Understanding and tolerance is the key
We all share in the sorrow the Sikh community is feeling at this difficult time after the tragic loss of life at the Gurdwara in Oak Creek, Wisconsin earlier this month.
We are moved by its determination of all communities to overcome racism by fostering understanding and tolerance.
In the wake of this tragedy, Gurdwara doors remained open to all people of all religions. Vigils were held in places of worship across the country to emphasize unity and welcomed all.
As people of all cultures and creeds come together, we learn that the principles of building community, co-operation and interfaith dialogue are the key solutions to helping people develop a greater understanding of our differences.
As we mourn this terrible loss, elected officials, our faith-based and community leaders and educational institutions are reminded we must do more to combat racism and to promote tolerance of all faiths and culture.
Raj Chouhan, MLA