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A Voice Outside the Patriarchy: Inspiration from my Mother

Written by Faiths Act Fellow, Hannah Shirey, in honor of International Women’s Day, March 8, 2012.

My mother, a person of great faith, confidence and determination, is an example to me in many ways and is my Female Faith Hero. It was during my own teenage years that my Mom, Alice, was in the heart of her own personal journey of becoming a leader in our local, Iowan church. By watching her stand up against the long-standing tradition of gendered hierarchy in the church, I learned an important lesson that propels me in my current work:

It is easy to walk away from the brokenness of our world and our institutions. It is much more difficult—and much more important—to work for change within our corrupt, oppressive systems. Continue reading ‘A Voice Outside the Patriarchy: Inspiration from my Mother’ »

Clergy SolidariTEA for Economic Justice

As Faiths Act Fellows at UNITED SIKHS, Hannah and I have had the privilege of witnessing clergy of different faiths organizing themselves to have a strong, united voice against injustice this year. Since New York City has been at the center of the country’s expression of discontent at the current financial and social situation of the 99%, it has been a particularly exciting place to be as a Faiths Act Fellow.

Watching clergy find their place in the fight for economic justice has been breathtaking, and has modeled for us the resources and wisdom that faith communities have to offer any social movement. The primary role of OccupyFaith has been to serve as a moral voice, condemning corruption and inequality and supporting the protesters and their cause. Continue reading ‘Clergy SolidariTEA for Economic Justice’ »

The Power of Face-to-Face Encounter

After graduating high school, I spent a year living in Jerusalem, the epicenter of many of the world’s religious conflicts. As a resident I was privy to the ways that misunderstanding and intolerance play out on a day-to-day level. From witnessing hateful graffiti and humor (on both sides) to hearing conflicting historical narratives, it was plain to see that the rift between the Jewish and Muslim communities there runs deep, and that much of the population accepts this state of affairs as the only way. Continue reading ‘The Power of Face-to-Face Encounter’ »

Sikh International Film Festival 2011 in New York: October-8th, 14th, 15th

29th Sep, New York, NY:   UNITED SIKHS invites all to attend the Sikh International Film Festival 2011 from Oct 14th – Oct 15th, at the Asia Society  & Museum, 725 Park Avenue, New York, NY.  On the 8th October children’s films will be shown at the Hofstra University, Student Center, in New York. Continue reading ‘Sikh International Film Festival 2011 in New York: October-8th, 14th, 15th’ »

Invitation to the Sikh Leadership Summit 2011 in New York on the 13th of October

UNITED SIKHS invites the youth to attend the Sikh Leadership Summit 2011. Inspiring and Developing the next generation leaders and artists. 

28th Sep, 2011, New York, NY:   The  Sikh Art & Film Foundation  has brought together diverse leaders on a panel to discuss their journeys to leadership positions.  UNITED SIKHS invites, especially the youth, to attend the Sikh Leadership Summit on 13th October in New York at the Asia Society and Museum, 725 Park Avenue, New York. Continue reading ‘Invitation to the Sikh Leadership Summit 2011 in New York on the 13th of October’ »

SAFAR Our Journeys Connecting: Our stories, visions & paths

SAFAR

SAFAR
Our Journeys
Connecting: Our stories, visions & paths

OISE,  University of Toronto
252 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Canada

 

Join academics, community members and organizers  from across North America at “Our Journeys” as we bring to light the high caliber of research being carried out to explore and openly discuss collective past, present and future of geneder equality.
Conference is open to all & Registration is FREE or PWYC.  All attendees must register online at http://ourjourneys.eventbrite.com
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After School Academic Program (ASAP): Enrollment is now open for 2011- 2012

 Prepare your child for a bright future, a program offered through  Community Empowerment and Education Directorate  (CEED) of UNITED SIKHS.
Enrollment is Now Open for 2011 – 2012

We are providing homework help for students of 3rd grade through 8th Grade. Our teachers are experienced and  subject matter experts. Register now for 2011-2012 session. The program is for students from 3rd Grade – 8th Grade. Get to next level or help in weak areas of- Mathematics,  English & Science.
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UNITED SIKH Sponsors SF 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb to Ensure that the Fallen Firefighters are Never Forgotten!

San Franciso , California:  UNITED SIKHS joins  the 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb. We climb to ensure that the fallen firefighters of September 11 are NEVER forgotten.  We climb the 96 Floors of the TransAmerica Building on 9/11.  See: www.sf911msc.com. To check on how many climbers, see: http://www.sf911msc.com/content/our-supporters 

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UNITED SIKHS Co-Sponsors the 9-11 WTC Memorial Floating Lanterns Ceremony

The 9/11 World Trade Center Memorial Floating Lanterns Ceremony, in its tenth year, brings a day filled with deep emotion and reflection to an aesthetically serene and peaceful close. As light fades to dusk, and the sun’s warmth gives way to the Hudson River’s cool breeze, the rhythmic beating of the Japanese Taiko drum signals the beginning of this most poignant and embracing interfaith ceremony led by Reverend Alfonso Wyatt.
Location: Sunday, September 11 at 6:00 PM, Pier 40 (West Houston Street & West Street by the Hudson River)