Sikh Coalition Hosts Interfaith Vigils Nationwide | Not in Our Town

Sikh Coalition Hosts Interfaith Vigils Nationwide

 From Chicago Tribune: Sikh Vigil in Palatine, IL after Shootings in Oak Creek, WI

From the Chicago Tribune: Candlelight vigil for victims of Sikh temple shooting in Wisconsin at Palatine Gurdwara in Palatine, IL on Aug. 6.

Communities nationwide join together to honor the victims of the Oak Creek, Wis. Gurdwara massacre on Aug. 5 that left six dead and three wounded. The nationwide invitation is organized by the Sikh Coalition, Sikh leaders and organizations.

"A crime like this should be condemned, regardless of what ethnic or religious group is targeted. The shooting is no less or more reprehensible if it was directed against Americans attending a mosque, synagogue or church. This type of attack is not attack on one community; it's an attack on us all," said Sikh Coalition Executive Director Sapreet Kaur. 

Offer Help & Support to the Oak Creek Sikh Community

At the link above, you can find a vigil near you. So far, 51 vigils have been planned in 24 states, the District of Columbia and Canada. Planning a vigil? Contact the Sikh Coalition.

In addition to vigils locations and times, the site offers downloadable resources for community members and an adult Sikh awareness powerpoint presentation. 

Donate to the victims and their families

The Sikh Coalition is also collecting funds for the victims and their families of the shootings. The funds will be used to defray the costs of medical bills, funeral expenses, psychological counseling and sustain the lives of the victims’ families. All contributions are tax-deductible. To donate, please go to

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