Founded in 1998, SCORE is dedicated to creating awareness of the Sikh religion and the Sikh people; promoting the positive role of Sikhs in America as well as globally; and upholding the values of religious freedom, civil rights, human dignity, justice, and nature preservation from the perspective of Sikhism. SCORE's mission is to represent the Sikh viewpoint in public forums, interfaith discussions, and governmental agencies to promote community understanding and just society for all. Inspired by the Sikh values, SCORE pursues harmony and mutual respect among different religious communities and people through interfaith dialogue and joint work in an increasingly diverse society. SCORE is based in Washington D.C. and has represented Sikhs on many national and international platforms.
Also referred to as Sikhi, Sikhism is a monotheistic religion that was founded in the latter half of the 15th century CE by the Sikh Gurus in the greater Punjab region of the Indian subcontinent. At present, Sikhism has more than 25 million followers all over the world and is considered as the 5th largest organized religion in the world as well as the youngest among the world’s principal religions which include Hinduism, Islam, Christianity, Judaism, Jainism, and Buddhism.