24 Mar 2015

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It’s a faith community that has opened it doors wider rather than adding locks air jordan 10 retro txt white old royal in the aftermath of an August mass shooting at a Wisconsin temple that’s been labeled a hate crime.

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At the front, helping to translate texts into English and leading much of the singing is 15 year old Serene Singh. She acts as an unofficial spokeswoman for the community, often inviting college groups and anyone else interested to stop by and learn more about Sikhism.

She said that overall the community has been supportive since they moved into their temple in aOlernKienOP air jordan 19 white varsity red Making A Garden February 2011. She wishes more visitors stopped by though.

In early August, a lone gunman entered a aOlernKienOP air jordan 8 viii retro white black true red Is it going to pass 1st time Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisc., killing six people and wounding four. He killed himself, police said.

The mass shooting air jordan 7 french blue white french blue flint grey and other hate crimes against Sikhs of which there are many Singh says can hurt the community deeply. But instead of closing up their ranks, they try to open up air jordan 7 vii original og cardinals more in hope that when people understand their religion, they will grow more tolerant of it.

“The shooting really dropped my heart a lot,” she said. “One of air jordan 13 premium 3m reflective the things that hurt the aOlernKienOP Air Jordan 8s Odor Removal Devices most was aOlernKienOP Air Jordan 8s My Girlfriend is a Wizard that a person who didn’t know who we were took such a drastic act.”

A few days after the attack, the community hosted a aOlernKienOP air jordan 20 white black red The History Of Shoes vigil and in attendance were Christians, Hindus, Muslims and Jews. They were grateful for the support.

“It was almost a good thing from a bad thing,” she said.

She hopes that the community support has a lasting effect and that air jordan retro 14 thunder black vibrant yellow white more people will come to learn.

Sikhism is a monotheistic religion which started nearly 500 years ago in the Punjab province of India. The religion’s founder, Guru Nanak, focused his teachings on service to others and love.

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