Category: Guns

15 Years Later – Rana Sodhi and I Speak with the Man Who Murdered Balbir Sodhi

15 Years Later – Rana Sodhi and I Speak with the Man Who Murdered Balbir Sodhi

On September 15, at sunset in Arizona, a crowd gathered at the corner of a Chevron gas station called the Mesa Star. Like every year since 2002, Rana Sodhi hosted a memorial here for his brother, Balbir Singh Sodhi. Balbir was shot while planting flowers in […]

On the Four Year Anniversary, Will America #RememberOakCreek?

On the Four Year Anniversary, Will America #RememberOakCreek?

I’m in Oak Creek today to commemorate the four-year anniversary of a mass shooting on Sikh Americans. On August 5, 2012, a white supremacist opened fire in a Sikh gurdwara in this small town in Wisconsin, spilling blood in a place of prayer and peace. […]

A Call to Action to End Racism and Violence

A Call to Action to End Racism and Violence

A call to action: If you grieve the police officers killed in Dallas and the black people shot by police, if you believe we can demand police accountability and join hands with police officers who want to end racism and violence, if you hunger to channel anger […]

Beyond ‘Us and Them’ – Harvard Divinity School

Beyond ‘Us and Them’ – Harvard Divinity School

I was honored to receive the Peter J. Gomes STB ’68 Memorial Award this week from my alma mater, Harvard Divinity School. Here is the wonderful article that Harvard posted: When Valarie Kaur, MTS ’07, visited the Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, after a […]

“Love Conquers All” – Faith Leaders Challenge Trump via Upworthy

“Love Conquers All” – Faith Leaders Challenge Trump via Upworthy

This post originally appeared on Upworthy.  by Isabel Evans Donald Trump called for an end to all Muslim immigration into the United States and it was pretty scary. That’s old news by now. But the cool part you might not have heard about? As a response, a […]

These Religious Leaders Say ‘Revolutionary Love’ Is The Antidote To Bigotry

These Religious Leaders Say ‘Revolutionary Love’ Is The Antidote To Bigotry

This article was originally posted on The Huffington Post. by Antonia Blumberg Muslim Americans have found themselves at the center of ugly debate in the political arena as of late. At a time when religious literacy and dialogue could be our saving grace against the divisive rhetoric of terrorists, some have chosen fear […]

VIDEO: “Revolutionary Love

VIDEO: “Revolutionary Love

Here is my address on “revolutionary love” at the Parliament of the World’s Religions. It is directed to a particular audience, but I am thinking of centering my book on its core message. If you watch, tell me: what most speaks to you? What does […]

One Year After #Ferguson: Let Us Go From #PropheticGrief to #RevolutionaryLove

One Year After #Ferguson: Let Us Go From #PropheticGrief to #RevolutionaryLove

Dear Friends: One year ago, when Mike Brown was killed in the midst of tears and grief, we prayed with our hands up as tempers flared and fires burned. When we saw Eric Garner die on camera, it took our breath away. When Sandy Bland […]

Honoring the Charleston nine: Today, we mourn. Tomorrow, we organize.

Honoring the Charleston nine: Today, we mourn. Tomorrow, we organize.

This article was originally published in The Washington Post. Gunshots in a sanctuary of peace. Cries of terror where people sing God’s name. Blood in the prayer hall. A community shaken by hate but coming together to sing, pray and forgive even before they’ve laid the […]

The Doors of the Church Are Open

The Doors of the Church Are Open

Click here to add your prayer or message of solidarity for the families of Charleston in the wake of the AME shooting. Within hours, Groundswell, Auburn Seminary’s online platform, collected and continues to deliver some 8,000 prayers from people of all faiths and beliefs in response […]