A Service Rooted in the Sikh Tradition: A Demonstration of Solidarity and Support
Thursday August 23, 6:00 pm
Trinity Church, 206 Clarendon Street, Boston
Guru Ka Langar* meal to follow
In solidarity and support, join us to pray for those killed at Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin and for peace among all people. Musicians from the four Sikh Gurdwaras in Massachusetts will share shabads (songs) from the Gurmat Sangeet (Sikh Sacred Music) Tradition. All are welcome to listen and learn about this religious community. Christian, Jewish and Muslim Leaders will speak in support of religious liberty for all. All are invited to stay for the Guru Ka Langar (meal) to follow.
In solidarity with the Sikh community, you are invited to cover your head when entering the sanctuary as you feel comfortable. If you would like to participate, scarves will be provided at the entrance to the Sanctuary. In several Eastern traditions, including Sikhism, it is customary to cover one’s head while entering a holy space as a mark of respect.
*The langar, an integral part of Sikh religious practice, demonstrates a commitment to sharing and equality, and is much more than just a meal. Please join us in the Undercroft beneath the Sanctuary to continue our time together as all are fed a traditional vegetarian Indian meal by the local Sikh community.
Offered by the Gurdwara Sahib in Milford, Guru Ram Das Ashram and Gurdwara in Millis, Gurudwara Guru Nanak Darbar in Medford, and the Sikh Sangat Society of Boston in Everett. Hosted by the Islamic Council of New England, the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston and the Massachusetts Council of Churches. Endorsed by the Commission for Mission & Justice.
Peter Wells is the Associate Conference Minister serving churches and clergy in the Central and Hampshire Assocations and the Coordinator of Mission and Justice programs.