Tag Archive for Sikh

Canadian prisoners sue over lack of chaplains

Ron Csillag, Religion News Service, Apr.02 Inmates in British Columbia have filed suit to overturn a decision by the Canadian government to cut part-time prison chaplains, alleging that the policy has nearly eliminated prison ministry to minority faiths. “Prisoners do…

Religions for Peace delegation makes statements on nuclear weapons

Religions for Peace, Mar.05 Statement by European Council of Religious Leaders/ Religions for Peace delegation. Our delegation of Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Sikh, Jewish and Buddhist leaders represents Religions for Peace, the world’s largest and most representative multi-religious coalition. Religions for…

Isolation leads British Muslims to act like ‘idiots’

Trevor Grundy, Religion News Service, Jan.25 The increasing isolation of Britain’s Muslim community is leading to stepped-up attacks against Muslims and a sense that Muslims can act like “idiots” against outsiders in some parts of the city [London], British government…

Faith leaders unite behind call to change financial system

Ekklesia, Jan.24 In response to the European debt crisis, thirty-seven Church of England bishops have signed a multifaith statement calling for debt audits in Europe, cancelling the unjust debts of the most indebted nations, more progressive taxation and control of…

January issue of The Interfaith Observer

The Interfaith Observer, Jan.15 Editorial On the Birth, Death, and Rebirth of Community Interfaith News Bhagavad Gita Invoked in U.S. Congress Swearing-in – 1.1 Billion Self-Identify as “No Religious Affiliation” – Atheists Grow, Christians Decline in England and Wales –…

US VP Biden’s gun panel meets with faith leaders

Kevin Bohn, CNN Politics, Jan.09 Vice President Joe Biden and officials on his gun violence committee held an unannounced meeting Wednesday evening with a group of 12 national faith leaders. One theme brought up by several participants was the “moral…

Dilemma of religious diversity

Eboo Patel, USA Today, Aug.19, www.usatoday.com/news/opinion/forum/story/2012-08-19/religious-diversity-islam-christianity/57141216/1 When I speak before audiences, one of the most frequent questions I get as the founder of an interfaith youth group is, “How young is too young for children to engage with kids from…

Sikhs and Civil Rights: Standing on the Shoulders of Dr. King

Simran Jeet Singh, State of Formation, Jun.22, www.stateofformation.org/2012/06/sikhs-and-civil-rights-standing-on-the-shoulders-of-dr-king/ This past Friday, the White House hosted the first-ever policy briefing on Sikh civil rights issues. Amardeep Singh, Director of Programs for the Sikh Coalition and Commissioner for the White House Initiative…