Interfaith Gets First Sikh Woman Chief

February 26, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Global Sikh News

Interfaith Conference (IFC), a Washington-based organisation that represents 11 religions, has elected former Chandigarh resident Amrit Kaur, as its first Sikh woman president.

Created in 1978, Interfaith aims to promote dialogue, understanding and a sense of community among people of diverse faith and work cooperatively for social and economic justice.

Amrit, a banker, had been a board member of the IFC ever since she immigrated to the US two decades ago. She pursued her studies in Delhi and Chandigarh before migrating to the US in 1975. She has been actively associated with the Guru Gobind Singh Foundation and has served as its president, executive director and is currently the foundation secretary.