A Word from our Chair.
We are delighted to announce that we have a new Patron for The Feast – Jasvir Singh MBE. For a number of years we have been looking to increase our work with young people from a variety of faith backgrounds so we are thrilled that Jasvir has agreed to be our first Sikh Patron. Jasvir comes with enormous experience in the interfaith world and as a regular speaker and activist on this issue will be a wonderful ambassador for our work. We look forward to working with him in this new role in the coming years.
~ Canon Dr Andrew Smith
Our Newest Patron: Jasvir Singh, OBE.
Jasvir is the Chair of City Sikhs, which provides a voice for progressive Sikhs in the UK and which has over 7,000 members. In 2012, he launched the British Sikh Report, which provides robust data each year about the British Sikh community.
He is currently Co-Chair of the Faiths Forum for London, working with the capital’s nine main faith communities in encouraging and promoting interfaith projects.
He is a regular contributor to BBC Radio 4’s Thought for the Day, an established family law barrister, Chair of the Grand Trunk Project, an Associate of St Paul’s Institute and an Honorary Fellow of the Edward Cadbury Centre. He was given an OBE in the 2017 New Year’s Honours at the age of 36, becoming the youngest Sikh to hold that honour at that time.
“I’m very proud to be joining The Feast as a patron. Dialogue is such an important way that we can get to truly know each other, and the work that The Feast has done with young people over the last decade has been inspiring. Great change can be instigated simply through friendships that cross any boundaries of faith, culture or identity, and by working together, young people can help make society a better place for all of us.” ~ Jasvir Singh OBE, 2019