World Sikh Council (American Region) Participates in International and National Events

October 4, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: SikhNet News Archive!OpenDocument

The World Sikh Council - America Region (WSC-AR) recently participated in four international and national meetings in the United Kingdom, Mexico, and the United States of America. In the last few months, WSC-AR provided leadership to the:

* World Sikh Summit, London, UK, September 15-17 * International Interreligious Encounter, Monterrey, Mexico, September 21-24 * Sikh-Catholic National Retreat, Washington, US, September 28-30 * Religion and Foreign Policy Workshop, New York, US, July 17-18.

WSC-AR's Vice-Chairperson Mr. Surinderpal Singh and Chair of the Human Rights and Religious Freedom Committee, Mr. Kavneet Singh, attended the World Sikh Summit organized by the Sikh Federation (UK), September 15-17, in England. Sikh representatives from UK, USA, India, France, Germany, Norway, Italy, Greece, Belgium, Ireland, and the Netherlands attended the meeting.

Mr. Surinderpal Singh was the key speaker to address Sikh identity and its preservation. Mr. Kavneet Singh addressed the gathering on the lack of religious freedom for Sikhs in India and the efforts of the Indian State to protect officers responsible for state terrorism against the Sikh community. The gathering affirmed that the issue of Sikh identity and Sikh sovereignty were the two sides of the same coin.