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Sept 16th – Palo Alto : SUPPORT FAMILIES, SAVE LIVES with UMEED, Join SEVA IN MOTION – UNITED SIKHS Walk-Run-Bike Event

MARK THE DATE : SEPTEMBER 16th – PALO ALTO downtown for SEVA IN MOTION – UNITED SIKHS Walk-Run-Bike Event
Join us to SUPPORT FAMILIES & SAVE LIVES with UMEED-UNITED SIKHS National Family Resource Center. Your support will help expand services to our community including Counseling for Domestic Violence and Substance Abuse, Senior Care Support Services, Youth Leadership Training Program, Bullying Prevention Interventions and After School Academic Programs. We greatly appreciate your time and support of our efforts!
– UMEED Team
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SEVA IN MOTION – UNITED SIKHS WALK-RUN-BIKE EVENT -https://docs.google.com/document/pub?id=1TMXVc5t0p4e5ZmSt4kADVz-0aPzbGQua1p1nPCgTMFg

UNITED SIKHS invited to be a part of United Nations Arms Trade Treaty negotiations

New York, USA

UNITED SIKHS has been invited to represent Sikh Faith at the UN Arms Trade Treaty final day of negotiations at the UN Church Center . The eve will mark as an interfaith gathering where people from all faiths will concertedly pray/meditate for a miraculous closing to what is a difficult political negotiation between member states regarding rules and regulations surrounding the international trade in conventional weapons.

We hope you’ll be a part of the cause with us no matter whether you’re to speak or to stand and will pray with us, with or without physical presence, in solidarity with those who suffer because of the immoral trade in conventional weapons and with those who are working hard to make something good happen for the world.

Listening to Tragedy | Sikhs Visit Holocaust Survivors

Both the Sikh and Jewish communities’ identities have been shaped by extensive oppression and violence. This past Sunday, members of each community had a chance to come together to learn about one another’s histories. Members of UNITED SIKHS and Park Avenue Synagogue gathered to brighten the day of elderly Holocaust survivors here in New York. The afternoon was filled with festive music sung in Hebrew, English and Yiddish, cookies in honor of the recent holiday, Purim, and much conversation.

I want to honor the communication that occurred between the Sikh and Jewish communities at this event, for I believe it is a beautiful example of interfaith action, the goal of the Faiths Act movement: As members of the Sikh community sat down with survivors of the Holocaust, they practiced an often forgotten act that is key to positive human interaction: listening. Listening is powerful. It is intentional, as opposed to the more passive act of hearing, and it holds up and amplifies the voice of the person to whom one is listening. It gives witness to the narrative of an individual or of an entire community. On Sunday, Jejiemder Singh, a Sikh man from Queens, sat down beside an elderly Jewish woman and became a witness to the atrocities of the Holocaust. He said this of his conversations: “When I met the people who escaped Europe in the time of Hitler’s control, and after listening to their life stories, I was moved. The fear they were living in was unimaginable.”

Jewish and Sikh narratives are, of course, unique. And yet they share common themes: devastating violence, ongoing discrimination, diaspora, value of tradition and love of community. On Sunday, when members of these communities actively listened to one another, these narratives were allowed to flow freely between people, creating relationships and solidarity. It was a moving day of interfaith action for the healing of human relationships.

The Faiths Act movement works for such collaborative activism, and I believe firmly in the power of people of faith coming together to tackle injustice in our broken world. Surely our wrecked human relationships are one of the most visible examples of the fact that our world is not as it is meant to be. On Sunday, I saw steps being taken to build relationship where it was lacking before.

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’ »

Call to Action to the UN Summit on Climate Change

10th Sept, 2009, Manhattan, New York:  UNITED SIKHS will be representing the Sikh voice in the call to action to the UN Summit on climate change this fall.  The Sikh delegation will make a presentation and represent the Sikh view/opinion on this subject.  Admission to the event is free and all are welcome.

Note:  Please carry a government issued photo i.d. and a copy of the invitation to ensure admission.
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Volunteers Needed: Sikhs commemorating the victims of 9/11, war and terror with Multifaith Leaders

Manhattan, New York:  A traditional Japanese floating lanterns ceremony commemorating the victims of the WTC tragedy will take place on Friday, September 11 at Pier 40 (south side) led by Rev. T.K. Nakagaki of the New York Buddhist Church with the assistance of the Interfaith Center of New York. All are invited to attend.

Friday, September 11, 2009  6pm – 9pm;
South Side of Pier 40 (W. Houston St. & West Street);
Subway: #1 to Houston Street

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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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