Women’s Auxiliary of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Dallas Chapter Draws 250 to Peace Symposium
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On March 1, 2020, the Women’s Auxiliary of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Dallas held a special Peace Symposium, “Women as Architects of Peaceful Nations,” which drew over 250 women of diverse faith traditions at the Allen ISD Distribution Center. The event featured speakers from varying faith traditions and professional spheres, including Allen City Council Member Lauren Doherty, FISD Board Trustee Anne McCausland and journalist and human rights activist Mona Kazim Shah. The keynote speaker was Dhiya Bakr, National President of the Women’s Auxiliary of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA.
The event focused on how women may better contribute to global peace. Sister Bakr highlighted the peaceful teachings of the founder of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, Hadhrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, and how his mission was to revise Islam’s true and peaceful teachings. She stressed the importance of women drawing other women from diverse socio-economic backgrounds in the name of building the next generation of peacemakers.
The event recognized two people who were nominated for their contributions to peace in the community: Richardson ISD Superintendent Jeannie Stone and Frisco student Naiya Vaden. Ms. Stone received a special Peace Award by the Women’s Auxiliary of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Dallas Chapter for her work promoting the “Equity Policy” in Richardson ISD.