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Satpal Singh
Dr. Satpal Singh is a Founding Trustee of the Sikh Council for Interfaith Relations, and a former Chairperson of the World Sikh Council - America Region. He speaks and writes on the issue of violence against women. He often participates in interfaith dialogues on diversity, religion and peace. He also speaks on Sikh philosophy and the Sikh way of life in various forums. He is a professor at the State University of New York at Buffalo, N.Y. He conducts an annual summer-long research program at the University of Cambridge.

Entries by Satpal Singh

The Religion of Blood

(4) Comments | Posted January 7, 2015 | 4:56 PM

The year 2014, like many of its predecessors, has left us with a warning. A major premise that has often dictated human behavior over centuries is wrong. Deadly wrong.

We live in a world where schoolgirls are kidnapped and sold into slavery, and school children...

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Lend Me a Breath

(0) Comments | Posted December 5, 2014 | 10:19 AM

The grand jury decision regarding Eric Garner's death reminds me of a man I met briefly a few years ago. The last thing I wanted to do was talk to him. Admittedly, he was the only one who had offered to drive me to the airport an hour away, with...

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Our Resolve in the Face of Terror and Hate

(1) Comments | Posted September 24, 2013 | 11:12 AM

A Sikh Professor at Columbia University in New York City, Dr. Prabhjot Singh, was attacked Saturday evening during a walk near his house. The attackers called him 'Osama' and 'terrorist' while attacking him.

Dr. Singh has dedicated his life to improving the life and health of...

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The End of An Era: Can We Embark on a New One?

(5) Comments | Posted September 5, 2013 | 12:30 PM

For three Cleveland women, today marks the end of an era.

Ariel Castro, who kept the women captive and brutalized them for a decade died in prison Tuesday night, apparently of suicide.

At the sentencing of her tormentor, the most brutalized of the three women, Michelle...

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Not Because a Woman Was Raped

(20) Comments | Posted December 31, 2012 | 2:55 PM

"I am a man because I have the right and power to molest a teenager and abet her to commit suicide. I am a man because I have the courage to throw acid on any girl who refuses to marry me. I am a man because I have the audacity...

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With Prayers For One And All

(3) Comments | Posted August 6, 2012 | 10:36 AM

Right on the heels of the immense tragedy in Aurora, Colo., our countrymen have witnessed another spree of senseless killing, this time in a place of worship. The Sikh Gurdwara in Oak Creek, Wis., has witnessed a terrible tragedy that leaves one at loss for words. Seven persons, including the...

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Redeem Your God: Ramblings of a Child From Syria

(1) Comments | Posted July 31, 2012 | 9:58 AM

In the morning, they will take out my eyes.

I will not sleep tonight. Not because I am terrified. I am. But there is nothing I can do about it. And nobody else in the world will do anything about it.

I can't sleep because I want to...

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Shatter The Silence: An Undeclared War On Women

(15) Comments | Posted December 27, 2011 | 9:23 AM

She had often suffered serious injuries. She had left him on earlier occasions, but had come back for love of her children. Now she was convinced that her life was in danger. She filed for a divorce.

He asked her to bring something to the office, the office from...

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The Martyrdom Of Guru Tegh Bahadur: A Sikh Thanksgiving

(4) Comments | Posted November 24, 2011 | 8:32 AM

This Thanksgiving, I am doubly thankful. The day falls on the martyrdom anniversary of Guru Tegh Bahadur, the ninth Sikh Guru, who sacrificed his life for the protection of a people under brutal religious persecution. We cherish this principle in the United States today: "Give me your tired, your poor,...

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Torture: Blinking In The Face Of Evil

(15) Comments | Posted August 31, 2011 | 1:03 AM

I must shed the tears that I have been holding back for seven years. It was 1 a.m. on April 29, 2004, and I could not sleep. The beacon that I had always looked up to had gone dark.

I had just heard about Abu Ghraib. It...

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The 4th of July: Sikhs Celebrate a Self-Evident Truth

(2) Comments | Posted July 3, 2011 | 2:33 AM

My heart is still aglow with the magic of the sparklers. The bridge on Charles River between Boston and Cambridge held something special for me. It was the 4th of July, 1976. Two centuries after we had declared to the world, among other convictions, our firm belief in the 'self-evident'...

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Vaisakhi: Sikhs Celebrate Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness

(35) Comments | Posted April 13, 2011 | 6:53 PM

As I write this, the airwaves are abuzz with the trembling and choking voice of a Libyan woman, who is putting her life at stake for the sake of freedom and dignity. Why would someone willingly risk her own life? Life is to be celebrated and cherished, not to be...

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