Center for Interfaith Cooperation

Hoosiers of Many Faiths in Community

Rev. Jerry Zehr calls to focus on ideas that unite us

CIC emeritus board member KP Singh reports on the visit to the Sikh Satsang of Rev. Jerry Zehh, founder of Carmel Interfaith Alliance

It was an honor and blessing to welcome Rev. Jerry Zehr, Founder of the Carmel Interfaith Alliance and hear his call to learn about each other, to serve, and in solidarity embrace ideas that reflect unity and our common humanity.

During his first visit and discussion with Hoosier Sikh leaders of the Sikh Satsang of Indianapolis at the Sikh Gurdwara (Temple – Acton Road), Rev. Jerry Zehr, spiritual leader of the Carmel Christian Church and the Founder of the Carmel Interfaith Alliance spoke to the Sikh congregation and was honored with a special scarf by the Head Granthi (Sikh spiritual leader) Gyani Pritam Singh and Sikh leader Jasvir Lalli, President Paramjit Singh Dhadwal, and Manider Singh Walia.

During his meeting with Sikh leaders in the Library, Rev. Jerry Zehr shared concern regarding recent violence and tragic deaths at the Sikh Gurdwara in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, Jewish worshiper in Pittsburgh, Muslim Mosques in the Town of Christchuch in New Zealand, and Christian Church in South Carolina. They discussed the importance of the Indiana Hate Crimes Bill and our collective efforts to emphasize its passage in its original inclusive version.

KP Singh, a long time Hoosier offered a few highlights about the sacred precepts, commandments, and traditions of the youngest major faith (founded in 1469 in Punjab by Guru Nanak) with nearly 35 million followers worldwide, and nearly 10,000 in Indiana.

Rev. Jerry Zehr participated the Langar (vegetarian lunch) and fellowship and we were introduced to our common unifying assignment from the Highest Spirit:

IN SERVICE, IN INTERFAITH UNITY, MAY WE DISCOVER PEACE AND THE TRUE MEANING OF OUR SHARED HUMANITY AND GOD’S ETERNAL LOVE FOR ALL BEING.



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