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Sikhs in America . History and Issues. Sikhs in America: History & Issues. Guru Nanak (1469-1538). Punjab, near Lahore “I am neither Hindu nor Muslim” but a worshipper of Nirakara, the Formless There is One God, the Supreme Truth He, the Creator, is without fear, withour hate.

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    1. Sikhs in America History and Issues

    2. Sikhs in America: History & Issues

    3. Guru Nanak (1469-1538) • Punjab, near Lahore • “I am neither Hindu nor Muslim” but a worshipper of Nirakara, the Formless There is One God, the Supreme Truth He, the Creator, is without fear, withour hate. He, the omnipresent, pervades the universe. He is not born, nor does he die to be born again By his grace shalt thou worship Him Before time itself, there was Truth. When time began to run its course, He was Truth Even now, He is the Truth, and evermore Truth shall prevail.

    4. The Sikh Gurus Guru Ram Das (1574-81) founder of Amritsar Guru Arjan (1581-1606) builder of “Golden Temple” in Amritsar. Executed by Mughal Emperor Jehangir Guru Hargobind.(1606-1644) The “two swords” of faith and arms Guru Tegh Bahadur (1664-75) Executed under Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb Guru Gobind Singh (1675-1708) 10th and last Guru. Created the Khalsa in 1699. Led rebellion against Aurangzeb’s Empire. In 1708, appointed Adi Granth as his successor

    5. Amristar, India

    6. Guru Granth Sahib • Spiritual Leadership of the Community to be vested in the Scripture, the Book • The hymns of the Guru Granth are considered to be shabad, the word, the inspired word of God. The hymns of the gurus collected, from the time of Nanak onward. The Granth is unique in that it includes hymns of non-Sikhs (Kabir, for example)

    7. The Five “K”s • Uncut hair and beard • Comb • Short Pants • Steel bangle • Steel dagger, kirpan • Incumbent upon initiated members of the Khalsa

    8. Indian Immigration to North America begins 1903

    9. Khalsa Diwan Society, Stockton, California, First Gurdwara 1912

    10. Bhagat Singh Thind, Served in World War I

    11. Bhagat Singh Thind Denied Citizenship, 1923

    12. Sikh Family in Central Valley

    13. Dalip Singh Saund, Elected to Congress, 1956

    14. Yogi Bhajan to America 1968

    15. Sikh Dharma

    16. Gurdwara Milford, MA

    17. The Sikhs of Greater Boston • Guru Ramdas Ashram, Sikh Dharma (1970s, Millis in 1981) • New England Sikh Study Circle, 1968; Milford, 1990 • Guru Nanak Darbar, 1997; Medford 2003 • Boston Sikh Sangat Society, Somerville 2006

    18. Gurdwara, San Jose

    19. Sikh Parade, El Sobrante

    20. Sikhs of El Sobrante

    21. Sikh Day Parade, New York

    22. Sikh Day Parade, Yuba City (1979)

    23. Sikh Summer Camps

    24. Ravi Singh, Tests the Military

    25. Simran Singh, First Sikh Soldier in the Army

    26. Balbir Singh Sodhi, shot in Phoenix, Arizona, 9/15/01

    27. American Identity Underlined

    28. Sikh Day Parade, Post 9/11

    29. Sikh Coalition, September 2001

    30. Sikh Coalition, September 2001

    31. Sikh American Defense and Education Fund