Religion feeds all comers because ‘we are all equal human beings’

October 31, 2015

Originally Published in the Salt Lake City Tribute on October 31, 2015

Suppose it was a matter of faith to feed anyone who needs food whenever they show up at your temple. For free.

Now, imagine doing that for 3,500 to 7,000 participants per day at the 2015 Parliament of the World’s Religions.

That’s what the Sikh community has undertaken. Providing “langar,” as the free meal is known, isn’t cheap, but the believers don’t regret the cost.

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