Stockleigh Mosque holds Women's Interfaith Peace Symposium

THE Ahmadiyya Muslim Community's women auxiliary held a peace symposium at Baitul Masroor Mosque at Stockleigh on June 15.

More than 100 people attended to hear how women play important roles as nation builders.

Auxiliary spokeswoman Nuzhat Ayesha said Muslim women play a fundamental role towards promoting a peaceful society.

"Islam teaches us that the responsibility of building peaceful societies and nations depends on the contributions of women, in their roles as daughters, wives and mothers," she said.

"If each one of us as women realise our potential and fulfill our roles within society to the best of our abilities, then no doubt we can nurture peaceful societies."

Keynote faith speakers included Judtih Gibbons from the Uniting Church in Toowoomba, multicultural ambassador Prakruthi Gururaj, and Ahmadiyya Muslim Women's Community of Queensland member Sabah Janud.

Queensland Senator Claire Moore, Brisbane City Councillor Kim Marx, indigenous elder Aunty Heather Castledine, Access Community Services CEO Gail Kerr and police attended.

As part of the annual peace symposium, the women's auxiliary awarded $2000 donations to the Refugee Association of Queensland and Logan Helping Hands.

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