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The £6m Nishkam Centre was built with more than £1.5m worth of nishkam sewa. It is the selfless service of active volunteers that is the life-blood of the work that is emerging here. The organisation's nishkam sewadars (volunteers) work with passion, allegiance and commitment and it is their tireless effort and devotion that helps to build strong and sustainable communities in the UK and further afield. This mindset is extended to the Centre's core staff team.
In the 1860's Birmingham City gave birth to a dynamic Civic Gospel. Today we are witnessing a new civic spirit taking shape at the grass roots calling for renewed civic responsibility and action from our leaders and institutions. Spirituality and secularity are two sides of the same coin - faith in action, and for the Nishkam centre, an opportunity to integrate core Sikh values into civic action. Secularity and spirituality must fuse together to serve the common good.
The Nishkam Centre is at the forefront of advancing community and economic wellbeing; promoting interfaith, intercultural, intercommunity dialogue; and championing social justice and inclusion.
To deliver its mission, it has embedded and promotes active volunteering and selfless service for the benefit of humanity in all aspects of its work.
The project is part funded by the Sikh Community, The European Union (ERDF), the Governments SRB6 and the Community Fund