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Support Sikhcess on Facebook for the Chase Community Giving Campaign

Check out this great effort by Sikhcess – UNITED SIKHS wishes them the best in winning these funds from Chase – take a look below and see how you can vote for change.

From Sikhcess:

Sikhcess, a community service based non-profit is competing against 99 other top non-profits to win $1 million dollars as part of Chase Community Giving.

Rather than focus on one issue or community, Sikhcess came up with a BIG idea.  What’s the best solution to facing global calamities, including war, crime, poverty and drug proliferation?

Providing a world-class education to the world’s children.  All 2.2 billion of them.

This curriculum will be taught by exceptional teachers and and role-models, who will provide educationally-rich experiences; incorporating values, world history, current topics, future concerns, science, wellness and lifestyle habits, reading, writing, math and analytics.

Future generations of our world will gain valuable insight and skills, including integrity, responsibility, compassion, the sense of duty, the value of community, global-awareness.

Our goal is to provide the world’s children, through educationally-diverse experiences and culturally-rich interactions, the confidence, wisdom, and ability to make positive contributions to our world.

Please vote and help change the world!

Place vote here: http://apps.facebook.com/chasecommunitygiving/charities/1077736?src=wallpost&ref=mf

West Coast Sikhi Camp Held in California

Caruthers, CA – “VAHEGURU JI KA KHALSA, VAHEGURU JI KI FATEH”, said the campers for the last time to each other. Tears, smiles and hugs were abundant among the campers and the organizers. The mood was one of great happiness and joy at the successful camp, but a great sadness that the camp was over. “When is the next camp?” shouted one of the campers, which was met with smiles and cheers from the other campers and organizers.
The West Coast Sikhi Camp, with the limitless blessings of the Almighty, was a great success, above and beyond what the organizers could have hoped for. Seventy five lucky campers experienced 4 days of fun filled learning, activities and of course, the delicious langar. The organizers were very appreciative of the campers’ cooperativeness and enthusiasm over the camp.
The uniqueness of the West Coast Sikhi Camp was its focus on having Sikhs living and working among society provide their remarkable input. Shattering the stereotype that keeping the Sikh physical image and employment are incompatible, the speakers (local as well as international) presented their talks and led discussions on Sikh religion, the faith, its meaning and its experience to the riveted campers, most of which was in English. Rather than being a one sided lecture, the talks from various speakers were followed by an open discussion, which fostered an environment of learning and enthusiasm.
The organizers wish to thank the campers for making the first ever West Coast Sikhi Camp a great success, the parents for their great trust in feeding their children’s spirituality and all of the volunteers that stepped up and made the camp come together. We are greatly indebted to Bhai Manvir Singh and Bhai Ravjeet Singh who joined us from England, along with Dr. Gurtej Singh from Sacramento. The three well renowned speakers led various topics and talks to acquaint the campers with history and beliefs of the Sikh religion.
One last note from the West Coast Sikhi Camp organizers: See you at the next camp and stay tuned to www.WCSikhiCamp.com for announcements.

Caruthers, CA – “VAHEGURU JI KA KHALSA, VAHEGURU JI KI FATEH”, said the campers for the last time to each other. Tears, smiles and hugs were abundant among the campers and the organizers. The mood was one of great happiness and joy at the successful camp, but a great sadness that the camp was over. “When is the next camp?” shouted one of the campers, which was met with smiles and cheers from the other campers and organizers. Continue reading ‘West Coast Sikhi Camp Held in California’ »

UNITED SIKHS PARTICIPATES IN THE WORLD MARCH FOR PEACE & NONVIOLENCE: A HUMANIST PROPOSAL

worldmarchforpeace OCTOBER 2nd KICK-OFF EVENTS IN NEW YORK CITY
In New York, the World March will celebrate 93 days of activities promoting peace and nonviolence in schools, nonprofit organizations, peace organizations, arts groups and faith communities.  UNITED SIKHS will participate in the 8 a.m Interfaith Blessing Ceremony representing the Sikh community of New York, on the waterfront, in Battery Park in front of the East Coast Memorial, opposite 17 State Street. The ceremony will be led by religious and community leaders who will offer their blessings to the marchers and march supporters worldwide. Continue reading ‘UNITED SIKHS PARTICIPATES IN THE WORLD MARCH FOR PEACE & NONVIOLENCE: A HUMANIST PROPOSAL’ »

Advancing Care Together: Parental Workshop at the Educare Center

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05/25/2009, Richmond Hill, Queens, NY:  A parental workshop is conducted every 3rd weekend at the Educare Center in New York. Dr Jogesh Kaur, a pediatrician, conducted the 2nd session on grooming parents  to raise healthy children and handle behavioral problems. These classes will be conducted every 3rd Sunday of the month from 3:00pm – 5:00pm and was the second in series.  UNITED SIKHS is looking for volunteers. Continue reading ‘Advancing Care Together: Parental Workshop at the Educare Center’ »

What a colorful world

On May 16th, the Selfless Saturdays volunteers went to Middle School 301 and picked up some paintbrushes and rollers and went to work. Continue reading ‘What a colorful world’ »

Teach & Learn in Korea

The ‘TaLK (Teach & Learn in Korea)’ program is inviting adventurous global leaders to teach English to students and to experience and learn about Korean culture. Sponsored by the Korean Ministry of Education, Science and Technology. Continue reading ‘Teach & Learn in Korea’ »

Upcoming Inter-faith Events

Upcoming Interfaith Conferences and Events:

Here are just a few of the upcoming conferences and other interfaith events this year:

– URI (United Religions Initiative) North American Regional Assembly “The Year of Reconciliation with Self, Others and World,” May 7-10, Asheville, NC, USA, www.uri.org/na. For more information, contact: Margi Ness, Regional Coordinator, mness@uri.org

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