Sikhism

Rockford Interfaith Conference aims to 'reduce fanaticism and racism' - News - Rockford Register Star - Rockford, IL

June 25, 2018
ROCKFORD — Building a bridge of peace between different faiths and communities.That was the purpose of a gathering Sunday of 20 people representing Christians, Jews, Muslims, Hindus, Sikhs and other faiths as part of an interfaith conference at the Nanaksar Sikh Temple, 714 Third Ave. The conference, held each month in different houses of worship, is an activity of the Rockford Interfaith Council."People today are fighting in the name of faith," said
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2018 Feb 15

The Story of The Sikhs Launch Party

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360 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
The Story of The Sikhs is a new podcast that is being launched on February 15at an event hosted by the Center for Spirituality, Dialogue and Service (CSDS) at Northeastern University. Written and narrated by Sarbpreet Singh, the CSDS Sikh spiritual advisor, the podcast endeavors to impart an understanding of the Sikh faith through storytelling. Please join us to celebrate this small step towards greater interfaith understanding. The event will be held at the Sacred Space, 200 Ell Hall, 360 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA 02115 A vegetarian meal, in the Sikh tradition of Langar will be served as... Read more about The Story of The Sikhs Launch Party
2018 Apr 08

Welcome the Stranger

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136 Massachusetts Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
Welcome the Stranger combines the talents of sacred and secular artists from Muslim and Sikh traditions in a musical response to hate crimes. Featuring the passionate vocals of Kiran Ahluwalia (India) and inspired songwriting of Souad Massi (Algeria), combined with traditional Sikh temple singers Bhal Kabul Singh and the colorful whirling Sufi dancers Abdul Gheit Dance (Egypt), this eclectic celebration illuminates a diverse world of artistic freedom, creativity, and tolerance. Cost: Tickets range from $25-$45. Tickets can be purchased at: http://worldmusic.org/content/event_page/6486/... Read more about Welcome the Stranger
2017 Oct 08

Pardeep Kaleka and Arno Michaelis: Serve 2 Unite

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45 Mt Auburn St, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
Pardeep Kaleka and Arno Michaelis: Standing Together Against Violence and Hate In the wake of the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin shooting on August 5th, 2012, Serve 2 Unite emerged in a spirit of defiance. The hate behind the murders was met with an ongoing practice of fearless, creative, compassion. Rooted in the principles of service to others, and relentless optimism in the face of adversity, Serve 2 Unite today engages young people of all backgrounds to value humanity and the aspiration of living a genuine, honest life as a peacemaker. Join us for a conversation with the founders of Serve 2... Read more about Pardeep Kaleka and Arno Michaelis: Serve 2 Unite

He was 12. He had just moved to America. Then his Sikh father was murdered. - The Washington Post

August 9, 2017
OAK CREEK, Wis. — Prabhjot Singh Rathor entered the sanctuary and bowed low toward the holy book at the front of the room. Prabhjot’s father always told him that he must go to the temple every week, so here he was this Sunday, just like every Sunday and usually other days of the week, too. Here he was, at the place where he met his friends and ate his favorite Indian foods and paused quietly to pray. Here he was, at the place where his father was killed. Prabhjot had lived in America for less than three months when he witnessed one of the deadliest mass shootings at a house of worship in... Read more about He was 12. He had just moved to America. Then his Sikh father was murdered. - The Washington Post
2017 Aug 05

Boston Day of Seva

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889 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02118, USA
On August 5, 2017, the Boston sangat will join the many cities participating in National Day of Seva (selfless community service) to remember and honor the victims and survivors of the Oak Creek tragedy. Project: Meal preparation and service to homeless women and children RSVP: Please RSVP by clicking here http://bit.ly/2017-DoS-Boston. There are only 15 spots and are available on a first come, first serve basis. Parking: There is limited on-street parking and pay parking garages in the area.... Read more about Boston Day of Seva

How ‘The Bachelorette’ showed millions a different side of the Sikh faith - The Washington Post

July 19, 2017
What happens when America’s best-known dating show meets one of its most misunderstood religions? “The Bachelorette” brought Sikhs into the spotlight Monday night. One of the finalists took Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay home to meet his estranged dad, a yogi and convert to the minority faith. People who identify as Sikh make up just a fraction of 1 percent of the population. Source: How ‘The Bachelorette’ showed millions a different side of the... Read more about How ‘The Bachelorette’ showed millions a different side of the Sikh faith - The Washington Post

Sikh Religious Society participates in American Independence Day Celebration | SikhNet

July 7, 2017
Sikh Religious Society Palatine, Illinois, participated in the American Independence Day parade held on Saturday July 1 in the village of Palatine, a suburb of Chicago Illinois. This annual parade with about 80 entries was organized by the Palatine Jaycees as a part of Home Town Festival during 4th. of July weekend. It's the 61st. year of this annual festival in the village of Palatine. The parade included professional entertainment, as well as entries from local organizations and businesses, local government officials, Fire, Police and other village entities. Source: ... Read more about Sikh Religious Society participates in American Independence Day Celebration | SikhNet

Meeting of Sikh Delegation with US VP Mike Pence | SikhNet

July 5, 2017
June 17, 2017: INDIANAPOLIS-- A Sikh Delegation met United States Vice President Mike Pence under the leadership of eminent Sikh Leader and SikhsPAC chairman, Gurinder Singh Khalsa in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana at the JW Marriott. Along with Khalsa, Dr. Bijender Kront, Dr. Amandeep Singh, Bahadur Singh of Oregan, Jaswinder Singh of Illinois, Parminder Singh, Ajaypratap Singh and Sukhpal Singh were part of the Sikh Delegation. Source: Meeting of Sikh Delegation with US VP Mike Pence | SikhNet... Read more about Meeting of Sikh Delegation with US VP Mike Pence | SikhNet
2017 Mar 07

Response and Resilience in Multireligious Boston

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1279-, 1299 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138, United States
Please join the Pluralism Project as we convene religious, interfaith and civic leaders of Greater Boston for a roundtable discussion on what resources, skills, and help communities can offer one another in these increasingly tense times. Participants at the event include civic leaders, leaders of Muslim, Jewish, Christian, and Sikh communities in the greater Boston area, and leaders of some of the interfaith and multicultural councils that have become something of a rapid-response team following incidents of threat, bias, or hate. The Pluralism Project will use insights gleaned from this... Read more about Response and Resilience in Multireligious Boston
2017 Apr 09

Kultar's Mime

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Cgis South, 1730 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
Kultar's Mime is a devised play that blends painting, poetry, theater and music to tell the stories of Sikh children who survived the 1984 Delhi massacre that was organized in the wake of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi's assassination. A collective of young Jewish artists decides to commemorate a 1903 Pogrom that targeted Jews in the Russian town of Kishinev. During their journey, they learn about the 1984 massacre of the Sikhs in Delhi and in a powerful moment of embracing the pain of the 'other', they shift focus and decide to tell a story that the world has largely ignored. The play... Read more about Kultar's Mime

Sikh Religious Society Hosted Palatine Library's Interfaith Holy Books Discussion | SikhNet

June 15, 2017
Palatine, IL:  Sikh Religious Society Palatine Illinois partnered with the local Palatine Library to invite the library members and community at large to an Interfaith Discussion about Holy Books, hosted at the Sikh Gurudwara (Sikh place of worship) in Palatine Illinois on May 24. More than 250 guests were delighted to visit and learn more about different religious holy scriptures, as well as share in "Langar" a vegetarian meal served by the volunteers at the Gurudwara. Speakers from Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Sikh faith were invited to explain the core... Read more about Sikh Religious Society Hosted Palatine Library's Interfaith Holy Books Discussion | SikhNet

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