High School Presentation

Information about High School Presentation

Published on January 29, 2008

Author: Renato

Source: authorstream.com

Content

Sikhism in Brief:  Sikhism in Brief Sikhism is the fifth largest World religion Sikhism is an independent religion 23 million Sikhs worldwide 500,000 Sikhs reside in the United States and 500,000 Sikhs live in Canada Sikhs came to North America in late 1800s, more than a hundred years ago Core Sikh Beliefs:  Core Sikh Beliefs There is One God for all of creation, a loving Creator attainable through Grace. Loving remembrance of the One God. All human beings are created equal. Women have complete equality with men. Living a moral, truthful and hardworking existence. Selfless service towards the entire Creation. Defending the rights of the downtrodden and oppressed. Three Staples of Daily Life:  Three Staples of Daily Life Kirat Karo: work hard and honestly Vand Chako: share what you have with the needy Naam Japna: always remember God throughout the day Articles of Faith:  Articles of Faith Mandatory articles of faith for all initiated Sikhs Kesh – Uncut hair Kirpan – Religious sword Karra – Steel bracelet Kangha – Wooden comb Kachehra – Boxer shorts Kirpan Karra Kangha Kirpan:  Kirpan Mandatory article of faith revealed to tenth Sikh Prophet by God. Sikhs wearing it since the year 1699. Not a weapon and not a mere symbol. Generally worn under clothing. Reminds Sikhs to fight against injustice and oppression at all times. Dastaar – the Turban:  Dastaar – the Turban A mandatory article of faith for Sikhs. Symbolic of sovereignty bestowed by God, since each individual is equal in the eyes of God. Sikhs have been wearing it for the last 500 years. Under no circumstances can the turban be forcibly removed. Removal of turban in public is tantamount removing someone’s trousers. Some Sikh Public Faces:  Some Sikh Public Faces Amrit and Rabindra Kaur Artists Colonel Sekhon United States Army Bhagat Singh Thind US Army 1912 Nuvraj Singh Bassi University of Oregon Football Player Common Misconception:  Common Misconception Fiction: Sikhs are Muslim because they wear a dastaar (turban) and have a beard Fact: Turbans are worn in many countries as a cultural dress however the turban is required to be worn by a Sikh in order to cover their uncut hair and is a religious article of faith. 99% of people wearing turbans in the United States and Canada are Sikhs. Slide10:  CHALLENGES TODAY….. Challenges after September 11, 2001:  Challenges after September 11, 2001 HATE CRIMES Sikhs were attacked and their property defaced after September 11, 2001 by persons who believed they are Muslim or Arab The Sikh Coalition has documented over 500 instances of bias since September 11, 2001 against Sikh-Americans In Mesa, Arizona, a Sikh man and father, Balbir Singh Sodhi, was murdered in a hate crime. Elsewhere across the country, Sikh homes have been defaced, Sikhs have been attacked while driving, and Sikhs are still being physically assaulted Challenges after September 11, 2001:  Challenges after September 11, 2001 EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION Several cases of Sikhs being told to remove their turbans or they will be fired Before 9/11 employment discrimination was the biggest civil rights issue for Sikh-Americans, many are afraid that now hate crimes have gone down, employment discrimination will go up. Difficulties finding employment Racial Profiling – law enforcement and the TSA’s new turban screening policy implemented in August 2007 Reinforcement of stereotypes NYPD “no-turbans” policy The Sikh Coalition and Amric Singh Rathour filed a federal lawsuit challenging the New York Police Department’s (NYPD) “no turban” policy. Amric Singh was terminated by the NYPD in August 2001 for refusing orders to remove his turban and trim his beard, both required by his religion Challenges after September 11, 2001:  Challenges after September 11, 2001 SCHOOL HARASSMENT Since September 11, 2001, there has been a significant increase in violent attacks against Sikh students. Many of these attacks are by middle school children. In Seattle, Atlanta, New York, Maryland, Sikh children have been the target of violent attack because of their religion. In New Jersey’s Marlboro township a Sikh child felt compelled to leave the country because of violence and harassment by other students. In May 2007, Harpal Singh Vacher’s hair was brutally cut off by fellow students at a Queens high school. Prosecutors are charging the incident as a hate crime. Challenges after September 11, 2001:  Challenges after September 11, 2001 KIRPAN/PROFILING Since September 11, 2001, the Sikh Coalition has successfully defended eighteen Sikhs who were prosecuted for wearing their kirpans into work, schools, in the car, or in public. There is no criminal intent in wearing a kirpan. It an article of faith. There are exemptions in many jurisdictions for boy scouts or knives salespersons to carry instruments whose blades are longer than the legal limit. Before 9/11, Sikhs were generally not arrested for wearing the kirpan Slide15:  For more information, visit www.sikhcoalition.org

Related presentations


Other presentations created by Renato

promo selling pricing
14. 01. 2008
0 views

promo selling pricing

TIMELINE
21. 03. 2008
0 views

TIMELINE

website
09. 01. 2008
0 views

website

JAXA
11. 01. 2008
0 views

JAXA

RRC 05 Garcia slides
11. 01. 2008
0 views

RRC 05 Garcia slides

Youth Culture
14. 01. 2008
0 views

Youth Culture

Shutz interpersonal
17. 01. 2008
0 views

Shutz interpersonal

CocoaTree
18. 01. 2008
0 views

CocoaTree

tfgc 3
22. 01. 2008
0 views

tfgc 3

energy ecosystem
24. 01. 2008
0 views

energy ecosystem

p6agriculture
21. 01. 2008
0 views

p6agriculture

07 08 23 TDI
04. 02. 2008
0 views

07 08 23 TDI

Fireworks
05. 02. 2008
0 views

Fireworks

milmedlectadvventmgt
05. 02. 2008
0 views

milmedlectadvventmgt

Student Life at Bristol
05. 02. 2008
0 views

Student Life at Bristol

FingarPaper
08. 02. 2008
0 views

FingarPaper

GPS DerivedHgts1
11. 02. 2008
0 views

GPS DerivedHgts1

AR4WG1 Ch04 Figs 2007 06 05
22. 01. 2008
0 views

AR4WG1 Ch04 Figs 2007 06 05

ClinicRedesignVI
28. 01. 2008
0 views

ClinicRedesignVI

B ProductInformationFi le
10. 01. 2008
0 views

B ProductInformationFi le

unit4 reading
07. 02. 2008
0 views

unit4 reading

certain to win
14. 02. 2008
0 views

certain to win

pps 328
14. 02. 2008
0 views

pps 328

ms231 lecture05
18. 02. 2008
0 views

ms231 lecture05

molecular basis diseases II
25. 02. 2008
0 views

molecular basis diseases II

John Elkington
24. 01. 2008
0 views

John Elkington

LH Helicobacter pylori
28. 02. 2008
0 views

LH Helicobacter pylori

Template 1
07. 02. 2008
0 views

Template 1

InteriorHealthBC
07. 03. 2008
0 views

InteriorHealthBC

hair
10. 03. 2008
0 views

hair

cohen
11. 03. 2008
0 views

cohen

Article1
12. 03. 2008
0 views

Article1

ESTOTIA
16. 03. 2008
0 views

ESTOTIA

L2WLaunchPresentation
19. 03. 2008
0 views

L2WLaunchPresentation

Trade with Canada
16. 04. 2008
0 views

Trade with Canada

Lsn 20 Greece and Alexander
17. 04. 2008
0 views

Lsn 20 Greece and Alexander

050802schoolsport
18. 04. 2008
0 views

050802schoolsport

North Korea
21. 04. 2008
0 views

North Korea

ch2S08govt2301
22. 04. 2008
0 views

ch2S08govt2301

200710804924610
24. 04. 2008
0 views

200710804924610

The Barriadas of Lima GA
30. 01. 2008
0 views

The Barriadas of Lima GA

Rollo
07. 05. 2008
0 views

Rollo

BookII Unit1
30. 04. 2008
0 views

BookII Unit1

Bengel
21. 01. 2008
0 views

Bengel

a9 asia report
23. 01. 2008
0 views

a9 asia report

185 1
06. 02. 2008
0 views

185 1

mobil
13. 02. 2008
0 views

mobil

SymposiumTestimonials
13. 02. 2008
0 views

SymposiumTestimonials

AOLVisit hbn092303
25. 03. 2008
0 views

AOLVisit hbn092303

wedding2
29. 01. 2008
0 views

wedding2

10 01 2006 ROTS 3
05. 02. 2008
0 views

10 01 2006 ROTS 3

AXML 0403
08. 04. 2008
0 views

AXML 0403

SmartSocketsForDIP
11. 01. 2008
0 views

SmartSocketsForDIP

shopp outlook
23. 01. 2008
0 views

shopp outlook

FloridaRTCfinal
12. 01. 2008
0 views

FloridaRTCfinal

Desenvolvimento mobile
03. 06. 2014
0 views

Desenvolvimento mobile

SocialStudies
31. 03. 2008
0 views

SocialStudies

Smith
25. 01. 2008
0 views

Smith

nutmeg ppoint 2007
12. 02. 2008
0 views

nutmeg ppoint 2007

Webinar mobile commerce
17. 07. 2014
0 views

Webinar mobile commerce

sverige blir till 3
07. 02. 2008
0 views

sverige blir till 3

Setor de Supermercados
14. 01. 2008
0 views

Setor de Supermercados