News Release

2019 Peace Symposium


The Ahmadiyya Muslim Women’s Association recently hosted the 2019 Peace Symposium in Beverley, South Australia.

After the welcome and reading from the Qur’an, speakers from the Catholic, Islam, Sikh and Hindu faiths shared their beliefs and expressions of God as being loving and kind.

Annette Orth, an Adelaide member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, shared scriptures about the nature of God and her feelings about how faith in God has helped her.

“I feel that even though we are gathered from a variety of religions and our specific beliefs, backgrounds, circumstances and feelings differ, we have much in common,” she said.

“Our various faiths give us purpose, comfort, courage, a desire to be kinder and the ability to make the world a better place. I believe having faith in God strengthens individuals, families and communities.”

Other guests shared their feelings about how culture and religion are welcomed in the community. They clearly saw people practicing their religion as a positive way to live.

Annette expressed her enjoyment in mingling with women of other faiths and how uplifting it was to learn more about their beliefs.

Over 100 women and many more children attended this interfaith event in South Australia.

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