Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 


South Auckland Community Seeks Global Peace Through Equality

For public release – October 8th 2012
South Auckland Community Seeks Global Peace Through Promoting Justice And Equality

This October Pakuranga is becoming the heart of local efforts to achieve global peace.

The Ahmadiyya Muslim community New Zealand, with its centre in Manukau, is inviting together leaders from all the major faiths in Auckland to discuss how global peace can be achieved through promoting justice and equality. The community aims to improve relations amongst various religions by holding an annual interfaith Peace Conference helping to build understanding and peace amongst religions, and promote their motto ‘love for all hatred for none’.

The worldwide Ahmadiyya Muslim Community held the first peace conference in the 1920s as a Religious Founders’ Day, to help relieve the growing tension among different faiths in the Indian sub-continent. Since then it has become a global event celebrated by local Ahmadi communities as an opportunity to bring together leaders of different religions. The New Zealand branch adopted the event ten years ago to promote interfaith dialogue and understanding within communities.

Mr Mohammad Iqbal VRD, JP, National President of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, believes that there has never been a greater need for finding a way to achieve global peace. The world is in the danger of plunging into chaos due to an imminent clash of cultures, and people need to be accepting of one another to avoid conflicts.

“We are witnessing significant conflicts the world over, which have the potential to lead to a worldwide war. The need to establish the basic principles of Justice and Equality at this critical juncture in human history cannot be over estimated. Religion as always has a central role to play in achieving these principles, and it is our duty to ensure that the purpose of religion is to spread peace, tolerance and understanding,” says Mr Iqbal.

“The conference reflects the desire for peace that the heart of every truly religious person languishes for, and offers the perfect culmination for ‘the week of prayer for world peace’ being celebrated throughout New Zealand from 14th – 21st of Oct.”

The Peace Conference is inclusive of all faiths with speakers from Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Sikhism, Buddhism and Islam sharing common beliefs of religious harmony. It will be held on Saturday 20th of October at the Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts, 13 Reeves Road, Pakuranga starting at 4:00pm. The event is open to the public with refreshments and dinner provided by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community.

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is a religious organisation, international in its scope. With its sincere desire for peace, the Ahmadiyya Muslim community has grown and is established in more than 200 countries with a following of over 200 million. It is internationally renowned for its services to humanity by providing disaster relief, medical facilities, energy and education worldwide.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

NZEI Survey Report: Special Needs Students Missing Out

The survey revealed that around 16 percent of students were on schools’ special needs registers, but nearly 90 percent of schools’ special needs coordinators did not believe there was adequate support for students and their learning... More>>

ALSO:

Interim Report: Waitangi Tribunal On Ture Whenua Legislation

Labour on Proposed changes to Maori land rules: “To have Treaty Negotiations Minister Chris Finlayson dismiss findings as ‘bizarre’ is totally disingenuous and disrespectful. What’s bizarre is Maori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell stubbornly pushing through this Bill before the Waitangi Tribunal has even completed its report..." More>>

ALSO:

Spy Update: Appointment Of GCSB Acting Director

GCSB Chief Legal Advisor Lisa Fong will become the Acting Director of the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) from 15 February 2016, Minister Responsible for the GCSB Christopher Finlayson announced today. More>>

Protests Close Roads: TPP Signed In Auckland

“TPP was signed by Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United States and Viet Nam.” More>>

ALSO:

Emails Behind 'Diplomatic Immunity' Case: Whitehead Report Released

“As previously indicated the conclusions reached by Mr Whitehead’s investigation are not unexpected but they are very disappointing,” Mr Mccully says. “At the heart of the matter is a single email, along with procedural shortcomings, which gave Malaysian officials the impression it would be acceptable for Mr Rizalman to return to Malaysia." More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Treaty/TPP Overlap, And Iowa

The fears about the ISDS provisions in the Trans Pacific Partnership deal are well-founded. The reality is that there is a sharp uptick in the occurrence of ISDS litigation in developed countries, and even the right wing likes of The Economist have been souring on the process for some time. More>>

ALSO:

Christchurch Red Zone Offers: Fresh High Court Proceedings

Grant Cameron, Solicitor for the Quake Outcasts said “the action seeks judicial review of the Crown’s recent decision to make a fresh offer to purchase properties from uninsured property owners in red zones. More>>

ALSO:

PM's Post-Cabinet Press Conference: Waitangi And TPP

Prime Minister John Key on Tuesday said his office has received an invitation for him to visit the Lower Marae on Waitangi Day, but was waiting for a meeting of the Te Tii Marae Trustees. More>>

ALSO:

Flagged: 'Wrong Colour' Bridge Flag To Change

NZ First: Only 13 days after National trumpeted its legally questionable flag on Auckland Harbour Bridge, it is now coming down because it is the wrong colour... “Mr Key’s latest flag fiasco is another waste of taxpayers' money. Given it is coming down, down is exactly the location where it should remain. More>>

ALSO:

School's In: Children Head Back To School

“Across the whole of this year we expect 61,820 five year olds will begin their primary schooling for the first time,” says the Ministry of Education head of sector enablement and support Katrina Casey. More>>

ALSO:

Dog & Lemon: FBI Disagrees With NZ Government Over Police Chases

Multiple studies, quoted by the FBI, show that once suspects realise they're no longer being chased; they tend to slow down to normal driving speeds and therefore become far less of a risk. The FBI report also categorically rejected the argument that abandoning police chases meant ‘giving in’ to offenders. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Politics
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news