Interfaith Statement on Sikh Temple Shootings
The Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee and its many participating faiths stand unified in support of the area’s Sikh community. We offer condolences and support in the aftermath of the tragic shooting on Sunday at the Sikh temple in Oak Creek. We grieve for the dead. We pray for the wounded.
No one yet knows what was in the heart of the shooter and why he chose to commit this heinous act. As more becomes known, we will work together as people of faith to help bring us all to a better future.
Since its founding in 1970, the Conference has consistently denounced any form of ethnic, racial or religious violence while striving to uphold the dignity of every person.
Member denominations and faiths include Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Unitarian Universalist and Quaker. Through the Milwaukee Association for Interfaith Relations, a program of the Conference, we also work closely with Sikhs, Hindus, Buddhists and Bahá’ís.
The Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee has partnered with the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin to make possible your show of support for the victims of this tragic event. If you'd like to make a donation to the Victim Memorial Fund, please click the yellow "Donate" button at the top of the column to your left and contribute securely with any major credit card via PayPal. Payments are processed through the Interfaith Conference, but all contributions less a small PayPal processing fee will be deposited into the official Victim Memorial Fund for the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin.
If you're uncomfortable making a donation online, you may send offerings directly to the temple:
Victim Memorial Fund c/o Sikh Temple of Wisconsin
7512 S. Howell Ave.
Oak Creek, WI 53154
Thank you for your support and for keeping the Sikh community in your thoughts and prayers.