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What is SikhPolis.org’s aims?
Ultimately, we want all States globally to treat their citizens fairly and with dignity, to apply a fair Rule of Law without fear and favour, with the utmost integrity, diligence and impartiality, upholding fundamental human rights and affording equal respect to all people. We promote the Sikh Ideals and Sikh State as an ethical guide for all States, within which there is no place for nepotism, corruption and human rights violations. As such, we believe there should be checks and balances of countries, ideally public-led. We particularly wish to raise awareness about Honour Based Violence, a relatively new phenomenon in the West, and offer our expertise on how best to counter this.
Why is SikhPolis.org championing Human Rights?
The Sikh Ideals, which are derived from the genius of Guru Nanak, will contribute to bringing about a fairer society. All the Sikh Gurus challenged corruption, human rights violations and religions that discriminated against their own members as well as others. The Sikh State captures this endeavour and advises how to improve society, through ethical governance. It has the ‘idea’ as detailed in the Guru Granth Sahib (the doctrine) and uses that knowledge to enhance the ‘organisation’ (Order of the Khalsa). As an independent organisation, with an inside knowledge of Sikhism, we have a unique understanding on how to improve society through Sikh Ideals.
I’ve never heard of words and phrases such as ‘Guru Nanak’ and ‘Guru Granth Sahib’, amongst others included in this website. What do they all mean?
Between 1469 - 1708, there were ten Sikh Gurus. Guru Nanak was the first Guru and his teachings (and those of successor Gurus and other Divinely-orientated Muslims and Hindus) were recorded contemporaneously and later compiled by Guru Arjan, the fifth Sikh Guru, into the Sikh scripture the Guru Granth Sahib. It is the genius that stems from this poetic-philosophy that we at SikhPolis wish to incorporate into the framework of world society. For further information on key names, concepts and phrases please refer to the Literature section.
Are you saying the world would be a better place if we were all Sikhs? Are you trying to convert people into becoming a Sikh?
No. The word ‘Sikh’ means learner. We believe that the world would be a better place if all humanity progressed according to the egalitarian philosophy of the Sikh teachings, however, this is idealistic. Sikhism accepts that the world is diverse, and therefore Sikhism, in its wisdom, does not hold a monolithic world view. Sikhism is a non-missionary religion, and does not seek to convert others (although neither is it exclusive and, therefore, does not debar anyone from joining). Instead it encourages humanity to find tools that promote compassion, righteousness, mutual understanding and an intelligent system of governance that advances peace and prosperity. This is Sikhism.
I would like to assist SikhPolis.org. How can I help?
We are always seeking able volunteers to help with research, field-work, I.T. skills and Honour Based Violence presentations. We welcome anyone, who believe in universal human rights, who are able to advance our objectives. If you have time to assist, please contact us. You do not need to be a Sikh to help; we particularly welcome applications from non-Sikhs. Together we can achieve more.
Who is SikhPolis.org’s target audience?
Anyone with an interest in universal human rights. The Sikh philosophy is not sectarian or limited to those born in a Sikh family. Anyone who believes that justice, equality and fairness would be advantageous to world society, is welcome to work with us.
What unique voice does SikhPolis.org have?
As a meritocratic organisation, we have the most committed people working for our universal, egalitarian goals. Understanding the realities of our world, we utilise our knowledge of Sikh philosophy to help world society.