Sikhism

United Sikhs Serves Langar to Myanmar Cyclone Survivor

May 19, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: SikhNet

http://www.sikhnet.com/seva/united-sikhs-serves-langar-myanmar-cyclone-survivor

United Sikhs along with the Yangon Sikh Gurdwara (Sikh place of worship) has started serving langar (the Sikh tradition of serving hot meals cooked in a community kitchen) to thousands of Myanmar cyclone survivors, since last Friday.

Despite all odds, UNITED SIKHS volunteers, with the help of the...

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Hindu Parents Pull out Kids

May 16, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Howrah

http://howrah.org/india_news/12472.html

Refusing to make their children wear turbans to school, nearly a hundred Hindu families of Sangrur district have decided to withdraw them from the Akal Academy at Cheema village.

The school management had recently made turbans, like those worn by Sikh boys, a mandatory part of the daily uniform for all students studying in Class 6 and above.

Several Hindu parents,...

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Looking for Sikh and Hindu Priests Willing to Sign on

May 15, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: South Asian Focus

http://www.southasianfocus.ca/community/article/48875

32 Canadian Brigade is actively looking for Sikh and Hindu priests willing to serve in the Armed Forces, Major Gillian Federico, Brigade Chaplain, told South Asian Focus.

The move is part of an overall bid to better represent the evolving demographics of Canada, and of the Armed Forces, she indicated.

Maj. Federico, who resides...

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SC Refuses to Interfere with French Law on Sikh Rights

May 14, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/India/SC_refuses_to_interfere_with_French_law_on_Sikh_rights/articleshow/3037840.cms

A Sikh forum on Tuesday presented an impossible task before the Supreme Court — to extend its jurisdiction to France to protect religious rights of the community, perceived to be under threat from a local law...

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An Emmy Goes to "Sikhs in America" Documentary

May 13, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Sikh Network

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/AFC8435A80ACE45E872574480059B6C3

Media Factory's Marissa Aroy and Niall McKay garnered an Emmy award for their documentary, "Sikhs in America," on Saturday evening at the Northern California region of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Produced by the PBS station, KVIE Channel 6 in Sacramento, the...

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Gurmat Camp II Held at Tagi Tagi Gurudwara Sahib in Fiji Islands

May 13, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Sikh Network

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/B39D10BEA323DFE9872574480058DE37

GURMAT CAMP II was held at Tagi Tagi Gurudwara Sahib, Fiji Islands, from 5th. to 9th. May 2008.

It was organized by S. Dalabar Singh on behalf of the Gurudwara Prabhandak Committee. Gyani Gurbachan Singh, Gyani Manmohan Singh, Bhai Harbhajan Singh and S. Dalabar Singh conducted the...

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Sikh Group Wants Anti-Bias Action After Turban Set Afire

May 12, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Chicago Tribune

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/custom/religion/ny-bc-nj--turbanonfire0512may12,0,238282.story

A Hightstown high school senior has been charged with setting fire to a turban worn by a fellow student who is a member of the Sikh religious faith.

A group representing Sikhs is calling for a full investigation and asking for the school to do more to...

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Groups Says SFO Security Singling Out Sikhs

May 9, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: CBS-5

http://cbs5.com/local/sfo.security.sikhs.2.720717.html

Security at San Francisco International Airport are unfairly singling out Sikhs by misinterpreting federal policy on screening of travelers with head coverings, a civil rights group claimed Friday.

Officials with the New York-based Sikh Coalition released the results Friday of an April study reporting that of all the complaints the group received...

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Row Erupts as School Asks Hindu Kids to Wear Turbans

May 9, 2008

Author: Neel Kamal

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/3023367.cms

Even as Sikhs in France and India complain loudly about the turban ban in schools there, a school here has directed all its Hindu students to wear a pagri 'without fail'.

The Akal Academy here, which has branches across the country, started operations in 1993 and has 1,400 students now.

A substantial 20% are Hindus....

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No Joke! Stand-Up Comedians Battle Intolerance

May 7, 2008

Author: Ralph Dannheisser

Source: News Blaze

http://newsblaze.com/story/20080507071303tsop.nb/newsblaze/TOPSTORY/Top-Stories.html

A Muslim, a Christian, a Jew, a Hindu and a Sikh walk into a hotel ballroom.

The opening line of a joke?

No, but in this case it was the start of a full evening of stand-up comedy aimed - its creators say - at easing religious tensions through laughter "and a healthy...

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New London Mayer Joins Sikh Celebrations in His First Outing

May 6, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: SikhNet/hindu.com

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/6F48ABD1ED70E12B87257441006575B4

London's maverick new mayor Boris Johnson chose to attend Baisakhi celebrations of Sikh community here in his first public engagement and declared that he will work to "unite all communities," in an attempt to build bridges with the city's vast ethnic minorities.

Johnson, 43,...

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Sikhs in Pak Seek Representation in Govt

May 4, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: NDTV/Press Trust of India

http://www.ndtv.com/convergence/ndtv/story.aspx?id=NEWEN20080048803

Pakistan's minority Sikh community seeks representation in the government, saying it will help ease its social and political problems.

''The Sikhs' problems could be solved if the community is given representation in the government or if a Sikh is appointed an adviser to the prime minister,'' said Swaran...

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