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  • BBC Remembrance - The Sikh Story

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  • An Interreligious Encounter in DC

    Here’s a link to the full flyer: generations-of-faith-open-event-november19-2010-promotional-flyer2

    The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs and the Pope John Paul II Cultural Center invite you to spend an evening with religious leaders and young adults from the Christian, Buddhist, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim and Sikh traditions, as they conclude a day of interreligious dialogue. Join them as they open their conversation to the public, sharing with you their common experiences and personal insights.

    Panelists include: Most Rev. Tod Brown, Bishop of Orange, California; Mr. Anuttama Dasa, International Society of Krishna Consciousness; Dr. Manohar Singh Grewal, World Sikh Council- America Region; Dr. Ohun Chung Lee, Won Buddhist International; Most Rev. Felix Machado, Catholic Archbishop of Visai, India; Most Rev. Dennis Madden, Auxiliary Bishop of Baltimore; Most Rev. Francis Reiss, Auxiliary Bishop of Detroit; and Dr. Sayyid M. Syeed, Islamic Society of North America, along with 20 young adults from the Sikh, Muslim, Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist, and Christian traditions.

    November 19, 2010
    Reception: 6:00 P.M
    Panel Discussion: 7:00- 8:30 P.M.
    John Paul II Cultural Center - 3900 Harewood Road NE, Washington DC 20017

    All are welcome. For more information contact (202) 541-3020.

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  • Princeton Theological Seminary’s Interfaith Network for Understanding, INU, is putting on its second annual “Sacred Song” event — where people from different faith traditions perform and share. It’s a great event, and I’m looking forward to it!


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  • Bowl-a-thon

    Here’s a creative idea/fundraiser being hosted by the Sikh Coalition:

    Sikh Coaliton Bowl a Thon Fundraiser
    Im not sure if you heard but the Sikh Coalition is sponsoring a
    Bowl-A-Thon Fundraising Event on Sunday December 5th from 4:30-7pm. I was wondering if you were interested in participating. If you’re interested, there are several ways to get involved. We’re trying to
    get people to create teams of 7 people. We’ve decided that each team goal is to raise a minimum of $700. Now with that in mind if you have
    10 team members each person is responsible for $100. Although the $700 may seem like a lot of money, it’s pretty much asking one person to ask maybe 5 of their closest friends/family/co-workers to donate
    $20….when you look at it that way, it seems like a manageable goal.
    Or if they’re super popular ($5-10). Some people may even decide since it’s a bowl-a-thon that they can ask close friends to sponsor $2 for every pin that they knock down, etc. Whatever way helps them reach their goal. It’s just about being creative :)

    Now if you’re really enthusiastic about bowling or the Sikh Coaltion
    or just a social butterfly–I highly recommend that you become a ‘team
    leader’! Im sure you’re probably wondering what the “team leader” job
    description entails….. but the short sweet summary is that it’s
    someone who helps build a team together of 7 invidivuals and keep them rallied and motivated. The team leaders keep track to make sure that their team members are meeting their goals to help raise money and also keep the team spirit alive. The more competitve people get, the more chance that the Coalition will be able to raise the funds that
    they need. We’ll make it somewhat easier for you by guiding you onto
    a website to help keep track of this info (i can send you more info if
    you’re interested).

    Now let me know if you’re interested in being a “team leader” or just
    a ‘participant’. If you feel like it’s hard coming up with 6 other
    members, please dont let that hinder you from becoming a participant
    or a team leader. I know several people who are interested in becoming involved and i can help you connect with them…plus, it could be a
    great way to expand your sangat and meet new friends :)

    If you really dont have the time or just hate bowling and still want
    to be involved. Drop me a line (I was recently finagled into being a
    ‘team leader’ myself–so I’m always looking for donations–if you’re
    willing to help a sister out :P )

    Let me know if you have any further questions. I’m also terrible at
    responding to facebook messages, so please feel free to email me at

    Thanks for your interest!
    Look forward to hearing from you.

    PS–Please forward this email out to all of your friends who may be
    interested …we’re trying to spread the message and be inclusive as
    possible….the more the merrier :) Gurfateh!

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  • At the Rally to Restore Sanity, we passed out about 1k Sikh Awareness cards from SALDEF. It was awesome. I don’t know who this Sikh is, but I’m excited he was included in the Moment of Zen. He’s carrying a sign that says, “Do I look suspicious?” While he is smiling, which is cool. Good job Singh!

    The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon - Thurs 11p / 10c
    Moment of Zen - There’s No One More American Than We
    Daily Show Full Episodes Political Humor Rally to Restore Sanity
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  • Sikh Cheese Producers in Italy

    haven’t watched the whole thing yet, but looks interesting.

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  • Lahir 2010: November 20 @ NJIT

    It’s already here! Lahir 2010. An “empowering night of poetry, art, spoken word, and rap about issues that affect our community.” I participated last year and read a poem I wrote, available a few posts down in this blog. This year’s program should be at least as exciting — looking forward to it.

    Here’s a link to this year’s Lahir Poster


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