NEWS AND EVENTS
November 27, 2015
AKIPRESS: “REPRESENTATIVES OF UZBEKISTAN’S RELIGIOUS CONFESSIONS HAVE DISCUSSED RELIGIOUS TOLERANCE”
The electronic portal of “AKIpress” Kyrgyz information agency posted an article “Interfaith dialogue and religious tolerance is the guarantor of stability in the society”.
It reported that Tashkent hosted international conference on this topic, which was organized by the Committee on Religious Affairs under the Cabinet of Ministers of Uzbekistan, Tashkent Islamic University, and UNESCO office in the country. It was attended by representatives of ministries and departments, religious confessions, the diplomatic corps and international organizations, as well as foreign experts, scholars, teachers and students of higher educational institutions.
The article noted that inter-religious harmony in a multicultural society lead to a consistent implementation of democratic reforms and the country’s comprehensive development.
The Information Agency wrote that the event had highlighted the need to be always vigilant and alert to conflicts and confrontations in different parts of the world today and the importance of further preserving and strengthening peace and stability in the country.
“I have been working in Uzbekistan for over ten years - portal quoted the participantof the event, bishop of the Roman Catholic Church in Uzbekistan Jerzy Maculewicz. - It is gratifying that representatives of various nations and nationalities live in peace and harmony here, there is an atmosphere of generosity and ethnic tolerance in the society. People are in prosperity and tranquility, they achieve their goals and aspirations. Approve peace, stability, socio-political and economic environment in Uzbekistan is admired the world community”.
In addition, “AKIpress” noted that the Forum had reported the principles of tolerance and its role in promoting peace, social partnership, the importance of interfaith dialogue in society’s development, the experience of Uzbekistan on the education of youth in the spirit of religious generosity, ensuring interethnic and interreligious harmony.
The event hosted an exhibition, prepared by national cultural centers, religious organizations’ editions, reflecting the peaceful coexistence of different ethnic groups and religions in Uzbekistan.
In conclusion, the Kyrgyz Information Agency reported that Uzbekistan has 2,238 religious organizations belonging to 16 confessions, about 140 national cultural centers, consisting of representatives from more than 130 nations and nationalities at the present time.
(Source: Jahon Information Agency, Bishkek)