Ralph Singh

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Sixteen years ago Saturday, three teenagers set fire to a 100-year-old farmhouse at Gobind Sadan USA in Palermo, destroying the Sikh place of worship.  The community is invited to a memorial vigil Saturday to celebrate overcome the hatred that has fueled recent tragedies.

Gobind Sadan USA founding president Ralph Singh remembers getting the phone call, and arriving on the scene…


An international conference on character education in Washington included a Central New Yorker spreading his word on how story-telling can work at schools, in business and in our communities.  The idea might not just build character; it could also be a remedy to our current divisive politics.

Some from the education sector and form the corporate world believe building character is important for good students and good employees.