On September 24, an international scientific and practical conference on "Religion in a changing world" was held in a video conference at the TASS Press center in Moscow. The role of education in youth education". This event was a major and important international event that brought together representatives of more than 20 countries at the same time on its online platform.
The event included a plenary session, as well as 3 sections on the following topics: "The world of the future: religion, science, youth"; "education in the context of a pandemic: effective responses to the challenges and threats of our time"; "Youth and religion: new perspectives".
The Main organizer of the forum was the Spiritual assembly of muslims of Russia, headed by the head of the Spiritual assembly of muslims of Russia, member of The public chamber of the Russian Federation Albir Krganov. The forum was held with the support of the Imperial Orthodox Palestinian Society, MSLU and the Foundation for support of Islamic culture, science and education. The conference was also co-organized by the Commission of The public chamber of the Russian Federation on the harmonization of interethnic and interreligious relations.
The organizers and participants of the forum received greetings from his Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and all Russia, Deputy Chairman of the security Council of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev, Chairman of The Imperial Orthodox Palestinian society Sergey Stepashin, and other prominent public and political figures. Speaking at the opening of the international forum, ISESCO Secretary General Salem bin Mohammad al-Maliki conveyed the greetings of His Highness King Mohammed IV of Morocco to the organizers and participants of the conference
More than 80 leading experts in the field of education and spiritual culture of the regions of the Russian Federation, CIS, Middle East, Europe, Asia, Africa and America discussed the impact of religious factors and religious education in international relations, assessed the inter-religious dialogue and peace as the greatest social and religious values, researched the tradition, ways of and experience strengthening regional stability, harmonization of interethnic and interreligious relations in the world community.
The forum participants noted the relevance of these topics, stressed the need to combine efforts to rally the world community and strengthen cooperation between countries.In the context of the continuing devaluation of moral values, the participants noted that special attention should be paid to the organization of systematic work with young people, the creation of platforms for discussing acute modern problems. The patriotic education of young people must be brought to the fore in religious and secular education.
One of the key topics of the discussion was the ethics of scientists. Numerous studies confirm that this issue is of concern to the world community, as high-tech developments increasingly intersect with people's private lives, which creates grounds for accusations of the scientific community of "violation of human rights".
The participants agreed that in the face of common threats, an aggressive policy towards each other is unacceptable. On the contrary, it is necessary to carry out joint humanitarian and educational work, establish contacts in the area of social and religious diplomacy, and try to remove artificial restrictions.
Many speakers drew attention to the fact that Russia has always opposed and continues to oppose aggression, extremism and violence on ethnic and religious grounds, as well as all kinds of "concepts of exclusivity." Today, as never before, the search for ways of peaceful coexistence of states, peoples, religions and cultures, the practice of preventing conflicts is important.
The participants of the Conference emphasized that the preservation of peace and stability is possible only by combining the efforts of representatives of all religions, nations, governments, international and public institutions, and overcoming modern challenges and threats is directly related to the strengthening of cultural, civilizational and interreligious dialogue.