Thursday, August 09, 2012

Circle Sanctuary Urges Aid for Wisconsin Sikh Community

From the Circle Times & Circle Community News emailed today and published by Circle Sanctuary in Wisconsin. (I have slightly edited and excerpted the material, mostly to be consistent with our policy of not giving email addresses, phone numbers, but rather referring readers to the originating website) :

Help the Sikh community of Oak Creek, Wisconsin, and others impacted by the shootings at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin this past Sunday, August 5, 2012.

Here are some ways to help:
(1) ATTUNE: On Friday, August 10, from 9-11 am central time at Oak Creek High School near Milwaukee, Wisconsin, there will be a public visitation and remembrance of the six Sikhs killed on Sunday. Circle Sanctuary is among the religious communities in Wisconsin with representation at this event. Wherever you are, please attune and send blessings of condolence, healing, strength, protection, and support during this time. We also invite you to kindle a candle of remembrance, healing, and renewal this Saturday, August 11 at Noon central time. Circle Sanctuary minister Bob Paxton will be facilitating a community meditation then as part of this month's Sanctuary Day.Sanctuary Day is free and open to the public. If you wish to attend some or all of the day, please contact the Circle office for more details

(2) DONATE: Circle Sanctuary is among those taking part in an interfaith effort to raise funds for those directly affected by the shootings, including the families of the slain, those injured, and the police office who was shot multiple times in the line of service and his family. We will be raising funds at our website through August 31, 2012 and then sending the money we collected to the Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee. . . . We also are accepting donations for this special fund by postal mailAll donations are tax deductible in the USA.

(3) NETWORK: Support interfaith endeavors. Speak out in support of religious freedom. Express condolences and support to the Sikh community of Oak Creek, Wisconsin and elsewhere. Share this email with others. Circle Sanctuary's expressions of support:

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