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The Sikh Foundation is a cultural organization, not religious, said Kapany, adding that he wants Americans to understand the Sikh culture, especially in view of the current xenophobic climate of the country.
The site’s significance and power, according to CICS Director, Satwinder Kaur Bains, is “because it challenges ethnocentric narratives by highlighting Sikh community history as part of BC heritage.”
An integral part of Sikh culture, the parade held next Saturday celebrates the birth of Guru Gobind Singh, one of India's most revered spiritual leaders.
Valley Sikhs and others hoping to learn more about the community gathered at the Phoenix Convention Center on Sunday with an overriding message of tolerance and awareness of the faith, which has been the target of hate crimes in Arizona and elsewhere, organizers said.
On January 14th we celebrate Jor Mela in remembrance of Mai Bhago and the 40 liberated ones. This is one of the most important days in Sikh history, it was truly a turning point in Sikh history.
The food was served buffet style and the seating was open. At one table you could be sitting with the district attorney, another a Vietnam veteran and at another the county chief of probation. “Sikhism is equality of everyone, before any religion you are human,” said CJ Singh.
A Manitoba family has begun a desperate search across Canada for a stem cell donor for their baby boy, who has a type of leukemia unresponsive to chemotherapy.
Throughout November for Sikh Awareness and Appreciation Month in Santa Clara, the nonprofit Joy of Sewa has planned informative and engaging activities focusing on Sikhs and Sikhism, a religion which originated in the Punjab region of India in the 15th century.
An Ambala-based photographer, Maninder Singh Sodhi, has been documenting the famous Sikh festival of Hola Mohalla for 18 years. The engineer-turned-photographer learnt to use the camera from his father.
The report found that Sikhs who wear religious iconography or clothing are most likely to experience abuse, with men more vulnerable than women. The most common places where discrimination is experiences are airports and public transport.