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American Sikhs

Guru Nanak at the White House

Simran Jeet Singh | Posted 11.13.2014 | 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...

American Sikhs A Small, Misunderstood Community

AP | RACHEL ZOLL | Posted 08.13.2013 | Religion

-- Ever since they arrived in the U.S. as farmers and lumber mill workers in the late 19th century, Sikhs have struggled with how little Americans kn...

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.