Goal of the project

Goal of the project:

to gain and promote understanding of Sikh history, identity, forms of religious expression, and religious values. The project should help others who know little about the religious lives of North American and European Sikhs to understand the challenges of practicing the Sikh religion in America (or Canada or Europe). What are the challenges that observant Sikhs face in various public settings? What accommodations have Sikhs sought in order to freely practice their religion at school, in the workplace, and in the military?

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Group Presentations

Goal of the project: to gain and promote understanding of Sikh history, identity, forms of religious expression, and religious values.Your mission is to create awareness of Sikh history identity, forms of religious expression, and religious values. The project should help others who know little about the religious lives of North American and European Sikhs to understand the challenges of practicing the Sikh religion in America (or Canada or Europe). What are the challenges that observant Sikhs face in various public settings? What accommodations have Sikhs sought in order to freely practice their religion at school, in the workplace, and in the military?

1.    READ:Civil rights in wartime the post-9/11 Sikh experience / by Dawinder S. Sidhu and Neha Singh Gohil: http://site.ebrary.com/lib/muohio/reader.action?docID=10350097
(AND USE THE PROVIDED SOURCE)
2. WRITE: Compose a 4-5 pagepaperon your assigned topic. Be sure to include a list of sources.
TOPIC
Religious accommodations for Sikhs who wish to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces

Some recommended websites:
Sikh Coalition (A community-based organization that “works towards the realization of civil and human rights for all people. In particular, we work towards a world where Sikhs may freely practice and enjoy their faith while fostering strong relations with their local community wherever they may be.”)

Home

Kaur Foundation  (a nonprofit organization with the mission of working to improve communities through education; has developed curricular materials targeting elementary and high school students)
http://kaurfoundation.org

Kaur Life  (This new site may be useful on issues faced by women in North America. Specialized vocabulary, but sophisticated take on being a Sikh woman and the challenges of presenting yourself as a kaur (“princess”, pronounced ‘core’) – an initiated or observant female Sikh.
KaurLife.org

Article on the proposed Charter of Quebec Values
Jake Flanagin, “The Dangerous Logic of Quebec’s ‘Charter of Values’,” The Atlantic, Jan 23, 2014.
http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2014/01/the-dangerous-logic-of-quebecs-charter-of-values/283272/

Source: http://site.ebrary.com/lib/muohio/reader.action?docID=10350097

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