Sikhism

Sikh Students Association Hosts Tie-a-Turban Day for Awareness Week

April 18, 2008

Author: Sean Beherec

Source: The Daily Texan

http://media.www.dailytexanonline.com/media/storage/paper410/news/2008/04/18/University/Sikh-Students.Association.Hosts.TieATurban.Day.For.Awareness.Week-3334944.shtml

The Sikh Students Association and other Sikhs from the UT community offered to tie turbans on the heads of passers-by on the...

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Taxi Driver Forgives Man for Hateful Attack

April 18, 2008

Author: TRACY JOHNSON

Source: The Seattle Post-Intelligencer

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/359706_cabattack19.html

Forgiveness from the cab driver he attacked and called an "Iraqi terrorist" spared a young man from a longer jail sentence Friday, when members of Seattle's Sikh community spoke about the hatred they've endured since 9/11.

Luis Arturo Vazquez, a 21-year-old Kent man, was sentenced to nine months in work release...

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Surrey Teens Told T-shirts a No-Go at School

April 18, 2008

Author: Kevin Diakiw

Source: Surry North Delta Leader

http://www.bclocalnews.com/surrey_area/surreyleader/news/17928654.html

Thirty students at Princess Margaret Secondary School say they’ve been put on suspension notice after wearing contentious T-shirts to class.

The students wore black shirts with “Khalistan” written on the front, referring to the separatist area some Sikhs want carved out of the...

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Sikhs Appeal American Government to Help Rebuild the Sikh Shrine in Baghdad

April 17, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: SikhNet

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/C44F847BAA3D9FA18725742E005908C5

U.S. Sikh leader Dr. Rajwant Singh met Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and requested him to rebuild the Sikh shrine in Baghdad which was destroyed by extremists, three years ago. Dr. Rajwant Singh was invited by President Bush to attend the welcoming ceremony of Pope Benedict at the White House....

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Sikh Temple Marks First Anniversary

April 17, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Bedford Today

http://www.bedfordtoday.co.uk/todays-choice/SLIDESHOW-Sikh-temple-marks-first.3992398.jp

It is one year since Bedford's skyline was changed beyond recognition by the completion of a £4m Sikh temple.

After five years of planning and three years of building, the Guru Nanak Gurdwara in Ford End Road, Queens Park, opened in April last year amid a vibrant ceremony...

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Sikhcess Australia Launches Clothing Campaign for Homeless

April 17, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Sikh Net

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/0EC1F0853125F149872574320057167D

Sikhcessâ„¢, a worldwide community service based organization dedicated to creating positive change by bridging cultural, socioeconomic, and religious divides, has announced the launch its ‘Bundles Of Warmth’ clothing campaign, the nation’s largest initiative of its kind to help...

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Australian Government Regrets Turban Removal Incidents

April 16, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: World Sikh News

http://worldsikhnews.com/16%20April%202008/Australian%20government%20regrets%20turban%20removal%20incidents.htm

In a recent communication to the secretary of the Sikh Council of Australia, Bawa Singh Jasdev, Anthony Albananse, the Australian Minister for Infrastructure and Transport has regretted any offence and inconvenience caused to the Sikh...

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Valley Sikhs Celebrate 309th Anniversary

April 16, 2008

Author: Beth Warmerdam

Source: Selma Enterprise

http://www.selmaenterprise.com/articles/2008/04/16/news/doc480681e203057484329750.txt

Selma became a little more colorful Sunday as thousands of Sikhs dressed in traditional Indian clothing walked through the streets to celebrate the 309th anniversary of their religion.

Sarees and turbans of every color could be seen on the women and men gathered at the Sikh...

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Gordon Brown Unveils Sikh 'Golden Rule'

April 15, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Sify News

http://sify.com/news/fullstory.php?id=14649667

With his popularity sliding in opinion polls, Prime Minister Gordon Brown has presented a new "golden rule" to Britain that he said reflects Sikh values.

Hitting the campaign trail for the May 1 London mayoral election, Brown joined Mayor Ken Livingstone Monday at an east London gurdwara for Baisakhi celebrations.

There he set out a new "golden rule...

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KVIE TV Celebrates Sikh Culture

April 15, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: India Post News Service

http://indiapost.com/article/communitypost/2578/

KVIE TV, serving the Central Valley and Sierra, celebrated the Sikh community in northern California on Baisakhi Day with a special airing of three documentaries Sikhs in America, Meet the Sikhs and Understanding of Sikhism in a class room setting.

All these documentaries are available on single DVD from KVIE.org along with a book:...

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Turban Day Celebrates Sikh Identity, Community

April 14, 2008

Author: Jamaal Johnson

Source: The Argus

http://www.insidebayarea.com/argus/localnews/ci_8918113

TURBANS OF EVERY hue were represented at the fifth annual International Sikh Turban Day on Sunday at the Fremont Gurdwara.

Youngsters and others got a chance to wear a turban for the first time and some sported the traditional head wrap to show solidarity with their community.

Guests included Fremont Mayor Bob Wasserman, Union...

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Police Officer, Health Worker Honored at Sikh Festival

April 14, 2008

Author: Louie Rosella

Source: The Mississiauga News

http://www.mississauganews.com/article/13078

He founded the world's first non-South Asian Kabbadi team, right here in Peel. She has helped Punjabi women in the region who've been victimized by domestic violence.

Peel Regional Police Insp. Barry Dolan and Region of Peel health promotion officer Amandeep Kaur will be honored on Saturday at a gala recognizing those who have contributed...

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Coalition Releases Civil Rights Report and Civil Rights Agenda for City Sikhs

April 14, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Sikh Coalition

http://www.sikhcoalition.org/advisories/NYCCivilRightsAgendaRelease.htm

New York City's Sikhs celebrated Vaisakhi today by rallying at New York City Hall to release a New York City Sikh civil rights agenda and an accompanying report on Sikh civil right concerns in New York. The agenda and report were the result of more than a year surveys by the Sikh Coalition of over 1,000 Sikhs in...

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Thousands Celebrate Sikh Festival

April 13, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/berkshire/7345241.stm

Up to 10,000 people are taking to the streets of a Berkshire town to mark the founding of the Sikh religion.

A carnival procession and religious services across Slough will mark the festival of Vaisakhi. It has the one of the largest Sikh populations in the UK.

Vaisakhi, also spelled Baisakhi, is one of the most...

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