Advancing religious freedom abroad starts at home
(RNS) — On this Religious Freedom Day, we are concerned about the rising threats around the world, but we are hopeful for progress in the years ahead.
Biden’s transition team wanted to talk about religious freedom. Here’s what I told them.
What Christians can learn from Indian Sikh farmers’ desperate protests
In 2020, a small but timely library of Sikh history
(RNS) — Distinctive in style and scope, these three Sikh histories will fascinate any religion or history nerd.
Our best religion stories from a terrible year
(RNS) — The RNS stories that captured moments of resilience and perseverance, and even a few moments of celebration, in this dark time.
The most intriguing books on religion we read this year
(RNS) — Our reading list this year, like the rest of our lives, was colored by the triple whammy of 2020: the pandemic, the racial justice protests and the presidential election.
California Sikhs to hold caravan and rally in support of farmer protests in India
(RNS) — Protesters are expected to stay in their cars during the caravan and rally to limit the spread of COVID-19.
Religious, ethnic minorities grapple over California’s model ethnic studies curriculum
LOS ANGELES (RNS) — The curriculum, originally designed to center Chicanos and Latino Americans, African Americans, Asian Americans and Native Americans, has become beset with arguments about who else should be represented.
On the anniversary of his birth, a reflection on the life of Guru Nanak
(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
(RNS) — Protest is not new to Sikhs; rather, it permeates Sikh history, past and present.
RNS holiday gift guide 2020: Puzzles, prayer cards and more gifts for staying in
(RNS) — Religion News Service is bringing back our holiday gift guide, full of ideas for all the people of faith — or no faith — on your list.
Muslim, Sikh and Jewish groups seek inclusion in California’s new ethnic studies curriculum
LOS ANGELES (RNS) — The model curriculum for high schoolers focuses on Chicanos and Latino Americans, African Americans, Asian Americans and Native Americans.
How Sikhs combine spirituality with civic engagement
(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.
Election stress? Check out these spiritual self-care activities designed for the day
(RNS) — Take a break from ‘doomscrolling’ and join a prayer vigil, a guided meditation, a poetry reading or even a sing-along.
Taco trucks and voter guides boost political profiles of faith communities at the margins
(RNS) — Civic engagement, said one activist, humanizes minority faith groups in the eyes of the rest of the electorate.