۱۳ مهر ۱۴۰۱ |۹ ربیع‌الاول ۱۴۴۴ | Oct 5, 2022
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Emphasizing the need for different religions to achieve commonalities, Ayatollah Arafi said: "We must act in camps based on religious commonalities to confront oppression and human growth and excellence."

Hawzah News Agency –Ayatollah Arafi, the director of seminaries stated: Man has had good scientific achievements and progress today, which is admirable; but at the same time we are witnessing various challenges in human life; Oppression in international affairs, provocations, family and cultural problems, religious extremism, and crude and inappropriate prejudices are examples of these challenges.

According to the correspondent of Hawzah News Agency, Ayatollah Alireza Arafi, Director of Seminaries, at the webinar on the unveiling of the book "Relations between Iran and the Vatican" written by Professor Angelo Michele Piemontese, organized by the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran in the Vatican and the Office of Religions and Denominations of the Islamic Seminaries in Iran At the beginning of the New Year, about 50 letters were sent to Christian leaders in different countries and 10 letters were sent to Christian figures in Iran and our dear compatriots.

He added: "As this book shows the ancient and deep-rooted relations between Iran and the Vatican, by the grace of God, we see good relations between Iranians and Christians in Iran today."

Ayatollah Alireza Arafi pointed out: In our heavenly book and Holy Qur'an, the names of about 30 divine prophets are mentioned, one of the most frequent of which is the blessed name of Jesus Christ.

He considered more than 20 great features and attributes mentioned in the Holy Qur'an around the character of Jesus Christ (PBUH) and said: There are great descriptions about Lady Maryam in our Qur'an and a sublime image of these two great and pious personalities in this divine book. Can be seen.

The director of the seminaries stated: "Our common teachings with Christianity have a large volume among our scientific works."

Referring to one of his trips to the Vatican, he added: "At a conference in the Vatican, I mentioned that there are many similarities in the intellectual propositions and thoughts of Islam and Christianity."

Ayatollah Arafi stated: In today's human conditions, the formation of a value front consisting of the Abrahamic religions, especially Islam and Christianity, can be a knot for human beings.

He said: "Man today has had good achievements and scientific advances that are admirable; but at the same time we are witnessing various challenges in human life;

Oppression in international affairs, provocations, family and cultural problems, religious extremism, crude and inappropriate prejudices are examples of these challenges.
The director of the seminaries stated: The first step in solving these challenges is to create constructive dialogue between the cultural and religious institutions of the world.
Emphasizing the need for different religions to achieve commonalities, he said: "We must act in camps based on religious commonalities to confront oppression and human growth and excellence."

Ayatollah Arafi said: "As scientific institutions, we must be at the forefront of interfaith studies and dialogues for the faith community."

He continued: "The book on Iran-Vatican relations is a ground for finding new ways of connecting different religions."

The member of the Supreme Council of the seminary noted: "We hope that human society will soon move beyond the issue of Corona and witness more serious dialogues to address the challenges and problems of human beings today between different religions."

In the end, he said: "Fortunately, in seminaries, communication with religious centers of other religions has been considered important and good scientific works have been published in this regard."

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