An interfaith activist, Tahil Sharma was born to a Hindu father and a Sikh mother. Following the Oak Creek, WI shooting at a Sikh temple in 2012, Tahil became involved in efforts for interfaith literacy and social justice. He has done this work professionally for the past seven years.
Tahil serves as the Regional Coordinator for North America for the United Religions Initiative, the world’s largest, grassroots interfaith network. He also serves as one of three Interfaith Ministers in Residence for the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles and as a Board Member for Sadhana: A Coalition of Progressive Hindus. Tahil is involved with various organizations in different capacities to educate, engage, and serve communities that promote interfaith cooperation, ethical pluralism and social and productive norms in society including the Interfaith Youth Core, the Parliament of the World’s Religions, and The Interreligious Council of Southern California. Previously, he was the Faith Outreach Manager for Brave New Films, a social justice documentary organization that empowers communities and teaches civic participation through new media, facilitation, and strategies for action.
A member of The Guibord Center Advisory Council, he is also a contributing author to books including Co-Human Harmony: Using Our Shared Humanity To Bridge Divides, Hindu Approaches to Spiritual Care: Chaplaincy in Theory and Practice, and Acting on Faith: Stories of Courage, Activism, and Hope Across Religions.
Storyteller, Inspiring Stories: A Thoughtful Conversation Across Faiths
Moderator, The Leading Edge: Interfaith Multicultural Families
Speaker, Light in the Darkness: The Spiritual Struggle for Compassion and Justice in America Today
Speaker, Ahimsa and Nonviolence: An Interfaith Exploration of Racism