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Sikhs Honor Police Officer Shot During Attack on Wisconsin Temple
Originally Posted: 04/14/2014 - 4:18pm | Type: Blog

Brian Murphy attended Catholic Mass regularly, both before and after he took 12 bullets while trying to defend a Sikh temple in Wisconsin from a gunman in 2012. Brian Murphy atten ...

Assault on Professor Part of Wave of Attacks on Sikhs, Muslims, Others
Originally Posted: 09/25/2013 - 12:55pm | Type: Blog

Shortly after teenagers beat up a Columbia University physician Saturday, a Muslim woman was attacked a few blocks away. Shortly after teenagers beat up a Columbia University phys ...

Soccer Ban on Sikh Turbans Leads to Backlash Against Quebec
Originally Posted: 06/17/2013 - 11:18am | Type: Blog

Quebec’s decision to ban Sikh religious headgear on the soccer field is having national repercussions. Quebec’s decision to ban Sikh religious headgear on the soccer field is havi ...

Is Religious Freedom At Risk in U.S.?
Originally Posted: 05/31/2013 - 9:45am | Type: Blog

The panelists who came to assess the state of religious freedom in the nation accepted the point that their various faiths might not stand together on anything beyond the need to protect religious freedom, and ...

After Shooting, Sikhs Push for More Legal Protections
Originally Posted: 09/21/2012 - 2:40pm | Type: Blog

U.S. Sikhs are taking heart in a widely publicized Senate hearing on hate crimes and a pledge by the Justice Department to consider tracking hate crimes directed at their community. ...

Sojourners Planting Billboard to Support Murfreesboro Mosque
Originally Posted: 01/10/2013 - 3:30pm | Type: Press

September 14, 2012 Sojo in the News Blake Farmer ...

For Sikhs, the Soul Lives on Long After the Body Dies
Originally Posted: 08/10/2012 - 9:15am | Type: Blog

Funeral services will be held today for the six Sikhs killed at a Wisconsin temple last Sunday. The bodies of the deceased will later be cremated — but their souls will live on, Sikh tradition teaches. ...

'We Are All Oak Creek:' Prayer Vigil Near White House (Photos)
Originally Posted: 08/09/2012 - 12:15pm | Type: Blog

Four hundred people gathered across from the White House last night with a single message: “We are all Oak Creek.” Four hundred people gathered across from the White House last ...

Why I Prayed With the Sikh Community Last Night
Originally Posted: 08/09/2012 - 10:51am | Type: Blog

As a follower of Jesus, I am called to stand with the victimized, the oppressed, and hurting. It is what I’m here to do and the very essence of who I am as one “in Christ,” to quote the Apostle Paul. ...

Sikh Calls for Peace Echo Amish Shooting Response
Originally Posted: 08/07/2012 - 4:10pm | Type: Blog

At its heart, both the Sikh and Amish message is that of the indomitable human spirit, guided and inspired by faiths that practices peace, particularly when it is met with quite the opposite. ...

Sikhs and Sacred Ground
Originally Posted: 08/07/2012 - 4:06pm | Type: Blog

Amidst terror and confusion, Sikhs offered food and water to the growing crowd of police and news reporters outside the gurudwara as part of langar — the Sikh practice of feeding all visitors to the house of w ...

For Sikhs, Turban is a Proud Symbol — and a Target
Originally Posted: 08/07/2012 - 9:18am | Type: Blog

American Sikhs say they do know this: Their community has been targeted by a growing number of hate crimes since the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The New York-based Sikh Coalition reports more than 700 such inciden ...

Sikh Leader Responds to Wisconsin Shootings
Originally Posted: 08/07/2012 - 8:50am | Type: Blog

Ralph Singh, director of publications and public relations for Gobind Sadan — "God's House Without Walls," a spiritual community rooted in the Sikh tradition with locations in India and the Unit ...

Prayers for Peace Offered to Victims of Wisconsin Shooting
Originally Posted: 08/06/2012 - 12:20pm | Type: Blog

As Christians, we are called to be a voice for peace and nonviolence — to stand against a culture of violence that has allowed for two such hateful acts in three weeks. We at Sojourners extend our deepest symp ...

Jews, Sikhs, Hindus Root for Fellow Believers in Olympics
Originally Posted: 08/02/2012 - 10:10am | Type: Blog

Members of minority faiths in the U.S. — Jews, Muslims, Hindus and Sikhs — are rooting for U.S. Olympians and also saving a few extra cheers for their co-religionists, both Americans and athletes from other te ...

Sikhs Launch Mobile App to Report Profiling
Originally Posted: 04/26/2012 - 4:26pm | Type: Blog

Sikh civil rights activists will unveil a mobile phone application next week (April 30) that they say will allow travelers who believe they have been profiled by airport screeners to file complaints directly f ...

FBI, Muslim Groups Report Progress in Training Materials
Originally Posted: 02/16/2012 - 9:57pm | Type: Blog

FBI officials say they are willing to consider a proposal from a coalition of Muslim and interfaith groups to establish a committee of experts to review materials used in FBI anti-terrorism training. The coali ...

Prayers, Songs and Sukkot: A weekend at #OccupyWallStreet in NYC
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 5:30pm | Type: Blog

New York City. Saturday - Sunday October 15-16, 2011 in Zuccotti Park, Lower Manhattan. With prayers from the weekly Multi-Faith Service, led by the Rev. Michael Ellick of Judson Memorial Church. ...