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.
(RNS) A Maryland-based Sikh organization has honored a police officer for his service on the day a gunman killed six worshippers at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin.
While many scholars argue that online environments may lead to the rise of new religious authorities, a new study conducted at the University of Leeds shows that for young Britain ...
"My turban reminds me to be a good person," says Pardeep Singh, in this video he created about his faith.
An gun company apologizes for an ad in which Michelangelo's David clutches its rifle. The penalties for Methodists who officiate at gay marriages vary. And members of Congress lobby for Sikh soldiers.
(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.