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Peace Symposium – is World War 3 imminent?

02 Sep

Peace Symposium – is World War 3 imminent?

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in New Zealand will hold its annual Peace Symposium on the 3rd of September 2022 at the Mount Eden War Memorial Hall
starting at 10am. A fitting venue to discuss this year’s topic, ‘World War 3 - a real possibility?’

As the world rebounds from the impact of the pandemic with an economic crisis looming, micro-wars flaring due to political, religious and ideological differences and super-powers under threat of power imbalances, the threat of a widespread conflict seems to be ever closer. The similarities we are seeing of economic imbalance, rivalry and political imperialism that led to previous conflicts and World Wars in the past are becoming more apparent. The Worldwide Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community and Fifth Khalifa, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad has spoken at length about the perilous state of the world and the impending threat of a nuclear war. He said the risk of a nuclear war was real and is the biggest threat to today’s civilisation.

The panel of speakers this year will include Mr Mervin Singham (Chief Executive at the Ministry for Ethnic Communities), Mr Meng Foon (Race Relations Commissioner), Rev. Ivica Gregurec (Precentor Holy Trinity Cathedral in Parnell) and Imam Shafiq ur Rehman (Central Missionary – Ahmadiyya Muslim Community NZ), who will all attempt to address the inevitability or otherwise of a possible world war. The speeches will be followed by an interactive Q&A session.

The annual Peace symposium is a regular event in the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community’s annual calendar, bringing together people from all walks of life representing different faith groups. By discussing topical and sometimes controversial issues, the symposium aims to address the difficulties faced by individuals in the society. Similar symposia are organized by the Ahmadiyya Muslim
Community the world over, with an aim to bring communities closer, and to encourage dialogue for peaceful coexistence.

The event is scheduled for Saturday 3rd September 2022 at the Mt Eden War Memorial Hall from 10:00am to 1:00pm, finishing with a banquet lunch. Attendance is through invitation only, but anyone interested in attending can contact Mr Eqbal Khan on 0211336146 for details. The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is a dynamic, fast-growing international revival movement within Islam. Founded in 1889 by Hadhrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (1835-1908) in Punjab, India, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community spans 210 countries with membership exceeding tens of millions. Its motto of ‘Love for all and hatred for none’ is evidenced through the peaceful actions of its millions of followers. The New Zealand branch of this community was established in 1987 and is a registered charitable organisation that endeavors to be an active and integrated community within New Zealand society.

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