Sikhism

Celebrating Vaisakhi In Vancouver

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 04.13.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Tens of thousands of people, including politicians Justin Trudeau and Christy Clark, took in the annual Vaisakhi parade in Vancouver Saturday. Vais...

Alberta Allows Sikhs To Wear Religious Knives In Court

CP | John Cotter, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.10.2013 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - The Alberta government has come up with a policy that allows Sikhs to wear a ceremonial religious dagger called a kirpan in provincial cour...

Why This Feminist Atheist Still Celebrates Diwali

Supriya Dwivedi | Posted 01.13.2013 | Canada Living
Supriya Dwivedi

I began to question religion at a very young age. I suppose my early interest in science and constant observations of the mistreatment of women in Hinduism and Indian culture played a large role. Thankfully, I was raised by an intelligent, progressive woman who welcomed and encouraged my critical thought. Even as I started to question religion in general and mine in particular, I continued to celebrate Diwali. It seems to be the one day of the year where the whole country puts aside its trivial differences, lights up, and celebrates together as one. That's a holiday that even the most crotchety atheists, this one included, can celebrate.