Mosque to host city peace conference

A Sheffield mosque is to hold a peace conference to commemorate the centenary of the start of World War I.

The Bait-ul-Afiyat Mosque in Sussex Street is to host the event on November 22 from 2.30pm.

It has been organised by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Association Sheffield and will include invited guests of different faiths.

Lord Mayor of Sheffield Coun Peter Rippon, along with representatives from Royal British Legion, religious leaders, community groups and guests from across South Yorkshire are all due to attend.

Dr Nadeem Ahmad, president of the Sheffield chapter of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Association, said: “The world is in danger of plunging into chaos due to an imminent clash of cultures, and people need to be accepting of one another to avoid conflicts.

“We are witnessing significant conflicts the world over, which have the potential to lead to a new worldwide war. The need to establish the basic principles of justice and equality at this critical juncture in human history cannot be over-estimated. It is our duty to ensure the purpose of religion is to spread peace.”