The Sangat (congregation) listen to prayers being recited from Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji

Birmingham’s Sikh community marks the end of year and beginning of a New Year with prayer for World Peace

Guru Nanak Nishkam Sewak Jatha (GNNSJ) invites all communities to unite in prayers for peace during the festive season. The organisation has facilitated and organised eleven day prayer services for the benefit of all humanity twice every year since 1976. This year is even more poigniant in light of recent events carried out by misguided […]

Dr Marzouk listens as prayers are recited from Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji in the Gumbad Darbar (Dome Prayer Room)

International President of Initiatives of Change visits Nishkam campus

On Friday 4th December, Dr Omnia Marzouk, International President of Initiatives of Change (IofC) accompanied by Elsa Vogal and Bill Ozanne visited the Nishkam Group of Organisations. This auspicious visit has paved the way for fruitful collaboration opportunities that will benefit humanity for generations to come. On arrival to the Gurudwara Sahib and campus Dr […]

Group photo opportunity at the end

Phoenix Newspaper 5th Anniversary Gala Dinner and Awards Presentation Ceremony honours Bhai Sahib (Dr) Mohinder Singh

A delegation from the Nishkam Group of Organisations was invited to The Phoenix Newspaper 5th Anniversary Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony at Bethel Convention Centre to mark the newspaper’s achievements on Saturday 5th December 2015. The black tie, red carpet event was sold as it was marketed as ‘the event to be seen at for […]

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Students host exciting interfaith concert

Talented students from local Christian schools and the Nishkam School, supported by musicians and a whole host of volunteers will make special appearances during the “Start Now” concert with international musicians Gen Verde, on Wednesday 2nd December, 7.30pm at Elgar Hall, University of Birmingham. The Gen Verde band are members of the Focolare Movement founded […]

Roopa Panesar’s Sitar Students from the Nishkam Centre

Musical First at the Nishkam Centre gets full house – Sangeet Baithak attracts admirers!

On Saturday 28th November music lovers from many parts of England gathered to enjoy an evening of Indian classical performances at the Nishkam Centre. This event was held to support students – the next generation of artists – and build a platform for their future musical careers. This was the Nishkam Centre’s first Sangeet Baithak. […]

A group photo as the guests depart the Gurudwara

Bomet County (Kenya) Governor visits Gurudwara and Nishkam Campus as part of UK collaboration visit

During a landmark trip to the UK to strengthen trade and investment links with the Kenyan diaspora and in particular with Guru Nanak Nishkam Sewak Jatha (GNNSJ) and the Nishkam Campus, His Excellency Iasaac Ruto, the Governor of the County Government of Bomet, Kenya came to the Gurudwara. He had one prayer – to improve […]

Jewish (Lior), Sikh (Mr Mandla) and Jain (Arvinder) friends have a catch-up and a group photo

Prayers in Harmony attracts interest from all faiths and none

On Thursday 20th November the Nishkam Centre was honoured to host a multi-faith event, Prayers in Harmony, to mark Interfaith Week 2015. It also served as show of solidarity with the recent Paris events and the other atrocities around the world. The event began with a meet and greet over light refreshments allowing all to […]

Some of the speakers and attendees

Parliament Week event encourages the Sikh community to engage in democracy

On Saturday the 21st of November the Nishkam Centre hosted a “Parliament Week” event to raise the awareness amongst young children, students and adults from the Sikh community in Birmingham. The aim was to get people to engage with the democratic processes at local, national and European level whilst identifying the barriers holding them back. […]


Paris terror attacks – A message from Bhai Sahib Bhai Mohinder Singh OBE

Press Release: Statement by Bhai Sahib, Bhai (Dr) Mohinder Singh OBE Spiritual Leader and Chair of Guru Nanak Nishkam Sewak Jatha (UK) regarding the recent attacks in Paris As the horrific events of Friday 13th November in Paris unfold and we get more information about the tragic occurrence, our thoughts and prayers go out to […]


I Am Birmingham – Birmingham unites for victims of terror attacks

The people of Birmingham paid their respects to the innocent lives lost in recent terrorist attacks, at a candlelight vigil in St Philips Square. The Birmingham branch of national charity Citizens UK held a vigil last night to remember the 129 people who died in Paris on Friday, following a terrorist attack on the city; […]


European Council of Religious Leaders: Our heart goes out to the people of France

European Couencil of Religious Leaders Media Release Muslim, Jewish, Christian and European Religious Leaders of all traditions stand united in grief and anger about the terrible attacks in Paris. Upon witnessing the unfolding violence in Paris the Moderator of the European Council of Religious Leaders (ECRL) Revd. Dr. Thomas Wipf stated: “We, people of all […]

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Sikh Environmental Day marked by planting 70 trees along Canal

The 14th March not only marked the beginning of the Sikh New Year, the Gurtagaddi Diwas (enthronement day) of 7th Sikh Guru, Guru Har Rai Ji, it also is now celebrated as Sikh Environment Day. Members of the Sikh community from across Birmingham, Wolverhampton and the Black Country came together to join regular volunteers overseen […]

Guest oudside Gurudwara Sahib

Former head of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue visits Gurudwara and Nishkam Centre

On Tuesday 10th November, Archbishop Michael Fitzgerald visited the Gurudwara served by Guru Nanak Nishkam Sewak Jatha (GNNSJ) and the Nishkam Centre as part of his trip to Birmingham. The visit was a session following the Archbishop’s first visit to the Nishkam Group of Organisations in 2000.   Archbishop Fitzgerald, believes the impetus for interreligious dialogue […]

Some of the invited guests at the Vigil (Picture courtesy of St Chad’s Cathedral website)

St Chads Cathedral vigil for Syria and refugees attracts cross community support

On Tuesday 6th October, Birmingham’s St Chad’s Cathedral hosted a vigil for all the refugees that were suffering across the world and in particular Syria. The event saw people from all walks of life and faith denominations come together to show solidarity with refugees. The Vigil was open to all. Representatives of many faiths were […]


Sikhs visit historic Qur’an Sharif manuscript

On Friday 23rd October Bhai Sahib Bhai Mohinder Singh, accompanied by an internationlly renowned photographer, academics and civil society represetatives visited Birmingham University where a Qur’an Sharif manuscript was showcased. Thanks to modern scientific methods, it is regarded as one of the oldest in the world. The visit was befitting as Bhai Sahib Ji had […]

Bhai Sahib Bhai Mohinder Singh Ji & Dali Lama, “ Being happy is not a matter of destiny. It is a matter of options. "Take care of your thoughts because they become words, Take care of your words because they will become actions, Take care of your actions. Painting by GNNSJ volunteer, Charan Singh.

Dalai Lama hosts interfaith meeting ‘The Preservation of Religious Culture and the Cohesion of Faiths’

The 21st September 2015 saw dignitaries and distinguished guests invited to the House of Lords for a meeting organised by the Buddhist Society of which His Holiness the Dalai Lama is Patron. Bhai Sahib Bhai (Dr) Mohinder Singh OBE was the Sikh representative at the prestigious meeting entitled ‘The Preservation of Religious Culture and the […]

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Faiths for Earth Campaign‏ – A message from Bhai Sahib, Bhai Mohinder Singh

Dear brothers and sisters of the global Sikh panth, Waheguru ji ka Khalsa, Waheguru ji ki Fateh As a co-leader and co-animator of the above campaign, I write to you concerning one of the greatest challenges that we all face today: the challenge of protecting the earth and its climate.  If we stay on our […]

Merrise Crooks-Bishton, Bhai Sahib Bhai Mohinder Singh and Mykal Brown

Local visionaries celebrated by launch of memorable new coins

Inspired by the innovations and technical breakthroughs in coinage at Matthew Boulton’s Soho Mint in the 18th century, Birmingham Museums Trust, Soho House and artists Chris Poolman and Elizabeth Rowe launched ‘Good Money – A Currency Competition for Handsworth’. The launch event on Saturday 23rd of May attracted members of the community from all walks […]

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Health experts and faith communities explore the way forward on End of Life Care

The Nishkam Healthcare Trust held a conference on 18th May on ‘End of life care – the Role of Faith and Hope’. The event was a collaboration with Birmingham healthcare commissioners in order to give voice to community needs at the end of life. Faith communities took to the stage to offer personal experiences and […]


Sikh spiritual leader receives OBE for services to interfaith and peace

Bhai Sahib Dr. Mohinder Singh, Chairman of the Nishkam group of charitable organisations based in Birmingham today received the Officer of British Empire (OBE) from The Prince of Wales in recognition of his unstinting and inexorable work over forty years to promote peace and coexistence by bringing people of different faiths together to contribute to […]


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