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Simran Jeet Singh

Simran Jeet Singh is an author at Religion News Service.

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Biden’s transition team wanted to talk about religious freedom. Here’s what I told them.

January 14, 2021

(RNS) — What I said had as much to do with racial justice as religious freedom, as the two are inextricably linked.

If the mob’s attack on the Capitol surprised you, you weren’t paying attention

January 7, 2021

(RNS) — The truth is, this is precisely who we are. White supremacy is at the foundation of this country.

In 2020, a small but timely library of Sikh history

December 29, 2020

(RNS) — Distinctive in style and scope, these three Sikh histories will fascinate any religion or history nerd.

Why universities — and the rest of us — need religion studies

December 4, 2020

(RNS) — If we let universities strip away their commitments to religious diversity, we are actually making our communities less safe. 

On the anniversary of his birth, a reflection on the life of Guru Nanak

November 30, 2020

(RNS) — Sikhs around the world celebrate the birth anniversary of their founder-prophet, Guru Nanak, every autumn.

Farmers’ protests against India’s new agriculture laws follow long Sikh tradition

November 30, 2020

(RNS) — Protest is not new to Sikhs; rather, it permeates Sikh history, past and present.

Pompeo’s rights commission distilled decades of evangelicals’ hopes

November 23, 2020

(RNS) — Rights seen as coming directly from God are emphasized over economic justice and fighting the types of abuses exacted by right-wing authoritarian leaders.

Hate crime deaths reach all-time high, despite chronic underreporting

November 18, 2020

(RNS) — Three things the Biden-Harris administration can do to help address the pandemic of hate in our country.

Muslim voters doubled their turnout, turning a much-watched minority into an influential one

November 9, 2020

(RNS) — Many groups have made significant gains in their ability to deliver the vote in 2020, perhaps the most influential of which is the Muslim American bloc.

How Sikhs combine spirituality with civic engagement

November 3, 2020

(RNS) — In a pivotal election, Sikhs are making their voices heard in ways that are as true to Sikhi as they are to the best American values.

How to show compassion for a president who lacks it himself

October 2, 2020

(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.

How corrosive politics make us all less safe

September 25, 2020

(RNS) — As we vote on our future, America needs to draw on its diverse strengths to solve the problems that confront us all.

Sports bring joy to our lives and are a balm to our souls. Racial justice is more important

August 28, 2020

(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

August 25, 2020

(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

August 17, 2020

(RNS) — The former community organizer on Chicago’s South Side calls racism ‘the key religious issue of this election.’

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