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London: (2nd of October 2013) In a keynote address to Transplant Alliance last week at TheDepartment of Health Conference Centre, Skipton House London, Lord Singh talked of the importance of organ donation and the role of religion. Please see full text of speech:

London: (2nd of October 2013) The Director of The Network of Sikh Organisations (NSO) Lord Singh was signatory to a letter to The Sunday Telegraph last week, encouraging the government to set a higher rate for planned tax breaks for married couples. The signatories said marriage is a “fundamental building block” for society, highlighting the financial implications of “devastating” family breakdown. The signatories included Rt Rev Peter Forster, the Bishop of Chester, Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali, President, Oxford centre for training, research and dialogue, Lord Singh Director of the Network of Sikh Organisations, Dr Majid Katme, Muslim member of the Alliance for the Family (and six others; see telegraph.co.uk) The full letter is reproduced below:

London, (22nd of July 2013):  The Same Sex Marriage Bill passed through Royal Assent last week and was enacted. In a final debate in the Lords, Lord Singh, the Director of the Network of Sikh Organisations (NSO) proposed a referendum, stating that the ‘wider implications’ of the legislation had not yet been fully considered.

Please see full text of Lord Singh’s speech on the 10th of July:

London, Saturday (June 29th 2013): In two separate debates recently, Lord Singh of Wimbledon the Director of the Network of Sikh Organisations (NSO) gave a Sikh view, during the Committee stage of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill. Please see text of speech below:

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Following on from a series of high profile convictions of predominantly Pakistani men in places like Rochdale, reports including those published by the BBC chose to describe those convicted of sexual grooming as ‘Asian.’ This caused significant disquiet amongst many British Sikhs and Hindus. In 2012 the Network of Sikh Organisations (NSO) led a campaign challenging the vague description, galvanizing support from both the Hindu Forum and Hindu Council of Britain, who equally expressed concerns.

London, (23rd of April 2013): The House of Lords voted in favour of an amendment to the Equality Bill which will outlaw caste discrimination in Britain. Lord Singh of Wimbledon the Director of the Network of Sikh Organisations (NSO) contributed to the debate yesterday, challenging previously uninformed views about Sikhism’s position on caste discrimination.

London, [22nd of Dec 2012): Earlier this month, Lord Singh of Wimbledon the Director of the Network of Sikh Organisations (NSO) contributed to a debate moved by the Lord Bishop of Exeter, regarding the rights of Israeli Arabs in the state of Israel.

The full text is given below:

London, Sunday (25th of Nov 2012): In a debate in the House of Lords earlier this week, the Director of the Network of Sikh Organisations, Lord Singh of Wimbledon spoke passionately on the role of religion in society.

“My Lords, I am grateful for this opportunity to discuss the role of religion in public life.

London, (11th of April 2012): The Director of the Network of Sikh Organisations (NSO) Lord Singh has advised the BBC’s department of Religion & Ethics for a series of documentaries, including a forthcoming one ‘The Story of the Turban’ which is to be aired on Thursday the 12th of April 23:20 on BBC One.


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