About the Society
We aim to bring together Sikhs across the whole University, and to teach people about Sikhi.
We run events covering religious, social and political/ educational areas, to ensure that everyone can get the most out of the society. We value the network of Sikhs that we create, comprising of both current members of the society, and our alumni, with whom we have a very close link.
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Sikhism, or Sikhi, is the 5th largest major religion in the world. It was founded in Punjab, by Guru Nanak Dev Ji, in 1469.
Sikhs follow the teachings of the ten living Gurus, ending with Guru Gobind Singh Ji, who declared the 11th and final Guru to be the holy scripture, Guru Granth Sahib Ji.
Sikhs can be easily recognised from features such as the 5 Ks, including Kesh, uncut hair, usually covered by a turban/dastaar, a Kara, an iron bracelet, and a dagger, called a Kirpan, which is only to be used for defence.
Sikh Beliefs and Values
Sikhs believe that everyone is equal, regardless of gender, sexuality, caste, religion, etc. We therefore believe all religions are valid, and different paths to the same creator.
Sikhi was formed at a time of religious persecution, so it is a core principle of Sikhi to stand up for those who are unable to defend themselves, and therefore Sikhs should have the qualities of a Sant-Sipahi (saint-soldier).
Guru Nanak Dev Ji taught that the three fundamental pillars of Sikhi are: