Jasvir Singh OBE

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Department of Theology and Religion
Chair of City Sikhs
Honorary Fellow, Edward Cadbury Centre

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I am the Chair of City Sikhs, a leading national Sikh body with over 6,000 members which provides a voice for progressive Sikhs in the UK. I am also the founder and Chair of the British Sikh Report, producing robust data about British Sikhs on an annual basis.

Qualifications

  • BA (Hons) History - Kings College London
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Law - University of Law
  • Bar Vocational Course - BPP Law School

Biography

Jasvir is the founding Chair of City Sikhs, an organisation established in 2010 which provides a voice for progressive Sikhs in the UK and which has over 6,000 members throughout the country.

In 2012, Jasvir launched the British Sikh Report, which is a comprehensive document based on views and opinions of Sikhs in the UK and which provides robust data on an annual basis for the benefit of the British Sikh community.

He is the current Co-Chair of the Faiths Forum for London, which works with the capital's nine main faith communities in encouraging and promoting interfaith projects. 

Jasvir is Chair of the Grand Trunk Project, which looks to bring the Hindu, Muslim and Sikh communities of South Asian heritage throughout the country closer together in dialogue and understanding by way of grassroots collaborative projects.

He is also a regular contributor to BBC Radio 4's Thought for the Day. 

Jasvir is an established family law barrister based in Temple and has been in practice for the last 12 years. 

He was given an OBE in the 2017 New Year’s Honours at the age of 36, becoming the youngest Sikh to hold that honour at that time.

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