Delegates from Stirling foundation visit Institute of Theology
The Stirling foundation of the United States, one of the organizers of the international conference "Tolerance as a Path to Peace and Cooperation," paid a visit to the Azerbaijan Institute of Theology (AIT).
Agil Shirinov, Rector of Azerbaijan Institute of Theology, informed the guests about the tradition of coexistence and tolerant environment in the country. The rector emphasized that representatives of various religions live in peace and harmony in Azerbaijan, and that the state of Azerbaijan always protects the traditional religious groups in the country.
The rector of AIT stated that students are given extensive information about all religions during their education. The Rector noted that the teachers of the Institute are professional specialists in their fields.
A.Shirinov, speaking about the work done to promote a multicultural environment in our country, stated that we work closely with representatives of all religions who live here. He also discussed the Christian course that was organized for Udis living in the Nij settlement of the Gabala region. At the same time, he emphasized that alongside students the Institute visited the Red Settlement, where Jews live.
Edward Rowe, the president of the US Stirling foundation, opened a conversation about the ethnic minorities living in the state of Utah as well as the history of existing churches and synagogues, expressing his gratitude for the warm reception and hospitality.
During the meeting, opinions on various topics were exchanged.