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Sikh Kirpan

Sikh Americans Should Show Solidarity With #BlackLivesMatter

Simran Kaur-Colbert | Posted 07.16.2015 | Religion
Simran Kaur-Colbert

As Americans grieve this terrorist attack that claimed the lives of nine congregants of Mother Emanuel and engage in much-needed dialogues on the legacy of the centuries of racialized violence of slavery and Jim-Crow segregation, Sikh Americans of South Asian origin must actively join the dialogue and purposefully engage with our Christian African-American brothers and sisters in solidarity.

Courthouse Bars Sikh Man From Jury Duty For Carrying Religious Object

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 05.01.2014 | Religion

California Sikhs demonstrated outside the Sutter County Superior Courthouse in Yuba City, California, on Tuesday to protest the exclusion of Gursant S...

Quebec Bans Sikh Daggers From Capitol

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Ron Csillag Religion News Service TORONTO (RNS) Lawmakers in the province of Quebec voted unanimously on Wednesday (Feb. 9) to ban the kirpan, a S...

The Sikh Kirpan: Balancing Religious Freedom With Security

Dr. Tarunjit Singh Butalia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Dr. Tarunjit Singh Butalia

The word kirpan comes from Persian and literally means "bringer of mercy." It represents the Sikh commitment to resist oppression and injustice, but only in a defensive posture.