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Sikh temple under construction vandalized in New Hyde Park

By Alejandra Molina — August 5, 2021
(RNS) — A Nassau County Sikh gurdwara under construction in New Hyde Park was vandalized with graffiti declaring, ‘Trump 2024 Make America Great Again!,’ according to the Sikh Coalition and law enforcement.
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Reparations bill gains momentum as an interfaith cause

By Adelle M. Banks — July 23, 2021
(RNS) — ‘It is all about how can we repair the damage to those among us who have been hurt because of past practices,’ said an Evanston, Illinois, pastor.

RNS News Quiz: Ben & Jerry’s and Wally Funk

By Emily Churchill — July 23, 2021
(RNS) — Test your knowledge of the week's current events in the world of religion.

Sikhs, finding religious freedom on the road, take outsize role in American trucking

By Joseph Hammond — July 16, 2021
(RNS) — The trucking industry has attracted generations of Americans by offering good salaries for work that allows drivers to essentially be their own bosses. That workplace freedom has drawn many Sikhs in the Sikh American community to pursue trucking.

The Atlanta spa shooting and the hate crime gap

By Simran Jeet Singh — May 14, 2021
(RNS) — Those targeted by hate see evidence of bias that law enforcement doesn't see.

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.

Bob Abernethy, host and founder of ‘Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly,’ dies at 93

By Adelle M. Banks — May 3, 2021
(RNS) — ‘It has been a great privilege to report the many ways people of faith worship and serve others,’ he said as the show concluded.

Stopping sexual harassment where religious communities meet

By Azza Karam, Audrey E. Kitagawa, Cassandra Lawrence, Katherine Marshall — May 3, 2021
(RNS) — The interfaith movement will become irrelevant if it does more to protect reputations than keep leaders accountable.

‘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.
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