Annual Peace Symposium held by the Women's Auxiliary of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community of Queensland
The Women’s Auxiliary of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community of Queensland held their annual Peace Symposium on the 15th of June 2019 at Bait-ul Masroor Mosque in Stockleigh.
More than two hundred women came together to discuss how women play important roles as nation builders in an effort towards establishing peace within society.
Senator for Queensland, Clair Moore; Brisbane City Councillor, Kim Marx; Aboriginal Elder, Aunty Heather Castledine; CEO Access Community Services, Gail Kerr; Logan and Brisbane City Councillors, Australian Federal Police representatives and Presidents and members of various community organisations were some of the key dignitaries attending the event.
Keynote faith speakers were Judith Gibbons, from the Uniting Church in Toowoomba; Prakruthi Gururaj, Multicultural Ambassador; and Sabah Janud, representative of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Women’s Community of Queensland.
As part of this annual event, the women’s auxiliary present donations to various community organisations every year. This year, the Refugee Association of Queensland, and Logan Helping Hands were recipients of $2,000 in donations from the auxiliary.
On the event, the president of the auxiliary Nuzhat Ayesha commented “Muslim women play a fundamental role towards the establishment of a peaceful society. Islam teaches us that the responsibility of building peaceful societies and nations depends on the contributions of women, in their roles as daughters, wives and mothers. If each one of us as women realise our potential and fulfil our roles within society to the best of our abilities, then no doubt we can nurture peaceful societies.”
About the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community:
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is a very peaceful, law abiding, nonviolent and loving community. Founded in 1889, the Community spans more than 200 countries with membership exceeding tens of millions. It is the leading Islamic organisation to categorically reject terrorism in any form. Today, it continues to be an advocate for universal human rights and protection for religious and other minorities. It champions the empowerment and education of women. Its members are among the most law-abiding, educated, and engaged Muslims in the world. For the official website of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Association Australia, please visit: www.Ahmadiyya.org.au |Media@Ahmadiyya.org.au | Twitter: @AhmadiyyaAUS
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