Professor Bhai Sahib Mohinder Singh Ahluwalia OBE KSG

Professor Bhai Sahib Mohinder Singh Ahluwalia

Department of Theology and Religion
Honorary Professor in Global Faith Leadership
Chairman, Guru Nanak Nishkam Sewak Jatha
Co-President and Trustee, Religions for Peace International

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Professor Bhai Sahib Mohinder Singh Ahluwalia OBE KSG 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 also leads the Nishkam Group of Organisations, which engage in a plethora of education, health and civic related 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 is a founding member of the European Council of Religious Leaders. Whilst being Co-President, he is also a Trustee of Religions for Peace International and President of Religions for Peace UK. 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.