UPF USA Invited To Speak At An Interfaith Conference
Hollis, NY – More than a hundred people gathered at the Bait-Uz-Zafar on April 3rd from 3 – 5 PM. Although it is a Sunday, where most people are having services on their own houses of worship yet the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community hosted an Interfaith Conference inviting major religious groups and interfaith advocates.
UPF USA President Richard De Sena was invited to be one of the seven panelists representing different faith traditions. The discussion was hinged on the topic “Religious Teachings and Contemporary Challenges”. Other government officials were also invited including NY Assemblyman David Weprin, NYC Councilman Barry Grodenchik.
Also one prominent Muslin in New York City Imam Shamsi Ali, Chairman of the Al-Hikmah Mosque and Director of the Jamaica Muslim Center, the largest Muslim center in Queens area who served as the conference moderator was among the guests during the conference. Imam Ali was appointed “Ambassador for Peace” by the International Religious Federation in 2002, and a recipient of the 2008 ICLI Interfaith Award.
De Sena testified on the very successful interfaith works of the Rev. Sun Myung Moon and Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon through the Universal Peace Federation. He shared the core values and areas of work of UPF in America.
The participants coming from diverse communities listened attentively to the speakers and made strong determinations to practice the great teachings that they learned at the conference.
Contributed by: Richard De Sena, UPF USA President