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There’s a knock on the door and it’s a missionary of another faith. He starts asking you a bunch of questions. What is the purpose of life? Why are you here? Who is your ‘God’? What is the path to ‘salvation’? Who will help you find ‘Him’?
How do you respond? In this workshop we’ll explore Guru Nanak’s revolution. We’ll discuss how Sikhi revolutionized the concepts of God, Guru, why we’re even alive and what we’re here to do in this world.
The Khalsa Changed the World in the Past… How Are We Going to Today?
Every 30 to 40 years the Sikh Panth undertakes a revolutionary struggle. Examples include the fight to reform our Gurdwaras in the 1930s, for peasant land rights in the 1700s or for a Punjabi State in the 1960s. It has been 28 years since 1984…
What can we learn from these struggles and how can those lessons help us today? The time for our revolution is NOW but for what? How? We’ll explore in this workshop.
For the past 25 years, worldwide Sikh activities and events have effectively created an awareness of the Sikh faith, now the fifth largest religion in the world. However, mere awareness of Sikhī is no longer enough – active and engaged leadership is required to re-establish the Sikh spirit within our youth and throughout our nation.
How do we continuously develop ourselves while inspiring others to make positive individual and institutional changes? The goal of this workshop will be to inspire us to become positive, informed activists within their communities. We will explore how to become engaged, well informed and effective leaders.
Double standards for boys vs. girls, body hair, domestic violence, foeticide. These are not gender issues – they are Sikh issues. This workshop will explore the legacy, reality, challenge and opportunity to attain gender equality with Sikhs. We will apply activist and revolutionary thinking in our everyday lives through the issue of imbalance in gendered power relations. We will address how every Sikh, male or female, has a role to play in the fight for equality.
You don’t have to be Pablo Picasso (or Pablo Singh) to be an artist! Everyone has the ability to create art. As you reflect on the change you would like to create and what might be holding you back, transform those realizations into visual art, through this creative, hands-on workshop.
Rapinder Kaur and Rubeena Kaur