Sikhs can often be misunderstood to be Hindus because of the turbans they wear on their heads. Sikhism originate in India, and the men do not cut their hair but instead wrap it under their turban. They try to learn from a Guru, and according to Beliefnet, “moral purity is considered the chief basis of religion. There is no priesthood per se, but there are official readers of scripture.”
Sikhs can be seen in a variety of ways, but sadly they may be feared by a few people in the United States. On August 5, 2012, a white supremacist walked into a Sikh temple in Oak Creek and opened fire. When the shooting was over, 6 people were dead and 4 were wounded. On the one-year anniversary of the Oak Creek massacre Amardeep Singh, co-founder of The Sikh Coalition, talks about that horrible day and how being Sikh in America has, and hasn’t, changed in the days since.
Slavery Still Exists in the Modern World Slavery. Human trafficking. Kidnapped victims who are often smuggled or forced to migrate across borders. Slaves in today's world are faced with daily fear and a lack of legal protection, leaving them without a voice when it's needed most. Human trafficking cases have been reported within every sing
5 Surprising Things You Didn't Know About the Super Bowl It's time for the Big Game! Americans, including myself, will be all too-happy to indulge in two of the USA's favorite traditions - food and football. Check out this video from Odyssey Networks that gives us surprising facts to the Super Bowl.
A Prayer to Keep Our Neighbors Warm The Polar Vortex is no joke - North America has recently experienced extremely low temperatures that's made most of the country nearly shutdown. The negative temperatures outside have left many stranded in airports, unable to go to school and work, or just frustrated by the relentless cold. Sadly,
Fear on the First Anniversary of Sandy Hook Tragedy struck the entire nation last year when a gunman killed 26 first-grade students and adults on December 14, 2012. The community has experienced grief beyond what most of us can understand. But with time, the slow and painful process of healing and forgiveness has already began.
Jana graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a Master Degree in International Development. She is passionate about human rights and the dynamic cultures of God's creation. She travels to capture stories of faith and courage from around the world.