A Voice of Unity, A Voice of Peace and a Voice of One World under One God
Baba Guru Nanak (1469 - 1539)
Sikh community arranged a memorable event at the US Capitol, Washington, DC on November 6, to celebrate birthday of Baba Guru Nanak. Dr. Zulfiqar A. Kazmi addressed as a guest speaker.
Dr Kazmi said Baba jee Guru Nanak spoke out against empty religious rituals, pilgrimages, the caste system, the sacrifice of widows, of depending on books to learn the true religion, and of all the other tenets that were to define his teachings. Never did he ask his listeners to follow him. He asked the Muslims to be true Muslims and the Hindus to be true Hindus.
Islamic Peace Perspectives and Role of MadrassasSaturday, February 21, 2009 (6:00 PM)Followed by DinnerPlace: Sheraton National Hotel, Eisenhower Room,
Religions are committed to working for justice and peace, and have long-standing and well-established structures or processes for doing so. They may also have religion-specific approaches to conflict resolution, such as guidelines for resolving conflict or rituals for reconciling relationships that have potential application across religious boundaries. Interfaith Dialogue between conflicted groups can mobilize these and other religious elements in the service of increasing mutual tolerance—a process that begins with the ability to interact without fear or aggression, and progresses, through empathy and understanding, to mutual respect. Promoting a true dialogue among religions is most important instrument that we can use to build bridges of peace and hope “Together – no matter what our religious affiliations are “we can work towards our common goals with love, compassion, humility and vision – and bring about real change.”
We also believe that mutual tolerance is essential for conflict prevention and resolution and religious leaders can make unique contribution to the common cause of creative co-existence. During this seminar there will be a special presentation presentation on Religious Seminaries “Madrassas” in
His Excellency Mahmud Ali Durrani, Ambassador of Pakistan to the United States and Dr. Zulfiqar A. Kazmi, Founder Chairman, Ambassadors for Peace Foundation Pakistan participated in The 25th Anniversary Gala for the Washington Times
Dr. Kazmi addressing a Conference at US Capitol Hill
To promote a better understanding
of Islam in America, to improve
relations with all Religions
and to foster a climate that
would encourage acceptance and
the positive reception of the Islamic truth