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Sikhism

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.

Why Hindu nationalists are attacking Sikhs in Australia

By Simran Jeet Singh — March 11, 2021
(RNS) — Hindu nationalists outside India are now terrorizing Sikhs in response to the historic farmer protests.

Why Indian farmers’ protests are being called a ‘satyagraha’ – which means ’embracing the truth’

By Sumit Ganguly — February 18, 2021
(The Conversation) — It evokes a long political history that goes back to the Indian nationalist movement against British rule.

Joe Biden’s family Bible anchors faith-infused inaugural events

By Adelle M. Banks — January 19, 2021
(RNS) — Beyond the invocation and benediction at the inauguration itself, unofficial events will mostly be online and far different from the festivities of previous years.

Advancing religious freedom abroad starts at home

By Guthrie Graves-Fitzsimmons, Maggie Siddiqi — January 15, 2021
(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.

By Simran Jeet Singh — January 14, 2021
(RNS) — What I said had as much to do with racial justice as religious freedom, as the two are inextricably linked.

What Christians can learn from Indian Sikh farmers’ desperate protests

By Joseph D'Souza — January 13, 2021
(RNS) — The protesters’ cause and community have shown a way for people of all faiths to go forward in a post-pandemic world.

In 2020, a small but timely library of Sikh history

By Simran Jeet Singh — December 29, 2020
(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

By RNS staff — December 28, 2020
(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

By RNS staff — December 23, 2020
(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

By Alejandra Molina — December 4, 2020
(RNS) — Protesters are expected to stay in their cars during the caravan and rally to limit the spread of COVID-19.
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