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 […]

GNNSJ (c) 2015 - 17

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 […]

bhai sahib ji

The Third GCGI Award is to be presented to Bhai Sahib Bhai Dr. Mohinder Singh Ahluwalia

The Third Globalisation for the Common Good Initiative (GCGI) Award for Public Service in the Interest of the Common Good In current days of spiritual hunger, when the world of knowledge and competence is in a constant state of flux, the Guru Nanak Nishkam Sewak Jatha, under Bhai Sahib’s visionary leadership has become a beacon […]


Uplifting and spiritually infused Civic Service paves the way forward

The Civic Service held at St Martin’s Church in the Bull Ring provided a serene setting to officially mark the welcome of the new Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Councillor Shafique Shah. The opportunity to renew commitments to public service for Birmingham and its citizens and to ask God for his blessing set the scene for […]

ik onkar

Sikhs honoured to have displayed floral arrangement at St Chad’s Cathedral Annual Flower Festival

Sikhs from the Nishkam Centre and the parent organisation, Guru Nanak Nishkam Sewak Jatha (GNNSJ) were privileged and honoured to be invited to participate in St Chads’ Cathedral Flower Festival in Birmingham which took place on the 20-22 June 2014. Organised by the St Chads Cathedral Association the event was a resounding success at bringing […]


Launch of Creative English course tackles deep rooted issues

The Creative English Course launched nationally by FaithAction and delivered locally by the Nishkam Centre is set to tackle many of the community’s concerns and issues. On 13th November 2013, FaithAction won the funding to deliver Creative English, a new programme that uses unique and innovative ideas to teach English. The programme is funded by the Department of Communities and Local […]


Birmingham’s Sikh community embrace grassroots tennis fever

British tennis wants to prove the sport is accessible to all – that it’s not just for ‘the white middle classes’. As a result, the Tennis Activator coaching programme – a Tennis Foundation, LTA-backed venture – was created about two years ago. Now, in eight locations across the country, more than 600 ‘Activator’ coaches are […]

2014 04 16 Baba Ji Aston -®SandeepVirdee-3331

Aston University awards Nishkam Chairman Honorary Doctorate of Science

In a graduation ceremony held in the magnificent surrounds of Birmingham Town Hall on Tuesday, 15th April 2014 three leaders joined more than 520 postgraduate students from across Aston’s four Schools to receive recognition.  During the 2014 graduation ceremony, the University awarded three honorary degrees to leading religious and business figures. They were Sue Noffke, […]

140410 - LED Lights Library - Vaisakhi 2014 - 003

Library of Birmingham lights up orange for Vaisakhi

On the evenings of Sunday 13 and Monday 14 April the iconic Library of Birmingham was lit up in orange to celebrate the Sikh festival of Vaisakhi, the holiest day in the Sikh faith calendar. The historic occasion marked the first time a public building in the UK has been lit up in observance of […]

forgiveness event at NCA

International Symposium on Forgiveness and Reconciliation

A very successful Symposium co-sponsored by the Fetzer Institute, the Guru Nanak Nishkam Sewak Jatha (GNNSJ) and the Guerrand-Hermes Foundation for Peace took place on 2nd April in Birmingham, UK.  Leading thinkers and activists from many peacemaking and reconciliation organisations gathered in Birmingham both for networking and for the preparation of future collaborative activities.  The […]

Aston Villa fans give Kenyans kit to choose right paths

Aston Villa fans give Kenyans kit to choose right paths

Young football fans in Kenya have been given a lift through the gift of Premier League kits thanks to Aston Villa (key partners of the Nishkam Centre) and their fans. The famous claret-and-blue shirts have been donated by Villa fans through an amnesty that gave ‘Villans’ a discount on this season’s kit in return for […]


Guru Nanak Nishkam Sewak Jatha Leeds scoops national award for Fairtrade campaigning excellence

Guru Nanak Nishkam Sewak Jatha Leeds received the Best Outreach and Networking Award at the Fairtrade Supporter Conference in October 2013. It was presented by Fairtrade International Chief Executive Michael Gidney CBE. The Award recognises the achievements and creativity of Fairtrade campaigners and supporters for helping workers and farmers in some of the poorest countries […]


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.