Oxford Women faith leaders reject New Zealand hate with love
FEMALE faith leaders for Oxford held a ‘peace symposium’ this week to reject the hatred stirred by the New Zealand terror attack.
More than 30 religious representatives attended the event aiming to celebrate diversity, unity and solidarity.
City councillor for Cowley Marsh Lubna Arshad, who joined the get-together at Richard Benson Hall, said it had come at a ‘critical time’.
“We stand in solidarity against those who seek to divide us and break our communities and destroy our way of life will never succeed. We reject their hatred and condemn these Islamophobic, far-right terrorist attacks: all people, no matter their faith or belief, have the right to worship peacefully.”
The event was organised by the Lajna Ima’illah (women auxiliary) of The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community.
President Samreen Uppal said: “The event promoted a deeper understanding of Islam with the role of women who by example are the nation builders, in whose hands are the future generation.
“It is our duty to teach them by example, compassion, kindness, generosity tolerance for all and to give back to society.”… read more at source.
About the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community:
Ahmadi Muslims are those who believe in the Promised Messiah His Holiness Mirza Ghulam Ahmad Qadiani (as). Founded in 1889, this Community spans more than 212 countries with membership exceeding tens of millions. It is the leading Islamic organisation to categorically reject terrorism in every form. It advocates for universal human rights and protection for all religions and even atheists. It champions empowerment and education of women. Its members are among the most law-abiding, peaceful, educated and engaging Muslims in the world – striving to spread peace.
Motto of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community: Love for All, Hatred for None
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