The Religion News Association Board of Directors recently appointed two new members to its ranks. CBS veteran Liz Kineke and Trinity University Assistant Professor Simran Jeet Singh will temporarily fill vacancies on the now nine-member board. RNA voting members will cast ballots on whether to elect them to full, three-year
A Sikh employee has been permitted to wear the Kirpan in the workplace of an international telecommunications company based in the City in London following initially being refused to right to wear it on ostensible security grounds. The individual had taken the momentous decision to take Amrit (become initiated/take admission to become
By: Randall Roberts The Santa Monica-based trio White Sun has a curious, only-in-L.A. backstory, having been co-founded by Adam Berry, best known in the biz for his four seasons as the music director for the animated show “South Park.” They can add “Grammy-award winning” to that biography. The group bested a competitive field
Security guards, teachers, farmers and other members of the Central Valley’s large Sikh community poured into the two-story Gurdwara Sahib Sikh temple in West Sacramento late Sunday while fleeing potential flooding along the Highway 70 corridor south of Oroville. They brought with them relatives and just the clothes on their
By: Preeti K McCarthy Thousands of people gathered in the Melbourne CBD to peacefully protest against the celebrating Australia Day on the 26th of January – among them a strong contingent from the Sikh community. The 26th of January means different things to different people in Australia. For many, it’s about getting
By: Lieutenant Colonel Kamal Singh (Kalsi) Members of the military sacrifice more than just blood, sweat, and tears. I deployed to a combat hospital in Afghanistan’s Helmand Province as an emergency room doctor and soldier in the U.S. Army. We took care of more casualties than I care to remember.