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‘City of Faith’ exhibit celebrates South Asian religion in NYC

By Kathryn Post — March 16, 2023
NEW YORK (RNS) — A new exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York suggests the city can’t be understood without religion.

Orthodox Jewish parents sue California for ban on special ed funds to religious schools

By Alejandra Molina — March 14, 2023
(RNS) — ‘It takes a special kind of chutzpah to deny Jewish kids with disabilities equal access to special education benefits,’ said Eric Rassbach, an attorney representing the parents.

‘A time bomb’: India’s sinking holy town faces grim future

By Shonal Ganguly and Krutika Pathi — March 1, 2023
JOSHIMATH, India (AP) — For months, the roughly 20,000 residents in Joshimath, revered by Hindu and Sikh pilgrims, have watched the earth slowly swallow their community.

Nikki Haley says she’s Christian, but it’s complicated

By Khyati Y. Joshi — February 16, 2023
(RNS) — Dogged by questions about her faith, what is she trying to prove?

Why we need to seek the discomfort of others

By Simran Jeet Singh — February 10, 2023
(RNS) — People ask me why I put myself in these positions of discomfort and uncertainty.

California senator announces bill to protect religious practices of incarcerated individuals

By Alejandra Molina — February 6, 2023
(RNS) — Backers of the bill say that allowing religious detainees and prisoners to wear religious garb does not constitute 'coddling' them.

New effort surveys Sikh students about bullying and school climate in the US

By Alejandra Molina — February 3, 2023
(RNS) — 'There is a gap between the lived experiences of Sikh kids and what teachers, administrators and policymakers understand,' said Rucha Kaur, community development director for the Sikh Coalition.

Bad weather is here. How to see it as grace.

By Simran Jeet Singh — January 23, 2023
(RNS) — Our cultural views on resilience are too limited.

How New York has answered religiously motivated hate crime

By Tori Luecking — January 17, 2023
NEW YORK (RNS) — A wildly diverse city takes a multifaceted, interagency and interfaith approach to faith-based security efforts.

In court ruling, Sikh recruits can attend USMC training while keeping beards and turbans

By Alejandra Molina — December 23, 2022
(RNS) — 'No one should have to choose between serving God and country,' said Eric Baxter, an attorney with a religious liberty legal group that is representing the Sikh recruits.

The most intriguing books on religion we read in 2022

By RNS staff — December 21, 2022
(RNS) — Pushing the boundaries of what faith can and should be, this year’s best religion and spirituality reads offer everything except predictability.

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.

Veterans, Muslim and Jewish groups file support for Sikh recruits suing Marine Corps

By Alejandra Molina — November 16, 2022
(RNS) — Sikhs who serve in the Marine Corps can keep their beards and unshorn hair while on duty but are forbidden from doing so during combat deployment and in the course of boot camp.

Religious groups with immigrant members grew fastest over past decade

By Yonat Shimron — November 11, 2022
(RNS) — A decennial study of US religious life shows that the number of participants in congregational services has not kept up with the overall population growth. But religious groups drawing large numbers of immigrants have seen steady growth.

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.
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