Examining religion’s role in protecting human rights

cochranetimes.com: By Daniel Austin: More often than not discussions about the major world religions tend to focus on the differences. But for the past six years a conference in Cochrane has sought to bring religious leaders together from many different faiths in an effort to discuss the values they all share.

This year, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at of Calgary will be hosting a conference on religion’s role in protecting human rights. The conference will bring together scholars of native spirituality, Christianity, Judaism and Islam to examine what their religions teach about human rights and how they can better work together in their pursuit of the same goal.

“The idea is basically that we are bringing people together from all religions to discuss, in a harmonious way and in a way where they can discuss the commonalities between the religions, the ways we can all pursue the same cause of bringing humanity and moral values,” said Mansoor Anjum, one of the conference’s organizers.

The event will be taking place on March 28 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Cochrane RancheHouse and will provide scholars from each of the religions 20 minutes to speak to the audience, followed by a question and answer period.

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