Board delegation visits oldest Sikh place of worship to mark Interfaith Week
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Board delegation visits oldest Sikh place of worship to mark Interfaith Week

London's Khalsa Jatha Central Gurdwara, founded in 1908, hosted the delegation on Wednesday for a guided tour, followed by a talk on Sikhism

Edwin Shuker, Board vice-president, Bhupinder Singh Bhasin, of Central Gurdwara, Anthony Silkoff, Board interfaith and social action officer, Phil Rosenberg, Board director of public affairs (Credit: Board of Deputies)
Edwin Shuker, Board vice-president, Bhupinder Singh Bhasin, of Central Gurdwara, Anthony Silkoff, Board interfaith and social action officer, Phil Rosenberg, Board director of public affairs (Credit: Board of Deputies)
A Board of Deputies delegation visited the the oldest established Sikh place of worship in Europe during Interfaith Week. 
London’s Khalsa Jatha Central Gurdwara, founded in 1908, hosted the delegation on Wednesday for a guided tour, followed by a talk on Sikhism.

Inter Faith Week, which runs from 10 November until Sunday, seeks to pay tribute to interfaith groups and organisations and foster dialogue between communities.

The Board’s vice president Edwin Shuker was joined by Phil Rosenberg, Anthony Silkoff, Laurence Julius and members of West London’s Jewish community.

The visit came as Sikhs around the world celebrated the 550th anniversary of the birth of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the religion’s founder.
Shuker said the visit offered an “insight into a faith group which shares very similar values with our Jewish communities.”
“The warm and gracious welcome we received can only strengthen the bonds between us, and we urge our constituents to get to know their Sikh neighbours. That is what Inter Faith Week is all about,” he added.
The Board will be hosting a series of events with the group Churches Together in Britain and Ireland, starting on 17 November.
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