(RNS) — The new guidelines allow personnel to request a waiver to wear religious apparel, including turbans and hijabs, and to have unshorn hair or beards for religious reasons.
(RNS) — Racial profiling takes a toll on our deepest and most sacred relationships, reason enough to end this damaging and painful practice.
(RNS) — Celebrating the kind way in which a man told a Canadian politician he should remove his turban misses the point entirely.
(RNS) — Even when we excuse the perpetuation of stereotypes by claiming ignorance or good intentions, it’s undeniable that they impact others in harmful ways.
(RNS) A video of the mayor learning how to tie a Sikh turban has gone viral.
(RNS) The Army concluded that to allow beards for medical reasons but ban them for religious reasons was discriminatory.
(RNS) In the U.S., being forced to choose between one’s faith and service to our country is a choice that no American should have to make.
"My turban reminds me to be a good person," says Pardeep Singh, in this video he created about his faith.
(RNS) Teenager Prabhdeep Suri has been teased mercilessly since he was in kindergarten for the patka he wore on his head, a symbol of his Sikh faith. Now he and other Sikhs are sending the message that discrimination against Sikhs in the U.S. has got to stop.
(RNS) Here are some facts about what Sikhs believe and Sikh culture.
WASHINGTON (RNS) “They’ve learned to live with the repeal of DADT (Don’t Ask/Don’t Tell) and so I think they can get along very well with yarmulkes and beards,” said Rabbi Sanford Dresin, director of military programs for the Florida-based Aleph Institute.
(RNS) It is not clear whether the attacks on Dr. Prabhjot Singh and the Muslim woman, who was also treated at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, are related. But many say the motives, if not the perpetrators, are depressingly familiar.
Nationwide, candlelight vigils for the victims of the August 5 shooting at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wis. are responding to violence with peace - and symbolic meals.
(RNS) The very item that Sikhs wear as a marker of their religious identity also singles them out as targets for violent attacks like Sunday's shooting in Wisconsin. By Daniel Burke.
(RNS) Sikh and Muslim transit workers settled a federal lawsuit over a post 9-11 policy that made them work out of public view unless they wore a Metropolitan Transit Authority logo on their religious headdress. By Lauren Markoe.