Wisconsin Sikhs Plan Peaceful Rites to Mark Shooting

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

OAK CREEK, Wis. (AP) - Twelve months ago, a white supremacist walked into a Milwaukee-area Sikh (seek') temple and opened fire on worshippers he didn't know. He killed six people, devastating a Sikh community whose religion is based on peace and forgiveness.

Monday is the one-year anniversary of the shooting at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in Oak Creek. Temple officials are planning to honor the dead with a candlelight vigil and quiet religious observances. They say they want to show the world that the best way to stand against violence is to come together in kindness and love.

On Friday, temple priests will begin a 48-hour reading of the holy book. The next day will be a 6-kilometer (3.7-mile) run in honor of the six victims. The candlelight vigil will be Monday night.


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