Arson at New York Sikh Center, Gobind Sadan USA

November 28, 2001

Source: The Pluralism Project

On November 28, 2001, Dr. Diana Eck's Morning Prayers at Memorial Church of Harvard University included her reflections on the arson at Gobind Sadan: "After the arson attack, Ralph [Singh] described the outpouring of support and love. 'Complete strangers were offering money to help rebuild the shrine, saying this is not the America they stood for, veterans saying this is not the America they fought for, and clergy offering support and even their sanctuaries for the community to hold services.' He went on to say, 'This provides us the opportunity to help rebuild and repair the overall community, to rebuild the sense of love and compassion that will triumph over the hatred in our society. Out of that love, the building in its time will also be rebuilt.'"