The Malta Independent 17 August 2019, Saturday

Ahmadiyya Muslim community organised an interfaith session

Sunday, 30 December 2018, 21:44 Last update: about 9 months ago

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat Malta organised an interfaith session at its annual convention on 2 December held at the Centru Familja Mqaddsa, Msida. The theme of this year's interfaith session was Love for all, hatred for none.

And for highlighting this unique message of love, compassion and respect, all the participants of the annual convention were wearing the badges with the message of Love for all, hatred for none as a manifestation of harmony, unity, peace and brotherhood. The badges were printed on red and white colours - the colours of the Maltese flag - to further extend the message of unity and loyalty.

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The President of Malta, Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca very graciously sent her video message for the convention and highlighted the importance of interfaith dialogue and harmony and to pursue the building of peace through respect. She said "promoting interfaith dialogue is essential. Dialogue ensures the much-needed development for the social and economic and environmental sectors of our countries. I believe that all faith traditions contribute to our human family".

Ivan Bartolo, Member of Parliament, Margaret Baldacchino Cefai, mayor of Msida, Rev. John Anthony Berry, secretary of the Diocesan Commission for the interreligious dialogue, Rev. Kim Hurst of St Andrew's Scots Church and Imam Laiq Ahmed Atif, president of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat, Malta, delivered their talks at the interfaith session.

All the speakers highlighted the importance of building bridges between communities through dialogue, education and understanding. And that we all must work on commonalities and try to achieve that which unites us rather than that which divides us. Interreligious cooperation is an important factor that brings people closer and establishes peaceful and harmonious societies.

People from different walks of life attended the interfaith session. After the speeches traditional food was served and participants had more time to interact with each other. 


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