NUS Visiting Professorship in Sikh Studies. How did the idea come about?

 

Are you aware that efforts are underway to establish a Visiting Professorship in Sikh Studies at the National University of Singapore (NUS)?

The Central Sikh Gurdwara Board (CSGB) has taken up the task to raise funds for the initiative that will promote academic scholarship in Sikh studies both in Singapore and globally.

As part of the project, in April 2022, NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) and the CSGB signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to formalise the visiting professorship expected to commence in 2023. It is expected to promote academic scholarship in Sikh studies both in Singapore and globally.

What’s the thinking behind this venture? Asia Samachar caught up with CSGB council member Baljit Singh to gather more details of the project. Here are excerpts from his interviews.

How did the idea of setting up of the Visiting Professorship come about?

Catholic High School Coach Resigns After Parent Complaint Over Same-Gender Marriage

Catholic High School Coach Resigns After Parent Complaint Over Same-Gender Marriage

Gabrielle MacKinnon, left, with other Notre Dame Academy rowing coaches

A rowing coach at a Catholic high school in Ohio has resigned after a parent complained about the coach’s same-gender marriage, according to The Toledo Blade.

Loretta Lynn’s Final Message to Fans Involved a Bible Verse: Live ‘by the Truth’

 

The final message to fans from country music legend Loretta Lynn involved a Bible verse quoting the words of the Apostle John.

As Christian Headlines previously reported, Lynn passed away in her sleep Tuesday morning at her home in Hurricane Hills, Tenn., following a 60-year career that saw her win four Grammys, seven American Music Awards and eight Country Music Association awards. She sold more than 45 million albums and was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1988 and the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2008. She was 90.

Lynn also was known for her Christian faith. She released a Hymns album in 1965.

Religion Wins Again

Religion Wins Again

All the laws being made by the Supreme Court are religion-based.  Let’s think about religions and the havoc they have created on society. Shall we begin with the Catholic Church, which tried to sweep under the rug the countless priests who diddled young boys?  Yet somehow, the Conservative Christian Right sits as the majority of the Supreme Court in making religious judgments.  If the coach who prayed with his team before the game on the sideline had rolled down rugs for his team to join him in Islamic prayer or a Rabbi did a little davening on the field, I am pretty confident that the Supreme Court would have ruled against this behavior.