Mansoor Ahmad Mubashir, France Correspondent
The 14th Inter-Religious Conference of Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya France was held on 12 January 2020 at Mubarak Mosque, Saint Prix.
The topic of this year’s event was “The importance and ways of worship, prayer and remembrance of God in a religion”.
The conference started at 3pm and guests were given a tour of the books display, where a brief introduction to the Jamaat was also presented. Later, the guests were invited to the main hall for the proceedings. Ashfaq Rabbani Sahib, National Amir, chaired the session while Talha Rashid Sahib was the moderator. Ata-ul-Hayee Sebastian Sahib recited the Holy Quran with its French translation, after which an introductory presentation was given.
There were a total of eleven speakers, including eight religious leaders: Gaura Bakta, a Hindu, Lambrou Thierry, a Sri Lankan Buddhist, Eric Goslan, a Jewish leader, Sosthene Makita, an Evangelical church representative, Bekram Jeet Singh, a Sikh Guru, Venerable Thich Minh Dinh, a Vietnamese Buddhist, Pierre Machenaud, a Catholic priest and Naseer Ahmad Shahid Sahib, Missionary-in-charge of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, France.
Three guests of honour also attended, including Jean-Francois Moulinet, Vice president of FPU, Brice Julien, from the World Alliance of Religions’ Peace and Jacob Jan a Pasteur Church of the new Alliance.
There were 40 non-Ahmadi guests present, while 485 people watched this event on the live stream via YouTube.