Many of us may have been touched by the very generous and warm hospitality of the Sikhs in our local Sikh Temple, but do we know what their faith teaches – what they believe about life and death? How would we get to know our very nice Sikh neighbour? Can we invite them into our homes without causing offence by offering perhaps the wrong food? How can your church relate better to local Sikhs? How would a Christian begin to share something about their Christian faith with a Sikh friend?
According to census figures, around 420,196 Sikhs live in England with other small communities in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
A very brief précis of Sikh beliefs may be found on the BBC Schools website but for more detail, see Hugh Kemp’s ‘The One-stop Guide to World Religions,’ published by Lion – details within our main resources list below.
Agencies and churches working amongst Sikhs in the UK, include:
If you would like to consider how your church could get involved, do contact these agencies or Global Connections and we will find someone who can help.
To see a list of resources to help you to relate to people influenced by Sikhism, click on the pdf below. If you know of other helpful resources, we would always be pleased to hear from you, so that we can add them to our lists.