Simran Jeet Singh
Dr. Simran Jeet Singh is Executive Director for the Aspen Institute’s Religion & Society Program and the author of The Light We Give: How Sikh Wisdom Can Transform Your Life (Penguin / Riverhead), which debuts in 2022 and is now available for pre-order (https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/623324/the-light-we-give-by-simran-jeet-singh/).
All Stories by Simran Jeet Singh
India has turned a manhunt into mass repression. Journalists need to ask why.
By Simran Jeet Singh — March 27, 2023
(RNS) — As several countries slide toward fascism, journalists' questions become more necessary and urgent.
Don’t overlook the faith in climate action
By Simran Jeet Singh — March 3, 2023
(RNS) — Pretending our problems don’t exist might help us relax in the moment, but it comes with a real cost in the long run.
Why we need to seek the discomfort of others
By Simran Jeet Singh — February 10, 2023
(RNS) — People ask me why I put myself in these positions of discomfort and uncertainty.
Bad weather is here. How to see it as grace.
By Simran Jeet Singh — January 23, 2023
(RNS) — Our cultural views on resilience are too limited.
The simple Sikh teaching that can inspire us to resist hating those who hate us
By Simran Jeet Singh — July 27, 2022
(RNS) — Guru Nanak teaches that when we practice seeing the good in one another, we enter into a positive loop.
With new solo album, Sonny Singh comes full circle
By Simran Jeet Singh — May 13, 2022
(RNS) — Activist and musician Sonny Singh's first solo album blends politics, music and Sikh faith.
It’s beyond time to remove bans on religious attire from sports uniforms
By Simran Jeet Singh — March 4, 2022
(RNS) — Kids shouldn't have to choose between love of sport and love of religion.
‘You can’t talk about that’: The art of sharing Sikh experiences on Netflix
By Simran Jeet Singh — February 8, 2022
(RNS) — Agam Darshi about her process in writing and producing her new film 'Donkeyhead.'
Why Cal State’s new caste discrimination policy is a critical step
By Dheepa Sundaram and Simran Jeet Singh — January 27, 2022
(RNS) — As the South Asian American population grows, caste is playing an increasingly important role in American life.
Indian farmers won over the Indian government. What now?
By Gunisha Kaur and Simran Jeet Singh — January 12, 2022
(RNS) — The Indian farmers’ victory gave us hope, but it’s just the beginning.
Why the Indian farmers’ protest victory is good for us all
By Simran Jeet Singh — November 23, 2021
(RNS) — The tiny difference between impossibility and implausibility can make all the difference in the world for us.
Empowering Muslims to tell their own stories
By Simran Jeet Singh — November 9, 2021
(RNS) — A newly funded fellowship for Muslim artists puts power into the hands of Muslim creatives.
New poll reveals how much we presume about Muslim Americans’ politics
By Simran Jeet Singh — October 15, 2021
(RNS) — Two decades after 9/11, Americans are still getting to know their Muslim neighbors. New data may help.
‘We have already achieved the impossible’: Fighting a rare childhood disease with hope
By Simran Jeet Singh — October 5, 2021
(RNS) — A civil rights activist becomes an advocate for solving her son’s affliction.
Anti-Sikh bigotry didn’t start with 9/11. That fact got me through it.
By Simran Jeet Singh — September 8, 2021
(RNS) — When people ask me how I’m able to endure the specter of bigotry as a visible Sikh in modern America, the answer now feels simple and honest: perspective.
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