Interfaith Gathering at the Sikh Satsang of Indianapolis

On January 30, 2011, the SikhSikhs call their tradition the “Sikh Panth,” meaning the “community (panth) of the disciples of the Guru.” The tradition reveres a lineage of ten Gurus, beginning with Guru Nanak in the 16th century and coming to a clos. with the death of Guru Gob... TempleA temple is a house of worship, a sacred space housing the deity or central symbol of the tradition. The Temple in Jerusalem was the holy place of the Jewish people until its destruction by the Romans in 70 CE; now the term “temple” is used by th. Ref... in Indianapolis hosted an interfaith celebration to honor the work of the Interfaith Hunger Initiative (IHI), an organization that brings faith communities together with the goal of ending hunger for children and families in central Indiana and Kenya.  The event welcomed visionary interfaith leaders and friends of the GurdwaraThe gurdwara, “the gateway of the Guru,” is the place for community gathering and worship in the Sikh tradition. The Guru is the Adi Granth, the sacred scripture of the Sikh tradition. Each center will include a chamber where the Adi Granth is kept, a... to celebrate cross-cultural cooperation and awareness.  Guests were treated to a traditional North Indian Punjabi vegetarian lunch and a program that included presentations by a variety of religious and civic leaders. While community volunteers briefly spoke about the central tenants of the Sikh faith, the overarching message of the lunch highlighted a common theological mandate: to serve in faith.  The diverse gathering demonstrated the need to bridge cultural and religious differences in order to support critical humanitarian programs.