Tag Archives: Religion News

Asian-American, Sikh Bullying Dramatically Increasing In New York City Schools

New York, USA: A report released Thursday by two civil rights groups found a dramatic spike in bullying of Asian-American students in New York City public schools. The report by the Sikh Coalition and the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund found that bullying of Asian-American students nearly doubled, to 50 percent, in 2012 compared with 27 percent of students ...

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The Moth and the Flame

Amritsar,Punjab: On Sunday, June 16, Sikhdom celebrates the extraordinary man who gave Sikhism two of its greatest gifts: its Scripture, known as the Guru Granth, and its famous shrine, the Golden Temple. He was in the prime of his life, a mere 39 years old, when his spiritual activities were deemed a threat to institutionalized religion by the ruler of ...

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Sikhism’s Ecological Roots: Protecting Mother Earth

 Kiratpur Sahib, Punjab: Earlier this winter, seventy new medicinal plants were sown in the garden of Naulakha Bagh in Kiratpur Sahib, Punjab, along the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains. As aged fingers reached down through the dirt to create space for young saplings, this group of Sikh elders revived a centuries old tradition of planting culturally important plants at historic Sikh ...

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Bandi Chhor Divas Reflection: A Lesson In Selflessness

New York,USA: This week, most of those of South Asian descent around the world are celebrating Diwali, the “festival of lights” that is rooted in the Hindu tradition. It is one of the major celebrations of the year for Hindus, Jains and Sikhs, and was even recognized in a video by President Obama in 2009, and in his Diwali greetings this year, he ...

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