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Why Hindu nationalists are attacking Sikhs in Australia

By Simran Jeet Singh — March 11, 2021

(RNS) — Hindu nationalists outside India are now terrorizing Sikhs in response to the historic farmer protests.

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If the mob’s attack on the Capitol surprised you, you weren’t paying attention

By Simran Jeet Singh — January 7, 2021

(RNS) — The truth is, this is precisely who we are. White supremacy is at the foundation of this country.

In 2020, a small but timely library of Sikh history

By Simran Jeet Singh — December 29, 2020

(RNS) — Distinctive in style and scope, these three Sikh histories will fascinate any religion or history nerd.

Why universities — and the rest of us — need religion studies

By Simran Jeet Singh — December 4, 2020

(RNS) — If we let universities strip away their commitments to religious diversity, we are actually making our communities less safe. 

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.

Farmers’ protests against India’s new agriculture laws follow long Sikh tradition

By Simran Jeet Singh — November 30, 2020

(RNS) — Protest is not new to Sikhs; rather, it permeates Sikh history, past and present.

Pompeo’s rights commission distilled decades of evangelicals’ hopes

By Simran Jeet Singh — November 23, 2020

(RNS) — Rights seen as coming directly from God are emphasized over economic justice and fighting the types of abuses exacted by right-wing authoritarian leaders.

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.

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