Articles of Faith

On the anniversary of his birth, a reflection on the life of Guru Nanak

By Simran Jeet Singh — November 30, 2020

(RNS) — Sikhs around the world celebrate the birth anniversary of their founder-prophet, Guru Nanak, every autumn.

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Hate crime deaths reach all-time high, despite chronic underreporting

By Simran Jeet Singh — November 18, 2020

(RNS) — Three things the Biden-Harris administration can do to help address the pandemic of hate in our country.

Muslim voters doubled their turnout, turning a much-watched minority into an influential one

By Simran Jeet Singh — November 9, 2020

(RNS) — Many groups have made significant gains in their ability to deliver the vote in 2020, perhaps the most influential of which is the Muslim American bloc.

How Sikhs combine spirituality with civic engagement

By Simran Jeet Singh — November 3, 2020

(RNS) — In a pivotal election, Sikhs are making their voices heard in ways that are as true to Sikhi as they are to the best American values.

How to show compassion for a president who lacks it himself

By Simran Jeet Singh — October 2, 2020

(RNS) — Many of us want to feel compassion even for a man who rarely exhibits it but feel sincerely challenged to sympathize for someone we hold responsible for profound human suffering.

How corrosive politics make us all less safe

By Simran Jeet Singh — September 25, 2020

(RNS) — As we vote on our future, America needs to draw on its diverse strengths to solve the problems that confront us all.

Writing the inspirational Sikh story my children — and everyone — need to see

By Simran Jeet Singh — August 25, 2020

(RNS) — If kids can learn to see the humanity of those who look different from them, they can learn to see the humanity in everyone they encounter — including their own.

Josh Dickson’s road from Republican evangelical to Biden’s faith outreach director

By Simran Jeet Singh — August 17, 2020

(RNS) — The former community organizer on Chicago’s South Side calls racism ‘the key religious issue of this election.’

Harris’ nomination shows why representation matters, but is not enough

By Simran Jeet Singh — August 12, 2020

(RNS) — The Democratic vice presidential nominee has to show the moral courage to address her own role in perpetuating systems that drag underrepresented communities down.

Patriotic, Catholic and queer: Rebecca Parson’s unorthodox run for Congress

By Simran Jeet Singh — July 31, 2020

RNS — Parson, who would be the first woman and the first LGBT person to represent her district, is also a practicing Catholic who considers her faith an important aspect of her political views.

How American Christianity became white

By Simran Jeet Singh — July 23, 2020

(RNS) — Because it’s enshrined in the First Amendment, we presume religious equality is manifest in our society as well. A new book by Khyati Joshi examines white Christianity’s role in upholding whiteness.

In Linda Sarsour’s new memoir, all activism is personal

By Simran Jeet Singh — July 14, 2020

(RNS) — Linda Sarsour’s new memoir, ‘We Are Not Here to Be Bystanders’ reminds us that what makes us ordinarily human is what drives the most extraordinary and prominent among us.

To fight racism, we need to confront religion’s racist past

By Simran Jeet Singh — July 9, 2020

(RNS) — There’s nothing ‘past’ about American racism — it is our present, and will be our future unless we abandon the triumphalism of the country’s founding faith.

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