Sikh Coalition in the Washington Post

November 16, 2010
Sikh Coalition at the Washington Post

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The Sikh Coalition recently accepted a gracious invitation by the Washington Post to discuss some of the challenges faced by Sikh Americans in the post-9/11 environment. Thanks to Ms. Sally Quinn and Prof. Jacques Berlinerblau, Sikh civil rights issues received much-needed coverage.  We encourage you to forward our essay and interview to your family and friends, especially on Facebook, Twitter, and other social networking vehicles.  The more awareness we create about Sikh civil rights issues, the more likely it is that Sikh perspectives will see the light of day in the mainstream media.

Here is a web address that you can manually cut and paste into your social networking pages:

http://onfaith.washingtonpost.com/onfaith/guestvoices/2010/11/like_sikhs_obama_also_mistaken_for_a_muslim.html


Sikh Coalition joins Vice President Biden in Celebrating Diwali

November 14, 2010

The Sikh Coalition attended a celebration of Diwali at the White House. Vice President Joesph Biden presided over the event.

Vice President Biden expressed his appreciation for America’s diversity and his reaffirmed his commitment to honoring it.

You may recall that, in 2009, President Obama was the first president to personally celebrate Diwali festivities in the White House. This year, the President and First Lady celebrated Diwali during their travels through India {slideshow link}. Obama offered the following remarks:

“[Diwali is] a time when we must remember that there are always others less fortunate then ourselves. This holiday reminds us all that we should commit ourselves to helping those in need. For many, this is also a time to gather with family and to pray.” Read more here.

The Sikh Coalition recognizes the thoughtfulness and leadership of the Obama administration in celebrating this country’s diversity and including Sikhs. Likewise, the Coalition encourages Sikhs everywhere to freely practice their faith while fostering strong relations within their local community.


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