Community Update

Sikhs Unite in Wake of the Wisconsin Tragedy

"Sikhaan Daa Mun Nivaa, Muth Uchchi.."

Implies "keep the emotions in your heart calm and mental reasoning clear. " As Sikhs recite this in their Ardaas (prayers) everyday, they are reminded to remain humble and grounded.

It is this lesson of humility that had joined the Sikhs together across the world. UNITED SIKHS stands in solidarity with the Sikh communities rising above the tragedy that occurred on August 5, 2012 at the Sikh Gurudwara in the Milwaukee suburb of Oak Creek in Wisconsin. With the hope and prayer that the world will be made safer for everyone, UNITED SIKHS mobilized its teams to help the community:

Rising in solidarity, Sikh organizations including The Sikh Coalition, Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund ( SALDEF) , Sikh Research Institute and UNITED SIKHS, in collaboration with local Sikh leaders, institutions and Gurdwaras, urge Sikh Americans, across the nation, to organize inter-faith vigils within their respective communities for Wednesday, August 18th, evening to remember and pray for the individuals and communities affected by this tragic event.

Please use the links below to get more information as you spread the word across your communtiy:

Please contact us at for any assistance, if you would like to contribute in any way or if you want to inform us about vigils or actions being organized across the communities.

We will continue to update the community on the latest developments. Let's pray together for the innocent victims in this hour of crisis.

To speak to a UNITED SIKHS representative directly, please visit to find an office near you.

Issued by:
Jatinder Singh
Phone: 1-510-421-0538, 1-888-243-1690, 1-646-688-3525
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