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The Sikhism Experience | The God Debate | An Interview with Sangram, Edmonton Sikhs.

Sikhism is the world's fifth largest religion. It is a monotheistic religion that has been confused with Hinduism and Islam. It believes in reincarnation and in God. They teach that the way to God is through meditations and doing good deeds.  There are 450,000 Sikhs living in Canada, accounting for roughly 1.4% of Canada's population. Sikhism is thought to have originated from the Punjabi region of India. Punjabi is a popular language in Sikh communities. It's also the most commonly spoken language in Pakistan and the eleventh most commonly spoken language in India. Punjabi is now the third official language of Canada's parliament, after English and French.

Sikhism is a major world religion that arose through the teachings of Guru Nanak (c.1469–1539) in the Punjab region of India. There are about 27 million Sikhs worldwide, making Sikhism the world's fifth largest religion. Sikh culture is frequently represented through its food, dance, arts, and celebrations.

Sikhs believe that there is one God—without form or gender and that human beings exist in a cycle of birth, life, and rebirth.  The turban covers and keeps in place the uncut hair of a Sikh. Unshorn hair is one of five symbols of faith observed by a baptised Sikh. In the Sikh religion, baptism is a choice made at any stage. Baptised or not, some choose to wear a turban because, for hundreds of years, it has been an important identifier of a Sikh.

Tee interviewed Sangram from the Edmonton Association of Sikhs. Here is what he said about his religion.



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