Sikh Leader Elected to Parliament of World Religions

December 9, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: India Post

The Chair of the Interfaith Committee of the World Sikh Council - America Region (WSC-AR), Dr. Tarunjit Singh, has been elected as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Council for a Parliament of the World's Religions (CPWR).

Rev. Dirk Ficca, Executive Director of CPWR, in a letter dated Nov 21, stated, "Now more than ever, the world needs the wisdom and energy of people of faith, spirit, and good will to be working for peace, justice, and sustainability. We look forward to a partnership with you in making this indispensable contribution possible."

Dr. Tarunjit Singh remarked, "The idea of forming a World Sikh Council - America Region was proposed by Sikh participants at the 1993 Parliament of World's Religions in Chicago. I look forward to working with fellow trustees to promote interfaith respect and understanding in a world that is being increasingly polarized along ethnic, religious, nationalistic, and class boundaries." Dr. Singh served as the Secretary General of WSC-AR for 2004-2005.

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