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Symposium to bring together different religious viewpoints

The Interfaith Symposium, hosted by Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama'at, will bring different religions together to discuss world peace on Sept. 28
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Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama'at Newmarket is hosting an Interfaith Symposium on Sept. 28 to bring together different religions to share their viewpoints.

The topic of the symposium is focused on which religion can help achieve world peace and will bring Christian, Sikh, and Islamic faiths together to present their views.

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama'at hold events like this throughout the country and have had similar events in Bradford West Gwillimbury, Richmond Hill and Barrie recently.

With peace being at the heart of religion, Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama'at Newmarket felt it was a perfect opportunity to tackle the topic.

“There were few topics in consideration, however, this topic is about peace and how religion can help to achieve world peace, which is the need of the hour,” said Ahmed Siddiqui, public relations representative, Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at. 

Siddiqui said the symposium will present an opportunity to hear different perspectives in a forum that can bring the community together.

“We're hoping to have a peaceful and harmonious society where people know and respect each other's faith and form a sense of community,” he said.

Without many chances to bring different religious viewpoints into the same room, Siddiqui said that Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at wanted to be the group to fill that gap in the conversation. 

“It's to let people know that every religion's base is peace and we can only prosper if there is peace & harmony around us,” he said. “It’s for the community to know about each other's faiths, respect the different faiths and to remove any misconceptions that people may have.”

The symposium will be at the Royal Canadian Legion in Aurora, 105 Industrial Pkwy N., on Thursday, Sept. 28 starting at 6 p.m. It will be a two-hour forum with refreshments served.

Register for the Interfaith Symposium here.