GOOSE CREEK — Though nothing on the building’s exterior indicates its purpose, the modest structure is home to a tiny, but faithful, religious community in the Lowcountry.
The edifice at 101 Jean Wells Drive in Goose Creek is the first permanent location for the region’s Sikh community, organizers said. Sikh adherents in the Charleston region said the new gurdwara, as Sikh worship spaces are called, is the third in the state.
D. Anthony Alvarez ’21, a member of the Harvard Latter-day Saints Student Association, has attended religious services at the same congregation off campus since he arrived at Harvard as a freshman.
This semester, Alvarez said he still attends services at that same congregation. Amid Covid-19, though, he must sign up to attend ahead of time, don a mask, and eschew singing, which can spread infectious particles.
Hundreds of drivers made their way around downtown Detroit as snow fell heavily Sunday to show solidarity with farmers in India who are protesting laws they argue could devastate crop prices and reduce their earnings.
Thousands of Indian farmers have been demanding the government repeal the laws for more than two months.
In the Sikh spirit of “Langar” the Sikh youth of Chicago area, under the aegis of Sikh Religious Society of Chicago, served food to the needy families on Christmas day December 25, 2020 at the Salvation Army Center in Chicago. Food was packed and distributed by the Sikh volunteers to the families and individuals, whocame to Salvation Army needing help.
On Dec. 5, more than 10,000 individuals from California’s Sikh community, including Stanislaus County, participated in car rallies from Los Angeles to Oakland. From Oakland, all the cars drove over to the Indian embassy in San Francisco. This resulted in attention from media and others outside of the Sikh community because the Bay Bridge was clogged for almost four hours by cars covered with orange flags and anti-Modi signs in an attempt to strengthen the push to have the Indian government repeal three farm bills.
LOS ANGELES (RNS) — Religious groups are urging California education officials to include their histories and cultures in a model ethnic studies curriculum being developed for high schools in the state.
The proposed curriculum, which the Department of Education has been planning since 2018, centers on Chicanos and Latino Americans, African Americans, Asian Americans and Native Americans. It is intended to serve as a guide as schools design the ethnic studies courses that could be mandated for graduation beginning later this decade.
ELK GROVE, Calif. — Though the local election results have taken nearly a week to be announced, candidate Bobbie Singh-Allen will be the next mayor of Elk Grove and the first directly elected Sikh woman mayor in the United States.
Current Elk Grove Mayor Steve Ly reportedly called Singh-Allen around noon on Monday to concede the election. Results still need to be certified, but Mayor-elect Singh-Allen is declaring victory.