Vigil honors Sikh temple shooting victims, promotes tolerance

Vigil to honor Sikh temple shooting victims, promote tolerance

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - A candlelight vigil was held Sunday in honor of the lost lives in the Wisconsin Sikh Temple shooting.  Not only was the event meant to honor the memory of those lost, but to stand against intolerance.

Local and international leaders of the Sikh community addressed those in attendance. Special Sikh guests included: Dr. Satinder S. Baraj- President of the Guru Nanak Society and Sikh Society of Greater Cincinnati, Jaipal Singh- Sikh community youth leader, Safina Uberoi- renowned filmmaker, and Jaswant Kaur- a Sikh youth who read a poem before the lighting of the candles.

The vigil was held at the Freedom Center plaza and was attended by various community leaders and organizations including: The Reverend Damon A. Lynch Jr., Reverend Rousseau O'Neal, Rabbi Gary Zola, Dr. Inayat Malik, Coroner Dr. Lakshmi Sammarco, Judge Nadine Allen, Sikh Community of Cincinnati, Guru Nanak Society, BRIDGES for a Just Community, Faith Community Alliance, Jewish Community Relations Council, The Islamic Center of Cincinnati, Hindu Temple of Cincinnati, The Ceneter for Holocaust and Humanity Education, Cincinnati Human Relations Commission, and Representative Jean Schmidt.

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