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Getting to Know the Sikh Next Door & Across the Border

April is Sikh Heritage Month in Canada and a great opportunity to get to know this unique religious group only a short drive across the border. The Sikh faith dates back to the early 16th century and is strongest in India’s Punjab region (in the northwestern part of the country). The religion — fifth largest in the world — is about 500 years old with some 26 million followers.

My Trip to the Spokane Islamic Center

My experience at the Islamic Center was very enlightening, and I was grateful to be able to learn about the faith and customs in person. I believe if people want to learn about Islam they can go to a masjid to do so because it feels like a welcoming space.

My family’s Sikh religion

I grew up in a Punjabi household while living in one of the whitest towns in California. I was raised knowing and believing in Sikhism. I spent Sundays going to the gurdwara, a place of worship for Sikhs, and learning about the history from my uncles and dad.

Celebrating Langar at the Parliament

One of the most beautiful aspects of the Parliament of the World’s Religions was finding so many points of commonality with good people of different faiths all over the world.

Sikhs hopeful on anniversary of shooting

One year after a gunman opened fire in a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wis., killing six worshippers, Sikhs say they are hopeful about the future and even more determined to be better understood.

Soccer ban on Sikh turbans leads to backlash

TORONTO (RNS) Quebec’s decision to ban Sikh religious headgear on the soccer field is having national repercussions.

Earlier this week, the Canadian Soccer Association suspended the Quebec Soccer Federation for instituting the ban on religious head coverings, such as turbans, keskis and patkas.

Diwali at the Sikh Gurdwara

Spokane's Sikh community celebrates Diwali.

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