2. Global Unity Among Nations
The people of all nations, religions and cultures have dispersed and spread around the world giving multiculturalism and diversity a whole new meaning. With this globalization, so is required the unification of world leaders, to connect on a fundamental key to peace – the need for Global Unity Among Nations.
In this contemporary global village, every nation is reliant on one another. International trade is a perfect example – countries rely on one another by trading natural resources as a result fostering economic development. But what happens when one nation tries to usurp the rights of another and is vehemently cruel? Then we find the spread of restlessness, anxiety and crippling of society, which weakens our global village and disturbs the notion of international peace and security.
In the words of the World Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama`at, the Caliph, His Holiness, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad:
“The cruelties must be stopped, because if they are allowed to spread, then the flames of hatred will surely engulf the entire world to such an extent, that people will soon forget about the troubles caused by the current economic crisis.”
In regards to international harmony, the religion of Islam further teaches that where retribution is required, it must be proportionate to the act of transgression. However, if forgiveness can lead to reformation then the option to forgive should be taken. The true and overarching objectives should always be reformation, reconciliation and the development of everlasting peace.