MOODUS — In recent years Islam has been linked to a growing number of violent acts and backward ideas that many non-Muslims believe are an inherent part of the Islamic faith. The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, the oldest Muslim-American organization in the United States (here since 1920), has launched a national public awareness campaign called "Muslims for Peace" (muslimsforpeace.org) designed to educate and better inform its neighbors about the true teachings of Islam.
Against a backdrop of turmoil, misuse, and misunderstanding of Islam, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is holding interfaith symposiums around the country which aim to bring together different faiths on the shared goal of social and spiritual peace. In light of this, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community of Connecticut is holding an Interfaith Symposium on “My Faith on Peace,” on Jan. 9, 2011 at the American Legion in Moodus. Speakers will be from Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
Where: American Legion
35 Neptune Avenue, Moodus, CT 06469
When: Jan. 9, 2011, 6-8 p.m.
About the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community:
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is a dynamic, fastest growing international revival movement within Islam. Founded in 1889, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community spans more than 195 countries with membership exceeding tens of millions. The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA, established in 1920, is the first American-Muslim organization.
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is the only Islamic organization to believe that the long-awaited messiah has come in the person of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (1835-1908) of Qadian, India. Ahmad claimed to be the metaphorical second coming of Jesus of Nazareth and the divine guide, whose advent was foretold by the Prophet of Islam, Muhammad. The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community believes that God sent Ahmad, like Jesus, to end religious wars, condemn bloodshed and reinstitute morality, justice and peace. Ahmad’s advent has brought about an unprecedented era of Islamic revival and moderation. He divested Muslims of fanatical beliefs and practices by vigorously championing Islam’s true and essential teachings.