The International Meetings of Prayer for Peace organized annually by the Catholic Community of St. Egidio are held this year in Munster, Germany.
On 8 September 2017, a meeting between Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, Sheikh ul-Islam Allahshükür Pashazade, chairman of the Caucasian Muslims Board, and Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, took place at the Patriarchal and Synodal Residence in St. Daniel’s Monastery in Moscow.
On the eve of the trilateral meeting of religious leaders in Russia, Azerbaijan and Armenia on the problem of Nagorno-Karabakh, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with Chairman of the Caucasus Muslim Board Sheikh-ul-Islam Allahshuqur Pasha-zade, at the Patriarchal and Synodal residence in the St. Daniel…
On September 4-5, 2017, the 2nd International Theological Conference entitled “The Spiritual Silky Way” took place in Tatarstan. The 1st Conference was held in the People’s Republic of China in July 2016.
August 30, 2017 – the interreligious working group for aid to the Syrian population under the Presidential Council for Cooperation with Religious Association met for its regular session at the Moscow residence of the Armenian Apostolic Church’s Diocese of Russia and Novo-Nakhichevan.
August 23-25, the 4th International Interreligious Youth Forum took place in Makhachkala
On 24 August 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, attended the 38th Meeting for Friendship Amongst Peoples organized by the “Communion and Liberation” Catholic association of laypeople in Rimini, Italy, on 20-26 August 2017.
On 22 August 2017, the second consignment of humanitarian aid for the suffering population of Syria, which had been collected with the assistance of the Interreligious Working Group of the Presidential Council for Cooperation with Religious Organizations, was sent to Syria.
July 10, 2017 – The working group for dialogue between the Russian Orthodox Church and Turkey’s Presidency for Religious Affairs met at the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR).
Address by the DECR chairman Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk at the 3d meeting of the Working Group for Dialogue between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Turkey’s Religious Affairs Directorate.
On 23 June 2017, members of the working group for rendering humanitarian aid to the population of Syria of Russia’s Presidential Council for Cooperation with Religious Organizations arrived in Beirut to hold consultations with representatives of the Syrian and Lebanese religious communities.
On 23 June 2017, the delegation of hegumens and monks of the Coptic monasteries concluded their pilgrimage to Russia, which was carried out in compliance with the agreements between His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and His Holiness Patriarch Tawadros II of the Coptic Church within the…
On 22 June 2017, the first consignment of humanitarian aid for the suffering population of Syria, collected with the assistance of the Working group of Russia’s Presidential Council for Cooperation with Religious Organizations, was sent to Syria.
The first All-Russian academic conference on Theology in Humanitarian Education began its work on June 14, 2017.
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia expressed his condolences over terrorist attack s in the capital of Iran. Seventeen people were killed and forty-three wounded as a result of the attacks.
Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations and rector of the Ss Cyril and Methodius Institute of Post-Graduate Studies, spoke at the Experts’ Time section of the Council of the Federation plenary session.
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with the Supreme Mufti of the Republic of Kyrgyzstan Maksatbek aji Toktomushev.
On 17-18 May 2017, the Working group and the Secretariat of the Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions held their meetings in Astana, Kazakhstan.
On 17 May 2017, the second meeting of the Working Group for Rendering Humanitarian Aid to the Population of Syria took place at the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations.
800 participants from over 135 countries have gathered at the Summit that is taking place in Washington on May 10-13, 2017.