It began at the Islamic Culture and Relations Organization in Tehran on Tuesday and continued at the Written Heritage Research Institute, also in Tehran and the University of Religions and Sects in Qom.
Speaking at the opening ceremony on Tuesday, Hojat-ol-Islam Mehdi Taskhiri, head of ICRO’s Center for Dialogue among Faiths and Cultures, said such gatherings aim to discuss ethical and spiritual issues as well as topics concerning the society, including role of religion and religious leaders in protection of the environment and countering extremism and violence in the name of religion.
Gholam Reza Zakyani, another speaker elaborated on the Quran’s view of dialogue.
He said the Quran, in verse 24 of Surah Saba, teaches mankind about dialogue between humans, between religions and between denominations.
Also speaking at the event, Christian Struble, member of the Christian-Muslim Dialogue Board of Germany’s Central Council of Catholics, said without peaceful relations among religions, there will be no peace in the world.
He added that the aim of interfaith dialogues is not just bridging the gaps between religions but also drawing attention to the need for promoting peace in the world.