Peace Symposium 2018

National Peace Symposium UK 2018

This Symposium is a key event of the Community held at the largest mosque in UK and marks the 15th to date. The event promotes a deeper understanding of Islam and other faiths and seeks to inspire a concerted effort for lasting peace. The theme for this year’s peace symposium is ‘Fundamentals of Establishing Lasting Peace’.

More than 800 delegates attend the unique event including Secretaries of State, parliamentarians, diplomats, faith and civic leaders as well as representatives from numerous charities and faith communities. Guests will also get an opportunity to be given a guided tour of the mosque complex. Various dignitaries will give short speeches and the highlight of the event will be the keynote address by the Caliph, His Holiness Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad.

Peace Symposium 2017

Register media interest

Information for media:

Dates: Saturday 17 March 2018
Arrivals & Refreshments: 6:15 pm
Venue: Baitul Futuh Mosque London

If you plan on attending the event, then interviews can also be arranged at the venue. High resolution images taken at last year’s event are also available on request before the event.

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Please send your name, phone number, email, and the name of the organisation you represent.

Broadcasters are invited for filming of the proceedings and interviews with delegates and speakers. The venue is equipped with a media centre for journalists to make use of. Parking is available on site for cars and media trucks.

You can also send an email to with your requirements or questions. Please include your name, email, organisation and phone number.

The Ahmadiyya Muslim
Peace Prize

The prize was launched at the 2009 UK Jalsa Salana (Annual Convention), by His Holiness Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, the Head of the worldwide Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. The Ahmadiyya Muslim Prize for the Advancement of Peace is awarded in recognition of an individual’s or an organisation’s contribution for the advancement of the cause of peace. The award comprises together with a certificate and £10,000. The 2017 Ahmadiyya Muslim Prize for the Advancement of Peace that will be presented at the 2018 Peace Symposium.

Past winners:

2016: Mrs Setsuko Thurlow – Mrs Setsuko Thurlow is a Hiroshima survivor and an inspiration for many in the international campaign for nuclear disarmament.

2015: Hadeel Qasim (Iraq) – Hadeel has made a tremendous difference to the lives of refugees, especially children who have been displaced as a result of conflicts.

2014: Sindhutai Sapkal – Awarded for her inspirational work to look after orphans in India.

2013: Magnus-MacFarlane-Barrow – Awarded for his outstanding work to promote education and to relieve poverty.

2012: Dr. Oheneba Boachie-Adjei – Awarded for his life-changing medical work to help children across the world, especially in Africa.

2011: SOS children’s villages UK– Awarded for its humanitarian work with children across the world.

2010: Abdul Sattar Edhi – Awarded for his life saving and development work in Pakistan and other countries.

2009: Lord Eric Avebury – Awarded for his long-standing service to the cause of peace, with particular focus on human rights.

Past events

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