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Exhibit Aims To Show The Beauty Of Sikh American Identity

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.26.2016 | Religion

Sikhs have been part of the American fabric for over a century, and yet they remain a misunderstood group. In the years since the attacks on September...

Why Having Sikhs In The Military Is A Plus

Sehej Kaur | Posted 06.29.2016 | Religion
Sehej Kaur

The critics of Harjit Sajjan and of other Sikhs in the armed forces are forgetting that based on the very Sikh tenet of fighting injustice, Sikhs in the military have the power to bring positive change and take action to make the military a more just organization. Moreover, battling for justice is a part of Sikhism and looking at our history.

New Jersey Mosque Gets Interfaith Support In Building Permit Fight

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 05.11.2016 | Religion

A diverse group of faith and justice organizations on Wednesday backed the Islamic Society of Basking Ridge, New Jersey's, federal lawsuit against a l...

Army Rules Sikh Officer Can Keep His Turban, Beard On Active Duty

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 04.01.2016 | Religion

A Sikh army captain who sued the U.S. military for discrimination in March has won the right to continue serving on active duty while upholding his re...

Football-Loving Americans Harassed For Wearing Turbans To Game

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 12.13.2015 | Sports

Three football-loving Americans say they were nearly barred from watching their team at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego Sunday because they were wearing...

Kids Who Wear Turbans Are Being Bullied, Here's How To Stop It

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 10.16.2015 | Religion

For Japjee Singh, the bullying started in the second grade. Some kids would yell, "Is that a bomb in your turban?" Others would try to pull the turban...

Inderjit Singh Mukker, Chicago-Area Sikh, Allegedly Attacked And Called 'Terrorist,' 'Bin Laden'

HuffPost India | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 09.15.2015 | Religion

UPDATE, September 15: DuPage County State's Attorney Robert B. Berlin announced on Tuesday that "after further investigation and the discovery of ...

Sikhs Mark Anniversary Of Temple Shooting With Community Service

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 08.04.2015 | Religion

This Wednesday, Aug. 5, will mark three years since a shooting at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, claimed the lives of six worshippers. It was ...

Happily Ever After: Religious Freedom Prevails at Walt Disney World

Heather L. Weaver | Posted 07.08.2016 | Politics
Heather L. Weaver

When Gurdit Singh was offered a job in 2008 as a mail carrier at Walt Disney World, he was thrilled. On his first day, however, it quickly became apparent that his new job might not be the path to happily ever after he had imagined.

Why the Supreme Court's Abercrombie Decision Is a Game Changer for Sikh-Americans

Gurjot Kaur | Posted 06.02.2016 | Religion
Gurjot Kaur

On Monday, Abercrombie & Fitch faced a major defeat in its interpretation of religious discrimination law and employees of faith, especially visibly religious minorities, breathed a collective sigh of relief.

Why Religious Groups Are Protesting The Religious Freedom Restoration Act

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 04.01.2015 | Religion

A battle is raging in Indiana and around the country, with faith groups accusing the state's leaders of misrepresenting what "religious freedom" reall...

Abercrombie Religious Discrimination Case Less Than Cool For Supreme Court, Sikh Americans

Gurjot Kaur | Posted 05.02.2015 | Religion
Gurjot Kaur

If the Supreme Court imposes stringent notice requirements on job applicants and employees, it will set the clock back on religious rights in the workplace by decades. Employers will be able to duck their heads into the sand any time a visibly religious Sikh, Muslim or Jew walks in.

Reported Sikh Hate Crime Leaves Father Critically Injured

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 08.05.2014 | Religion

Sikh activists pressured law enforcement on Tuesday to investigate what they are calling a hate crime against 29-year-old Sandeep Singh, a Sikh father...

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. ...

Flying While Sikh? There's An App For That

USA Today | Bart Jansen | Posted 12.02.2013 | Religion

(RNS) The Sikh Coalition is updating a mobile app that allows travelers to report complaints about the Transportation Security Administration from the...

Matt Sledge

Sikh Group Alleges U.S. Undercounts Airport Discrimination Complaints | Matt Sledge | Posted 11.26.2013 | Politics

As hectic Thanksgiving week air travel builds, a Sikh group is alleging that the Department of Homeland Security is ignoring reports about airport scr...

Sikhs Demand Removal Of Offensive Halloween Costume

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 09.28.2013 | Religion

Under pressure from the Sikh community, Walmart on Friday pulled a turban-themed costume from its website that the Sikh Coalition has said is offensiv...

Bullying Of Asian-American Students SPIKES

Religion News Service | Omar Sacirbey | Posted 09.08.2013 | Religion

(RNS) A report released Thursday (Sept. 5) by two civil rights groups found a dramatic spike in bullying of Asian-American students in New York City p...

Jaweed Kaleem

FBI Makes Big Changes On Hate Crimes | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 06.06.2013 | Religion

After years of pressure from civil rights groups and lawmakers who say attacks against religious and ethnic minorities are not adequately monitored b...

Religious And Civil Rights Groups Call For Hate Crime Hearings

Religion News Service | Chris Lisee | Posted 08.25.2012 | Religion

(RNS) Amid a rash of recent attacks that are being investigated as hate crimes, a coalition of more than 150 organizations is calling on the Senate Ju...

'No More Towelheads' Shirts Upset Sikh Community (PHOTO)

Posted 02.19.2012 | Religion

Members of the Sikh community are upset after finding shirts with the phrases "No More Ragheads" and "No More Towelheads" being sold on the merchandis...

Sikhs Call Airport Screening For Turbans 'Security Theater'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) Leaders of three Sikh organizations say they've been told by federal transportation officia...