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American Sikhs

Religious Discrimination by the Military Must End

Prabhjot Singh | Posted 11.13.2016 | Religion
Prabhjot Singh

The Sikh Coalition's campaign isn't focused on US foreign policy but rather combating religious discrimination. The broad array of complex issues that fall under the foreign policy umbrella should always be open for critical examination and debate.

Bringing Langar And A Message of Egalitarianism to Capitol Hill

Bani Kaur Randhawa | Posted 08.04.2016 | Religion
Bani Kaur Randhawa

From its start, Langar has served as an anti-segregation movement in its purest form. When the founder of Sikhi, Guru Nanak Dev Ji, established Langar, it was a revolutionary way to reject the caste system that prevailed at the time.

Sikh Student's Right To Serve In ROTC And Wear His Turban Upheld By Court

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 06.15.2015 | Religion

A Sikh college student will now be able to pursue his dream of serving in the U.S. Army, without being forced to choose between his country and his fa...

9 Numbers That Explain How Americans View Sikhs

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 02.05.2015 | Religion

With more than 150 years of history in the United States, Sikh Americans are still highly misunderstood. Regularly subjected to discrimination and ...

Guru Nanak at the White House

Simran Jeet Singh | Posted 01.13.2015 | Religion
Simran Jeet Singh

Sikhism and America share the fundamental principles of integrity, hard work, and service, and both seek to uphold righteousness in the face of injustice

Sikh PSA Answers Ridiculous Question In The Best Possible Way

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.14.2014 | Religion

American actor Waris Ahluwalia is Sikh, and he wears a turban. The question "Where are you from?" has undoubtedly gotten old over the years. To ans...

Sikhs Demonstrate The Best Way To Confront Hate

Religion News Service | Lauren Markoe | Posted 01.30.2014 | Religion

SILVER SPRING, Md. (RNS) Throughout elementary, middle and high school, Prabhdeep Suri has been the only Sikh in his class, and it’s been obvious. ...

Turbans Do Not Equal Terrorism: Sikhs Promoting Awareness In A Post-9/11 America

Colleen McKown | Posted 06.28.2013 | Religion
Colleen McKown

The Sikh Coalition, an advocacy group, estimates that 700 hate crimes have been committed against Sikhs since 9/11 -- a number which, averaged out, totals more than one a week.

Sikhs Team Up To Run For A Cause

Simran Jeet Singh | Posted 06.09.2013 | Religion
Simran Jeet Singh

After raising more than $7,000 for charity, a new Sikh running team -- The Surat Fauj Running Club -- participated in its first two events this past weekend.

Openly Different: Life As A Sikh On Campus

Mandeep Singh | Posted 05.20.2013 | Religion
Mandeep Singh

While I have been blessed never to have faced direct discrimination, the visual expression of my faith through my unshorn hair kept within my turban and my long beard attract cautious and potentially critical looks wherever I go.

Sikhism Needs Liberal Democracy

Ameek Singh | Posted 05.01.2013 | Religion
Ameek Singh

Only an overarching institution answering to all Sikhs can enact such reforms. No individual person or nonprofit, however well-intentioned or competent, has the scale or consent to do so.

Repealing The Ban Against Sikhs In The Military

Simran Jeet Singh | Posted 03.24.2013 | Religion
Simran Jeet Singh

Sikhs have a rich history of military service across the globe. Meanwhile, U.S. policies still bar turbaned Sikhs from serving in the military.

What I Said To The Sikh Community In Charlotte, N.C.

Steve Knight | Posted 10.08.2012 | Religion
Steve Knight

It's so easy to stay in our own cultural and religious bubbles and not reach out to make connections with those who are not like us. But I'm grateful today for those in my life who have opened my eyes, including my Sikh friends. Because of them, I can testify to the truth that we are all connected.

History of Hate: Crimes Against Sikhs Since 9/11

Posted 08.07.2012 | Religion

The mass shooting of a gurdwara (Sikh temple) in Wisconsin on Sunday is merely the latest chapter in a history of violence. In the months following th...

Sikh Teachings For Mother's Day

Ranbir S. Sandhu, Ph.D. | Posted 07.25.2011 | Religion
Ranbir S. Sandhu, Ph.D.

There is no specific "Mother's Day" in the Sikh faith. However, American Sikhs have joined enthusiastically in this annual reaffirmation of the important role of mothers in our lives.