The largest mosque in Western Europe will host politics, faith and civic leaders at a peace symposium next month.
More than 800 guests are expected to descend on Morden’s Baitul Futuh Mosque for the National Peace Symposium, which aims to promote a deeper understanding of Islam.
International development secretary Justine Greening and energy and climate change secretary Ed Davey are expected to be among guest speakers on the night.
A keynote address will be delivered by His Holiness Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community’s international spiritual leader.
He is expected to discuss the purpose of the Caliphate in the world today.
Farooq Aftab, general secretary of Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association said: “With what’s going on in the world it’s important to explain what the Caliphate is, what it means, the significance of it and that it’s a source of peace, not a source of fear as Isis are trying to establish it.”
The event will mark 125 years since the establishment of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community – a minority Muslim group founded in 1889 by Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad.
This year’s International Peace Prize will be presented to Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow, founder and chief executive of Mary’s Meals, for his work to provide food and education to children in the developing world.