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.
The day my grandparents left our ancestral village in South Asia for good
By Tarunjit Singh Butalia — August 15, 2022
(RNS) — I pledged not to let the hate of the partition eclipse my love of humanity.
Preserving stories of Hindu, Muslim and Sikh friendships through India’s partition
By Richa Karmarkar — August 10, 2022
(RNS) — Descendants of those who experienced the Partition of Punjab in 1947 come together to share stories of interfaith collaboration after 75 years of religious animosity in India and Pakistan.
American Sikhs are targets of bigotry, often due to cultural ignorance
By Simran Jeet Singh — August 10, 2022
(The Conversation) — On the 10th anniversary of the Oak Creek massacre, a Sikh scholar writes that there is little understanding of the Sikh faith in the U.S.
Queens community condemns attack on Gandhi statue as anti-Hindu vandalism
By Richa Karmarkar — August 9, 2022
NEW YORK (RNS) — Leaders from the diverse Richmond Hill community in New York’s Queens borough came together on Tuesday to condemn an act of vandalism against a statue of Mahatma Gandhi outside of the Shri Tulsi Mandir Hindu temple.
10 years after shooting, Wisconsin Sikhs lead interfaith conversation on safety
By Silma Suba — August 5, 2022
(Interfaith America) — In the decade since the Oak Creek shooting, hate crimes against places of worship have been on the rise.
Sikh Americans honor 10th anniversary of Oak Creek shooting
By Alejandra Molina — August 2, 2022
(RNS) — It remains the deadliest act of anti-Sikh hate in U.S. history — now Sikhs are standing in solidarity with other faith communities that have since fallen victim to violent hate crimes.
The simple Sikh teaching that can inspire us to resist hating those who hate us
By Simran Jeet Singh — July 27, 2022
(RNS) — Guru Nanak teaches that when we practice seeing the good in one another, we enter into a positive loop.
A religiously diverse Edmonton hosts Pope Francis’ visit
By Peter Smith — July 26, 2022
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — In a sign of cross-religious cooperation, volunteers to help with Pope Francis’ visit have come from the local Muslim community, the Salvation Army and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
A saint-soldier defending Sikhs and reviving the American melting pot
By Joshua Stanton and Benjamin Spratt — July 15, 2022
(RNS) — The Sikh Coalition was born in the hours after 9/11, out of self-defense. It’s become an outward-looking force promoting the core American value of being able to practice faith without fear.