Speakers at the First Nordic Peace Conference (2018)

Keynote speech of former prime minister of Norway and now Executive Chair of the Oslo Center for Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Kjell Magne Bondevik, at the occasion of first Nordic Peace Conference held at Baitun Nasr Mosque, Oslo.

In 2016 he was awarded King Harald Vs jubilee medal.

Ulf Boström,  Police Chief of Integration department in Gothenburg city in Sweden, spoke to gathering at The Nordic Peace Conference.

He is one of the Sweden’s most experienced police officers, and the only integration police in Gothenburg, a city with 184 different nationalities.

Speech of Sven Mollekleiv, honorary President of the Norwegian Red Cross, and served as President for several years.

In 2015 Mollekleiv was awarded The Royal Norwegian Order of Saint Olav for his remarkable accomplishments on behalf of the country and humanity. Mollekleiv was titled Knight, First Class of the Norwegian King Harald V.

Henrik Syse, research professor at Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), addresses the audience of The Nordic Peace Conference, 2018.

He is Chief Editor of the Journal of Military Ethics and part-time Associate Professor at the Norwegian Defence University College. At PRIO he works on the ethics of war, historically and systematically, as well as on the relationship between religion and the use of armed force.

Hadia Tajik is member of Norwegian Parliament. She was chair for the standing committee on justice from 2013 to 2017, and is the first vice-chair of the standing committee on Labour and Social Affairs for the period 2017 – 2021.

Ed Brown is Secretary-General at Stefanus Alliance International (SAINT) and is also voluntarily serving as Coordinator for International Panel of Parliamentarians for Freedom of Religion or Belief (IPPFoRB).

Last keynote speaker was Imam Azhar Haneef, vice president of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, USA.

Mr. Azhar Haneef has been invited to the White House by Former President in USA; Mr. Barack Obama. He is a renowned scholar and holds lectures on various topics related to Islam when traveling internationally. While discussing solutions to counter extremist ideology, Mr. Azhar says that the youth are susceptible to extremist radicalization because the extremist groups entire concept of Islam is illiterate. To encounter this problem, he emphasizes the importance of education and outreach efforts such as that Ahmadiyya Muslim Community has been focusing on for decades, dating back to the very founding of community.

Innleggsholdere fra den 2. fredskonferansen (2017)

Ingeborg Breines, tidligere president for International Peace Bureau, gleder seg til samarbeid med Ahmadiyya muslimsk trossamfunn. Her deltar hun på den andre fredskonferansen i regi av AMJ Norge.

Ed Brown, fra Den norske Helsingforskomité og koordinator for IPPFORB, roser Ahmadiyya muslimsk trossamfunnets motto “Love for all, hartred for none”. Her taler han til forsamling ved den andre fredskonferansen i regi av AMJ Norge.

Erling Børstad, seksjonssjef i Politidirektoratet, vektlegger viktigheten av en fungerende maktapparat og hvordan samarbeid kan hindre kriminaliteten. Her fra den andre fredskonferansen i regi av Ahmadiyya muslimsk trossamfunn.

Cindy Horst, forskningssjef ved PRIO, forklarer forsamlingen ved den andre fredskonferansen i regi av Ahmadiyya muslimsk trossamfunn at humane verdier vises gjennom handling.

Kjell Magne Bondevik, tidligere statsminister og nå leder ved Oslosenteret for fred og menneskerettigheter, påpeker at religionen spiller en større rolle i verden idag enn man antok for få år tilbake. Han berømmer det inter-religiøse arbeidet til Ahmadiyya muslimsk trossamfunn. Her fra den andre fredskonferansen (2017) i regi av AMJ Norge.

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