(RNS) Humanitarians around the world will be counting on Haley to champion voices of the unheard in her role as U.N. ambassador. Her heritage will give her strength.
(Reuters) Once a thriving minority, only a handful of Sikh and Hindu families remain in Afghanistan. Many have chosen to flee the country of their birth, blaming growing discrimination and intolerance.
(RNS) The Army concluded that to allow beards for medical reasons but ban them for religious reasons was discriminatory.
(RNS) The ruling called the tests "discriminatory" and likely to discourage soldiers from seeking religious accommodations.
(RNS) Waris Ahluwalia was boarding a flight to New York City when he was told to publicly remove his turban for a security screening -- even though he had not triggered a metal detector.
(RNS) Mistaken for Muslims, Sikh Americans are often the victims of Islamophobic speech and violence.
(RNS) In the U.S., being forced to choose between one’s faith and service to our country is a choice that no American should have to make.
(RNS) More than a billion people around the globe -- nearly a fifth of the world’s population -- are preparing to celebrate the festivals of Diwali and Bandi Chhor Divas.
(RNS) Pope Francis embodies the Sikh concept of servant-leadership, which suggests that the best leaders are those who are constantly looking to serve those around them.
NEW YORK (RNS) Pope Francis asked God to "look on us, people of all faiths and religious traditions, who gather today on this hallowed ground, the scene of unspeakable violence and pain."
(RNS) A federal judge has ruled a Sikh college student must be allowed to join a college Army group and keep his long hair, turban and beard -- part of his "religious uniform."
WASHINGTON (RNS) The survey found that 11 percent of Americans said they were close friends with a Sikh person; 31 percent said they had never interacted with a Sikh.
"Despite frequent tokenistic calls for 'diversity' within the 'movement,' there are virtually no people of color in executive management positions in any of the major secular, atheist, or Humanist organizations." Author and activist Sikivu Hutchinson tells RNS how a new conference is working to change that.
TORONTO (RNS) The open road is now closed for devout Sikh men who can't fit a turban under a motorcycle helmet.
HASSAN ABDAL, Pakistan (RNS) Sikhs from all over the world assemble at Gurdwara Panja Sahib each year for a religious ritual on the eve of Vaisakhi (sometimes known as Baisakhi), a centuries-old festival that also marks the spring harvest.