European Council of Religious Leaders Visit

February 15, 2007

Author: Balraj Singh Nijjar & Birmingham Post

Source: SikhNet News

An Inter Faith Conference was held at Guru Nanak Nishkam Sevak Jatha Gurdwara in Birmingham which was hosted by Bhai Sahib Mohinder Singh, Chairman of GNNSJ. The conference was held over three days and discussed: Religion in the public sphere, religion in education, how to achieve community cohesion and build bridges between faith communities and wider society.

Over 25 prominent religious leaders from Europe toured the Gurdwara and partook in Langar, many for the first time. They were impressed with the warmth and hospitality of the Gurdwara Sevadars

Global religious tensions should be tackled at a local level, an MP said in Birmingham today.

John Battle, the Prime Minister’s faith envoy, said the religious challenges facing the world were now evident in neighbourhoods across the UK.

Speaking before a major faith conference in Handsworth, Mr Battle said religious groups needed to accept each other in order to live together side by side.