Tarunjit Singh Butalia serves as executive director of Religions for Peace USA. He has been active in the interfaith movement for over two decades. He has been a member of the board of trustees of Parliament of the World’s Religions for 12 years as well as North American Interfaith Network. He is also a founding trustee […]
The Sikh religion has been underrepresented and misrepresented in the popular media, and these problems have contributed to the serious challenges that Sikhs experience today, including negative stereotypes, discriminatory policies, and violent hate crimes.
Satjeet Kaur is the executive director of the Sikh Coalition. The nonprofit has launched get-out-the-vote efforts. Coronavirus-related restrictions on group gatherings will affect how Sikhs celebrate Vaisakhi, an annual religious festival.
Simran Jeet Singh is a Sikh, millennial writer, educator and activist. He is a senior fellow with the Sikh Coalition, a columnist for Religion News Service and an adjunct professor for Union Theological Seminary.
Pardeep Singh Kaleka is executive director of the Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee. He’s also a member of the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin, the site of a 2012 mass shooting. Kaleka lost his father in the shooting.
How do congregations address the threat of gun violence? And how do they respond if a shooting takes place?
Balhair Singh Dulai is the president of the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin, the site of a 2012 shooting that left six people dead. The temple’s website still features a tribute to victims.
President Donald Trump has undone or renegotiated many of his predecessor’s environmentally friendly policies, removing climate change research from government websites and pulling out of the Paris climate agreement. Religiously inspired environmental activists have emerged as some of his loudest critics.
EcoSikh educates Sikhs around the world about environmental concerns, encouraging reverence for all creation. Ravneet Pal Singh is the project manager.