Religious Diversity News

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Sikh American Ravi Singh’s ‘Share A Meal’ truck feeds LA’s homeless

Anyone familiar with the American street food culture, would know that food trucks across the US are a wonderful reflection of the culinary diversity and immigrant culture of the country.

But here is a food truck that seems to beautifully reflect the immigrant culture of sharing and loving through food. Los Angeles based Ravi Singh and his wife Jacquie Singh run a unique food service called Share A meal to feed the city’s homeless.

Source: Sikh American Ravi Singh’s ‘Share A Meal’ truck feeds LA’s homeless

Faith leaders join about 200 people to mark burial of unclaimed dead in Los Angeles County

Rain drops fell on a muddy cemetery field. Burning sage mixed with the humid air. About 200 people huddled under four canopies, while others carried umbrellas or braved the downpour in jackets.

A Native American group blessed the sacred ground. Then a Hebrew song rang out. A Christian hymn followed, then a Zen Buddhist chant, and a Tongva song and blessing.

These disparate groups, holding various beliefs, came to a Los Angeles County cemetery in East L.A. on Wednesday, Dec. 4, to honor the lives of those who have been forgotten — to let them, for at least one day, be remembered.

Source: Faith leaders join about 200 people to mark burial of unclaimed dead in Los Angeles County – Daily Breeze

Sikh community fears worship site will be razed to make way for condos

A notice taped on a nearby tree is the only official word that Sikh worshippers say they received about plans to raze the gurdwara where they’ve gathered for decades.

A four-story commercial and residential condominium complex is now planned to take over the Sikh Community Gurdwara in Alhambra, a San Gabriel Valley city about 10 miles east of downtown Los Angeles.

The project has been approved by the city of Alhambra’s planning commission. Plumbing and electrical plans have been submitted. About half a million dollars, the developer and landowner said, has already been spent.

But Sikh worshippers said their landlord never informed them that the building where they’ve gathered for decades would be demolished. Their landlord said he told them changes were coming. And he said the community has had only a month-to-month lease on the building.

Source: Sikh community fears worship site will be razed to make way for condos – Religion News Service

Muslim inmates sue L.A. Sheriff’s Department, alleging religious discrimination – Los Angeles Times

Three Muslim men are suing the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, alleging they were denied access to an observant diet and proper religious garments and texts, while the same accommodations were made for inmates of other faiths.

Source: Muslim inmates sue L.A. Sheriff’s Department, alleging religious discrimination – Los Angeles Times

How millennials replaced religion with astrology and crystals – Los Angeles Times

“This is a worldwide, but certainly American, trend toward heterodoxy — toward individuals cooking up their own spiritual or religious stew and cooking it up their way,” Burklo said. “You’re seeing an aggregation of disaffiliation, people coming up with their own meaning-making and their own personal spiritualities.”

Source: How millennials replaced religion with astrology and crystals – Los Angeles Times