The Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat, Malta held their 10th Annual Peace Symposium, on Friday 16 March 2018. The theme of the Symposium was “The Challenges of the Twenty-First Century; Education and Peace”.
The event was presided over by the well-known Maltese journalist Mr. Joe Dimech. After the recitation of the Holy Quran, a panel of four speakers delivered their talks and answered questions from the audience.
More than seventy people from different walks of life including diplomatic representatives, students, academics, and religious and political leaders attended the event.
The representative of the Minister for Education and Employment highlighted in his speech the threat of radicalisation and promoted building bridges between the secular and religious communities.
Representing Christianity, Rev. John Berry of University of Malta said that peace was a gift of God and a fruit of human endeavour.
On behalf of the Ahmadiyya Jamaat, Laiq Ahmed Atif sahib gave the Islamic perspective of the theme of the event and presented numerous supporting verses from the Holy Quran. He focused on the responsibilities of leaders, in light of Hazrat Khalifatul Masih V’saa addresses to world leaders.