To coincide with International Women’s Day, the Carshalton branch of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Women’s Association (AMWA) held a Peace Conference, inviting women from local churches, synagogues, temples and other places of worship to discuss how interfaith harmony could be spread in the Borough.
Delegates from the Carshalton Beeches Baptist Free Church, Wallington United Reformed Church, Saint Hill Church of Scientology and London Church of Scientology participated. The women exchanged ideas on how barriers between people of different faiths could be eliminated through dialogue and joint projects.
An annual plan of action was drafted which includes:
• an interfaith dialogue event at the Baitul Futuh Mosque on 23rd September on the topic ‘Life after Death’
• offering interfaith dialogue sessions to the girls high schools in Sutton during Interfaith Week (12-19 November 2017)
• interfaith coffee mornings to be held 3 times a year
The evening included a report on the activities of the AMWA Carshalton branch, a short tour of the newly inaugurated Baitul Ehsan Mosque in Mitcham and discussions over tea, snacks and cakes about how the interfaith events being planned could be promoted.
To get involved contact Aisha Mirza at VoiceOfMuslima@Gmail.com
Article supplied by Saadiyya Khan
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