Join us September 8th in Washington DC for 9/11 Unity Walk!
Unity Walk is a very family friendly experience and a great way for us all to learn about other people and faiths and to focus on what unites us rather than what divides us. Every house of worship – every church, synagogue, temple, Gurdwara and mosque on Embassy Row opens their doors to each other and symbolically the world.
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Community holds us together
That anybody would think that Boston, of all places, would be intimidated by a couple of puny bombs is laughable. Sure, we grieve for the dead. We reach out to the injured, but we move forward.
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Oak Creek: Personal reflections 6 months later
Caring so deeply about the Sikh community and backlash we and other... individuals and families experienced after 9/11 propelled me towards a career path where I could advocate and speak on behalf of not only the Sikh community but other minorities in this nation that have been the targets of bias and discrimination.
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Award-winning filmmaker explains storytelling as advocacy
Storytelling plus advocacy equals social change. According to Valarie Kaur, this is an equation that will reshape the world.
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Candlelight Vigil for Balbir Singh Sodhi on September 15th
Assembling every year and holding a candlelight vigil at the spot where Balbir Singh fell, the Sikh people have been trying to speak against hatred while keeping awareness about their identity alive.
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Sept. 11 gathering remembers lives lost
"Remember and meditate." Three simple words. They were spoken Tuesday morning at the War Memorial Center by Gurmail Singh, the head priest of the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin.
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How 9/11 Changed Religion In America
Sikhi understands suffering as a mental construct. One who is spiritually connected with the Divine does not suffer,...
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Humanizing Victims of Hate
It is important that we take time to humanize these individuals. In overlooking their humanity, we lose a part of our own. We can maintain our own humanity by registering and remembering the effects that hate-crimes have on more personal levels.
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Islamophobia, Sikhophobia and Media Profiling
Scholars have recently described this perceived relationship as a racialization of religious identity. This process has led to a conflation of Sikhs and Muslims, and therefore, has produced a corollary to Islamophobia -- Sikhophobia.
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Buffer from 9/11 backlash: Sikhs not strangers in Yuba-Sutter
Yuba-Sutter Sikhs enjoy an acceptance and understanding unknown by brethren still struggling with backlash from the 9/11 attacks.
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