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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.

Religious, ethnic minorities grapple over California’s model ethnic studies curriculum

By Alejandra Molina — December 4, 2020
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

By Simran Jeet Singh — November 30, 2020
(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

By Simran Jeet Singh — November 30, 2020
(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

By Emily McFarlan Miller — November 25, 2020
(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

By Alejandra Molina — November 18, 2020
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

By Simran Jeet Singh — November 3, 2020
(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

By Emily McFarlan Miller — November 2, 2020
(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

By Alejandra Molina — October 28, 2020
(RNS) — Civic engagement, said one activist, humanizes minority faith groups in the eyes of the rest of the electorate.

How to show compassion for a president who lacks it himself

By Simran Jeet Singh — October 2, 2020
(RNS) — Many of us want to feel compassion even for a man who rarely exhibits it but feel sincerely challenged to sympathize for someone we hold responsible for profound human suffering.

Calling all women: It’s time to take our stand together against tyranny and injustice

By Faith in Public Life — September 30, 2020
(RNS) — Every holy text we follow, from the Quran, Torah and Bible to the teachings of the Guru Granth Sahib, demands a moral obligation to the most marginalized people in society.

How corrosive politics make us all less safe

By Simran Jeet Singh — September 25, 2020
(RNS) — As we vote on our future, America needs to draw on its diverse strengths to solve the problems that confront us all.

During West Coast wildfires, religious groups prepare meals, offer spiritual guidance

By Alejandra Molina — September 11, 2020
LOS ANGELES (RNS) — As numerous wildfires rage across the West Coast, religious groups and their volunteers are receiving donations, delivering meals and offering sanctuary to families who have either lost their homes or who have been forced to evacuate their neighborhoods.

More than 350 faith leaders to back Biden for president, including many first-time endorsers

By Jack Jenkins — August 27, 2020
(RNS) — ‘I think progressive Christianity is a sleeping giant,’ said the Rev. Nadia Bolz-Weber.

Writing the inspirational Sikh story my children — and everyone — need to see

By Simran Jeet Singh — August 25, 2020
(RNS) — If kids can learn to see the humanity of those who look different from them, they can learn to see the humanity in everyone they encounter — including their own.
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