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Over 600 Muslims to gather in Auckland for ‘Voices for Peace’ convention

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community’s NZ chapter proudly announces its Annual Convention, Jalsa Salana, set to captivate hearts and minds at Alfriston College on the 19th and 20th of January 2024. This two-day event promises to bring together over 600 Muslims from diverse regions across New Zealand, fostering unity and understanding.

This year’s theme, ‘Voices for Peace,’ resonates globally with the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community’s commitment to promoting harmony amidst escalating conflicts. The international campaign encourages individuals worldwide to raise their voices for peace, echoing the need for a collective effort in addressing global injustices, such as the Israel Palestine conflict.

Imam Mustenser, reflecting on the significance of the chosen theme said: “In a world marred by strife, ‘Voices for Peace’ represents our collective resolve to be agents of positive change. Our convention aims to explore the Islamic perspective on establishing true peace and addressing the root causes of conflict.”

National President Mr Bashir Khan adds, “Jalsa Salana is an embodiment of our commitment to fostering understanding and peace. It provides a unique platform for Muslims across New Zealand to come together, share experiences, and build bridges of brotherhood…Together, let’s raise our ‘Voices for Peace’ and strive for a world of understanding, tolerance, and unity.”

More information on the global campaign for ‘Voices for Peace’ can be found on the campaign website: About us – Voices for Peace (https://voicesforpeace.org/about-us/)

-A special guest session will be held on Saturday, 20th January at 11am, followed by lunch at 1pm. All members of the public are welcome but kindly requested to RSVP.-

-Media representatives are cordially invited to attend the Jalsa Salana. For further information or to arrange interviews, please contact one of the representatives below.

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is a dynamic, fast-growing international revival movement within Islam, with a presence in over 213 countries. Committed to promoting peace, tolerance, and interfaith dialogue, the community actively engages in humanitarian and charitable initiatives worldwide. The New Zealand branch of this community was established in 1987 and is a registered charitable organisation that endeavors to be an active and integrated community within New Zealand society.

 

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