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 […]


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 […]


Sikh spiritual leader honoured in Queen’s New Year list

Bhai Sahib Dr. Mohinder Singh, Chairman of the Nishkam group of charitable organisations based in Birmingham has been appointed Officer of British Empire (OBE) 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 the common good of humanity. […]

Rabbi Shmuel Arkush & Bhai Sahib Bhai Mohinder Singh

West Midlands Faith Forum “No Place Like Home” launches Interfaith Week

The  West Midlands Faith Forum (WMFF) adoption and fostering services event, “No Place Like Home”, marked the launch of Interfaith Week 2014 in Birmingham. The event was well attended by people from many of the faith traditions and none across the city. Birmingham’s faith communities, during discussions at the Birmingham Faith Round Table, have declared […]

An opportunity for attendees to share experiences during the workshop

Nishkam Centre’s Birmingham Community Advice Services Event challenges current provision and paves the way forward

As the Birmingham Community Advice (BCA) project continues to offer much needed advice and guidance across the City, the consortia held a consultation event with strategic partners and opinion formers. The event attracted interest from across the City and was well attended by service providers and those with an affinity to such services.   The […]


Over 200 faith groups, MPs and government policy leads agree- Faith is Too Significant to Ignore!

Wednesday the 19th November, was a significant day for FaithAction and faith groups across the country. As we gathered in the beautiful Assembly Hall in Church House Westminster, Amrick Singh (Director of Nishkam Centre and part of the FaithAction advisory group) starting proceedings with a warm welcome. Amrick started with that all important question- ‘Why […]


Museum of World Religions AGM and project development meeting hosted in Birmingham

The Guru Nanak Nishkam Sewak Jatha (GNNSJ) Gurudwara and Nishkam Centre were honoured to host the Museum of World Religions (MWR) Working Committee for a marathon two day gathering and Annual General Meeting this week. The Museum of World Religions (MWR) will provide an opportunity for people of different backgrounds to get to know, understand, […]

British Army Delegation with Bhai Sahib Bhai Mohinder Singh

Battle of Saragarhi brings British Army to Birmingham Gurudwara

Brigadier Abraham accompanied by colleagues from the British Army visited the Guru Nanak Nishkam Sewak Jatha (GNNSJ) Gurudwara and Nishkam complex as part of the high profile commemorations of the Battle of Saragarhi. Bhai Sahib Bhai Mohinder Singh, Chairman of GNNSJ, who manages the selfless services of the Gurudwara on Soho Road and Chairman of […]


Birmingham Faith Leaders Group host Annual Interfaith Service for Peace at the St Thomas Peace Garden

A multi-faith Peace Service was held at the Peace Gardens in Birmingham with the aim of bringing the city’s major religions even closer together. The Birmingham Faith Leaders group, which was created in the wake of the 9/11 atrocities, held its annual Inter Faith Service for Peace at the St Thomas Peace Garden in Bath […]


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