Seeking social peace together

By Scott Neil

Coming together in a spirit of cooperation and collaboration to achieve social peace, and promoting a God-centric life, were messages that stood out at a peace symposium in Bermuda, which featured representatives of the Islamic and Christian faiths.

The interfaith dialogue event was open to the public and presented different perspectives on ways to achieve social peace. The two-hour symposium was organised by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, in collaboration with the Anglican Church and Citizens Uprooting Racism in Bermuda (CURB), and featured three speakers at the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute.

The panellists who took part in the Peace Symposium at BUEI, from the left: Cordell Riley (CURB) who acted as facilitator, Imam Azhar Haneef, the vice-president of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in the United States, Dr Kim Dismont-Robinson, Folklore Officer with the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs, and Rev Anthony Pettit of St Paul?s Anglican Church, Paget.

The discussion came at the end of a day of events at the venue, which included a Holy Qur’an exhibition and a presentation on persecution and discrimination against religious minorities.

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Categories: Americas, Religion

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