AIT organizes a seminar on Religion and Science
Azerbaijan Institute of Theology approved its Action Plan about academic events according to President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev’s Order on the establishment of March 27 as the Day of Science. According to the action plan, a seminar on Religion and Science, by professor Shahlar Asgarov, was held at the Institute.
Opening the event, AIT rector Jeyhun Mammadov mentioned the role of science and education in the development of society in modern times. He emphasized the state’s attention attached to the establishment of strong academic environment in Azerbaijani universities and said that our state is constantly paying attention to this sphere. Mr. Mammadov also emphasized the exceptional services of national leader Heydar Aliyev, President Ilham Aliyev and First Vice President Mehriban Aliyeva in the development of science and education.
The rector noted that the Institute organizes regular events aimed at developing students’ skills of speech, polemics, self-expression, critical thinking, deep religious and secular knowledge, strong personality and rich outlook. Mr. Mammadov further noted that the Institute attaches special importance to organizing various conferences, roundtables and meetings to ensure academic and cultural development.
Professor Shahlar Asgarov made a presentation on “Religion and Science” and touched upon the short history of religion and science. He said it is possible to characterize religion and science as two different facets of the unique truth. Emphasizing the importance of science and progress in human life, Mr. Shahlar Asgarov described the role of this factor in the formation of young people.
The meeting participants also discussed relations of Islam with other sciences. Religion supports the scientific achievements gained by human beings, and even invites people to study science with insight.
Mr. Shahlar Asgarov responded to the questions from students and exchanged views with the participants.