Tag: hate crimes

On the Four Year Anniversary, Will America #RememberOakCreek?

On the Four Year Anniversary, Will America #RememberOakCreek?

I’m in Oak Creek today to commemorate the four-year anniversary of a mass shooting on Sikh Americans. On August 5, 2012, a white supremacist opened fire in a Sikh gurdwara in this small town in Wisconsin, spilling blood in a place of prayer and peace. […]

A Brutal Hate Crime in Chicago

A Brutal Hate Crime in Chicago

A brutal hate crime on the eve of the 9/11 anniversary has once again shaken the Sikh community. Last week, Inderjit Singh Mukker, a Sikh father was beaten in Chicago as a man called him “terrorist” and “bin Laden.” This happened in the suburb of […]

Honoring the Charleston nine: Today, we mourn. Tomorrow, we organize.

Honoring the Charleston nine: Today, we mourn. Tomorrow, we organize.

This article was originally published in The Washington Post. Gunshots in a sanctuary of peace. Cries of terror where people sing God’s name. Blood in the prayer hall. A community shaken by hate but coming together to sing, pray and forgive even before they’ve laid the […]

The Doors of the Church Are Open

The Doors of the Church Are Open

Click here to add your prayer or message of solidarity for the families of Charleston in the wake of the AME shooting. Within hours, Groundswell, Auburn Seminary’s online platform, collected and continues to deliver some 8,000 prayers from people of all faiths and beliefs in response […]

Solidarity and Prayers for 3 Muslim Students Killed in Chapel Hill

Solidarity and Prayers for 3 Muslim Students Killed in Chapel Hill

The shocking news out of Chapel Hill tears at my heart – 3 young Muslim students murdered in their home by an extremist with a gun. Many of our friends in the Muslim community are feeling alone, and wondering why this tragedy isn’t getting the attention […]

Celebrating Eight Sikh Americans We Admire – Huffington Post

Celebrating Eight Sikh Americans We Admire – Huffington Post

Published by Huffington Post. HuffPost Religion celebrates the Sikh American community and all of its diverse accomplishments. These eight people have made headlines for a wide variety of achievements, from athletic prowess to human rights leadership. Meet the future of America’s Sikh community here: Prabhjot […]

Sikh Doctor’s Response to Brutal Hate Attack? ‘Love and Service’

Sikh Doctor’s Response to Brutal Hate Attack? ‘Love and Service’

Published on Melissa Harris-Perry Blog, MSNBC. Last Saturday night, a young man dropped his wife and one-year old at home and went for a walk in Harlem. Soon thereafter, he heard “Get Osama!” Twenty men on bicycles chased him down, pulled his beard, and punched […]

One Year after Oak Creek: Why the FBI Tracking Hate Crimes Is a Victory

One Year after Oak Creek: Why the FBI Tracking Hate Crimes Is a Victory

Published on the Melissa Harris-Perry Blog, MSNBC. One year after a gunman murdered six people and wounded many more at a Sikh house of worship in Oak Creek, WI, Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the Justice Department will begin tracking hate crimes against Sikh […]

My Remarks at the Oak Creek One-Year Anniversary Vigil

My Remarks at the Oak Creek One-Year Anniversary Vigil

I had the profound honor to help MC the candlelight vigil held in Oak Creek, Wisconsin tonight. One year after the mass shooting at the Sikh house of worship, more than one thousand people came together for a night of prayer, music, testimonies, and remembrance. […]

Why We Must Remember Oak Creek

Why We Must Remember Oak Creek

Published on Huffington Post. One year ago this morning, a lone gunman walked into a house of worship and stalked the prayer hall, communal kitchen and living rooms. Wherever he saw people, he lifted his gun without expression and fired. He killed six people and […]