Pennsylvania’s Sikh community responds to violence with peace

    At a candlelight vigil to honor the victims of Sunday’s temple shooting in Wisconsin, area Sikhs who gathered at Love Park spoke mostly of peace. And of the need to educate the public about their beliefs.

     

    “All we can do is teach our neighbors about who we are and what we believe in,” said Gurpreet Sethi, who attended Tuesday night’s vigil with her children. “We need to stand together and move forward.”

    Many young Sikhs held signs that read, ‘I am a Sikh,” and “United Against Hate.”

    Dr. Bakhshish Singh Sandhu, who helped organize the event, said they mourn the victims of the mass killings, but have been heartened by the support from their communities.

    “It was a horrible thing, what happened in Wisconsin,” he said. “But my faith in humanity is strengthened by the support of the community.”

    Organizers are planning another vigil this weekend in Millbourne. 

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