Surinder Kaur is a journalist / writer based in India. She is presently serving as the South Asia Editor for Christianity Today and the consulting Editor for AIM Magazine of Evangelical Fellowship of India, the national alliance of Indian evangelicals.
She comes from a Sikh background and committed her life to Christ as a teenager, while still in school despite much persecution and family pressure. An army officer’s daughter, she has grown up in different parts of India and hence is very comfortable in cross cultural settings.
God has used her extensively, for the past 25 years, as a speaker, counsellor, trainer, and organizer of events.
She has worked as an Assistant Professor teaching Computer Science, Information Technology and Personality Development to undergraduate and postgraduate students at the Punjab Technical University. She has also been a Corporate Trainer and has trained many corporate executives in the field of Information Technology.
She continues to serve as an organizer and resource person at many National and State level Pastors and Women Conferences in India. She has spoken in seminars and conferences in different settings in four continents. An active counsellor, she continues to counsel and mentor many women, young people, and married couples.
For the last 20 years, she has been writing on spirituality, religion, and politics with special focus on the persecuted church and religious freedom in South Asia. Her writings have appeared in Christianity Today, Compass Direct, World Watch Monitor, Morning Star News (South Asia Correspondent), Religion Unplugged, Indian Currents and AIM Magazine. She has also worked as Bureau Chief (South Asia) – Global Christian News, as Director – Communication and Research for Open Doors International and as Editor and Website Administrator for Evangelical Fellowship of India.
She and her husband, Rev. Vijayesh Lal have been married for the last 21 years and they live in Delhi NCR with their 3 sons.