Faith: Sikh

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    “How glorious they look, how beautiful they become when they tie the turban on their head,” says Surinder Singh, youth and education coordinator of the Sikh Foundation of Virginia. More

    March 14, 2014 | Comments

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    When Sikhs began to restore their gurdwara in Oak Creek, “I saw the spirit of chardi kala, everlasting hope and optimism, in the community,” recalls activist Valarie Kaur. More

    July 26, 2013 | Comments

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    “In more than 100 years of living and working in this country it was the first time the Sikh community entered national attention. It was the first time we stood in the national spotlight. It took a butchering for it to happen but it was a moment when the kind of love and support that was expressed was something that made Sikhs feel like they too were seen as fellow Americans.” More

    July 26, 2013 | Comments

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    “You can not have a peace without justice. So we learned to defend not only ourselves, we were taught to defend the defenseless,” says U.S. Army officer Major Kamal Kalsi. More

    July 26, 2013 | Comments

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    “The spirit of resilience is deep in the heart of the Sikh faith,” says Valarie Kaur, a Sikh woman from Auburn Seminary in New York. “Sikhs have died for their turbans, died for their faith, but drawn from their faith to rise up again and not be afraid.” More

    August 10, 2012 | Comments

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    A Sikh ceremony celebrates the creation of the Khalsa — a brotherhood of Sikhs who publicly take a vow to follow a certain spiritual and physical discipline. More

    June 3, 2005 | Comments