The two religious leaders expressed hope that the cooperation among people of traditional religious will continue developing the spirit of good-neighborliness and mutual understand in the service of consolidating civic accord and public welfare.
On March 10, 2016, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, DECR chairman, met with the first vice-chairman of the Muslim Board of the Russian Federation (MBRF) Mr. Damir Mukhetdinov, at the Ss Cyril and Methodius Institute of Post-Graduate Studies.
At the request of the Synodal Department for Church-Society and Media Relations, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, gave a brief summary of some events in 2015, and shared his expectations for the coming year.
During its session held on 24 December 2015, the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church considered a number of issues concerning the external church relations.
On 10 November 2015, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, met with the Yazidi community leaders. The meeting took place at the DECR premises.
On October 26, 2015, the 3d Moscow International forum ‘Religion and Peace’ took place under the theme ‘The Role of Religion in the Modern World’. It was organized by the Moscow Government and the Presidential Council for Cooperation with Religious Organizations.
On 29 October 2015, on the sidelines of the 3rd International Forum on Religion and Peace, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, met with the chairman of the Caucasus Muslim Board, Sheikh ul-Islam Haji Allahshükür Hummat Pashazade, and Azerbaijan’s Ambassador…
On October 20-21, 2015, the 9th Orthodoxy-Judaism Academic Consultation took place in Athens, Greece. The conference was organized by the Patriarchate of Constantinople and the American Jewish Committee (AJC) and dated to the 25th anniversary of the Greece-Israel diplomatic relations.
On behalf of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, I would like to greet the participants in the 9th Orthodoxy-Judaism Academic Consultation.
The statement expresses hope that “the assistance of Russia will stave off the threat of terror and hasten the coming of peaceful life in this country and in the entire Middle East on the basis of dialogue and accord among different ethnic, religious and ideological groups.”