After shooting, Sikhs push for more legal protections

(RNS) U.S. Sikhs are taking heart in a widely publicized hearing on hate crimes that they see as a first step toward better understanding of the community and increased legal protections. By Jeanie Groh.

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Faith and rights groups call for hate crime hearings

WASHINGTON (RNS) Following a rash of recent attacks, a coalition of more than 150 organizations is calling on the Senate Judiciary Committee to conduct hearings next month on hate crimes and hate groups in the United States. By Chris Lisee.

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What do Sikhs believe about the afterlife?

(RNS) Funeral services will be held on Friday for the six Sikhs killed at Wisconsin temple. The bodies of the deceased will be cremated, but, according to Sikh theology, their souls will live on. By Daniel Burke.

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Sikh temple shooting victims remembered for kindness, generosity

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(RNS) The six Sikhs killed Sunday at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin died as they lived, shot down amid acts of prayer and kindness. 

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