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US Sikhs Condoles Death of Pope John Paul II

04/05/2005

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    The World Sikh Council - America Region (WSC-AR), on behalf of the United States Sikh community, expresses it condolences on the death of Pope John Paul II. The Pope dedicated his life to promoting peace with justice, and increased inter-religious dialogue among the religions of the world.

    Mr. Amolak Singh, Chairperson of WSC-AR remarked, "Pope John Paul II was a beacon of hope and joy for millions of Catholics and other people of faith in the world. He will continue to be a source of inspiration for generations to come."

    Dr. Anahat Kaur, Vice-Chairperson of WSC-AR added, "Pope John Paul II was one of the world's leading champions for interfaith understanding. He brought together religious leaders from across the world to commit themselves to peace and justice. With his vision and dedication, the day when people of faith will view people of other faiths as being partners in faith rather than in competition with each other to save souls, is not far."

    The WSC-AR reaches out in prayer to the Roman Catholic community across the world in this hour of grief and expresses its deepest condolences to the Vatican on the passing away of this great soul.

    The WSC-AR is a representative and elected body of Sikh Gurdwaras and
    institutions in the United States. Its members include 36 Gurdwaras (Sikh places of worship) and other Sikh institutions across the nation.

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    Member Gurdwaras of WSC-AR:
    1. Gurdwara Sahib Fremont, Fremont, CA
    2. Guru Nanak Sikh Mission, Livingston, CA
    3. Sikh Gurdwara of LA, North Hollywood, CA
    4. Sikh Gurdwara Riverside, Riverside, CA
    5. Colorado Singh Sabha, Denver, CO
    6. Guru Singh Sabha of Augusta, Augusta, GA
    7. Sikh Study Circle of Atlanta, Atlanta, GA
    8. Sikh Religious Society of Chicago, Palatine, IL
    9. Sikh Society of South, New Orleans, LA
    10. Sikh Gurdwara of Michigan, Rochester Hills, MI
    11. Sikh Society of Michigan, Madison Heights, MI
    12. Guru Nanak Foundation of Jackson, MS
    13. Sikh Gurdwara of North Carolina, Durham, NC
    14. Garden State Sikh Association, Bridgewater, NJ
    15. Guru Nanak Sikh Society of Delaware Valley, Sewell, NJ
    16. Siri Guru Singh Sabha, Glenrock, NJ
    17. Sikh Cultural Society Inc., Richmond Hills, NY
    18. Sikh Cultural & Edu. Society of Western NY, Buffalo, NY
    19. Sikh Religious Society of Dayton, Dayton, OH
    20. Guru Nanak Found. of Greater Cleveland, Richfield, OH
    21. Guru Gobind Singh Sikh Society, Bedford, OH
    22. Guru Nanak Religious Soc. of Central Ohio, Columbus, OH
    23. Tristate Sikh Cultural Society, Monroeville, PA
    24. Mid South Sikh Sabha, Memphis, TN
    25. Sikh Center of Gulf Coast, Houston, TX
    26. Siri Guru Singh Sabha, Richardson, TX
    27. Sikh Gurdwara of North Texas, Garland, TX
    28. Singh Sabha Gurdwara, Fairfax, VA
    29. Sikh Association of Central Virginia, VA
    30. Sikh Religious Society of Wisconsin, Brookfield, WI

    Other Sikh Institution Members of WSC-AR:
    1. Siri Guru Granth Sahib Found., Anaheim, CA
    2. Sikhs Serving America, Topeka, KS
    3. Sikh Youth Federation of North America, White Plains, NY
    4. Sikh Educational & Religious Foundation, Dublin, OH
    5. Sikh Youth Federation of USA, Toledo, OH
    6. Academy of Guru Granth Studies, Arlington, TX

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    Contact: Dr. Tarunjit Singh, Secretary General, 614-210-0591,
    contact@worldsikhcouncil.org

    World Sikh Council - America Region (WSC-AR)
    P.O. Box 3635, Columbus, Ohio 43210, USA
    Phone: 614-210-0591, Fax: 419-535-6794
    E-mail: contact@worldsikhcouncil.org, Website: www.worldsikhcouncil.org
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