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National Day of Prayer to be marked with petitions for racial justice

By Adelle M. Banks — May 5, 2021
(RNS) — ‘It is time for us to stand up and own this racism,’ said a leader of Religions for Peace USA, ahead of its second prayer day event.

Stopping sexual harassment where religious communities meet

By Azza Karam, Audrey E. Kitagawa, Cassandra Lawrence, Katherine Marshall — May 3, 2021
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‘We need a place to serve’: As India’s COVID-19 cases spiral, faith groups step up

By Bhavya Dore — April 29, 2021
(RNS) — In the grip of a deadly second wave of COVID-19, religious charities and faith-based organizations are among the many civil society groups that have stepped up to mobilize COVID relief efforts.

In New York, interfaith coalition makes common cause against rising tide of hate

By Yonat Shimron — April 26, 2021
(RNS) — The new group will share best practices, speak out against violent extremism and ensure the safety of New Yorkers at their places of worship.

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

By Simran Jeet Singh — April 22, 2021
(RNS) — Eyewitness accounts suggest bias as a motivation for the shooting.

Likes and prayers: Facebook tests new ‘prayer post’ feature

By Emily McFarlan Miller — April 21, 2021
(RNS) — The idea for prayer posts grew out of the myriad ways users have connected over Facebook while distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the spokesperson.

US Sikh community traumatized by yet another mass shooting

By Casey Smith, Luis Andres Henao — April 21, 2021
(RNS)— The motive for last week's rampage is still unclear, but Sikh community leaders believe more must be done to combat the bigotry and violence they have suffered for decades.

Faith leaders praise Derek Chauvin’s guilty verdicts, acknowledge work ahead

By RNS staff — April 20, 2021
(RNS) — Religious leaders and faith-based organizations reacted swiftly to the verdicts.

Sikh Coalition urges Biden to appoint Sikh American liaison in wake of Indianapolis FedEx shooting

By Alejandra Molina — April 19, 2021
(RNS) — The Sikh Coalition said the Biden administration should appoint a Sikh American liaison in the White House Office of Public Engagement to ensure a 'wide range of the community’s voices are heard and acted upon.'

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

By Simran Jeet Singh — April 17, 2021
(RNS) — What have we done to fulfill our promise to make the world a better and safer place?

RNS Weekly News Quiz: April 15, 2021

By Emily Churchill — April 15, 2021
(RNS) — Test your knowledge of this week's religion news, from leadership changes at Liberty University to one faith's spring holiday.

Sikhs mark toned-down holiday amid continuing virus concerns

By Margaret Stafford, Gary Fields — April 14, 2021
LIBERTY, Missouri (AP) — U.S. Sikhs are holding toned-down Vaisakhi celebrations, joining people of other faiths in observing holidays cautiously this spring due to COVID-19.

Sikh leaders celebrate upcoming holiday with vaccine clinic

By Danica Kirka — April 2, 2021
LONDON (AP) — Sikh leader Balwinder Singh Basra rolled up his sleeve to get a COVID-19 vaccine Sunday at the Guru Nanak Gurdwara in Luton, north of London. And he wanted everyone to know about it.

Joyful noise or meditative hum, sound resets the mind for faith

By Liz Kineke — March 22, 2021
(RNS) — Sound acts as a tether for the mind in the same way the breath or a mantra is used in other forms of meditation.
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