28 May 2013

The First International Conference on the Deliverance of Jesus Christ from the Cross

One of the eventful incidents of the Third Khilafat was the ‘Deliverance of Jesus from The Cross Conference’(1) that took place in The Royal Commonwealth Institute in Kensington in London from 2 June to 4 June, 1978. The event was organised by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community of the United Kingdom.
Scholars from the principal faiths read papers discussing the events surrounding the Crucifixion. The explanation provided by the Promised Messiah(as) regarding the death of Jesus(as) were presented. Sir Zafrulla Khan and Sahibzada M.M. Ahmad also gave presentations.
The Church put out a statement refusing to be drawn into the debate that had been re-opened by the unveiling of the Turin Shroud and now this Conference and trying to dismiss the Ahmadiyya Muslim community as not representing the teachings of Islam. In his address (reproduced below), Hadhrat Khalifatul Masih III(ru) refuted the Christian doctrine of resurrection and redemption. He reaffirmed the oneness of Allah and beautifully expounded the status of the Holy Prophet Muhammad(saw). The conference was well attended with extensive international media coverage leading up to the Conference.

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