Sikhism

B.C. Sikh First Member of Canadian Air Force to Wear Turban

September 6, 2008

Author: Stuart Hunter

Source: Canwest News Service

http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/story.html?id=ee223a14-a3c5-4834-992b-dad7415d133d

As the first member of the Canadian Air Force to wear a turban, 2nd Lieut. Jasbir Singh Tatla figures he's a good role model to issue a call to arms to his fellow Sikhs.

And if you want to honour the Sikh tradition of being warriors, Tatla says, don't get...

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New School for Bangle Row Pupil

September 2, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/wales/7593286.stm

A Sikh teenager who won a High Court battle against her school after she was banned from wearing a religious bangle will not return there this term.

Sarika Watkins-Singh, 14, from Cwmbach, south Wales, was excluded from Aberdare Girls' School, last November after she refused to stop wearing the kara.

But London's High Court ruled it broke...

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Sheriff Finds Common Ground With Sikh Community

September 2, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: India Post

http://indiapost.com/article/communitypost/3748/

Guests at a reception hosted by Bicky Singh and Jagjit Singh last week heard of the common ground between the Sikh community and the aspirations of the OC Sheriff Sandra Hutchens.

The reception, attended by over 150 people, was held in honor of both the new Orange County Sheriff and Honorary Director of the Anglo Sikh Heritage Trail, Harbinder Singh. The...

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Australian School Apologises for Refusing Sikh Pupil

September 2, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Yahoo News

Wire Service: AFP

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20080902/wl_asia_afp/australiareligionschoolsikh

An exclusive Australian school on Tuesday apologised for refusing to enrol a 12-year-old Sikh boy unless he discarded his turban and cut his hair to conform with the school's uniform regulations.

The apology formed part of a settlement won after the...

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US Sikhs Protest Chopping of Prisoner's Hair

August 29, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/World/USA/US_Sikhs_protest_chopping_of_prisoners_hair/articleshow/3418925.cms

A Sikh body here has strongly condemned the alleged forcible cutting of hair of a Sikh prisoner in Florida state and has launched a signature campaign to pressurise the authorities to respect the community's religious sensibilities....

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Australian National University Responds to Sikh Request

August 29, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: World Sikh News

http://www.sikhnet.com/daily-news/australian-national-university-responds-sikh-request

In this year of the Tercentenary of Guru Granth Sahib, the Sikhs of Australia have achieved a singular appreciation of Guru Granth Sahib Ji as living Guru of the Sikh people.

Like all religious books, copies of Guru Granth Sahib Ji were available for any reader at the...

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Documentary Film Inspires National Dialogue on Race and Religion During 9/11 Anniversary

August 19, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Business Wire

http://www.redorbit.com/news/entertainment/1526241/documentary_film_inspires_national_dialogue_on_race_and_religion_during/

Divided We Fall: Americans in the Aftermath (2008), the first feature-length documentary film on hate violence following Sept. 11, 2001, will screen across the U.S. next month in a grassroots campaign for deep...

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170 Sikh Youth Attend Vermont Gyan Camp

August 19, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: India Post

http://indiapost.com/article/communitypost/3613/

During the week of August 10, over 170 Sikh youth from ages of 5-20 gathered at Gurdwara Vermont to attend the 10th annual Camp Gian, which is a Sikh camp dedicated to promoting the Sikh way of life and strengthening Sikh morals and teachings. This year's Camp Gian theme was "Love is the path".

The children explored this theme further by learning about...

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Sikh Woman: First Turbaned Pilot In America

August 14, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Langar Hall

http://thelangarhall.com/archives/402

The Sikh Research Institute (SikhRI) reported today that Arpinder Kaur, 28, of San Antonio, Texas has become the first turbaned pilot hired by a commercial airline in the United States. As a Sikhni, she has helped pave the way for both Sikh men and women who wear a dastaar/turban to fulfill their passion for flying. No longer does flying just have to be an extra-curricular activity...

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Sikh Educational Conference in Washington Focuses on Sikh Scripture- Guru Granth Sahib

August 9, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Punjab Newsline Network

http://www.punjabnewsline.com/content/view/11620/92/

Guests from all over East Coast participated in Sikh Educational Conference titled Guru Granth Sahib – Its power and Transformational Impact on Human Life and Development. This was organized in Shady Grove Campus of University of Maryland, on August 2nd, 2008.

There were speakers from USA and Canada who presented their thoughts...

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Summer School for Sikhs

August 9, 2008

Author: Mirko Petricevic

Source: The Canadian Press

http://thechronicleherald.ca/Religion/1072133.html

A couple of years ago Aman Tut’s seven-year-old daughter asked her if she could wear a Christian cross.

Tut was surprised because she and her husband are Sikhs. It was true they didn’t frequent the local Sikh temple, but that was because they both worked on weekends and temple worship services are usually held on Sundays.
...

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Festival for a Cause

August 4, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: SikhNet/India Today

http://www.sikhnet.com/-arts/festival-cause

The Spinning Wheel Film Festival in Washington DC celebrated the stories of Sikhs worldwide on June 21, bringing diverse interpretations of their culture, identity and history to the screen.

The Sikh film festival is held annually by the Kaur Foundation to encourage Sikhs to share their thoughts and talent with the world.

One of the popular films...

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