28.11.2017Pyatigorsk State University backed by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, Federal Agency on the Nationalities, Coordination Center of Muslims of the North Caucasus, and Spiritual Administration of Muslims of Chechen Republic held a conference devoted to the Measures of Religious Extremism and Terrorism Prevention in Modern Conditions.
The conference was organized by Pyatigorsk State University together with Russian Islamic University, North Caucasus Islamic University, Dagestan Humanitarian Institute. Representatives of Ministry of Education, Federal Agency for Nationalities, scholars, religious figures from all the regions of the NCFD took part in this conference.
The issues of interaction of government bodies and institutes of civil society including scientific and religious organizations considering prevention of extremism and terrorism ideology expansion were discussed. Islamic education in conditions of new threats and challenges was discussed as well. A.P. Gorbunov, Rector of PSU awarded the participants of the conference with certificates.
During the plenary meeting of the conference, collaboration agreements were signed by the Institute of Oriental Studies, Coordination Center of the North Caucasus Muslims, International Islamic Mission. They were directed to the establishment of scientific, educational, and cultural ties in Orthodox and Muslim religions, history of the relations between Christianity and Islam, which condition interreligious and interethnic dialogue.
The second day of the conference gathered the meeting of the work group of organization and control for the events and training of experts with profound knowledge of history and culture of Islam in 2017-2020.
The conference was terminated with a joint meeting of a committee on prevention of international and interreligious conflicts, discrimination, extremism caused by ethnic or religious reasons and others.
During two days of the conference, the participants discussed recommendations, which would be a base for practice actions directed on the strengthening of social unity and consolidation of Russian people for the idea of unity and collaboration, development of Islamic education, international collaboration in the prevention of the destructive ideology.