FAITH leaders will discuss why God allows suffering when members from different religions come together for a conference at a Halesowen mosque.

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Association (AMA) West Midlands is hosting its third interfaith event on Saturday (November 18) at the Baitul Ghafoor Mosque, in Long Lane, from 2.30pm until 5pm.

Featuring talks by faith leaders from Sikhism, Hinduism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam, they will discuss the topic of “Why does God allow suffering?”, before the floor is opened to discussions and questions.

Dr Masood Majoka, president of the AMA in Halesowen, said: “Although the Worldwide Ahmadiyya Muslim Community began interfaith conferences over a century ago, in a time of rising religious intolerance, uniting local communities has become more important than ever.

“The conference will serve this very purpose.”

Members of the public can get an invitation to the conference by emailing or by calling Wasim Shah on 07828 308603.