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Preaching, Proselytizing, and Missionary Work in Sikhism

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The Guru may call those He wants , however, I believe there is no reason to doubt He is calling every one, now calling is not forcing, but calling He is. People have to be faced with clear choices and informed so that they can choose accordingly. Remember Sikh Gurus shared their faith. Those who heard the call and accepted it became Sikhs, if that had not happened we would not be having this, very long conversation.<br /><br />So here are a few questions that follow for discussion.<br /><br /> 1. Should missionary work be pursued more energetically by Sikhs?<br /> 2. Who should be the audience to receive the message of Guru Nanak?<br /> 3. Should greater efforts toward the conversion of non-Sikhs to Sikhism be pursued?<br /> 4. What does the word "proselytizing" mean to Sikhs? Is it different from the meaning in other religions (e.g., Islam or Christianity)?<br /> 5. Do Sikh missionary colleges have a vital role to play?<br /><br />In so many words -- Should Sikhs spread the philosophy of Guru Nanak far and wide?<br /><br /><strong>Please respond to this topic at the following link</strong>: <a href="http://www.sikhphilosophy.net/sikh-sikhi-sikhism/29421-preaching-proselytizing-and-missionary-work-sikhism.html">Preaching, Proselytizing, and Missionary Work in Sikhism</a> <i></i><br /><br />Gurfateh,<br /><br /><br /><strong>Sikh Philosophy Network</strong><br /><a href="http://www.sikhphilosophy.net/misc.php?do=donate">Donate to SPN.</a> :: <a href="http://www.sikhphilosophy.net/sendmessage.php">Contact Us</a> :: <a href="http://www.sikhphilosophy.net/view.php?pg=sponsor-sikh-philosophy-network">Sponsor SPN & Instantly Reach Over One Million Visitors</a><br /></td><br /></tr><br /></table><br /><table class="tborder" width="100%" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="1"><tr> <td class="tcat" colspan="2"><a href="http://www.sikhphilosophy.net"><font size="4" 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