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Valarie Kaur

'First We Pray, Then We Organize' The Unlikely Coalition for Net Neutrality (VIDEO)

Valarie Kaur | Posted 07.29.2015 | Religion
Valarie Kaur

If you want a world where #BlackLivesMatter, if you proclaim #Not1More or #LoveWins, if you want dignity for #Sikhs and #Muslims and the #99Percent, then #NetNeutrality is your cause too.

The Open Internet Order Becomes Law: Why Faith Leaders are Celebrating

Valarie Kaur | Posted 06.12.2015 | Religion
Valarie Kaur

America's faith and moral voices have always been at the forefront of social movements. Media justice is the next frontier.

Class of 2015: Flare Up, Let Your Life Sing

Valarie Kaur | Posted 05.26.2015 | Religion
Valarie Kaur

President Mary Hinton, professors and staff, family and friends, and the College of St Benedict's Class of 2015, it is an honor for me to address you today.

A Sikh Sermon at the Pentagon: "Seva: The Call of Our Times"

Valarie Kaur | Posted 05.15.2015 | Religion
Valarie Kaur

Service is the core of Sikh practice, but it's not the kind of service we think we know. Seva is not safe. Seva is not easy. Seva means selfless service.

3000+ Prayers Pour Into Chapel Hill After Slaying of Muslim American Students

Valarie Kaur | Posted 04.23.2015 | Religion
Valarie Kaur

The families of three Muslim college students killed last week in Chapel Hill, North Carolina received more than 3,000 messages and prayers of love and support from people across America.

Enemies Of Diversity Are The Enemies Of This Great Nation

Shahnaz Taplin-Chinoy | Posted 11.10.2012 | Religion
Shahnaz Taplin-Chinoy

The temple tragedy is uniquely sad since Sikhs have pro-actively educated Americans about their faith and philosophy since 9/11. I was struck by their grit, spirit and dignity as Sikh temple leaders re-opened their doors in just five days to serve their community.

Finding Common Ground With 'Sacred Ground'

Chris Stedman | Posted 10.15.2012 | Religion
Chris Stedman

Storytelling can do that. It can connect and inspire us to new ways of thinking, to greater empathy and to increased familiarity with different experiences, identities and values.

Do Atheists Belong In The Interfaith Movement?

Chris Stedman | Posted 08.14.2011 | Religion
Chris Stedman

In my experience, interfaith work doesn't require that people check their convictions at the door, and if the only thing keeping atheists from participating is a semantic disagreement with the word "faith," I think that is a missed opportunity.