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National Day of Prayer observances to feature in-person worship, online petitions

By Adelle M. Banks — May 4, 2022
(RNS) — Proclaimed by Congress in 1952, the prayer day has been observed since 1988 on the first Thursday in May, with a more diverse array of participants in recent years.

Second gentleman Doug Emhoff touts ‘critical’ interfaith collaboration

By Adelle M. Banks — April 29, 2022
(RNS) — Emhoff spoke about how his interfaith marriage reflected the observance of major Jewish and Christian holidays in quick succession.

Interfaith Trolley offers inspiration and a whirlwind tour of religion in America

By Bob Smietana — April 26, 2022
(RNS) — A convergence of major religious holidays led the way to a day of interfaith fellowship and education.

Hate crimes should not be judged by intent alone, but by how they affect all of us

By Norman Chen and Nitasha Kaur Sawhney — April 18, 2022
(RNS) — It is high time that we change how we recognize and respond to hate.

Holy days converging in April spark interfaith celebrations

By Luis Andres Henao — April 18, 2022
(AP) — In addition to Passover, Easter and Ramadan, holy days occurring in April this year include the Sikhs' and Hindus' Vaisakhi, the Jains' Mahavir Jayanti, the Baha’i festival of Ridvan, and the Theravada Buddhist New Year.

What is the Sikh festival of Baisakhi and why is it so sacred?

By Simranjit Khalsa — April 14, 2022
(The Conversation) — Originally a spring harvest festival, Baisakhi acquired religious significance after the10th Sikh guru created the Khalsa, a distinctive Sikh identity, on this day.

Sikhs sue US Marine Corps over hair and beard restrictions

By Alejandra Molina — April 12, 2022
(RNS) — ‘I’m prepared to fight for the right to do my job while staying true to my faith with no caveats, asterisks, or discriminatory restrictions,’ said Capt. Sukhbir Singh Toor of the U.S. Marine Corps.

An awakening is coming to American religion. You won’t hear about it from the pulpit.

By Joshua Stanton and Benjamin Spratt — April 12, 2022
(RNS) — The future of American religion resides with innovative lay leaders who focus on empowerment, rather than power.

It’s beyond time to remove bans on religious attire from sports uniforms

By Simran Jeet Singh — March 4, 2022
(RNS) — Kids shouldn't have to choose between love of sport and love of religion.

As Russian threat escalates, prominent US faith leaders hold vigil for peace in Ukraine

By Emily McFarlan Miller — February 23, 2022
(RNS) — More than a dozen faith leaders offered prayers for a peaceful resolution during an online vigil Wednesday.

Farmer anger will test Modi as India’s ‘grain bowl’ votes

By Sheikh Saaliq — February 21, 2022
FATEHGARH SAHIB, India (AP) — New political players are vying to convert the farmers’ anger into votes, arguing that a new party is the only path to change.

‘You can’t talk about that’: The art of sharing Sikh experiences on Netflix

By Simran Jeet Singh — February 8, 2022
(RNS) — Agam Darshi about her process in writing and producing her new film 'Donkeyhead.'

Religious communities have a moral obligation to make the internet better

By Paul Brandeis Raushenbush — January 19, 2022
(RNS) — Six ways religious and spiritual leaders can help the internet serve their communities right now.

Indian farmers won over the Indian government. What now?

By Gunisha Kaur and Simran Jeet Singh — January 12, 2022
(RNS) — The Indian farmers’ victory gave us hope, but it’s just the beginning.

Since Jan. 6 attacks, spiritual leaders unify to combat Christian nationalism

By Alejandra Molina — January 7, 2022
(RNS) — The Jan. 6 insurrection of the U.S. Capitol drew recent attention to the phenomenon of Christian nationalism, but religious and spiritual leaders acknowledge its existence long before that.
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