We want everybody to realize that we’re all united as human beings. We have to stay together; we have to help one another. That’s the primary message.
TORONTO – Despite religious differences, people are capable of showing one another love, compassion and mercy, says Jari Qudrat. These qualities, he says, are attributed to God, and it is God who is at the heart of the World Religions Conference.
The March 20 World Religions Conference was hosted by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Students’ Association in co-operation with the university’s Catholic chaplaincy and Jewish Hillel group.
Its purpose was to promote peace, harmony, unity and knowledge, said Qudrat, spokesperson for the conference and executive of AMSA at York. The conference has been held on different university campuses across Canada.
An estimated 200 people attended the event that highlighted the founders of some of the world’s major religions. Qudrat said the story of these founders and the universal truths they received from God can build bridges between different faiths. Attendees learned about Jesus Christ, the Prophet Mohammed and Moses, among others.
Love, for example says Qudrat, is “something that resonates across all cultures, all founders and all religions.”
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