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Open Letter to ‘Sikhs in England’

Open Letter to ‘Sikhs in England’ regarding Equal Marriage We at Sarbat are delighted that the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act recognises our right to marry on equal terms with heterosexual couples. It is an important first step in engaging with our community on the issue of homosexuality and same sex marriage. Advisory group ‘Sikhs […]

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Sarbat at London Pride 2013

Dear friends Sarbat is, once again, proud to be a part of London Pride. The theme for this year’s Pride event will be “Love and Marriage”. It takes place on Saturday 29 June 2013 – from 1pm till approx. 4pm. We will be assembling at Baker Street at 11.45 AM, which will be the starting point of the Parade. […]

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Sarbat’s statement on the UK’s equal marriage bill

We at Sarbat are delighted to see the second reading of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill overwhelmingly voted in favour by a majority of MPs (400 to 175). The Bill will extend the legal form of marriage to lesbian, gay and bisexual couples and permit religious groups to perform such marriages should they wish. […]

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A Sikh Perspective

A Sikh Perspective on LGBT related issues – Marriage, family and life. Please come and join us on Sunday February 17th, 2013 at 1400hrs at the Bonnington Centre, above Bonnington Cafe, 11 Vauxhall Grove, SW8 1TB (a very short walk from Vauxhall Tube Station) to take part in a lively and positive discussion. Our special […]

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Sarbat Social in Manchester

  Hello Everyone, Here are some more details about our upcoming Sarbat Social in Manchester A few of us from London are coming over to Manchester on 1st December. Saturday 1st Dec Sarbat coffee 16:00 hrs @ vivID cafe, 149/A, Great Ancoats Street, Manchester M4 6DH Followed by Dinner (Mancunian recommendation for a venue !  ) […]

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World Pride 2012 – Central London – Sat 7th July 2012

Sarbat will be at World Pride on Saturday 7th July 2012, and we want you all to join us. The details are: Date – 7th July 2012 Location – Baker Street W1, near  the junction with Paddington Street – ask the organisers for section “Yellow 30” Time – 10.30am SHARP The procession is due to […]

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Sarbat Social – Dates for 2nd half of 2012

The next Sarbat Socials in 2012 shall be: – 7th July – London Pride – 12th August – Soho, London – 21st October – Sarbat lunch afternoon in Reading, Berkshire with a walking tour of the town if weather permits @ 1430hrs Workhouse Coffee Company – an independent cafe with a huge selection of coffees […]

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24th June – Sarbat Social

Our next event will be as follows: Date – Sunday 24th June 2012 Time – 1.30pm onward We will be dining at approximately 3pm, so feel free to order your meals as you arrive in order for the the food to be ready by then. We will be looking at our presence at World Pride […]

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14th April – Sarbat Social – Trip to Southall

For the Vaisakhi weekend, Sarbat shall be meeting up in Southall to mark the auspicious occasion of the birth of the Khalsa Panth. The details are: – Date – 14th April 2012 – Time – 4pm onwards – Location – Southall, West London We shall be visiting the Gurdwara, followed by refreshments and dinner nearby […]

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Open Letter to David Cameron and Lord Singh of Wimbledon

Open Letter to The Rt Hon David Cameron, MP, Prime Minister and Lord Singh of Wimbledon Dear Mr Cameron, Earlier this week, Lord Singh of Wimbledon made a number of comments in respect of same-sex marriages on the Today Programme on Radio 4. Lord Singh described the the consultation for same-sex marriages as being a […]

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Same-Sex Marriage in the UK

The British Government is undertaking a consultation in respect of the proposal to introduce same-sex marriage to England and Wales. The consultation period will last until 14th June 2012. Sarbat is wholeheartedly in support of the proposal for true equality for gay men and women on the issue of marriage, and we have contributed our […]

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March 10th – Sarbat Social in Soho

The next Sarbat Social will be on Saturday March 10th in central London: – Time – 5.30pm onwards – Venue – Basement of Costa Coffee, 39 Old Compton Street, London W1d 5JT We shall be having dinner afterwards somewhere nearby. Please join us if you can! The Sarbat phoneline will be open from 1pm that […]

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Sarbat Social – Dates for 2012

Here are the dates for the upcoming meetings: – Saturday 10th March (Soho) – Saturday 14th April (Vaisakhi in West London) – Saturday 23rd June (Vauxhall) – Saturday 7th July (London Pride) – Sunday 12th August  (Soho) – Saturday 1st September (Brighton Pride) and Sunday 2nd September (London Mela) Hope to see you all at […]

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11th December – Sarbat Social

Here are the details: – Date – Sunday 11th December – Venue – Costa Coffee on Old Compton Street, W1D 5JX – Time – 3pm to 4.30pm  

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Sikh Philosophy

LGBT Rights and Guru Nanak’s Legacy of Inclusion

[Article by Sonny Singh, courtesy of The Huffington Post – 11th October 2011] This week, I join my fellow Sikhs around the world in celebrating the birth of Guru Nanak, a mystic poet, saint and revolutionary who was born in Punjab in 1469 and went on to found our faith. Our history tells us that […]

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19th November – Sarbat Social

In order to mark Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s birthday gurpurb, we shall be having our Sarbat Social in Shepherd’s Bush. The details are: – Date – Saturday 19th November 2011 – Time – 6pm to 6.30pm – Meeting Point – Costa Coffee, 72 Uxbridge Road, London W12 8LP We shall then move on to Shepherd’s […]

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Upcoming Sarbat Socials

The next few Sarbat Socials will be: – Saturday 19th November 2011 – Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s Gurpurb meeting – Sunday 11th December 2011 – Sarbat’s Christmas dinner – Saturday 14th January 2012 – discussing Sarbat’s aims and objectives for 2012 Further information regarding times and locations will be posted on the website in the […]

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9th October – Sarbat Social

The next Sarbat Social will be on Sunday 9th October in central London. The details are as follows: – Date – 9th October 2011 – Time – 3pm onwards – Venue – basement of Costa Coffee, 39 Old Compton Street, Soho, London W1D 5JT We shall be going for dinner at about 5.30pm, so please […]

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12th August – Sarbat Social

– Date – 12th August 2011 – Time – 7pm – Venue – Brunei Gallery, SOAS, University of London, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London, WC1H 0XG – Meeting Point – Foyer to the Gallery August’s Sarbat Social will be a trip to the first major exhibition on Sikhism for the last decade. The exhibition, GT1588, […]

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A Beautiful Bunch of Flowers

An anonymous article – London, UK 11th July 2011 There is the rose. The English rose.  It is beautiful, sensual and represents all that is elegant and fragrant of what a flower ought to be.  It is symbolic of a great nation.  It is seen and used by many as an emblem.  There are a […]