The Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama`at is holding its inaugural Interfaith Symposium in the Cookstown area on Sunday.
Everyone throughout the community is invited to what organizers say will be a thought-provoking discussion about the existence of God, with scholars from various religions and philosophies, including Islam, Christianity and Judaism.
The event runs Oct. 29 from 3:30 to 6 p.m., at 4073 4th Line, Innisfil.
There will be a free dinner and are attendees are encouraged to ask questions of the panelists during the question-and-answer session.
“The Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama`at is grateful for the opportunity to host this symposium and give local residents an opportunity to come together for mutual dialogue,” said Hassaan Shahid, member of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama`at Innisfil.
“The objective of the event is to promote interfaith respect, harmony, inclusiveness and diversity. It aims to inculcate mutual understanding and respect between different faith traditions and philosophies of the world," Shahid added.
Shahid says the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama`at hosts various interfaith events throughout Canada, and plans to run these types of gatherings in Innisfil on an ongoing basis.
“The event aims to explore the teachings and practices of different religious and philosophical traditions, with the hope that such mutual exploration will encourage better understanding and promote harmonious co-existence amongst Canadians,” he said.
Click here to register for the symposium.