Muslim, Sikh and Jewish groups seek inclusion in California’s new ethnic studies curriculum
LOS ANGELES (RNS) — The model curriculum for high schoolers focuses on Chicanos and Latino Americans, African Americans, Asian Americans and Native Americans.
How Sikhs combine spirituality with civic engagement
Election stress? Check out these spiritual self-care activities designed for the day
Taco trucks and voter guides boost political profiles of faith communities at the margins
(RNS) — Civic engagement, said one activist, humanizes minority faith groups in the eyes of the rest of the electorate.
How to show compassion for a president who lacks it himself
(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.
Calling all women: It’s time to take our stand together against tyranny and injustice
(RNS) — Every holy text we follow, from the Quran, Torah and Bible to the teachings of the Guru Granth Sahib, demands a moral obligation to the most marginalized people in society.
How corrosive politics make us all less safe
(RNS) — As we vote on our future, America needs to draw on its diverse strengths to solve the problems that confront us all.
During West Coast wildfires, religious groups prepare meals, offer spiritual guidance
LOS ANGELES (RNS) — As numerous wildfires rage across the West Coast, religious groups and their volunteers are receiving donations, delivering meals and offering sanctuary to families who have either lost their homes or who have been forced to evacuate their neighborhoods.
More than 350 faith leaders to back Biden for president, including many first-time endorsers
(RNS) — ‘I think progressive Christianity is a sleeping giant,’ said the Rev. Nadia Bolz-Weber.
Writing the inspirational Sikh story my children — and everyone — need to see
(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.
Yogi Bhajan, yoga guru and founder of 3HO, ‘more likely than not’ sexually abused followers, says report
(RNS) — The report details a range of alleged abuses against women and female minors that include rape, sexual battery, sexual abuse and sexual harassment. Bhajan is best known for introducing Kundalini Yoga to the West and formed a worldwide community of 3HO ashrams.
Harris’ nomination shows why representation matters, but is not enough
(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.
From changing lives to preaching at iPads: How clergy are coping with the new normal
(RNS) — ‘We moved from snow day mentality to marathon mentality now,’ said pastor and church consultant Rob Dyer.
Hate crime charge added for Colorado man accused of running over Sikh store owner
(RNS) — Prosecutors have added a hate crime charge against a man accused of striking a 61-year-old Sikh man with his car and leaving him for dead almost three months ago.
An outsider’s encounter with the Psalms
(RNS) — Instead of trying to contextualize it as a scholar, I decided to approach Psalm 133 as a reader and see how it might speak to me.