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The five year anniversary of Oak Creek

The five year anniversary of Oak Creek

On August 5, 2012, a white supremacist opened fire inside a Sikh gurdwara in Oak Creek, WI, taking the lives of six people and permanently injuring others. Today hate crimes continue to threaten our communities and Oak Creek is largely a forgotten tragedy. But the […]

New Year’s Eve Watch Night Service

New Year’s Eve Watch Night Service

On New Year’s Eve I joined with other faith leaders at the Watch Night Service at the historic Metropolitan AME Church in DC. There was part of my soul that had been shattered since the election — a part that no one could reach. But the […]

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 […]

Live from #GroundZero and Second Ground Zero

Live from #GroundZero and Second Ground Zero

Live From #GroundZero. Watch here. I was with Kerri Kelly on 9/11 to honor her step-father Lt Joe Leavey, a fireman who rushed up flights of stairs to save people and was killed 15 years ago today. She wants an end to hate & bigotry in […]

Announcing the Together Tour! Coming to a City Near You this Fall…

Announcing the Together Tour! Coming to a City Near You this Fall…

A few months ago, I made a leap of faith. Every night, when I lay my son in his crib, my love for him swells up in my heart – and then fear lodges in my throat when I think about him coming of age. […]

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 […]

‘First We Pray, Then We Organize’ The Unlikely Coalition for Net Neutrality

‘First We Pray, Then We Organize’ The Unlikely Coalition for Net Neutrality

This article originally appeared on The Huffington Post. On Tuesday, July 28th, a diverse group of faith leaders and advocates posted the same video on the Twitter and Facebook feeds of  more than one million people. Backers of the video came from a wide range of civil rights causes — […]

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. […]

A Sikh Sermon at the Pentagon: Seva, The Call of Our Times

A Sikh Sermon at the Pentagon: Seva, The Call of Our Times

Originally published in the Huffington Post. The following are my remarks from the Pentagon’s second-ever commemoration of the Sikh faith on May 1, 2015. I spoke alongside Simran Jeet Singh and Inni Kaur on “Seva” – selfless service in the Sikh religion. Hosted by the Pentagon Chaplain on Vaisakhi, […]

Vaisakhi Remarks at the Pentagon (New Video!)

For the Sikh festival of Vaisakhi, I was so honored to speak at the first ever Sikh event at the Pentagon. Enjoy this video of my remarks and the rest of the event, or read a transcript  here. The Sikh Coalition wrote about the celebration and posted […]