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RNS holiday gift guide 2022: Ideas for the kids, adults and Pastafarians on your list

By Emily McFarlan Miller — November 18, 2022
(RNS) — Because not everybody celebrates a religious holiday in December, but everybody loves presents.
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In Sikh founder’s life, a model for letting justice guide our democracy

By Simran Jeet Singh — November 8, 2022
(RNS) — How the life of my faith’s founder and the civic values of Election Day are connected.

Diwali: A celebration of the goddess Lakshmi, and her promise of prosperity and good fortune

By Jeffery D. Long — October 25, 2022
(The Conversation) — Shri is the earliest name given to the goddess Lakshmi in Hindu texts. The word originally meant splendor and refers to all that is auspicious.

‘It’s about time’: Celebrations of Diwali illuminate NYC

By Mallika Sen — October 25, 2022
NEW YORK (AP) — The multi-day festival has secured a sturdy foothold in places with significant diaspora populations — like New York.

Man convicted in death of Texas agency’s 1st Sikh deputy

By Associated Press — October 18, 2022
HOUSTON (AP) — A jury took less than 30 minutes before finding Robert Solis, 50, guilty.

The silence of the witnesses hurt more than the shouted bigotry

By Tarunjit Singh Butalia — October 14, 2022
(RNS) — Suggestions for what to do when you encounter someone being harassed.

DEI is more than race and gender. It’s faith, too.

By Khyati Y. Joshi — October 11, 2022
(RNS) — People of different faiths shouldn’t have to miss important work events to celebrate their holidays.

Biden includes faith leaders in summit’s charge to ‘rise together against hate’

By Adelle M. Banks — September 16, 2022
(RNS) — In the audience were survivors and family members of those lost to violence at houses of worship and other scenes of hate crimes.

Faith-based and other relief efforts underway to assist Pakistan flood victims

By Alejandra Molina — August 31, 2022
(RNS) — ‘The humanitarian situation is terrible and could deteriorate without immediate international intervention,’ said Asif Shirazi, Islamic Relief’s country director in Pakistan.

Recent incidents from New York to California buttress concerns about Hinduphobia

By Richa Karmarkar — August 26, 2022
(RNS) — The attacks come just weeks after a Gandhi statue was vandalized and desecrated outside a Queens temple twice in less than a month.

Now more than ever: Let’s get the Equal Rights Amendment finalized

By Ani Zonneveld, Lisa Sharon Harper, Mary E. Hunt, Valarie Kaur, Sharon Brous, and Allyson McKinney Timm — August 26, 2022
(RNS) — As women of faith, we are committed to the common task of making the ERA the law of the land.

‘God is life,’ Rabbi Yonatan Neril on ecological conversion and the war in Ukraine

By Marika Proctor — August 19, 2022
(RNS) — Rabbi Yonatan Neril is the founder and executive director of the Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development — a Jerusalem-based nonprofit engaged in revealing the connection between religion and ecology worldwide.

Interfaith summit dreams of America as a potluck, not a battlefield

By Bob Smietana — August 16, 2022
(RNS) — Hundreds of interfaith campus leaders gathered in Chicago to reimagine America as a potluck, where everyone is welcome — rather than a melting pot.
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