Annual American-Muslim Convention to Focus on World Crisis

HARRISBURG, PA–(Marketwired – August 08, 2014) – Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA, one of the nation’s oldest American Muslim organizations, celebrates its 66th annual Jalsa Salana Peace Conference in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

The event will take placeAugust 15th to August 17that the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The three-day conference will include presentations on the following topics, for which subject matter experts are available for interviews:

“We are at a critical point in a conflict-ridden world,” said Dr. Nasim Rehmatullah, National Vice President of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA. “The world cries for a solution and we are here to offer that solution through dialogue, education, and a sense of community.”

The conference will focus on how to use prayer and faith to navigate today’s world and will educate attendees on Islam’s true teachings of peace and equality. Additionally, there will be blood drives, food drives, and clothing drives to address important human welfare issues. The general public is invited to attend. A guest session open to the public will take placeon Saturday afternoon with mayors, professors and representatives from Congress, the State Department, diplomatic corp, FBI and police departments in attendance. Local and national leaders will address the conference during this program.

Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is the only Islamic organization to believe that the long- awaited messiah has come in the person of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (1835-1908) of Qadian, India. Ahmad claimed to be the metaphorical second coming of Jesus of Nazareth and the divine guide, whose advent was foretold by the Prophet of Islam, Muhammad. The Community believes that God sent Ahmad, like Jesus, to end religious wars, condemn bloodshed and reinstitute morality, justice and peace. Ahmad’s advent has brought about an unprecedented era of Islamic revival and moderation. He divested Muslims of fanatical beliefs and practices by vigorously championing Islam’s true and essential teachings.