Muslim community holds interfaith symposium

Source: Democrat and

Down the street from the Rochester International Airport, where individuals from all corners of the world cross paths , a diverse group gathered to discuss the crossing paths of different religions and the role of faith in society.

A banner printed “Love for all, Hatred for none” hung on a table where a panel composed of Jewish rabbi, a Unitarian, a Buddhist, a Muslim and a Catholic sat side by side in front of a crowd as colorful as they were.

The Rochester Chapter of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community hosted an Interfaith Symposium Sunday afternoon at the Holiday Inn Rochester Airport, 911 Brooks Ave.

Mubarak Bashir, the director of faith outreach for the Rochester chapter, organized Sunday’s event.

“I want people to learn about other religions and focus on the similarities instead of the differences,” Bashir said.


3 replies

  1. In the Name of Allah the Most Gracious Ever Merciful
    Interfaith symposiams are key to World peace, and world civilizations and for the tolerance of Relgious beliefs. They are also imparative for the spread of Truth. Alhamdolillah these days Ahmadies are holding becon of light. This is very welcome move.
    Zarif Ahmad

    • Actually, in a way I feel when attending ‘interfaith meetings’ we are in some way ‘preaching to the already converted’, meaning to those who support interfaith activities (not ‘converted’ in the sense of ‘converted to Islam’). The question is how to approach the other 99%?

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