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Simran Jeet Singh

Simran Jeet Singh is Senior Adviser for Equity and Inclusion at YSC Consulting and a Visiting Professor at Union Seminary. He is a 2020 Equality Fellow with the Open Society Foundations and a Senior Fellow for the Sikh Coalition.

All Stories by Simran Jeet Singh

Treating the Indianapolis attack as a hate crime will keep us all safer

April 22, 2021

(RNS) — Eyewitness accounts suggest bias as a motivation for the shooting.

Moving from pain to action: an address to the Sikh community after Indianapolis

April 17, 2021

(RNS) — What have we done to fulfill our promise to make the world a better and safer place?

Why Hindu nationalists are attacking Sikhs in Australia

March 11, 2021

(RNS) — Hindu nationalists outside India are now terrorizing Sikhs in response to the historic farmer protests.

In US Capitol attack, America’s violent gun culture finally reached its source

February 26, 2021

(RNS) — Gun violence is not an issue that can be solved through legislation alone; it will require moral and religious efforts as well.

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.

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