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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

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.

20 years after the first Taliban regime, will we again target people based on how they look?

By Simran Jeet Singh — August 18, 2021
(RNS) — Have we learned anything about our own bigotry and extremism, and the rights of religious minorities?

Giannis Antetokounmpo: NBA stardom without the ego

By Simran Jeet Singh — August 10, 2021
(RNS) — Spiritual lessons from the NBA Finals' MVP.

Samrath Singh, first turbaned Sikh to play NCAA baseball, is more than the challenges he has overcome

By Simran Jeet Singh — August 5, 2021
(RNS) — ‘I’m confident in who I am and I love myself, and the people around me, my own beliefs, and my religion, have helped me accept myself and be proud of who I am,’ said New Jersey native and Boston College senior Samrath Singh.

Human rights is on Blinken’s agenda in India. Can he make it stick?

By Simran Jeet Singh — July 30, 2021
(RNS) — If we are going to be partners, we have to hold India to the standards we expect from ourselves.
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