You already receive our notifications of upcoming events, press about SikhRI happenings and spend time with our newsletter every month. But what do all those individual SikhRI programs mean in the scheme of things?
We'd like to share SikhRI By The Numbers-- a comprehensive way to understand everything that your donation can help SikhRI do in a year for Sikh communities around the world:
All those numbers only mean something though as long as we are able to serve you and your community. SikhRI is constantly striving to bring new, relelvant programming to more and more communities across North America and the UK.
81 unique volunteers
5 paid staff members
35 SikhRI events
8 events in UK
23 events in Canada
7,445 people touched
18 on-line events
8 radio programs
5 TV appearances
Please consider showing your support of progressive education with a gift to SikhRI today during our end-of-year fundariaising drive: Empowering Sikhs!
You can make the difference! Thank you!
Look to the Future. Strenthen your Community. Support Sikh Research Institute.
We believe that a Sikh with access to quality educational materials and programs is empowered. And the Sikh Research Institute has worked for seven years to build a strong organization based on this ideal of educational programming appropriate for Sikhs at all ages and stages of life.
We need your help today to reach our end-of-year fundraising goal of $100,000. Your gift to SikhRI allows us to continue to develop our educational programming, our landmark Sojhi curriculum, and our partnerships and collaborations with organizations such as Sikh Coalition, SADLEF, Ensaaf.
Your gift today makes the difference.
Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to SikhRI today. A one-time or recurring donation of $25, $50, $100, or more, is an investment in SikhRI, but it is also an investment in the future!
"Impunity in India" Forum
1984 Educational Forum at Trinity University
In conjunction with Students Creating Awareness of the Sikh Faith at Trinity University, SikhRI hosted an event that brought members of the University and San Antonio community together, as well as local Sikhs, for an historical discussion of the events of November 1984. University of Notre Dame professor Cynthia Mahmood was on the teaching panel as well as Harinder Singh of SikhRI. Each provided perspective on the events of 25 years ago from their personal experiences and research, as well as their impressions of the best ways for Sikhs everywhere to move forward with justice and dignity. The event was well received by audience members and represented another successful collaboration with the University.
Please check out the press release about the event for more details.
Narenderpal Singh describes himself as is an aspiring Sikh and a 1.5 generation Canadian. He is an engineer by training, and presently helps to manage products for a software firm. He is a supporter of the efforts made working toward panthic enlightenment, betterment and justice at SikhRI, ENSAAF, and similar organizations and individuals.
At SikhRI, he is a much-appreciated volunteer of his time and talents, assisting especially with facilitating and moderating the Liv Webinars. We thank him wholeheartedly for his selfless devotion of time and energy. Liv Webinars are available regularly and reach a global audience. Narenderpal's talents help greatly to make them a continued success!
December Liv Webinar
Dominion of Guru Nanak Sahib
A two-session course, the December Liv webinar explores the components which shaped a sovereign notion of Sikhi and the effect of this on the Sikh worldview. Surender Pal Singh and Harinder Singh worked in conjunction to develop the course. Harinder Singh presented the first part of the Webinar on 5 December, and will present the second and final part this Saturday on the 19th. Each session is approximately two hours. The first lecture was accompanied by a visual presentation and slide show to augment the topic. There was generous time for a question and answer session, to make the experience as engaging and personalized as possible.
Liv webinars are offered regularly with a wide variety of topics and presenters contributing. Please consider attending one in the coming new year and see what SikhRI has to offer to anyone anywhere in the world!
UK 1984 Commemorations
UK Events Educate, Inspire Rememberance of 1984
From Oct. 30- Nov. 4, SikhRI travelled around the UK, packing the time with events meant to inspire reflection and solidarity over the events of 1984. Speaking at Gurdwaras, Universities, Khalsa Schools and broadcast on Panjab Radio and Sky Channel 840, the SikhRI events were intended for a wide range of audience members.
The events were organized by our UK team, led by Jagdeep Singh. SikhRI would like to thank them all once again for their talented coordination of a busy week. For a more detailed rundown of the events and to see pictures, please check out our press release covering SikhRI's week in the UK.
Interfaith Thanksgiving Service
SikhRI Participates in Annual Celebration
On November 25th, SikhRI brought the Sikh voice to "Grateful Hearts, Willing Hands", an annual Thanksgiving celebration of the many faiths that make up the San Antonio community. The service was held at San Fernando cathedral in the heart of downtown. The 270-year-old center of worship is the oldest cathedral still functioning in the state of Texas and this service represented the 18th annual celebration of the diversity of the city's spiritual community. Besides Sikhs, the service included Jews, Buddhists, Christians, Muslims, Baha'is and Hindus.
Coordinating the event for SikhRI was Shraddha Nembang. Ravpreet Singh represented the Institute at the event and presented on behalf of the organziation. Thier efforts to make sure the Institute was part of this celebration for another year are greatly appreciated.
10:00 am - 2:00 pm PST
Surrey, BC, Canada
New York, NY, USA
Teacher Training - Level I
8:00 am - 4:00 pm EST
Bridgewater Khalsa School
Basking Ridge, NJ, USA
23rd Annual Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Citywide Interfaith Worship Service
4:00 pm CST
Second Baptist Church
San Antonio, TX, USA
Sikhs in the Modern Age
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm CST
Jacobs Center, Kellogg School of Management
Evanston, IL, USA
Sikhs in the World
Sikholars: Sikh Graduate Student Conference
Stanford, CA, USA
Job OpeningsAre you a passionate person ready to apply your skills to a meaningful cause?
Do you feel not enough qualified people are doing Panthak work?
Are you interested, self-motivated and ready to inspire others?
Are you fluent in Panjabi and English?
If you answered yes to these questions and are excited about community building, the Sikh Research Institute is for you! Please follow this link to our site and read more about the specifics of the jobs, internships and volunteer opportunities we have available.
Sikh Research Institute exists to serve the community's education needs. As we strive to fulfill our mission of empowerment through education, we cannot be successful without the endless support of volunteers. Thank you to all of our volunteers this month who continue to inspire us with their strength, dedication, and passion!
SikhRI would like to thank: Dr. Cynthia K. Mahmood, Dilpreet Kaur, Gurvinder Singh Bains, Rev. Stephen Nickle, Trinity University, Narenderpal Singh, Ravpreet Singh, Jagdeep Singh, Janie Vela-Cavazos, San Fernando Cathedral.
SikhRI is successful because of your efforts & continued support. Thank you!