(RNS) Teenager Prabhdeep Suri has been teased mercilessly since he was in kindergarten for the patka he wore on his head, a symbol of his Sikh faith. Now he and other Sikhs are sending the message that discrimination against Sikhs in the U.S. has got to stop.
(RNS) Here are some facts about what Sikhs believe and Sikh culture.
WASHINGTON (RNS) “They’ve learned to live with the repeal of DADT (Don’t Ask/Don’t Tell) and so I think they can get along very well with yarmulkes and beards,” said Rabbi Sanford Dresin, director of military programs for the Florida-based Aleph Institute.
(RNS) The coalition created the FlyRights app in April 2012 because of concerns that Transportation Security Administration officers profiled travelers for their appearance -- and Sikhs in particular because of their turbans. The TSA insists it doesn't profile traveler.
A tattooed Jesus, emblazoned with our sins. A Sikh challenger for Paul Ryan. And why it may be perfectly respectful to pass on the yarmulke in a sacred Jewish space.
(RNS) It is not clear whether the attacks on Dr. Prabhjot Singh and the Muslim woman, who was also treated at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, are related. But many say the motives, if not the perpetrators, are depressingly familiar.
(RNS) Many Sikhs say the Oak Creek tragedy one year ago drew them closer to their faith, and especially to the teaching that they must maintain a spirit of "chardi kala," of optimism and hope.
Some conservative Christian moms say the practically nude star of a salad dressing commercial goes to far. Mother Dolores Hart was the first to kiss Elvis on screen. And Quebec Sikhs may now wear turbans during soccer games.
TORONTO (RNS) The decision to ban Sikh religious headgear is the latest chapter in Quebec's hotly contested debate over religious accommodation.
(RNS) U.S. Sikhs are taking heart in a widely publicized hearing on hate crimes that they see as a first step toward better understanding of the community and increased legal protections. By Jeanie Groh.
Mormon motifs in Ann Romney's speech. Sikh temple shooter's death ruled a suicide. Catholic priest says pedophiles shouldn't be jailed for first offense.
But Dolan won't play the Values Voter Summit. ChiSox third baseman Kevin Youklis will play for Israel. And old-fashioned nuns make a comeback.
Thousands are expected at funerals for six Wisconsin Sikhs killed this week. Obama will host the annual White House Iftar tonight. Thomas Nelson pulls publication by evangelical David Barton.
(RNS) Funeral services will be held on Friday for the six Sikhs killed at Wisconsin temple. The bodies of the deceased will be cremated, but, according to Sikh theology, their souls will live on. By Daniel Burke.
Nationwide, candlelight vigils for the victims of the August 5 shooting at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wis. are responding to violence with peace - and symbolic meals.