Sikhism originated in the Punjab over 500 years ago, the first teacher being Guru Nanak.
Today there are approximately 500.000 Sikhs in the UK. Sikhs believe in one God, the teachings of the ten human gurus and the Sikh Holy Scriptures. Important beliefs are the equality of humanity and the practice of service to God and humanity. The Sikh place of worship is called a Gurdwara. It is open to everyone regardless of age, sex, caste, or creed. Here all men, women and children are treated as equal. The Gurdwara offers shelter and food to any one in need.