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India: Religious leaders praise Ahmadiyya community’s efforts to promote peace

The symposium was organized by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association, the youth wing of the community and it was chaired by Syed Tanvir Ahmad, Secretary for External Affairs of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, India. 

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Source/Credit: Ahmadiyya Muslim Community | India
By Press Statement | April 15, 2012

Ahmadiyya Peace symposium held in Delhi was well attended, well praised

New Delhi: Leaders belonging to different faiths praised Ahmadiyya Muslim Community’s effort to promote Peace in society during the one day Peace Symposium held here on Saturday.

The Symposium on Pluralism and Tolerance saw participation from different sections of society including academicians, politicians, media-persons, students, businessmen, social workers and bureaucrats.

The symposium saw representations from all major religions.

Addressing the gathering, Swami Shantamanda Ji, President Ramakrishna Mission Delhi appreciated the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community’s efforts to promote communal harmony and peace saying  there is a need to highlight the similarities in different religions to promote peace.

Speaking on the same theme, Rev. Father Babu Joseph, Spokesperson Catholic Bishops Conference of India said that diversity and pluralism in society must be celebrated in order to attain peace.

Syed Mahmood Ahmad, President Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, Kolkata spoke on the Islamic view of Peace saying that Islam never monopolizes truth.  Syed Ahmad said that the Holy Quran lays great stress on respecting people belonging to different faiths to establish peace.

Other Notable speakers at the symposium included Bibi Kiranjit Kaur (Former Gen Secretary,  Shromani Gurdwara Prabhandak Committte, Amritsar (SGPC); Savyukta Narsimha Das, Unit President, Akshaypatra foundation; Dr. Thockchom Meinya, MP and Former Minister for Higher & Tech Education, Manipur; Krishna Adhikari, Secretary General Universal Peace Foundation, and Rabbi Ezekiel Isaac Malekar, Honarary Secretary, Judah Hymn Synagogue, Delhi

The symposium was organized by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association, the youth wing of the community and it was chaired by Syed Tanvir Ahmad, Secretary for External Affairs of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, India.

This was the second Peace symposium that the community has organized in New Delhi and the Ahmadiyya Muslim community at large has been organizing such symposiums throughout the globe.

Recently, the Supreme Head of the Worldwide Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad has written letters to several world leaders including US President Obama, Canadian Prime Minister, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmednejad and Israeli Prime Minister asking them to use their position of influence to maintain peace and avoid conflict in society.

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is a dynamic community that was founded by Hadhrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad in 1889 in a small town named Qadian in Punjab. The movement aims to revive the true teachings of Islam.

The Community since its inception has spread to more than 200 countries and believes in the motto of “Love For All Hatred For None”.

— Religious leaders praise Ahmadiyya community’s efforts to promote Peace

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