Latest Sikhism News

Feds say California's facial hair ban for prison guards amounts to religious discrimination

Mar. 26, 2024 19:58 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The federal government is asking a court to halt California's enforcement of a rule requiring prison guards to be clean-shaven, saying it amounts to religious discrimination for Sikhs, Muslims and others who wear beards as an expression of their faith. ...

Multiple propane tanks explode after fire breaks out at California Sikh temple

Jan. 30, 2024 00:43 AM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Multiple propane tanks exploded Monday after fire broke out at the site of the largest Sikh temple in California's capital city and flames damaged an outlying building that holds religious classes, authorities said. Emergency crews were called around 3:30...