(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) – The fifth round of dialogues between the Center for Interreligious Dialogue and the Armenian Orthodox Church, Catholicosate of Cilicia, kicks off yesterday, May 14, in Tehran.
Titled “The Role of Religion in Promotion of Ethical Values in the Society”, the forum has been organized by the Organization for Culture and Islamic Relations in cooperation with Armenian Orthodox Church.
A number of officials and experts including Dr Mohammad Baqer Khorramshad, head of the organization, Ayatollah Taskhiri, Secretary General of the World Forum for Proximity of Islamic Schools of Thought, Archbishop Sebuh Sarkisian, the Armenian Orthodox primate of the diocese of Tehran, Patriarch Aram Keshishian, Catholicos of Cilicia for the Armenian Orthodox and Mohammad Reza Dehshiri, educational-research deputy of the organization, are among the leading figures attending the event.
Mohammad Reza Dehshiri gave a speech at the meeting and elaborated on the cultural commonalities of the two faiths namely Islam and Christianity, describing Armenian religious minority as the biggest minority group in the country.
“Islamic Republic of Iran attaches great importance to the status and rights of all the religious minorities in the country”.
Referring to the historical aspects of ethics in Islam and Christianity, he underscored the pivotal role of ethics in resolving crises during the history and described the relationship of Fiqh and ethics as crucial in both faiths.
It is underway at the premises of Culture and Islamic Relations Organization.