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Valarie Kaur

Jacqui Lewis: In a divided America, no one is saved until everyone is saved

By Jana Riess — November 9, 2021
(RNS) — ‘The pendulum has swung so far to the right. And that’s not right,’ says the Rev. Jacqui Lewis. But the solution to tribalism isn’t more tribalism; it’s love — starting with love of self.

Balbir Singh Sodhi, early victim of 9/11 hate, honored on 20th anniversary of his death

By Alejandra Molina — September 16, 2021
(RNS) — ‘Balbir Uncle’s story could have ended here,’ said activist Valarie Kaur, ‘but this was not the end of his story. His death was a beginning because of how he lived.’

Joe Biden’s family Bible anchors faith-infused inaugural events

By Adelle M. Banks — January 19, 2021
(RNS) — Beyond the invocation and benediction at the inauguration itself, unofficial events will mostly be online and far different from the festivities of previous years.

The most intriguing books on religion we read this year

By RNS staff — December 23, 2020
(RNS) — Our reading list this year, like the rest of our lives, was colored by the triple whammy of 2020: the pandemic, the racial justice protests and the presidential election.

Valarie Kaur: ‘Revolutionary love is showing up in the labor for justice’

By Simran Jeet Singh — June 30, 2020
(RNS) — The filmmaker, lawyer and civil rights activist talks about her debut book, ‘See No Stranger: A Memoir and Manifesto of Revolutionary Love.’

Interfaith leaders find common ground promoting Internet freedom

By Brian Pellot — August 12, 2015
(RNS) Interfaith leaders are spearheading a new fight for net neutrality -- once the realm of tech wonks and digital rights activists -- and framing a free and open Internet as essential for religious freedom, social justice and interfaith cooperation.

Sikhs hopeful on anniversary of shooting

By Kim Lawton — August 1, 2013
(RNS) Many Sikhs say the Oak Creek tragedy one year ago drew them closer to their faith, and especially to the teaching that they must maintain a spirit of "chardi kala," of optimism and hope.
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