The Ahmaddiya Muslim Jama’ at conducted its Annual Peace Symposium on 18th March, 2017 in Kolkata. The Theme of this year was “World Peace- The Critical need of Time”.
The audience comprised of diverse background viz. religious leaders, social activists, academicians, bureaucrats and a majority of young professionals and students.
The world today is passing through very turbulent times. Being a global community and a purely Islamic organization with it’s firm objective to establish Global peace, we consider our first & foremost duty to guide the world towards peace. Because Islam is a religion of peace. The very meaning of Islam is Peace and Harmony.
Hadahrat Mirza Gulam Ahmed of Qadian founded the Ahmaddiya Muslim Community in 1989 in the small village Qadian (District Gurdaspur), Punjab, which is now spread in 209 countries of the world. Being Law abiding Citizens, respecting the personalities, scriptures and sentiments of all the religions, promoting peace, harmony, tolerance & mutual respect are among the core features of the members of the community.
Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahamd, the fifth successor of the Promised Messiah and the present worldwide head of the Ahmaddiya Muslim Community. Under his Guidance, the commuinty is working to establish peace and universal brotherhood and is engaged in various charitabke works for the welfare and uplift of the needy.
The symposium promoted a deeper understanding of Islam and other faiths and seeks to inspire a concerted effort for lasting peace. Hundreds of guest attended this unique event, including Diplomats, faith and civic leaders as well as Representatives from numerous charities and faith communities.