UNITED SIKHS recognises that most of its challenges in advocating minority rights stem from the lack awareness of the culture and religions of minorities. We have responded to this challenge by proactively engaging in mainstream and minority community and multi-faith awareness projects.
We believe that communities should not stop at merely tolerating one another but that communities should understand each other. This understanding will come about if each community does not stand in judgement of another. Instead one community should try to understand and accept the beliefs and practices of the other. The answer does not lie in how one community views the practices of another community but in understanding or accepting how the other community views itself.
UNITED SIKHS in the News
- Embrace the Sikhs, don't fear them
- February 23, 2007
- A few weeks ago, I had lunch at the United Nations with Hardayal Singh, director of United Sikhs, a non-government organization that champions minority rights worldwide....
- Dialogue Served Up At Interfaith Roundtable
- November 14, 2006
- Members of different ethnic and religious communities gathered in Richmond Hill last Sunday to address an array of religious issues in the borough and city....
- NJ Governor Pledges to Ensure Sikhs are Free from Bias and Harassment
- May 14, 2006
- New Jersey Governor Jon S. Corzine joined Assembly Speaker Joseph J. Roberts and Assemblyman Upendra J. Chivukula and in calling for safeguards for the Sikh community’s civil rights during Vaisakhi celebrations on April 25, 2006.
CBS' Screens "IN GOD'S NAME", Features Jathedar Sri Akal Takhat Sahib : Sunday Dec 23rd (9.00-11.00 PM ET/PT)
- Dec 17, 2007
New York - A major television program, "In God's Name", addressing some of the most challenging and profound questions of our time, will be broadcast on Sunday, Dec 23rd between 9pm to 11pm (EST and PST) and 8pm-10pm (CST and MST) on the CBS...
- Promote Diversity Celebrate Difference: NYC Multifaith Forum on Religious Identity
- November 09, 2006
- Prejudice breeds when diversity and difference is not celebrated. This was the resounding message delivered to 150 participants at the Multifaith Forum on Identity in New York city...
- UNITED SIKHS JOINS FAITH GROUPS AND SURVIVORS AT TREE PLANTING MEMORIAL AT GROUND ZERO
- September 21, 2006
- In the spirit of unity after 9/11, UNITED SIKHS participated in a memorial tree planting on 10 th Sept 2006 . The tree that was planted was an offspring of the Survivor Tree of Oklahoma City that remained standing...
- UNITED SIKHS Joins National Faith Leaders to Mark 9/11 with NY UNITY Walk
- September 21, 2006
- National leaders of a number of faiths and communities stood shoulder to shoulder in a Unity Walk in New York City, to mark the 5th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks...
- 25 MILLION SIKHS CELEBRATE THE MEMORY OF THE POPE WHO RALLIED TO THEIR SUPPORT AS A CHAMPION OF INTERFAITH AND HUMAN RIGHTS
- April 2nd, 2005
- 2nd April 2005,London : 25 million Sikhs around the world remember
the intrepid Pope John Paul II for his support for human rights when
their religious freedom was attacked ...