Russian Orthodox Church

Official website of the Moscow Patriarchate

Русская версияУкраинская версияМолдавская версияГреческая версияАнглийская версия
Patriarchate

Joint meeting of the Commission on International Cooperation and the Interreligious Working Group for the Protection of Believers takes place

Joint meeting of the Commission on International Cooperation and the Interreligious Working Group for the Protection of Believers takes place
Version for print
28 February 2023 year 11:13

On February 27th, 2023, a joint meeting of the Commission for international cooperation and the Inter-religious working group for the protection of believers from discrimination and xenophobia of the Council for Cooperation with Religious Associations under the President of Russia was held at the Department of External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate.

The meeting, chaired by Metropolitan Anthony of Volokolamsk, Chairman of the DECR, Head of the Commission on International Cooperation, was attended by: A. Yu. Vylegzhanin; head of the Department for Cooperation with Religious Organizations of the Department for Internal Policy of the President of the Russian Federation E. V. Eremin; adviser to the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Archpriest Nikolai Balashov; representative of the Russian and New Nakhichevan Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church priest Gevorg Vardanyan; leading bishop of the Russian United Union of Christians of Evangelical Faith (Pentecostals) S. V. Ryakhovsky; deputy chairman of the Russian Federation Spiritual Administration of Muslims on international affairs R. R. Abbyasov; Deputy Archbishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Russia A. V. Tikhomirov; Chairman of the International Islamic Mission Sh. A. Pshikhachev; Dashi-Nima Sodnomdorzhiev, Head Hambo Lama of the Buddhist Traditional Sangha of Russia; First Deputy Chairman of the Euro-Asian Division of the General Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church O. V. Goncharov as well as other Commission members and invited officials.

The secretary of the DECR for inter-Christian relations, coordinator of the Interreligious Working Group for Protection of believers from discrimination and xenophobia, Hieromonk Stefan (Igumnov) told the audience about the experience of religious organizations of the Russian Federation in providing humanitarian assistance to the inhabitants of the Donetsk and Lugansk Republics, Zaporozhye and Kherson regions.

Archpriest Sergei Zvonarev, DECR secretary for the far abroad and executive secretary of the Commission on International Cooperation, reported on the prospects of participation of traditional religious organizations of the Russian Federation in global interfaith meetings.

Concluding the meeting, Metropolitan Anthony wished all those present blessed success in their future labors.

DECR Communication Service/Patriarchia.ru

Version: Russian

Materials on the theme

Statement by the Communications Service of the Department for External Church Relations on the Expulsion by the Bulgarian Authorities of the dean of the metochion of the Russian Orthodox Church in Sofia [Documents]

DECR Chairman meets with Charge d'Affaires of Russia in Japan

Exarch of the Most Holy Sepulchre in Cyprus sends letter of support to Metropolitan Jonathan of Tulchin and Bratslav

Metropolitan Hilarion of Budapest and Hungary officiates at commemoration of the New Martyrs of Jasenovac

DECR Chairman partakes in celebrations marking tenth anniversary of the consecration of the Armenian church complex in Moscow

Delegation of the Russian Orthodox Church visits the fold of the Serbian Orthodox Church

DECR Chairman meets with Locum Tenens of the Metropolitan See of the Japanese Orthodox Church

2nd St. Petersburg International Religious Forum takes place in the Northern Capital of Russia

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with Chairman of the Caucasus Muslims’ Board

Primate of the Russian Church meets with Chairman of the Tatarstan Muslims’ Board

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill attends a meeting of the Russia-Islamic World Strategic Vision Group

Ukrainian war prisoners transferred with participation of the Russian Orthodox Church

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill presides over regular session of the Supreme Church Council

DECR representative attends International Meeting on Migration Challenges and Opportunities

Joint meeting of the Commission on International Cooperation and the Interreligious Working Group for the Protection of Believers takes place

2nd St. Petersburg International Religious Forum takes place in the Northern Capital of Russia

Primate of the Malankara Church of India visits the Russian Children’s Clinic in Moscow

DECR Chairman meets Primate of Malankara Church of India

Moscow Patriarchate representatives attend festivities of the Assyrian Church of the East in Iraq

DECR Chairman partakes in celebrations marking tenth anniversary of the consecration of the Armenian church complex in Moscow

Patriarch Kirill Holds Negotiations With Primate of The Malankara Church

Patriarch Kirill Holds Negotiations With Primate of The Malankara Church

Academic Board of St. Petersburg Theological Academy confers the title of honorary doctor on its graduate His Holiness Baselios Marthoma Mathews III