Bhai Sahib Bhai Mohinder Singh, OBE KSG
Chairman, Guru Nanak Nishkam Sewak Jatha
Co-President of Religions for Peace
Bhai Sahib Bhai Mohinder Singh is the Spiritual Leader and Chairman of Guru Nanak Nishkam Sewak Jatha, UK – a charitable organisation with its Headquarters in Birmingham. It has two sister organisations in Leeds and London with branches in India and Kenya. He is also Chairman of the Nishkam Centre which engages in a plethora of civic activities.
He is the first British Sikh to be awarded the official title of ‘Bhai Sahib’ by the Shiromani Gurudwara Parbandhak Committee, SGPC, Amritsar, for his selfless service in propagating the Sikh faith, engagement in interfaith work and heritage conservation.
Within the interfaith context, Bhai Sahib has been a senior member of the Elijah Board of World’s Religious Leaders for seven years and a founding member of the European Council of Religious Leaders for twelve years. Whilst being one of fifty Co-Presidents, he is also a Trustee of Religions for Peace International, New York, and President of Religions for Peace UK. He supports the Council for the Parliament of the World’s Religions, Chicago. Bhai Sahib is Patron of the Divine Onkar Mission, Anon Care (UK), the Nishkam Healthcare Trust and the Nishkam School Trust which has pioneered a multifaith ethos in values-based education at its Nishkam Nursery, Primary, High School and Sixth Form.
Bhai Sahib has received three honorary doctorates: from the University of Central England in 2002, from the University of Birmingham in 2006, and another from Aston University in 2014 primarily for his services towards religious faith propagation, community service, education and science. Bhai Sahib received the Juliet Hollister Award from the Temple of Understanding in 2010 for intra and interfaith work internationally. He is the first ever Sikh to receive a Papal Knighthood of St Gregory the Great in 2012 and was awarded the Guru Nanak Interfaith Prize from Hofstra University in 2014 in recognition of his tireless efforts on behalf of interfaith dialogue and world peace.
Bhai Sahib is currently working on an international ‘Charter for Forgiveness and Reconciliation’ and a faith project – Museum of World’s Religions, to be located in Birmingham.