jeans and sweat shirts peered from their balconies and porches as men in turbans and women in colorful saris made their way from Southside Park to the state Capitol.

The...

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Toronto Film Fest to Showcase Sikh Movies

October 12, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Indo-Asian News Service

http://www.ndtv.com/convergence/ndtv/story.aspx?id=NEWEN20080068471

A line-up of movies about the Sikh community is what the ongoing sixth global Spinning Wheel Film Festival (SWFF) has on offer, bringing together members of the Punjabi diaspora in large numbers at the Isabel Bader Theatre in Toronto.

"This unique festival is the platform for the global Punjabi-Sikh...

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