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US Based Sikh NGO United Sikhs Appoints Humanitarian Ambassador

Activist Navjot Kaur (18), a resident of Lambi, was on Friday (June 30) appointed as the humanitarian ambassador of the NGO United Sikhs for the preparations for Guru Nanak Sahib’s 550th birth anniversary in 2019.

Concerned Over Rising Hate Crimes Sikh Body To Hold ‘Summit’ In Washington Next Month

As per the media reports in the wake of increasing incidents of hate crimes against the Sikhs in the US, United Sikhs will hold a 'Sikh Summit' t

US Sikhs Combat a “Climate of Fear” with Food

Since 9/11, Sikhs have unfairly become targets of religious-based attacks. Hate crime reports from previous years have shown a troubling trend towards hate-motivated violence against Sikhs mistaken for Muslims.

United Sikhs Connecticut Chapter Started in Norwich (USA)

Despite of the weather conditions "United Sikhs" Volunteers showed up to serve food in "Community Meal program" started by Lee Memorial Church in Norwich.

US based Sikh body Launches 2017 Civil Rights Survey

In the year 2016 the Sikh community saw progress on some of the issues the US based Sikh body called United Sikhs has been advocating civil

United Sikhs Issues Alert to North America Gurdwara Sahibs

United Sikhs, a US based NGO, has issued alert to Gurdwara Sahib in the Untied States to remain vigilant.

USA: New NYPD Turban and Beard Rule Opens Employment Opportunities for Sikhs

On Wednesday, December 28, 2016, the New York City Police Department Commissioner, James O'Neill, announced that in order to continue to make the NYPD as diverse as possible, NYPD would allow Sikhs to wear beards up to one half inch in length, from only a few millimeters in past policies.

Hate Crimes on the Rise: Sikh Gurdwara Vandalized With Hate Message in Calgary

The Sikh community in Calgary, Canada is shocked that last Thursday their place of worship was vandalized by graffiti depicting a swastika, which is generally associated with symbols of racial hatred.

Will US President-Elect Donald Trump’s Cabinet Show he can be President for all Americans?

There can be nothing more comforting after a bitter political campaign than a President-elect that promises to do his best to represent all constituencies.

Sikh Diaspora NGO Provides Emergency Relief in Haiti

On October 15th, the UNITED SIKHS volunteer team cleared over 5 tons of debris from the streets in Torbeck, Port Salut and the town of St. Jean.

United Sikhs’ Emergency Response Team Dispatched to Haiti

UNITED SIKHS volunteer team in Haiti is currently working on delivering emergency relief materials and pure drinking water to avoid cholera.

Swift Justice is Needed in Response to Recent Attacks on Sikhs in California

A United Sikhs' release states that [o]ne of the latest attacks and hate crimes perpetrated against Sikhs in the United States occurred on Friday, September 30, 2016.

United Sikhs Continues its Emergency Preparedness Efforts in Southern California

On the 2nd of October 2016, United Sikhs Aid held its "Emergency Preparedness for the Gurudwaras Workshop" at the Sikh Center of Orange County (SCOC) at Santa Ana, CA.

United Sikhs Initiates Emergency Response to Louisiana Flood

As per an update by the Untied Sikhs, [o]ver the last two weeks, all of us have seen the devastation caused by the historic floods in Louisiana.

Recent Senseless Shootings in Arizona and New York: Could They Be Hate Crimes?

On Monday, August 8, 2016, Amanjeet Singh Toor, a Sikh man, was shot and killed in a convenience store in Arizona. More than a week later, there is no information about why despite offers of a reward for information.

Sikh NGO held Skill Development Program on Garment Manufacturing in Ludhiana

As per a release by the United Sikhs, the Sikh NGO organised an Entrepreneurship Skill Development Program on Garment Manufacturing at GurKirpa Health Network, Dhamot village, Ludhiana which concluded on August 02, 2016.

United Sikhs and Athens Gurdwara Deliver Essentials to Syrian Refugees

Harsharen Kaur was packing for her holiday in Athens last month when her conscience made her think about the plight of Syrian refugees she had been reading about for some time.

United Sikhs holds Annual Sikh Summit 2016

A newsletter by the United Sikhs states that from July 11, 2016 through July 13, 2016, United Sikhs, joined by students of the organization's Advocacy and Humanitarian Aid Academy (AHAA), met with Congress members and their staff to speak about issues affecting the Sikh community.

Empowering Rural Women: United Sikhs’ 40-day Skill Development Program

A 40-day Entrepreneurship Skill Development Program on Garment Manufacturing organized by United Sikhs kicked off on June 02, 2016 at village Dhamot in Ludhiana where the participants will be trained in garment manufacturing. The program will continue till July 08, 2016.

American Sikh Community Offers Help and Stands in Solidarity With the Victims of the Orlando Shooting

The Sikh Sangat of Orlando community spokesperson, Baljit Singh said, "In this grim hour we offer our deepest condolences for all those affected by the horrific event and offer our prayers for those departed."

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