Gaining Understanding of the Sikh Religion
During our Exploring Faith program, held on March 14th, we explored the Sikh religion with guest speaker Dr. Harmahinder Singh Bagga. Dr. Bagga is from Amritsar, India. Since receiving his law degree in 1985 from Birmingham School of Law in Birmingham, Alabama, he has focused his law practice in the areas of State and Federal criminal defense.
Prior to going into law, Dr. Bagga established himself within the scientific community by receiving a Ph.D. in Plant Pathology from the University of Wisconsin in 1966. He has published several papers in this area of research. In addition, he has been honored with numerous distinctions and awards stemming from the scientific community both nationally and internationally.
The Atlantic Institute was honored to have Dr. Bagga speak to us regarding the Sikh religion. Dr. Bagga explained that the Sikh religion preaches a message of devotion to God at all times, truthful living, equality of mankind, and social justice for all mankind. He further explained the Sikh customs and history of the teachings of its 10 Gurus enshrined in the Guru Granth Sahib (the Sikh Holy Book) and Living Guru, Sri Guru Granth Sahib. Dr. Bagga ended his explanation by stating that the Sikh religion underscores the peaceful co-existence with all other religions and people.