Tag: Groundswell

Combat Hate with Love: Join Me this Election Season!

Combat Hate with Love: Join Me this Election Season!

The way that America commemorates the 15 year anniversary of 9/11 will shape our nation’s future. Will we honor the dead by recommitting our nation to love? Or will we allow 9/11 to be used to incite hate and violence this election season? As a […]

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 […]

A Brutal Hate Crime in Chicago

A Brutal Hate Crime in Chicago

A brutal hate crime on the eve of the 9/11 anniversary has once again shaken the Sikh community. Last week, Inderjit Singh Mukker, a Sikh father was beaten in Chicago as a man called him “terrorist” and “bin Laden.” This happened in the suburb of […]

3000+ Prayers Pour Into Chapel Hill After Slaying of Muslim American Students

3000+ Prayers Pour Into Chapel Hill After Slaying of Muslim American Students

The families of three Muslim college students killed last week in Chapel Hill, North Carolina received more than 3,000 messages and prayers of love and support from people across America. The prayers were collected by Groundswell Movement at Auburn Seminary and delivered to the local mosque in […]

Faithful Internet Kick-Off

Faithful Internet Kick-Off

Every issue we care about – immigration, policing, gun violence, climate change, hate crimes, you name it – requires us to protect the Internet as a place where we can organize, innovate, and connect. If you have been following my last few posts, you know […]

Interview: The Legacy Project

Interview: The Legacy Project

Published by The Legacy Project. Valarie Kaur is a national interfaith leader, documentary filmmaker, and lawyer who centers her work around the power of storytelling. She is the founder of Groundswell at Auburn Seminary, a non-profit initiative with 100,000 members that equips people of faith in social movements. Working with students and […]

First-Ever Sikh Prayer at the Pentagon – My Remarks

First-Ever Sikh Prayer at the Pentagon – My Remarks

Published by Huffington Post. The following remarks were delivered at the Pentagon’s first-ever event to commemorate the Sikh faith on April 25, 2014. Hosted by the Pentagon Chaplain, the program was organized by Major Kalsi, Captain Rattan, Corporal Lamba, and the Sikh Coalition, an organization […]

The Story of Self, The Story of Us, The Story of Now

The Story of Self, The Story of Us, The Story of Now

By Annabelle Estera, Asian Pacific American Network, Ohio State University One of the best parts of my job is the ability to bring in engaging, thought-provoking, and inspiring speakers. On November 14th, The Ohio State University welcomed filmmaker, civil rights advocate, and interfaith leader, Valarie Kaur to campus. There […]

My Top 10 Moments of 2013

My Top 10 Moments of 2013

Today, families are gathering together around great bonfires in Northern India and around the world to celebrate Lohri, the harvest festival of Punjab. As a girl, I would blink at the growing flames, listen to the pounding of the dhol (drum), and hold my breath as family members […]

DesiClub.com’s Top 50 Coolest Desis of 2013

DesiClub.com’s Top 50 Coolest Desis of 2013

Here it is — the “Top 50 Coolest Desis” of 2013! Congrats to the dizzying array of artists, entrepreneurs and activists who made the list. Surprised and grateful to make the top 10 with brother Prabhjot Singh! When else do we get to be in […]