Sikhism

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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Sikhs to Celebrate Birth of Faith with Sport

April 11, 2008

Author: RICHARD VARA

Source: Houston Chronicle

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/life/religion/5693865.html

Houston's Sikh community will celebrate the birth of its religion with a special service and by introducing the Indian sport of kabbadi to the city.

"This will be the first time in Houston," Harjit S. Galhotra, spokesman for the Sikh National Center, said of the game on April 19.

The sport is popular among...

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New Dow Golbal Advert Features Sikhs

April 10, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: SikhNet

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/ED5BFD98618565FD872574270053ADB2

The March 4 issue of Fortune Magazine features Steve Jobs on the cover, but inside you'll find DOW Chemical's new "Human Element" ad campaign featuring Sikh schoolboys front and center.

Produced by the world-renowned National Geographic photographer Steve McCurry. Dow's new "Human Element...

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Sikhs Take out Anti-Indian AD in Washington Times

April 10, 2008

Author: Amarjit Singh

Source: Panthic Weekly

http://www.panthic.org/news/123/ARTICLE/4011/2008-04-10.html

Dozens of Sikh organizations joined together and published an advertisement in the Washington Times, containing an open letter addressed to the Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to the United States. It appears under the banner of "Sikhs appeal to the Chinese Ambassador to the United States”.

The letter...

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Festival to Celebrate Sikh Centre

April 9, 2008

Author: Constance Dillon

Source: Record Searchlight

http://www.redding.com/news/2008/apr/09/festival-to-celebrate-sikh-centre/

The Sikh community will celebrate the first anniversary of the Sikh Centre in Anderson and the Sikh New Year with a Vaisakhi Festival on Saturday.

The public is invited to the center at 5400 Sikh Centre Drive from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. to experience several aspects of Sikh culture firsthand....

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UK's First TV Channel Dedicated to British Asians is Launched

April 8, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: SikhNet/www.britasia.tv

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/6FCF4F97F9F594D787257425005534AC

Brit Asia TV are very proud to present UK’s first and only dedicated Asian television channel for the British Asian population. Brit Asia TV is a religious and entertainment channel aimed at providing predominantly UK based programming with a focus upon youth culture and...

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Sikhnet: Southall Event Proves Excellent

April 8, 2008

Author: Alex Hayes

Source: SikhNet/www.ealingtimes.co.uk

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/9CADE5B09D96BF0887257425005841FF

A top religious leader has said a huge Sikh procession which passed through Southall yesterday [has] brought the area's communities together.

Snowy weather did not dampen the spirits of around 50,000 people who turned out for the Vaisakhi Procession in celebration of...

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Activists Want Screeners on Camera

April 8, 2008

Author: Audrey Hudson

Source: The Washington Times

http://washingtontimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080408/NATION/282481717/1001

Religious, minority and civil rights activists are asking Homeland Security officials to screen their own airport screeners using video cameras to check whether passengers are being subjected to bias or profiling.

"We believe such controls are critical to ensuring that our...

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Mayor of Los Angeles, Mayor of Amritsar Grace Los Angeles Sikh Community's Baisakhi Celebration

April 7, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: SikhNet

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/9DECFB2E8A78FE8987257424005E95EB

Over 100 years ago, Sikhs from what is now Punjab, India, began crossing the ocean and settling far from their homeland. With their unique turbans and, for men, distinctive beards, the Sikhs created an impact wherever they went.

On Sunday, April 6, at the Los Angeles Convention Center,...

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Sikhs Appeal to Queen to Stop Auction of Sacred Armour

April 4, 2008

Author: Jeremy Page

Source: The Times

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/asia/article3678100.ece

India's highest Sikh body has written to the Queen, Gordon Brown and the Archbishop of Canterbury to try to block an auction at Sotheby's of a piece of armour thought by some to have belonged to a Sikh guru.

The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has also written to Manmohan Singh, the Indian Prime Minister,...

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Woman Who Grabbed Turban is Not Charged With Hate Crime

April 4, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: SikhNet

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/496CDFFAFF8DB66E872574210080D915!OpenDocument

The Sikh Coalition is dismayed by the Hudson County prosecutor's decision not to charge a January assault on Hansdip Singh as a bias crime. The Coalition learned yesterday that the prosecutor's office instead is charging Carrie Covello, who attempted to remove Mr. Singh's...

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