Ahmadiyya Muslim Community of Logan to host peace symposium at Stockleigh Mosque

Working towards peace: Delegates at the 2016 Ahmadiyya Muslim peace symposium listen to a speaker. Photo: Supplied
Working towards peace: Delegates at the 2016 Ahmadiyya Muslim peace symposium listen to a speaker. Photo: Supplied

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community of Queensland will hold a peace symposium on December 10 at Baitul Al-Masroor Mosque in Stockleigh.

The purpose of the symposium which starts at 4.30pm is to enhance love, respect and harmony between the religions of the world by discussing diversity, shared commonalities and understanding customs of others to inspire a concerted effort for lasting peace.

Several religious leaders, politicians and representatives of the community will be in attendance including Duncan Pegg MP and Logan City councillor Phil Pidgeon.

Confirmed speakers at the event are Dr Darryl Rae who will represent the indigenous community, Gail Paratz (Judaism), Surendra Prasad OAM (Hinduism), Giani Kuldeep Singh (Sikhism), and Alan Tibbits (Mormon)

Globally the Ahmadiyya Muslim community has been hosting the peace symposium for the last 13 years and Australian community national president Imam I.H Kauser said the the event is a unique chance to bring people together.

“Ahmadiyya Muslim community’s annual peace symposium provides a unique platform to leaders of all faiths and of no faith to sit under one roof and discuss different ways and challenges in establishing lasting peace in our society,” he said.

“It is a unique gathering in a way that discusses only one theme, and that is peace.

“We, the Ahmadi Muslims, are eager to learn and spread the message of peace and harmony which is more important and crucial today than it has ever been.

“Our objective is to bring communities together and make an alliance with the help of religious, secular and political leadership to establish peace and harmony in our society.”