Sikhism

Sikhs in US Celebrate 5th Annual Gala

October 4, 2008

Author: Lalit K Jha

Source: NDTV

http://www.ndtv.com/convergence/ndtv/story.aspx?id=NEWEN20080067683

America's Sikh community held its fifth annual gala at a glittering ceremony at Wall Street in New York on Friday night.

The ceremony, attended by who's who of the Indian-Americans -- in particularly those from the Sikh community -- also presented the annual Sikh Heritage Award to those individuals who have contributed...

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Sikh Film Festival Kicks Off Heritage Week

October 3, 2008

Author: Jennifer Lee

Source: The New York Times

http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/10/03/sikh-film-festival-kicks-off-heritage-week/

Governors love proclamations. Months, weeks and days are endlessly designated to draw attention to a wide buffet of causes and celebrations. They come with nice, official-looking documents with fancy scripts and seals. Constituents are happy. Everyone wins.

In his six...

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Golden Temple May Turn Off-Limits for Bollywood

October 3, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Golden_Temple_may_be_off-limits_for_Bollywood/articleshow/3555158.cms

Angered by the soaring list of film shootings at the Golden Temple, the most revered shrine of the Sikhs, priests have said the gurdwara could soon be put out of bounds for most of Bollywood.

The development comes days after Shah Rukh...

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On the Trail of the Sikh Heritage

September 30, 2008

Author: Harbinder Singh

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/glasgow_and_west/7644716.stm

The aim of the Scottish Sikh Heritage Trail is to highlight the close historical connection between the Scots and Sikhs, of which most of the general public are unaware.

The Anglo Sikh Heritage Trail has been running successfully in England since 2004, so we felt it was a natural progression to extend it to...

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Film on 9/11 Aftermath Moves Audience

September 29, 2008

Author: Luz Lazo

Source: The Times-Dispatch

http://www.inrich.com/cva/ric/news.apx.-content-articles-RTD-2008-09-29-0134.html

Some shed tears yesterday while watching "Divided We Fall: Americans in the Aftermath," a film that evoked differing emotions and memories of Sept. 11, 2001.

The documentary, shown to a diverse group of about 100 people at the Virginia Holocaust Museum, ignited a conversation about a...

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New Sikh Gurdwara in Selma Inaugurated

September 27, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: LOK News

http://www.loknews.com/2008/09/27/0556/new-sikh-gurdwara-in-selma-inaugurated/

Sikhs of Selma and surrounding areas finished construction of the new Sikh Temple, known as a Sikh Center of Pacific Coast, in Selma at Highland Avenue just a few blocks away from the old much smaller complex. The new complex consists of two large buildings, the main hall and a langar hall.

The main...

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Abbottsford Gurudwara Does Parkash of Guru Sahib at Cultural Center

September 26, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Panthic Weekly

http://www.panthic.org/news/123/ARTICLE/4406/2008-09-26.html

Sikh Organizations based in North America have raised concern over a display of Guru Granth Sahib at the newly inaugurated Cultural Center here. The Cultural Center that opened this past week features displays of various multicultural aspects.

According to a report sent to the Panthic Weekly by local Abbotsford Sikhs, the...

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Sikh Boy Denies Threatening Classmates

September 26, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: www.upi.com

http://www.sikhnet.com/voices/sikh-boy-denies-threatening-classmates

A 13-year-old Sikh boy in Canada pleaded innocent to charges he threatened two classmates with a ceremonial dagger.

Appearing in Montreal Youth Court this week, the unidentified teenager said he didn't use a ceremonial kirpan to threaten two classmates in an alleged incident Sept. 11 and has asked the court to grant...

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Op Ed: Standing Up for the Truth... and Against Other Sikhs

September 25, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Langar Hall

http://thelangarhall.com/archives/576

In the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, Muslims and Arabs in America engaged in various efforts to respond to the post-9/11 backlash. For example, in the halls of Congress they advocated against discriminatory security measures and in the courts of law they pressed allegations of employment discrimination and airport profiling.

Muslim- and Arab-...

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Sikh Dignitary Blesses Opening of Railyard

September 23, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The India Post

http://indiapost.com/article/communitypost/3963/

On Saturday September 13, Sardarni Guru Amrit Kaur, the Siri Sikdar Sahiba of Sikh Dharma International, took part in an Interfaith blessing during the opening of the Santa Fe Railyard in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Guru Amrit Kaur serves as the Chief Spiritual Minister for Sikh Dharma International.

She was joined by spiritual representatives from other...

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