Interview: Decolonizing the mind – Mental healing and wisdom-oriented politics
October 7, 2023

Interview with Khushwant Singh on the role of spirituality and religion in sustainable development
Khushwant Singh professionally and as a volunteer, brings together people from politics, academia, religions and other civil society backgrounds to work collaboratively towards a better future for humanity and nature. For him, religious actors are crucial in achieving the 2030 Agenda. The world community has set 17 goals for Sustainable Development with this agenda. Singh is convinced that successful global collaboration can only happen when the knowledge, resources, networks, and experiences of religious communities are considered. Since spirituality touches the heart, according to Singh, it is essential not only for existential questions but also for behavioral change. Singh's spirituality, rooted in Sikhi, the Sikh religion, inspired this perspective. Privately, professionally, and as a volunteer, he relies on the universal wisdom and values stemming from this tradition, where the equal worthiness of all people is the foundation. Amosinternational spoke with him about the peace potential of religion, intuitive and evoked ethics, mental healing, colonization, wisdom-oriented politics, and a Holistic Index for measuring the well-being of humans, animals, and nature (HWI).

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