Posts Tagged ‘Sikh’

Caritas joins faith community pilgrims to COP26

Thursday, November 4th, 2021
Caritas Internationalis

Global Catholic charity, Caritas, joined other Catholic agencies and faith community pilgrims heading to Glasgow this week. Caritas NZ says the pilgrims are in Glasgow to pray and to press world leaders for strong action at COP26 – the 26th Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Religious leaders representing Read more

Sikh volunteer group delivering food to the self-isolated

Monday, April 6th, 2020
Sikh volunteer groups

A Sikh volunteer group is among the many volunteer groups delivering food to people self-isolating. They have reported that one family, they have helped had not eaten properly for days. Auckland-based organiser Harpreet Singh said the group had recruited volunteers and planned operations in Auckland, Christchurch, Napier, Whangārei and Hamilton. Singh said the group, a Read more

Cosi club again denies entry to men wearing a turban

Thursday, December 12th, 2019

A South Auckland based club – Manurewa Cosmopolitan Club has once again denied entry to Sikh patrons citing archaic rules around “headgears,” which is the fourth such incident in the last decade. One News on Monday, December 9, reported that Jagdip Bajwa went to the Manurewa Cosmopolitan Club with some friends on the evening of Read more

Hundreds visit Jallianwala Bagh massacre exhibition in Wellington

Thursday, December 5th, 2019

‘Punjab Under Siege’ an exhibition on the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre curated by the Partition Museum of Amritsar, India concluded on Thursday, November 28 with hundreds attending it during the week-long event at Saint Peters Church in Wellington. Read more

The Sikh community’s Free Kitchen helps the homeless

Thursday, December 6th, 2018

The Sikh Sangat Free Kitchen provides food to the homeless and needy. The project began in Auckland at the beginning of winter in 2017 and is now spreading around the country. On this Saturday night, we’re joined by volunteers who run the Te Puke, Tauranga and Hamilton branches of the Free Kitchen, which also operates Read more

Winston Peters creates chasm between Sikhs and Hindus

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

The Kiwi-Indian community is incensed over Winston Peters’ latest dab in creating chasms between Sikhs and Hindus in New Zealand. Winston Peters has recently derided National’s promise to the Sikh community to amend the law for allowing Sikh Kirpan in New Zealand if re-elected to power after elections. Continue reading

Canada’s faith leaders seek help for famines

Monday, June 12th, 2017

Faith leaders in Canada, including the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, other Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Sikh and Baha’i faith leaders are asking for help to tackle the famines causing  death,  suffering and displacement in the world today. They have named four countries that need urgent help. Read more

Wellington’s Sikh community open new temple

Friday, November 11th, 2016

Hundreds from around the country went along to the lower North Island’s largest Sikh temple to pray, eat and celebrate yesterday. The president of the Sikh society said it is not something he thought he’d ever see when he moved to New Zealand three decades ago. The new temple in Naenae is going to cater Read more

Wellington region’s biggest Sikh temple to open soon in Naenae

Friday, July 22nd, 2016

Where the aisles once stood, people will now pray as the old Naenae New World supermarket is transformed into the largest Sikh temple in the lower North Island. The 980-square-metre building was bought in August last year from Foodstuffs, which ran the New World store until 2014. Wellington Sikh Society treasurer Kulbir Singh said location, location, location was behind the purchase of the Read more

Mum’s praise for Sikh hero

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

The mother of a 6-year-old boy hit by a car as he walked to school believes he owes his life to the actions of a Sikh man who removed his turban to stem the bleeding. Daejon Pahia was struck by a four-wheel drive as he crossed Manuroa Rd in Auckland just before 9am on Friday, Read more