Sikhism

Sikh Airman Makes History As He's Given Permission To Wear Turban And Beard | HuffPost

June 10, 2019
A Sikh airman made history when the U.S. Air Force granted him permission to wear a turban, beard and unshorn hair. Harpreetinder Singh Bajwa, an active duty crew chief at McChord Air Force Base near Lakewood, Washington, confirmed in a statement released Thursday by the Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund that he was given a religious accommodation, meaning he is partially exempt from the grooming and dress code that once prevented him from fully expressing his faith.

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The Sikh mayor of Hoboken visits Houston to share his story 

April 25, 2019
Mayor Ravinder Bhalla of Hoboken, N.J., did not let his turban and beard — which are central to his Sikh faith — stand in the way of serving his community. In fact, the way Bhalla has held true to the tenants of his religion, even in the face of bias, while rising up to take the keys of his city, can serve as an inspiration to all, Houstonian Bobby Singh said. Singh is an active member of the local Sikh community and, for the past 25 years, has worked with the Houston Police Department and the Federal Bur

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FATEH! New York Workplace Discrimination Law Better Protects Sikhs 

April 18, 2019
Yesterday, the New York State Senate unanimously voted to pass Senate Bill 4037, which prohibits New York employers from discriminating against employees due to their religious attire, including grooming observations.Senate Bill 4037 makes it very clear that employers have an obligation to provide reasonable accommodations for religious attire and grooming practices, such as the Sikh turban and unshorn hair. This critical piece of legislation was inspired by the Sikh Coalition’s advocacy efforts in 2011 a

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Sikhs Celebrate Hola Mohalla 

March 25, 2019
Hola Mohalla is a three-day festival of bravery. The Sikh holiday of Hola Mohalla (Hola) takes place during the first month of the lunar calendar, Chet. This most often occurs during the month of March and takes place a day after the Hindu festival that is called Holi. This unique holiday doesn’t just occur on […]

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We the (faithful) People: A coalition of religious groups is pushing to redefine faith in Colorado politics 

March 11, 2019
coalition of faith groups is showing up at the state capitol every Tuesday and taking on two big tasks: Pushing legislators for policy that reflects their values and trying to redefine the political voice of the faithful in Colorado. At the launch of Faithful Tuesdays in February, prayers from a Reform rabbi and a Unitarian pastor caused the heads of those gathered to bow, and short sermon-style speeches from a Catholic priest and an African Methodist Episcopal layperson echoed around the grand halls on th

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