World Sikh Council Meets With European Churches to Discuss Hate Crimes

July 21, 2005


On July 21, 2005 reported, "The Secretary General of World Sikh Council - America Region (WSC-AR), Dr. Tarunjit Singh, met with the President of the Conference of European Churches, Rev. Jean-Arnold de Clermont, on July 11, 2005 to share concerns over the recent increase in hate crimes against Sikhs and Muslims in Europe following the London bomb attacks.

The meeting was held in Indianapolis, Indiana during the annual conference of the National Association of Ecumenical and Interreligious Staff (NAEIS), July 9 - 13.

Dr. Singh shared with Rev. Clermont the recent attacks on religious minorities, including Sikhs and Muslims, in Europe and called upon the Conference of European Churches to work more vigorously with religious minorities of Europe in reducing religious intolerance.

Rev. Clermont expressed dismay at the incidents of hate and violence in Europe and offered to work with Sikhs in Europe."