Last Updated on 1st April 2021
Syed Shamshad Nasir, Missionary, USA
Muhammad Ahmad Sahib of Detroit reports that the Universal Peace Federation USA held the “49th Interfaith Prayer for the Nation and the World” meeting via Zoom on 11 March 2021. 45 members attended this meeting, which was broadcast live via Facebook.
Archbishop, George A Stallings moderated the session. After the introduction and welcome, Mr Stallings introduced Cantor Ruth Berman Harris of Pasadena Jewish Temple and Center. Ms Harris spoke about freedom and connection to God.
Mrs Jennie Preece of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints spoke about mercy and forgiveness. Mrs Karla Bartholomew of the Church of Scientology of Pasadena spoke about various humanitarian programmes and highlighted the involvement of interfaith leaders in such initiatives. She also gave a brief introduction of the Church of Scientology and read the creed of the Church of Scientology.
Archbishop Stallings introduced Shamshad Nasir Sahib, Ahmadi Muslim missionary of the Midwest region, and appreciated the Jamaat’s extensive efforts in building bridges between Islam and other religions.
Shamshad Nasir Sahib started his remarks with a recitation from the Holy Quran and some prayers of the Holy Prophet Muhammadsa, with their translations. He gave a brief introduction of Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya and its founder, Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmadas of Qadian, the Promised Messiah, and spoke about his teachings which were recently published in The New York Times on 21 February 2021, with the title “Words of Healing from the Promised Messiah”. Shamshad Sahib also read an excerpt of Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa.
In the end, Dr Michael Jenkins, President, Universal Peace Federation spoke about his various interfaith experiences.
Tomiko Duggan of the Universal Peace Federation concluded the session by thanking all the faith leaders.