This morning, hundreds of mourners gathered at a local high school for the funeral and memorial service for the six victims who were gunned down by a white supremacist last Sunday at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin: Hundreds gather for Sikh temple shooting memorial.
On Sunday, August 12, Sikhs and non-Sikhs are encouraged to join the Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund in a National Moment of Reflection to honor the memory of those departed, and to send a message of peace and unity against intolerance:
At the end of every Sikh service, the congregation makes a request of the Divine in a prayer called ardas. This last request is for “sarbat da bhalla“, “May everyone in the world be blessed and may good come to all”. We hope that this National Moment of Reflection at churches, mosques, synagogues, temples, gurdwaras, and community centers across America will send the message of blessings for all, and that we stand united against hate and intolerance and as part of a common humanity.Spread the word to your friends and community. And for more information, go to the SALDEF website: Sun, Aug 12 - National Moment of Reflection for the Victims of the Wisconsin Shooting.
While the official time of the shootings was at 10:20am CST, we encourage you to choose a time and reflection that will have the most meaning in your community, such as a moment of silence or a prayer during a worship service.