Canada: Ahmadiyya Muslim community at Calgary’s Baitun Nur Mosque to host World Religions Conference in Cochrane

Source: http://www.cochraneeagle.com/article/Four-faiths-on-justice-forgiveness-for-world-out-of-tune-20170511


Four faiths on justice, forgiveness for world out of tune

Justice and forgiveness are essential for global harmony, agree the four faiths presenting at World Religions Conference in Cochrane.

Justice and forgiveness are essential for global harmony, agree the four faiths presenting at World Religions Conference in Cochrane.
Graphic by Warren Harbeck

For many, justice means little more than getting even, “an eye for an eye.” But as the popular Gandhian saying goes: “An eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind.”

This month, Cochrane is privileged once more to be hosting the World Religions Conference, sponsored by the Ahmadiyya Muslim community at Calgary’s Baitun Nur Mosque. This is the ninth such public interfaith gathering they have held in our globally minded foothills town. This year’s theme, “Global Conflicts: Justice & Forgiveness,” will feature speakers from the four Abrahamic religions: Jewish, Christian, Muslim and Baha’i.

“The tensions and uncertainty in the world are on a rise and the risk of a global war is imminent,” says Kalim Ahmed, one of the event organizers. “The root cause for the lack of peace is the lack of fairness and justice,” and it is urgent that all of humanity work together “towards safeguarding our future. Opening the channels of communication and facilitating dialogue is essential.. read more at source.

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