The first pre-con meeting of the international conference on Imam Reza (PBUH) and Interreligious Dialogue, hosted by Astan Quds Razavi’s Foundation of Islamic Researches, was held on June 9, 2022, in Mashhad. In this pre-con meeting, 12 Iranian and international thinkers and scholars from different religions and denominations expressed their views in 4 specialized sessions. Also, in the opening ceremony of this meeting, Ayatollah Dr. Mohammad Hadi AbdKhodaei, the chairman of the conference, and Mr. Ahmed Qays, the head of the Quranic Studies Center in Beirut, delivered their speeches. In the closing ceremony, a round table was held with the presence of religious leaders, and Hujjat al-Islam Ahmad Marvi (the custodian of Astan Quds Razavi), Father Adda Daniali (Priest of Assyrian Church of the East), and Dr. SaeedrezaAmeli (Professor at the University of Tehran) gave lectures.


International Lectures:

Dr. Patrick Ringgenberg's English Presentation: The Complex Relation between Art and Religion
Sheikh Hilal ibn Hasan ibn Ali al-Lawati's Arabic Presentation: The Role of Monotheism in Imam Khomeini’s Point of View in Interfaith Dialogue
Dr. Ahmad Qays's Arabic Presentation: Requirements for Interfaith Dialogue with an Emphasis on the Teachings of the Qur'an and the Ahl al-Bayt