Religious leaders from all faiths and people from 26 countries – including the Mayor of Whitnash – gathered for a Conference of World Religions in London.
Cllr Parminder Birdi was among 500 delegates invited to the event, which took place at the Guildhall on February 11, hosted by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Association in the UK to celebrate its centenary year.
With the theme ‘God in the 21st century’, the conference was introduced by the worldwide heard of the Ahmadiyya Muslim community, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad (the Khalifa of Islam), who said: “The urgent and critical need of the world today is to establish peace and faith in God. If the world understood this reality, then all countries, whether large or small, would not, in the name of defence spending, allocate millions and billions of dollars to expand their military capabilities.
“Rather, they would spend that wealth to feed the hungry, to provide universal education and to improve the living standards of the developing world.”
Speaking afterwards, Cllr Birdi said: “There were a lot of good speakers. The message of universal ‘one-ness’ was quite appealing. In this time and day, much more of that is needed.
“I found it very interesting and there was a good exhibition on as well. I learnt a lot.
“The speakers were talking about the …read more at leamingtoncourier.co.uk