Tag Archives: United Sikhs

#RememberingOakCreek Together

 Oak Creek, Wisconsin: Two years ago on August 5th 2012, the Sikh community in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, stood in silence as a lone, white supremacist gunman fatally shot and killed six innocent members of the Sikh faith, while also shooting himself. The massacre was one of the largest acts of violence on a faith community since the 1963 Church bombings. ...

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Seventy STARAE Scholars have Marched on to their New School, Will you Support Them?

Sultanpuri, New Delhi, India:  Seventy excited kids got off the bus on their first day at their new school on 14th July 2014. It was their sheer commitment and sweat, which made them brush up on their lessons at daily tuition classes during the Indian summer holidays that got them a place in the Budh Vihar JSS Khalsa School. These ...

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New White House Initiative Brings Hope to Disadvantaged Youth

Washington, DC, US: On February 28th, 2014, President Obama unveiled his, “My Brother’s Keeper” Initiative, which focuses on helping every disadvantaged youth find opportunities. Boys and young men of color, who are willing to work hard, will now have a new pipeline for mentorship, support networks, and skills. The Sikh community, in particular, is encouraged to partner with local businesses ...

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United Sikhs team continue to help empower victims of typhoon Haiyan

Manila, Philippines – United Sikhs NGO has accomplished another momentous milestone in our efforts to join the humanitarian response to help the victims of Typhoon Haiyan. On February 6th, the organization handed over 18 new homes to those who were directly affected by the devastating disaster that has ravaged a number of Islands across the Philippines. The new homes are ...

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Sikh Groups Call On Obama To Reinstate IRS Agent Fired For Wearing Religious Article Of Faith

Washington, DC, USA: On January 28, 2014 letters were sent to President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder by twelve major American Sikh advocacy organizations, including United Sikhs, calling on the Obama Administration to immediately reinstate Kawaljeet Tagore, a Sikh IRS Agent based out of Houston, TX fired in July, 2006 for wearing a kirpan, a Sikh religious article of ...

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