Simran Jeet Singh is an author at Religion News Service.
How to show compassion for a president who lacks it himself
(RNS) — Many of us want to feel compassion even for a man who rarely exhibits it but feel sincerely challenged to sympathize for someone we hold responsible for profound human suffering.
Sports bring joy to our lives and are a balm to our souls. Racial justice is more important
(RNS) — NBA players used their platforms over the summer to bring attention to racial injustice. So it came as no surprise when, in the wake of Jacob Blake’s murder, the players spoke up.
Writing the inspirational Sikh story my children — and everyone — need to see
(RNS) — If kids can learn to see the humanity of those who look different from them, they can learn to see the humanity in everyone they encounter — including their own.
Josh Dickson’s road from Republican evangelical to Biden’s faith outreach director
(RNS) — The former community organizer on Chicago’s South Side calls racism ‘the key religious issue of this election.’
Harris’ nomination shows why representation matters, but is not enough
(RNS) — The Democratic vice presidential nominee has to show the moral courage to address her own role in perpetuating systems that drag underrepresented communities down.
Patriotic, Catholic and queer: Rebecca Parson’s unorthodox run for Congress
RNS — Parson, who would be the first woman and the first LGBT person to represent her district, is also a practicing Catholic who considers her faith an important aspect of her political views.
How American Christianity became white
(RNS) — Because it’s enshrined in the First Amendment, we presume religious equality is manifest in our society as well. A new book by Khyati Joshi examines white Christianity’s role in upholding whiteness.
In Linda Sarsour’s new memoir, all activism is personal
(RNS) — Linda Sarsour’s new memoir, ‘We Are Not Here to Be Bystanders’ reminds us that what makes us ordinarily human is what drives the most extraordinary and prominent among us.
To fight racism, we need to confront religion’s racist past
(RNS) — There’s nothing ‘past’ about American racism — it is our present, and will be our future unless we abandon the triumphalism of the country’s founding faith.
Valarie Kaur: ‘Revolutionary love is showing up in the labor for justice’
(RNS) — The filmmaker, lawyer and civil rights activist talks about her debut book, ‘See No Stranger: A Memoir and Manifesto of Revolutionary Love.’
Jacqui Lewis fills the virtual house to talk about anti-racism
(RNS) — The Rev. Jacqui Lewis, the first woman to serve as a senior minister at New York’s historic Middle Collegiate Church, has shown how to use diversity to expand the size and reach of her congregation.
Sikhs and policing — the tension between freedom and justice
RNS — In a moment when so much is at stake, it feels critical that we make space for diverse approaches that move us in the right direction.