Vernon’s first Pathways to Peace conference a success

Source: Vernon Morning Star

Pathways to Peace, a world religion conference, came to Vernon for the first time Monday.

Taking place from 6-8:30 p.m. at the Vernon Recreation Centre, scholars and religious leaders from Aboriginal, Baha’i, Christian, Hindu, Buddhism, Center of Living Spirituality, Jewish and Islamic point of view all presented their views on the Pathway to Peace.

“As the world is passing through turbulent times across the globe, we continue to see newer and graver dangers manifest themselves,” said Rizwan Peerzada, Pathway to Peace spokesperson.

About 400 people attended the event. Moderated by Gordon Oliver with welcoming remarks delivered by Mayor Victor Cumming, the conference featured a special multimedia presentation aimed to provide the tools and steps necessary to maintain peace within society.

“We, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community BC, would like to thank you for generous support and cooperation. May God bless you all. The event success was due to hard work by you,” said Peerzada Tuesday. “We are hoping to host again next year in November 2019.”

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at is a fast-growing international revival movement within Islam. Founded in 1889, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community spans over 200 countries with membership exceeding tens of millions. It’s also the only Islamic organization that believes that the long-awaited messiah has come in the person of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (1835-1908) of Qadian, India. The community believes that God sent Ahmad, like Jesus, to end religious wars, condemn bloodshed and reinstitute morality, justice and peace.


8 replies

  1. This a very good effort by the Ahmadiyya Muslim community.This kind of forum gives opportunity to the people of different religions to figure out how we should work together to build a better world.

  2. That’s really great MashaAllah.
    Events like this should be held often.
    This gives all religions come closer and get to know each others’ believes.
    Great effort.

  3. MashAllah what a great initiative! The Ahmadiyya community is really making an effort for people to see the true colours of Islam. A job well done!

  4. MashaAllah it’s a great effort by Ahmadiyya Muslim community.May Allah reward the organizers and also the participants.
    These kind of events promote peace ,harmony and tolerance too in between communities , the awareness helps religions and communities to come close to each other .

  5. In this world of much suffering, Ahmadiyya Muslim community is providing praise worthy solutions towards achieving world’s peace. Such events depicts true message of islam which is love, peace and harmony…

  6. Masahallah this was such an amazing effort, and such a great way to spread peace! Hopefully we could see many more events just like this one

  7. Its amazing what can happen when you bring people of different religions together. What a great effort by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat. Love for All, Hatred for None!

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