Here is your Religion News Roundup excerpt for today.
By Daniel Burke
c. Religion News Service 2012
Reprinted with permission
Hundreds of people gathered at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin last night to mark the deaths of six Sikhs in Sunday's shooting. There will also be an interfaith vigil Wednesday night.
The gurdwara's founder was among those killed.
The small Sikh community has been misunderstood since its first days in the United States, Rachel Zoll reports.
Many Sikhs say their distinctive turbans are a proud symbol of their religious commitments, but also a target for violence because they are often mistaken for militant Muslims.
Owing to that confusion, the FBI and the Justice Department does not separate hate crimes committed against Sikhs and Muslims, HuffPo reports.
The suspected temple shooter, Wade Michael Page, was an Army veteran who was active in white supremacist circles.
The FBI is investigating a second suspicious fire at a Missouri mosque.
A Philadelphia judge denied bail to Monsignor William Lynn.
The Leadership Conference of Women Religious begin their meeting in St. Louis today, where their dispute with the Vatican is expected to take center stage.
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