I was in the room when the Pope spoke in NYC. Here’s what I took away.

…The Pope spoke frankly about our responsibility to address the challenges of our times. Pope Francis does not believe that we can be complacent about justice – each of us has a role to play in making our world a…

Experience of a non-Sikh with the 5 Ks

I didn’t sleep well last night. Today is my last day as an honorary Sikh and I feel as if I’m floating between two worlds. We’ve talked about how jarring each transition is, but it’s especially difficult with a faith…

Sikhs building new house of worship in Euless

This article appeared in the Ft. Worth Star Telegram on August 24th.  It isn’t unusual for people to drive from surrounding cities to worship at Gurdwara Sikh Sangat, a Sikh temple that is outgrowing its building on West Euless Boulevard. On…

Thoughts from Sikh parents

From the SALDEF newsletter:  Sikh American Parents Offer Inspiration The Center for Asian American Media, CAAM, and Hyphen Magazine asked Asian American fathers to write open letters to their children in honor of Father’s Day. Three Sikh American dads–Mandeep Singh Dhillon,…

A very positive meeting with Euless Police Department

WaheGuru Ji Ka Khalsa, WaheGuru Ji Ki Fateh A few Sevadars (volunteers) from our Sangat met with Chief Brown from the Euless Police Department last week, in light of the recent attacks on places of worship. Overall, the meeting was very…

The Sikhs who saved Parmesan

What do Punjab and Italy‘s Po Valley have in common? More than you might imagine, which explains why immigrant Sikhs from the Indian state became the backbone of Italy’s most famous cheese-making industry. On the flat plains of the Po…

Today, we mourn. Tomorrow, we organize.

“In the wake of the Oak Creek shooting, the nation’s spotlight fell on the Sikh community for a brief moment. Facing the sea of cameras, Sikh Americans, including sons and daughters who had just lost their parents, shared the message…

Charleston Shooting revives Gurudwara Shooting Memories | Shaheedi Gurupurab on Sunday

August 2012 saw the horrific shooting at a Wisconsin Gurudwara, and now almost three years later, another shooting at a religious place…all the more reason we need to educate and embrace the communities we live in. Shaheedi Gurupurab of Guru…