Rabbi Julia Margolis, from Beit Luria Progressive Shul in Johannesburg, was invited by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community South Africa to participate in their Interfaith Peace Symposium and talked about Unity in Diversity.
In partnership with the United Religions Initiative, a global grassroots interfaith organization, and other religious organizations, the event was held at Ahmadiyya headquarters in Johannesburg.
As chairman of South African Center for Religious Equality and Diversity, Rabbi Julia believes that our aim is to provide a Progressive Jewish voice on relevant social, moral, ethical and religious issues in the region, counteract religious discrimination in all its forms, advance freedom of religion and promote fundamental rights and freedoms through advocacy, activism, scholarly contributions to public discourse and public interest litigation.
“We all understand that we will not be able to resolve all our faith-based differences but we can learn to appreciate others’ faiths. Despite having different beliefs, we should still be able to work together for the betterment of our society to address issues such as homelessness, hunger, job opportunities and community projects in Johannesburg,” said Rabbi Julia Margolis.