Conference on inter-religious dialogue

Article author: FUNCI

Date of publication of the article: 19/03/2006

Year of publication: 2006

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ISFAHAN, March 17 (IRNA) – Conference on inter-religious dialogue will open in the historical city of Isfahan on Saturday.

The international conference on constructive inter-religious dialogues: a framework for world order is to focus on promotion of dialogue among religions based on the ethical and legal principles in order to safeguard the sublime positions of divine prophets and of holy sanctuaries and to facilitate further exchange of scholarly opinions for enhancement of spirituality in today’s world.

The Islamic Culture and Communications Organization is to sponsor the meeting. To promote dialogue among religions, the gathering will also explore ways of repelling cultural onslaughts on religions and of adopting proper strategies to foil enemies’ plots to divide divine religions.

Human rights from the viewpoint of divine religions as well as freedom of expression and the way it is interpreted by the followers of divine religions and among other topics to be discussed by scholars during the international event. Some 160 Muslim, Christian, Jewish and Zoroastrian academicians and scholars as well as experts of religious studies both from Iran and 38 other countries are to attend the two-day conference.

The ISESCO on January 1, 2006, designated the historical city of Isfahan, located 420 kms south of Iran’s capital, as the cultural capital of the Islamic world for one year. A number of Isfahan’s outstanding historical sites, including its Imam Khomeini Square, have already been put in the list of world’s cultural monuments.