Anti-Sikh bigotry didn’t start with 9/11. That fact got me through it.
By Simran Jeet Singh — September 8, 2021
(RNS) — When people ask me how I’m able to endure the specter of bigotry as a visible Sikh in modern America, the answer now feels simple and honest: perspective.
20 years after the first Taliban regime, will we again target people based on how they look?
By Simran Jeet Singh — August 18, 2021
(RNS) — Have we learned anything about our own bigotry and extremism, and the rights of religious minorities?
Giannis Antetokounmpo: NBA stardom without the ego
By Simran Jeet Singh — August 10, 2021
(RNS) — Spiritual lessons from the NBA Finals' MVP.
Samrath Singh, first turbaned Sikh to play NCAA baseball, is more than the challenges he has overcome
By Simran Jeet Singh — August 5, 2021
(RNS) — ‘I’m confident in who I am and I love myself, and the people around me, my own beliefs, and my religion, have helped me accept myself and be proud of who I am,’ said New Jersey native and Boston College senior Samrath Singh.
Human rights is on Blinken’s agenda in India. Can he make it stick?
By Simran Jeet Singh — July 30, 2021
(RNS) — If we are going to be partners, we have to hold India to the standards we expect from ourselves.
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.
Treating the Indianapolis attack as a hate crime will keep us all safer
By Simran Jeet Singh — April 22, 2021
(RNS) — Eyewitness accounts suggest bias as a motivation for the shooting.
Moving from pain to action: an address to the Sikh community after Indianapolis
By Simran Jeet Singh — April 17, 2021
(RNS) — What have we done to fulfill our promise to make the world a better and safer place?
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.
Simran Jeet Singh
Articles of Faith
Simran Jeet Singh is a scholar and historian of religion currently based at Union Seminary. He is a Senior Adviser for Diversity and Inclusion at YSC Consulting, a 2020 Equality Fellow with the Open Society Foundations, and a Senior Fellow for the Sikh Coalition.