Williams Zoners Say Sikhs Can Turn Cheese Factory Into Place Of Worship

June 10, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: World Sikh News


A small group of practicing Sikhs plan to bring the teachings of devotion, equality and social justice to Williams Township by converting a former cheese factory near Interstate 78 into a gurdwara.

The local Zoning Hearing Board gave Sikh Sadh Sangat Inc. approval last Wednesday to change the defunct Crivellaro Cheese & Bakery building at 45 Hilton St. into a Sikh place of worship in Williams Township in Northampton County, Pennsylvania.

''This institution will be a credit to the community and the diversity of the community,'' Daniel Cohen, lawyer for Sangat Inc., told the zoners. ''These are high-quality people who only want to be able to practice their faith in peace and harmony.''

See also: Sikhism, Zoning