The Institute of Theology has held a seminar on Being Azerbaijani: What is Ethnic, Religious and National Identity?
Azerbaijan Institute of Theology held a seminar on Being Azerbaijani: What is Ethnic, Religious and National Identity?
Welcoming the seminar attendees, AIT vice-rector Agil Shirinov touched upon the relevance of the topic. He noted that being a place where various civilizations meet, Azerbaijan is a place where national-cultural diversity has been established for centuries, representatives of different nationalities and confessions coexist in peace, tranquility, mutual understanding and dialogue. A. Shirinov noted that regular conferences, seminars, roundtables and trainings held at the Institute aims to develop national and moral values in the youth and improve their professional skills.
Then Gulnara Inanj, director of the Ethnoglobe International Online Analytical Center, delivered a speech on Being Azerbaijani: What is Ethnic, Religious and National Identity? Gulnara Inanj noted that historically, representatives of different nations have coexisted in peace and mutual understanding in Azerbaijan. She stressed that they fought together for the protection of Azerbaijani lands.
The speaker noted that the formation of national consciousness as a leading factor in our citizens, rather than ethnicity, is naturally occurring, and that historical, cultural, religious and social factors are behind it.
The seminar concluded with responding to students’ questions around the topic.