AIT held a seminar on Approach to Religion in Azerbaijani and American Societies
Azerbaijan Institute of Theology held a seminar on Approach to Religion in Azerbaijani and American Societies with the participation of John Coffman, a member of the Crossroads Church administration and Martha Coffman, interpreter.
Ilkin Alimuradov, Head of the Department of Languages and Social Sciences welcomed the attendees and noted that the Institute organizes regular roundtables, trainings, seminars and meetings to enrich students’ perspectives, intellectual level, spiritual world and academic research skills. I.Alimuradov stressed that the Institute has implemented significant work to develop students’ reading skills, social responsibility habits, speech culture and personal self-expression skills.
John Coffman, a member of the Crossroads Church administration and Martha Coffman, delivered a presentation on Approach to Religion in Azerbaijani and American Societies. J. Coffman noted that religion is not only a system of worship but also a lifestyle. Religion has been an integral part of the moral and spiritual values of every society in any historical period.
John Coffman also noted that religious schools are divided into 3 types in the USA: official schools, schools opened by religious organizations and church schools.
School administration provides students with the opportunity to study at the nearest church when parents want their children to receive religious education.
Martha Coffman emphasized that religion has an important place in the history and lives of peoples of all continents as well as in America. Religion is a spiritual union of people, and it has a great role in society and in our daily life.
M.Coffman further noted that people with diverse backgrounds coexist peacefully in Azerbaijan and respect one another.
The guests expressed their gratitude for the organization of the event, sincere attitude and hospitality.
At the end of the seminar, the guests responded to the questions from students’ and exchanged views with them.