Simran Jeet Singh presents THE LIGHT WE GIVE with Imam Khalid Latif

Simran Jeet Singh presents THE LIGHT WE GIVE with Imam Khalid Latif

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P&T Knitwear welcomes Simran Jeet Singh to celebrate the release of his new book, The Light We Give, in conversation with Imam Khalid Latif

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Weaving together the hard-fought wisdom he’s gained from being a practicing Sikh who is trying to find common ground with others, Singh brings a fresh perspective to how we can cultivate empathy and find contentment in our lives through a community and traditions that have remained unseen for far too long. Singh will be in conversation with Imam Khalid Latif.



"...written so beautifully, both somehow exciting and humble. [The Light We Give] is rich in wisdom, religious and personal, and it is absolutely charming.” — Anne Lamott, New York Times bestselling author of Dusk, Night, Dawn, and Help, Thanks, Wow

"The Light We Give is a beautiful reflection of how so many Sikhs experience our world and what Sikh teachings have to offer all of us essential book for people who care about kindness, justice, and living a good life." — Jagmeet Singh, leader of Canada’s New Democratic Party

"With moral insight and an abiding commitment to make this world better one act at a time, Simran Singh pierces through the depressing noise of these dark days with a gentleness and care that soothes and inspires." — Eddie S. Glaude, Jr., author of Begin Again

"A compelling and enthralling introduction to Sikh traditions that will speak to people of every faith—and those who are looking for one. In its own unique way it is an important contribution to interfaith relations in our country." — James Martin, SJ, author of Learning to Pray



  • This is a free in-store event with limited amphitheater-style seating
  • All guests must be vaccinated to attend, and must provide proof of vaccination in order to enter event. We request all guests wear masks.
  • The talk will be followed by a book signing. Books signed at P&T Knitwear events must be purchased from P&T Knitwear. If you would like a signed copy and cannot attend the event, we're happy to take your pre-order. We ship most places!


Born and raised in Texas the son of Indian immigrants, Singh has confronted racism, bullying, and ethnic slurs throughout his life: at school, on the athletic field, in his San Antonio neighborhood, and on the streets of New York City. Instead of growing bitter or angry, he drew from Sikh teachings to seek out the good in every situation and find positive ways to direct his energy. What was at first a matter of survival, has become a calling. Singh is now an internationally recognized human rights activist who’s also a teacher, a bestselling children’s author, and a columnist with hundreds of thousands of followers across social media.   

Singh believes that we need to rewire our culture, to see the humanity in everyone around us, to live with compassion, to celebrate difference, and to see ourselves within the context of universal connectedness. The Light We Give provides readers with a compelling and deeply human framework for putting this into action and shows readers how they can see the light in everyone they encounter, find gratitude and connection through pain and anger, and break the cycle of hate.


Simran Jeet Singh, Ph.D., is the Executive Director of the Inclusive America Project at the Aspen Institute. He is an Equality Fellow with the Open Society Foundations, Senior Adviser on Equity and Inclusion for YSC Consulting, and a Visiting Professor at Union Seminary. He is a regular contributor to The Washington Post, CNN, and TIME Magazine and writes a monthly column for Religion News Service. The author of the bestselling children’s book Fauja Singh Keeps Going, he lives with his family in New York City.

Imam Khalid Latif is the University Chaplain for New York University and Executive Director of the Islamic Center at NYU. The recipient of an honorary Doctorate of Theology from Washington & Jefferson College, Imam Latif has been featured in numerous media outlets including the BBC, CNN, NPR, New York Magazine, Newsweek, and TIME; and has received awards and accolades from the Eid Collective, Georgetown University the Global Center for Muslim Life, the Huffington Post, the New York Public Library, and other institutions.

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