One Year Later

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My personal and professional life have been keeping me pretty much disconnected from my usual routines, and to be honest, I didn't know what I wanted to write about today until I noticed the date:  August 5th.One year ago today, a gunman opened fire in a Sikh gurdwara killing six worshipers and then himself.I can honestly say that I cannot even begin to understand that experience.  When I was practicing Judaism, there were occasions where our synagogue was vandalized with swastika or o … [Read more...]

Oak Creek Anniversary

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Monday is the one-year anniversary of the shooting at the Oak Creek Sikh gurdwara in Wisconsin.  I was contacted for comment this morning by a reporter from our local news station.  Valarie Kaur, a Sikh activist and founder of Groundswell, notes that a full year later, everyone knows about Aurora and other tragedies, but most never understood what happened at Oak Creek and have already forgotten.  The anniversary is a good reminder to those of us in another misunderstood minority religion of the … [Read more...]


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