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The Atlanta spa shooting and the hate crime gap

By Simran Jeet Singh — May 14, 2021
(RNS) — Those targeted by hate see evidence of bias that law enforcement doesn't see.
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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.

In US Capitol attack, America’s violent gun culture finally reached its source

By Simran Jeet Singh — February 26, 2021
(RNS) — Gun violence is not an issue that can be solved through legislation alone; it will require moral and religious efforts as well.

Biden’s transition team wanted to talk about religious freedom. Here’s what I told them.

By Simran Jeet Singh — January 14, 2021
(RNS) — What I said had as much to do with racial justice as religious freedom, as the two are inextricably linked.

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.
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