Category: Women

The Compassion Collective Takes Back Mother’s Day 2016

The Compassion Collective Takes Back Mother’s Day 2016

Take back Mother’s Day with the Compassion Collective. Mother’s Day wasn’t created to honor the kind of love that stays home and hoards our blessings. It was created to honor the kind of love that marches out and serves. I’ve teamed up with five stellar […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Class of 2015: Flare Up, Let Your Life Sing

Class of 2015: Flare Up, Let Your Life Sing

This piece was originally published on the Huffington Post. On May 9, 2015, I delivered the 100th commencement address at the College of Saint Benedict, a Catholic liberal arts college for women. I was the first commencement speaker of the Sikh faith in the College’s history. […]

First-Ever Sikh Float in Rose Parade

First-Ever Sikh Float in Rose Parade

It was an incredible experience to watch the first-ever Sikh float at the Rose Parade. It celebrated the story of Sikhs in America, starting with pioneers like my grandfather who settled in California 101 years ago. The float features a replica of the first gurdwara in America – one […]

“Law & Order SVU” Tackles Ray Rice Story

“Law & Order SVU” Tackles Ray Rice Story

Tonight is the night! My husband and filmmaking partner Sharat Raju directed an episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit – and it airs tonight 9 PM Eastern/Pacific on NBC! The episode is superb: a powerful, provocative, and morally complex story that takes on the issue of domestic […]