Sikhism

In Northern Ireland, a long-awaited gurdwara opens with a wedding

By Trisha Mukherjee — April 12, 2024
LONDONDERRY, Northern Ireland (RNS) — Derry’s growing population of Sikhs have been meeting in living rooms and kitchens since a fire destroyed one of only two gurdwaras in the country.
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Sikh Americans, citing ‘transnational repression,’ vote for an independent homeland

By Richa Karmarkar — February 1, 2024
(RNS) — More and more Sikh Americans are fearful about an ‘alarming rise’ in transnational repression, according to several Sikh advocacy organizations.

The makers of the unconventional superhero film ‘American Sikh’

By Simran Jeet Singh — January 9, 2024
(RNS) — Sikh Captain America — a turbaned version of the Marvel comic book hero — hits the big screen.

RNS reporters look ahead to the big religion stories they expect in 2024

By RNS staff — December 30, 2023
(RNS) — From papal reforms to psychedelics to presidential elections, here are the big religion stories RNS reporters anticipate this coming year.

We can’t take democracy for granted

By Simran Jeet Singh — December 14, 2023
(RNS) — Racial and religious minorities depend upon the values of pluralism and the rule of law for our rights to be protected.

India’s transnational extrajudicial murders are global religious nationalism

By Tarunjit Singh Butalia — December 1, 2023
(RNS) — But there is a deeper issue in US-India relations that needs parsing.

US prosecutors say plots to assassinate Sikh leaders were part of a campaign of planned killings

By Larry Neumeister — December 1, 2023
NEW YORK (AP) — The attack plans were foiled, prosecutors said, because the hitman was actually an undercover U.S. agent.

What to know about the Sikh independence movement following US accusation that activist was targeted

By Sheikh Saaliq — December 1, 2023
NEW DELHI (AP) — India's Sikh independence movement eventually became a bloody armed insurgency that shook India in the 1970s and 1980s.R

An Indian official plotted to assassinate a Sikh separatist leader in New York, US prosecutors say

By Ashok Sharma and Larry Neumeister — November 29, 2023
NEW YORK (AP) — India had set up a high-level inquiry after U.S. authorities raised concerns with New Delhi that its government may have had knowledge of a plot to kill a Sikh separatist leader on American soil.

Before we find peace in the Mideast, we have to stop seeing only the ‘other’

By Vishavjit Singh — November 17, 2023
(RNS) — A memory of being vilified for one's faith makes the Israeli-Hamas conflict feel more raw and dangerous.

Bandi Chhor Divas, celebrated at Diwali, has a history and values of its own

By Sandeep Singh — November 10, 2023
(RNS) — The Sikh tradition, which falls on the Hindu holiday of Diwali, stands for religious freedom and justice.

Pope Francis to join other clergy at first ‘Faith Pavilion’ at climate summit

By Adelle M. Banks — November 9, 2023
(RNS) — ‘This demonstrates the significance of the interfaith movement in helping to tackle the climate emergency,’ said one faith leader about the pavilion.

What is Diwali, the Festival of Lights, and how is it celebrated in India and the diaspora?

By Deepa Bharath — November 9, 2023
(AP) — It is celebrated across faiths by more than a billion people in the world’s most populous nation and the diaspora.
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