Sikh Awareness and Appreciation Month provides us with an opportunity to recognize and appreciate Sikhs as an integral part of communities across America. Today, 19 states and numerous cities have adopted resolutions acknowledging the month. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, host Rev. Paul Brandeis Raushenbush explores the Sikh experience in America. Later, a close-up, personal look at the power the American evangelical movement holds over individuals and communities – and why.
Anisha Singh is a powerhouse leader, organizer, and activist. As an attorney, she led impactful campaigns while serving as a senior director at the Center for American Progress. She later led the Courts and Democracy Program at Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Today, she serves as Executive Director of the Sikh Coalition, the largest Sikh civil rights organization in the United States entering its third decade of work on behalf of the Sikh community.
Jon Ward is Chief National Correspondent at Yahoo News, hosts the Long Game podcast, and is the author of Camelot’s End: Kennedy vs. Carter and the Fight that Broke the Democratic Party. In his new book, Testimony: Inside the Evangelical Movement that Failed a Generation, Jon shares his experiences and insights from growing up in the insular world of Evangelical Christianity.