We are all Sikh today

Sikh SolidarityShare your message or prayer of healing, hope, and solidarity to the Sikh community in Milwaukee.

Groundswell's Director and Sikh-American Valarie Kaur is in Wisconsin to be with fellow Sikhs, friends, and family, to mourn and stand in solidarity with them.

Submit your own message or prayer for hope and healing, and anything else you want the community to know. We'll share them with the community leaders in Milwaukee.

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Yes, we are all Sikhs today. At some point each of us has been attacked for who we are or what we believe -- whether it's our faith or politics, skin color or gender. Today our hearts go out to the Sikhs in Wisconsin.

Michelle, New York

My prayers are with all Sikhs today.

Chris, Nevada

I'm not sure there are words to adequately comfort your community during this tragedy or dull the pain of such a horrific event. I simply hope you know that you are in many of our thoughts and prayers during this time. We are an American family, and this assault on a dear member of our family will not be swept under the rug. We stand with you. We grieve with you. Our hearts break for you. May the following days bring justice, healing, and renewed determination to build a more tolerant, inclusive, and enlightened America.

Malinda, Minnesota

I want you to know that the 3 of us Catholic sisters at Holy Faith convent are praying for your community. We know that the one God we all serve is holding you in love.

Sister Marlene, Florida

I am deeply sorry for the loss your Sikh community is facing. I stand here today in solidarity with you all; sending my prayers, love, and hope. I pray that you can find healing through these tragic times. I love with you and know you will do amazing work to memorialize those you have lost. I hope with you to know we will continue to do whatever we can to make America a place of tolerance and acceptance.

Sheeba, Seattle

Shalom, and deepest sympathy from members of the Jewish community in Springfield, Missouri.

Ruth, Missouri

Dear Sikh community in Wisconsin, we are appalled to find our faithful brothers and sisters attacked in this way. We will use this horror to refuel our commitment to do all that we can to combat prejudice of every kind, whether against Sikhs or Muslims or Jews or any other group of people. God bless and heal you.

The Rev. Holly Lyman Antolini
Rector of St. James's Episcopal Church
Cambridge, MA

Peace and strength! We stand with you.

Philip, Santa Cruz

My most heartfelt prayers and sympathies go to the Sikh community in Milwaukee and worldwide after this assault on our shared humanity.

Jeffery D. Long
Professor of Religion & Asian Studies,
Elizabethtown College
member of the Hindu community in America

My family stands with and prays for the families affected by this tragedy and the entire American Sikh community.

Sean, New York

Deepest love, respect and prayers for the fallen and their families at the gurdwara in Wisconsin, from your Muslim sister. We stand in solidarity with our Sikh brothers and sisters, today and always.

Ayesha, San Francisco

As a Buddhist I am always horrified by any kind of violence but this particularly senseless act of murder against American Sikhs makes me weep with you. May your community recover and continue to bring blessings to Wisconsin. Sarva Mangalam!

Linda, New Mexico

I believe in all religions and the right to believe what your religion says. I am grief stricken even though I am not a Sikh and am praying for your lost lives and for the injured to heal and recover. This act of terrorism is unforgiveable. And I pray for your entire community and send you all healing thoughts and hope you as a community can recover to the best of your ability. I send love as this is the corner stone for healing and hope.

Julie, Los Angeles

Deepest condolences to the Sikh community in the Milwukee area. We are so saddened by the act of violence you have suffered. Prayers of support to all from Iona College, New Rochelle, NY. Yours truly,

Carl B. Procario-Foley, PhD
Director, Center for Campus Ministries
Iona College
New Rochelle, NY

My heart breaks for all of you at this horrible time. I pray that you will be comforted by words and prayers and love from around the world. I, and my family, stand with you all. Peace,

Jen, Harry, Jessica & Scott, Pennsylvania

My dear brother and sisters, you are in my prayers and wishes. I stand in solidarity with you.

Khurshid, Colorado

Please send my solidarity with the families in Wisconsin. In times of tragedy, we come together as Americans, as people, to mourn and heal and make a better place for our children to live.

J., Massachusetts

I am deeply sorry for your losses and for the fear and confusion you all must be feeling right now. I know from personal experience how having your community targeted can feel, and I am so very, very sorry that now you do as well. As a fellow Wisconsinite, I send you all my love and strength in the coming days. You are part of my community as a Wisconsinite, an American, and a human being, and I am mourning with you. My heart is with you.

Bridget, Wisconsin

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