Jasvir Singh OBE is a prolific interfaith activist and a leading figure within the British Sikh community.
He is the founding Chair of City Sikhs, one of the main Sikh organisations in the UK. It provides a voice for progressive Sikhs and has over 7,000 members throughout the country. He is also Co-Chair of the Faiths Forum for London, working with the capital's nine main faith communities in encouraging and promoting interfaith social initiatives. The Faiths Forum for London led the collective responses of the capital’s faith communities to the various terror attacks in 2017.
Jasvir also leads the Grand Trunk Project, working with the Hindu, Muslim and Sikh communities of British Asian heritage along with other smaller communities from the Subcontinent to bring them together in dialogue and understanding by way of grassroots collaborative projects.
In 2012, he launched the British Sikh Report, as a comprehensive document based on the views and opinions of Sikhs in the UK, and it continues to produce robust quantitative data each year about the British Sikh community. He is also a regular contributor to BBC Radio 4's Thought for the Day.
In addition to his extensive work with faith communities, Jasvir is an established family law barrister who has been in practice for the last 12 years.
Jasvir was recognised in the 2017 New Year’s Honours for his services to faith communities and social cohesion; and, at the time, became the youngest Sikh to hold an OBE, at the age of 36.