Sikhism

Sikh Music Chair Endowed at Hofstra

May 2, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Media-Newswire

http://media-newswire.com/release_1065653.html

President Stuart Rabinowitz today announced the creation of an endowed chair in the Department of Religion for the study and teaching of Sikh musical traditions.

The Sardarni Harbans Kaur Chair in Sikh Musicology, a gift from Hakam Singh, Ph.D., a retired chemist with a lifelong interest in Sikh music, will concentrate on how Sikh music and scripture are...

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Uganda's First Sikh High Court Judge Sworn In

May 2, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Sikh Network

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/7A6D19EA7429B9918725743D006AA827

Justice Anup Singh Choudry was today sworn in as the first Sikh High Court judge in Uganda at the swearing in ceremony that took place at the State House Entebbe before the President of Uganda, His Excellency Yoweri Museweni and before the Chief Justice of Uganda Bejamin Odoki.

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Sikh Coalition Releases First Quarter TSA Report Card

May 2, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Panthic Weekly/The Sikh Coalition

http://www.panthic.org/news/123/ARTICLE/4068/2008-05-02.html

In October 2007, the United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA) released a revised policy for screening Sikh turbans. Since then, community members have kept us informed about their experiences at U.S. airports.

The Sikh Coalition, in turn tracked the stories to help understand how the revised...

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Sikh Parade in Carteret Sends Message About Faith’s Strength

April 30, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: WSN Network

http://worldsikhnews.com/30%20April%202008/Sikh%20Parade%20in%20Carteret%20sends%20message%20about%20faith%20strength.htm

The gritty, working-class enclave of Ukrainian, Polish, Hungarian and German immigrants, Carteret, clearly came out as the cultural epicenter for Sikhism — the world’s fifth-largest religion — when...

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The Story of Sikhs in Print

April 29, 2008

Author: Craig Manning

Source: Wirral Globe

http://www.wirralglobe.co.uk/display.var.2233809.0.0.php

ACCLAIMED Wirral artists Amrit and Rabindra Singh are the curators of a new exhibition of Sikh art and heritage that has opened at Liverpool's St George's Hall.

Sikhs In Print - which opened on St George's Day and can be seen until June 20 - is thought to be the first of its kind in the North West. It features more than 100 images from...

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New, Larger Sikh Temple Unveiled in Middleton

April 27, 2008

Author: Susan Troller

Source: The Capital Times

http://www.madison.com/tct/news/283473

With their heads covered and their feet bare, members of the Sikh Society of Madison and friends joyously celebrated the opening of a new gurdwara, or temple, on Sunday, followed by a community meal known as a langar.

About 300 colorfully dressed men, women and children gathered together to worship in the new, 6,300-square-foot space at 6790 Century Ave., which...

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Prince Praises Sikhs for War Effort

April 24, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Press Association

http://ukpress.google.com/article/ALeqM5iekv_Tr8nNLp3rmM0VAhVRpnZkhw

The Prince of Wales has praised the courage of Sikh soldiers who fought in the Second World War.

Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall met a group of surviving veterans of the Sikh Brigade of the British Army at St James's Palace.

The Prince said the country owed an "immense debt of gratitude" to...

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Pakistan's Lone Sikh Traffic Warden Quits

April 23, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Hindu

http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/holnus/001200804231550.htm

The lone Sikh serving as a traffic warden in Pakistan has put in his papers, alleging discrimination in his department.

Gulab Singh resigned a couple of days ago, claiming he was not being treated at par with his colleagues because he was not a Muslim.

He said his colleagues made fun of his religion, while his seniors did not take...

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