Four Faiths Represented At Symposium In Mosque

June 14, 2009

Author: Richie Rathsack

Source: Record-Journal

In keeping with its motto, "Love for All, Hatred for None,", the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community hosted an interfaith symposium Sunday afternoon to showcase the similarities among people of all faiths.

The event featured speakers from four faiths - Islam, Christianity, Judaism and Hinduism - talking about the theme of the symposium, Holy Founders' Day. All the speakers appeared happy for the chance to get together at the Ahmadiyya Mosque in South Meriden to talk about faith with each other.

"The purpose for us, for this meeting, was peace," Mahmood Qureshi, Ahmadiyya's Connecticut chapter president, said.

Qureshi said the symposium was a great follow-up to a recent speech by President Barack Obama in Egypt that talked about the need for mutual respect and cooperation among all faiths. The Ahmadiyya Community has been doing just that by getting involved in interfaith programs, he said.