A Personal Account of the Oak Creek Funerals

By Mukhbir Singh (WSO Vice-President-Quebec)

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.” – Dr. Martin Luther King 

As the World Sikh Organization of Canada’s envoy to the funeral services of the Oak Creek Gurdwara shooting victims, I worked to foster relations with victims' family members and community members from Wisconsin who were affected by the shootings. It was an amazing opportunity to provide support to the sangat (congregation) and help grieve with them in the aftermath of such a terrible tragedy.

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Messages of Solidarity Following the Oak Creek Shooting

The recent tragedy in Wisconsin has stunned and shocked Sikhs and non-Sikh across the world. Last Sunday’s shooting took place in the Oak Creek Sikh Temple and resulted in the death of six victims. Here, we would like to share some of the message of condolence we recieved from individuals and organizations.   

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Overwhelming Support in Wake of Vandalism of Brampton Sikh School

The response to the vandalism of the Khalsa Community School in Brampton from Canadians of all our various communities and elected officials from every political stripe has been overwhelmingly supportive of the Sikh community. 

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Just Another Day for the Punjab Police...

Homicidal police “cats” running free, brutal torture, impunity and a lack of accountability:  just another day for the Punjab Police.  The Tribune India dated July 3, 2012 certainly did not bring any good news for Punjab’s “finest”. 

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An Army of Sikhs for Canada in 1867?

WSO would like to wish everyone a very happy Canada Day!

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Remembering the Air India Disaster

Today marks the 27th anniversary of the tragic Air India disaster that claimed the lives of 331 innocent individuals. 

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WSO's 2012 List of Honorees

During its annual human rights events in June, the World Sikh Organization of Canada recognizes individuals who have made a difference in the Sikh community or with respect to human rights in general.  This year WSO recognized several individuals for their contributions at events in Vancouver, Ottawa, Toronto and Calgary.  A short background on those recognized is below.  Congratulations to them all!

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Quebec Soccer Dragging its Heels in Allowing Head-Scarves

By Ripan Kaur (WSO Communications Intern)

FIFA's recent announcement approving goal line technology came with another important change to the game - the organization also approved head scarves for female players.

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Confronting Ignorance & Racism in Canada

The Sikh community has been front and centre in the aftermath of the tragic Wisconsin Gurdwara shooting which took the lives of six worshippers.  The shooter, Wade Michael Page, was a white supremacist and a member of the skinhead group “Hammerskin Nation” (which also has branches here in Canada).

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Silence is Deafening on Montreal Soccer Turban Ban

Where are the voices of our elected officials defending the right of Sikh children to play soccer with their turbans in Montreal?

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