From August 20-23, Religions for Peace International held its 10th Assembly, at Lindau, Germany. It was attended by about 900 representatives of religious communities, political, international and other organizations of various levels from 125 countries. The theme was ‘Caring for our Common Future – Advancing Shared Well-being’.
On July 23, 2019, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with the Secretary General of the Islamic World League Muhammad bin Abdul Karim Issa at the patriarchal and synodal residence in St. Daniel Monastery in Moscow.
From July 14 to 18, 2019, Hojjat-ul-Islam Muhammad Mahdi Tashiri, leader of the Interreligious Dialogue Center of the Islamic Culture and Communication Organization in Iran, was on a visit to Moscow.
On 15 July 2019, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR), met with Hujjat al Islam Mohammad Mehdi Taskhiri, head of the Centre for Interreligious Dialogue of Iran’s Islamic Culture and Relations Organization.
On June 27, 2019, with a blessing of Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), the Interreligious Working Group for Humanitarian Aid to the Syrian Population under the Presidential Council for Cooperation with Religious Associations held its 8th meeting at the DECR…
On 20 May 2019, a solemn Paschal reception was held at the large mansion of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Attending the reception were religious leaders, heads of foreign diplomatic missions, Russian and foreign diplomats.
The All-Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Associations sent an appeal to His Holiness Patriarch Kirill as Honorary Chairman of the Interreligious Council of Russia, calling upon him to facilitate the release of the Ukrainian sailors detained on 25th November 2018, as well as the release of “hostages and captives…
On March 30, a delegation of the Interreligious Working Group for aid to the Syrian population under the Presidential Council for Cooperation with Religious Organizations visited the Barzeh neighbourhood in Damascus in which there is a general education school damaged by the military actions.
On March 30th – 31st, 2019, a delegation of the Interreligious Working Group for Rendering Aid to the Population of Syria of the Council for Cooperation with Religious Associations under the President of the Russian Federation visited Damascus.
On 12 March 2019, at the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, DECR chairman, met with Mufti Albir Krganov, chairman of the Spiritual Assembly of Muslims of Russia.