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Rockford Interfaith Conference aims to ‘reduce fanaticism and racism’ – News – Rockford Register Star – Rockford, IL

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

Source: Rockford Interfaith Conference aims to ‘reduce fanaticism and racism’ – News – Rockford Register Star – Rockford, IL

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

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 the United States.

This Saturday will mark the five-year anniversary of the shooting in Oak Creek, when Wade Michael Page killed six members of the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin who were attending Sunday services.

 

 

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

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

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 Sikh faith – The Washington Post

Sikh Religious Society participates in American Independence Day Celebration | SikhNet

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: Sikh Religious Society participates in American Independence Day Celebration | SikhNet

Meeting of Sikh Delegation with US VP Mike Pence | SikhNet

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

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

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 messages of their scriptures in a learning environment. The presentations were moderated by Father Corey Brost, C.S.V., co-founder of The Children of Abraham Coalition.

Source: Sikh Religious Society Hosted Palatine Library’s Interfaith Holy Books Discussion | SikhNet

4100 Sikh Gurdwaras and Institutions celebrate Sikh Environment Day across India and World | SikhNet

Washington DC, March 16 2017; A record 4,100 Sikh Gurdwaras, institutions, schools and communities all across India and all over the world celebrated Sikh Environment Day on March 14 this year, more than any other year since the celebration began in 2010.

Source: 4100 Sikh Gurdwaras and Institutions celebrate Sikh Environment Day across India and World | SikhNet