At an interfaith symposium, hosted by The Ahmadiyya Muslim Association in Marsden Park, Australia, on June 9, Church members met with members of various faiths to discuss commonalities of faith and practice.
Members from the Blacktown Ward attended the symposium and were represented by President David Harper of the Sydney Australia Hebersham Stake presidency. The symposium event aligned with the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, which focuses on a month-long fast. Commonalities regarding the practice of fasting and sacrifice were among the topics discussed at the event.
According to Mormon Newsroom, President Harper shared Church beliefs and practices on fasting with the 600 guests of the event.
"Members of the Church fast for two meals on the first Sunday of every month, then donate the money they would have spent on those meals. The money donated [from those two meals] is used to help those in need. This brings us closer to God and to help His children in need," President Harper said.
The national president of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Association Australia, Imam Inam-ul-Haq Kauser, shared details of the work that the Muslim community does to help those in need in their communities throughout the month of Ramadan.
Read full details of the event here.