USA: Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Inland Empire & Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints condcut an interfaith symposium – A Report

Source: http://www.sbsun.com/social-affairs/20170316/faith-leaders-unite-in-san-bernardino-in-favor-of-refugees

By Ryan Hagen, The Sun


Faith leaders unite in San Bernardino in favor of refugees

Councilor of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, San Bernardino Stake, W. Mitchell Kinser, left, greets Azhar Haneef, second from left and Dr. H. Rahman, right, from The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community of Inland Empire and Ambassador of Sikh Dharma, Bhai Sahib Satpal Singh Khalsa before an interfaith symposium on refugees, migration and the rights of the oppressed at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Waterman in San Bernardino Thursday.

Councilor of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, San Bernardino Stake, W. Mitchell Kinser, left, greets Azhar Haneef, second from left and Dr. H. Rahman, right, from The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community of Inland Empire and Ambassador of Sikh Dharma, Bhai Sahib Satpal Singh Khalsa before an interfaith symposium on refugees, migration and the rights of the oppressed at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Waterman in San Bernardino Thursday. PHOTO BY ERIC REED

SAN BERNARDINO >> Leaders of diverse faiths gathered Thursday with versions of the same message: We’re all descended from refugees, and our God commands us all to care for refugees today.

Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist and Baha’i faith leaders spoke at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints on Waterman Avenue for a symposium titled “Refugees, Dignity and Humanity: Perspectives of the Great Religious Founders.”

The event came as President Donald Trump pushes for a ban on refugees from certain Muslim-majority countries, which he frames as a security measure.

Courts so far have blocked both of Trump’s executive orders on the subject, saying they appear to be unconstitutional Muslim bans.

Most speakers Thursday didn’t explicity touch on the specifics of policy.

But regardless of religion, it’s important to… read more at source.

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