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Peace Symposium Queensland

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On the 10th of December 2017, Jama’at Queensland hosted  a  Peace  Symposium  event  followed  by  a Peace Dinner. It is our Annual event and aim of the event is to establish peace and harmony amongst the various communities in Queensland; and also spread the peaceful and true teachings of Islam to broader community  and  try  to  remove  any  misconceptions about Islam. For  this  event  a  committee  was  created  and  each member  was  delegated  a  task.  The  committee  was  
formed by members of all 5 chapters in Queensland. Initially  informal  invites  were  given  out  to  friends of  our  Jama’at  Ahmadiyya,  which  was  followed up  with  emails  and/or  texts.  All  Federal,  State  and Local  Government  representatives  were  contacted for this event. Along with that various faith groups were  also  contacted.  There  were  six  different  faith groups who presented on the evening as well as one Aboriginal community representative and numerous VIP  guests  representing  various  NGO  bodies. 


The event itself was a success, we initially estimated maximum  50  guests  but  we  had  received  RSVP  for  105 and had 95 guests attend on the day. The guests included:
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Local Councillor Phil Pidgeon
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Mormon leaders
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Buddhist monks and community members
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Queensland   communities   Liaison   police officer
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-Neighbours
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Members of Rotary International
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Aboriginal community Reps
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Sikh Gyani and Sikh community members
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Indian consulate general for Australia
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President of the Hindu Council
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Chief Commissioner for scouts QLD
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Interfaith  Chair  of  the  QLD  Jewish  Board of Deputies There was a wide variety of guests, and they were all
very pleased with the organisation and enjoyed the atmosphere that was created. The formal session was taken very well by the guests and they were very pleased to have Imam Inamul Haq Kauser,  The  National  President,  in  their  presence.  
All  of  this  was  possible  due  to  the  high  number  of locals that volunteered their time. Weeks before the
event the committee started planning for the event. This plan was executed almost perfectly on the day and  each  Jama’at  contributed  immensely.  We  had  a total  attendance  of  205  including  volunteers.  Some members volunteered their time for 3 days straight to  make  this  event  a  success.  This  event  raised  the spirits of every Jama’at member as it has been a hot topic around Logan city for some days.

Courtesy Ahmadiyya Gazette Australia