22 November 2011, Tuesday, 19:17

Problems of inter-religious relations were under discussion in Ufa

author: Timur Rakhmatullin

The “round table” “Harmonization of inter-ethnic and inter-confessional relations: prevention of extremism”, initiated by the Bashkir Academy for public service and management under the President RB, has taken place in Ufa today with the participation of the chairman of the Council for state and confessional relations under the President RB Vyacheslaw Pyatkov, the chairman of the Central Clerical Muslim Dept of Russia, the Supreme Mufti Talgat Tadjuddin, the chairman of the Clerical Muslim Dept RB, mufti Nurmukhamet Nigmatullin, the chief rabbi of Ufa and Bashkortostan Dan Kritchevsky, the archimandrite of Ufa Eparchy Ignati (Klimov), the pro-rector of the Bashkir Academy for public service and management Rimma Fedko and the listeners of the Academy's refresher courses.

Opening the gathering Vyacheslaw Pyatkov has said that Bashkortostan is considered a model of peaceful coexistence of different ethnoses and religion and a laboratory of inter-confessional and international relations.

Talgat Tadjuddin has underscored that only in Bashkortostan and Tatarstan religious communities meet the state support and only these republics have special councils for relations between the state and religious institutions. As for the recent talk to the President of Russia Dmitry Medvedev in Ufa, the chairman of the Central Clerical Muslim Dept RB said that he supported the idea of the President of Russia that both Muslims and Christians, living in Bashkortostan and Tatarstan, were the aboriginal natives of these lands and not the strangers.

The archimandrite Ignati said the their religions had many common factors and problems, such as poverty and drug addiction. These problems have to be solved jointly.

In opinion of Dan Kritchevsky such meetings of the representatives of different religions help to solve many problems more efficiently.

At the end of the meeting the listeners of the Academy's refresher courses might question the guests and told them about various problems they faced in the regions.

themes: religion