RNS Weekly Digest—4 May 2007
Should Religion Be an Excuse For Carrying Daggers?
Week of May 4: A student who was sent home for having hair that was "too long," is allowed back after revealing he is a Sikh, and Islamica magazine features Muslim "visionaries" who are making America "a better place."
Sikhs should be allowed to carry ceremonial knives in schools and other public places, says Britain's first Asian judge. But can religion ever justify loopholes in the law?
Gunman, Six Others Dead at Wisconsin Sikh temple
ISKCON Hawaii Holds Memorial for Sikh Temple Shooting
In Wisconsin, USA, the FBI will investigate Sunday's rampage at a Sikh temple in a Milwaukee suburb as a "domestic terrorist-type incident" that left at least six people and the gunman dead, the town's police chief said.
Around fifty religious leaders, lawmakers and community members attended the interfaith event, held from 5pm to 6pm at the New Navadvipa temple in the Nuuanu section of Honolulu.