Instructor of AIT Religious Studies Department has attended the international forum

01 October, 2019

Associate Professor Anar Gafarov, Instructor at the Department of Religious Studies of Azerbaijan Institute of Theology, has attended the 9th International Forum on Islam in a Multicultural World organized by Kazan Federal University in Tatarstan, Russia.

Associate Professor Anar Gafarov delivered a presentation on “The Azerbaijani Model of Religious Freedom”.

A. Gafarov noted that state-religion relations in Azerbaijan are regulated by the Constitution and laws of the Republic of Azerbaijan and mentioned the tolerant and multicultural environment in the country directing various religious organizations to act within these laws. He stressed that President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Mr. Ilham Aliyev successfully continues the religious policy formed by National Leader Heydar Aliyev.

A.Gafarov further emphasized that coexistence of the representatives of different religions is deeply rooted in Azerbaijan and noted that this environment plays a significant role in the formation and development of the spiritual life in the country. He also informed the participants about the activities of The State Committee on Religious Associations of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Caucasian Muslims Office and Azerbaijan Institute of Theology.

the 9th International Forum on Islam in a Multicultural World organized by Kazan Federal University has been operating since 2011. The lectures on the history and culture of Islam by top-level local and international scholars as well as by Muslim clergy, were presented at the Forum.

The primary objective of the event is to interchange information on academic achievements and bring together professionals working in this field.

The forum was attended by The Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, The Russian Society of Oriental Researchers, The Russian Fund for Support and Development of Scientific and Cultural Programs of the Kazan Branch of the Russian History Society, Tatar Center for Islamic Studies, Russian Islamic Institute, RF Religious Organization of the Muslims and scholars.

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