(RNS) Teenager Prabhdeep Suri has been teased mercilessly since he was in kindergarten for the patka he wore on his head, a symbol of his Sikh faith. Now he and other Sikhs are sending the message that discrimination against Sikhs in the U.S. has got to stop.
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WASHINGTON (RNS) “They’ve learned to live with the repeal of DADT (Don’t Ask/Don’t Tell) and so I think they can get along very well with yarmulkes and beards,” said Rabbi Sanford Dresin, director of military programs for the Florida-based Aleph Institute.
(RNS) It is not clear whether the attacks on Dr. Prabhjot Singh and the Muslim woman, who was also treated at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, are related. But many say the motives, if not the perpetrators, are depressingly familiar.
Nationwide, candlelight vigils for the victims of the August 5 shooting at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wis. are responding to violence with peace – and symbolic meals.
(RNS) The very item that Sikhs wear as a marker of their religious identity also singles them out as targets for violent attacks like Sunday's shooting in Wisconsin. By Daniel Burke.