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Swiss Peace Symposium

This symposium is an important event of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Switzerland. It is inspired by the „Peace Symposium“ of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat in the UK, which is one of the many initiatives of His Holiness Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad. It promotes a deeper understanding of Islam and other faiths and seeks to inspire a concerted effort for lasting peace. The motto of this year‘s Peace Symmetry is „Religion and Tolerance“.

Religious communities, including Christians, Jews, Hindus, Sikh and Buddhists, come together with Muslims to discuss social and religious peace and possibilities for its advancement together with representatives from society and politics. Various dignitaries from religion and politics will make short speeches and examine the topic of the event from their perspective.

Ahmadiyya Muslim Community

The Ahmadiyya Muslim community was founded in 1889 by Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (1835-1908) of Qadian, India. He claimed to be the expected reformer of the latter days and the awaited one of the world’s religions (the Messiah and Mahdi of the latter days). His mission was to revive the peaceful teachings of Islam and engender in people’s hearts the love of God and the duty to serve mankind.

The community is now established in more than 210 countries and it spearheads an international effort to promote education and health across the developing world, as well as a global peace campaign to champion respect and human rights for all.

“Be kind and merciful to humanity, for all are [God‘s] creatures: do not oppress them with your tongue, or hands, or in any other way.Always work for the good of mankind.”
Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat
Seine Heiligkeit Mirza Masrur Ahmad

Caliph of the Messiah - A Man of Peace

His Holiness Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad is the fifth successor of the Promised Messiah and the worldwide spiritual leader of the community based in London. He leads his global community and inspires it to serve humanity with the spirit of kindness and humility that is integral to Islam. In accordance with the teachings of Islam, he upholds the honour of all prophets of God and highlights the role of religion in the promotion of peace.

His Holiness has travelled globally to promote dialogue and understanding. He has also written to world leaders urging them to inculcate a true sense of justice and peace in international relations to avoid regional conflicts from engulfing the entire world. Under his leadership, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community has launched campaigns across the world that present Islam’s true noble message of loyalty, freedom and peace.

Ahmadiyya Muslim Community - A performance


Swiss Peace Symosium serves as a platform to enter into dialogue with various players from the fields of religion, politics and civil society in order to collectively develop ideas and initiatives for peace and freedom. Exhibitions of different religions on the theme of "Religion & Tolerance" form the framework of the evening.

  • 5:30 p.m.


    Exhibitions of different religions and NGOs
  • 6:45 p.m.

    Welcome & Introduction

  • 7:00 p.m.

    Speeches of the guests & messages of greeting

  • 7:50 p.m.

    Presentation of the „Ahmadiyya Muslim Swiss Peace Award“

  • 8:00 p.m.


  • 8:15pm


Swiss Peace Symposium

Theater im Seefeld - Neumünster, Zürich

Seefeldstrasse 91, 8008 Zürich

Parking is possible in the Feldegg car park (Riesbachstrasse 7, 8008 Zurich) for a parking fee.

Trams 2 and 4 to the Feldeggstrasse stop and then another 2 minutes' walk in the direction of Tiefenbrunnen or trolley bus no. 33 to the Höschgasse stop and then another 2 minutes' walk in the direction of Bellevue (through the Riesbach Park).


Representatives of various world religions in Switzerland, as well as dignitaries from civil society and politics, will speak to the audience.

Herr Res Peter

Mr. Res Peter

Pastor, Reformierte Kirchgemeinde Zürich

Herr Tovia Ben-Chorin

Mr. Tovia Ben-Chorin

Rabbi, Jüdische Gemeinde St.Gallen

Dr. Andreas Tunger-Zanetti

Dr. Andreas Tunger-Zanetti

Center for Research on Religion, University of Lucerne

Walid Tariq Tarnutzer

Mr. Walid Tariq Tarnutzer

President, Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat Switzerland

Herr Adrian Hartmann

Mr. Adrian Hartmann

Public Relations, Christian Solidarity International

Klaus Frenzel

Klaus Frenzel

Hare Krishna Temple Zürich

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Mr. Karan Singh

Sikh Gurudwara Langenthal

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Mr. Stephan Marti

Liberal ref. Church Switzerland


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