Category: Press

I’m Still finding Love in America

I’m Still finding Love in America

One of the first people killed in a hate crime after 9/11 was a family friend, Balbir Singh Sodhi. He was 52, a Sikh father who wore a turban and beard as part of his faith. He was the first of dozens of Sikhs and […]

Kaur and Archuleta: A Sikh, a Mormon, and a dozen Interfaith University Graduates …

Kaur and Archuleta: A Sikh, a Mormon, and a dozen Interfaith University Graduates …

I was honored to deliver the address to the graduating class at Chapman University’s recent Baccalaureate service. After the service, Gail Sterns, the Dean of Wallace All Faiths Chapel at the University, wrote this wonderful article: If I had been a Christian, I would be a […]

Global Program Scholar-In-Residence: Serve with Courage, Forgiveness, Love

Global Program Scholar-In-Residence: Serve with Courage, Forgiveness, Love

Read the original post, from the Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School, here. Seniors in the Program for Global Citizenship presented their innovative Capstone Projects Tuesday night, Elizabeth Kendrick ’16 spoke of her Global experience, and Scholar-in-Residence Valarie Kaur capped off two days on campus with an inspirational Global Citizenship Lecture in the Fine Arts Building. Kaur, a […]

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 […]

A Pope for People of All Faiths

A Pope for People of All Faiths

My reflection on the Pope’s historic U.S. visit alongside faith leaders I love and respect: A Pope for People of All Faiths by FaithSource at Auburn Seminary Originally published on OnFaith.  A single image from Pope Francis’ visit to America is seared in my mind. At an […]

The Women Who Won Net Neutrality

The Women Who Won Net Neutrality

I am moved to be on this list, but even more proud to see my boss, Stanford Professor Barbara van Schewick, at the top – for having “a bigger impact than entire institutions.” She is extraordinary. I am so glad that Marvin shared the work of the […]

The Open Internet Order Becomes Law: Why Faith Leaders are Celebrating

The Open Internet Order Becomes Law: Why Faith Leaders are Celebrating

This article originally appeared on the Huffington Post. Today, after more than a year of national debate, the Open Internet Order goes into effect. The Order keeps the Internet an open and democratic space free from undue corporate control. Business leaders, start-up innovators, and economists widely […]

Save the Internet: 12 Faith Voices You Should Hear

Save the Internet: 12 Faith Voices You Should Hear

This piece original appeared in On Faith. Today, the Open Internet Order becomes effective. Adopted after a year of national debate, the order codifies “net neutrality” — the principle that keeps the Internet an open and democratic space. Specifically, it bans carriers like Comcast and Verizon […]