Sikh Bus Driver Assault Case Continues

January 15, 2016
Washington : Jan 14, 2016 -A Sikh bus driver in Los Angeles was brutally assaulted and called a terrorist and a suicide bomber, the victim’s representatives said on Wednesday over two months after the incident was reported to the police.The Sikh Coalition group, is representing the victim Balwinder Jit Singh, who worked as a bus driver for 17 years. While he was being beaten by a passenger on November 6, Singh kept his foot on the brake of his bus to ensure the safety of the pedestrians and passengers.The assault left Singh in the hospital with a black eye, swollen and bruised...
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Letter to my Sikh Son: Be Proud of Your Identity

January 13, 2016
The Sikh way of life is simple: work hard to earn an honest living, share what you have, and remember God. Our Gurus taught us to be fair, to respect others and their religions.

4th Dr. Jasbir Singh Saini Endowed Chair in Sikh and Punjabi Studies Conference (2015)

On May 8th-10th, 2015, the University of California, Riverside (UCR) hosted the 4th Dr. Jasbir Singh Saini Endowed Chair in Sikh and Punjabi Studies Conference. This year’s theme was “Living and Making Sikhi in the Diaspora: The Millennial Generation Comes of Age.” As the largest Sikh studies conference in North America, the three-day event brought together Sikh studies scholars, young Sikh activists living in the diaspora, as well as students and community members to “explore the ways in which millennial Sikhs of the diaspora are making and living Sikhi in various settings...

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Vanessa Munari

Vanessa Munari was a student in the department of sociology at Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy when she began her research on the double... Read more about Vanessa Munari
Department of Sociology, Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy

Gurpreet Kaur

Gurpreet Kaur was a student at Cedar Crest College when she researched American Sikhs' political roles after Sept. 11. This project explored issues... Read more about Gurpreet Kaur
Cedar Crest College
Allentown, PA

Dr. David W. Odell-Scott and Dr. Surinder M. Bhardwaj

Dr. David Odell-Scott and Dr. Surinder Bhardwaj became Pluralism Project affiliates in 1999. Together, Drs. Odell-Scott and Bhardwaj engaged their students in a study of immigrant religious communities in northern Ohio.  Dr. David Odell-Scott is an associate dean at Kent State University and directs the College of Arts and Science's Center for Comparative and Integrated Programs. Dr. Surinder Bhardwaj is professor emeritus in the geography department at Kent State University. Upon Dr. Bhardwaj's retirement, Dr. Odell-Scott was joined in 2013 by Rev. Lauren M. Odell-Scott in the continuation of this project.

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Kent State University
Kent, OH

Valarie Kaur

Valarie Kaur was a 20-year-old college student when she set out across America in the aftermath of 9/11, camera in hand, to document hate violence against...

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Independent Filmmaker
Los Angeles, CA

Dr. Corrie Norman

Dr. Corrie Norman is the associate director of the religious studies program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She was formerly an assistant professor of religion at Converse College in North Carolina. During her time at Converse, Dr. Norman became an affiliate of the Pluralism Project and engaged her students in "Gender, Food, and Meaning: Mapping Religious Diversity in Charlotte, NC," a two-part study of religious diversity in the city of Charlotte and of ritual and festival life of new immigrant religious communities.

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University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI