A book review session in Tehran has underlined that interfaith dialogue should be revived at a time when the world is reeling from the blows of war, hatred and violence.
Bishop Thomas Mirm says complete freedom and respect were the results of Iran’s 1979 Islamic Revolution for religious minorities of the country.
The mid-winter festival celebrated 50 days before the Persian New Year marks the approach of spring and displays the defeat of the forces of darkness, frost and cold.
The gathering between Shiite and Sunni scholars is aimed at having differences between the two sides discussed and settled.
A tolerance rally by Muslims in Berlin, joined by German officials, condemns in the strongest terms acts of terror which are committed in the name of Islam.
Ayatollah Ahmad Khatami condemned the deadly attack in France and said Islam does not approve of killing innocent people.
Speaker Ali Larijani has said that the region direly needs to revive interfaith dialogue at a time when ignorant prejudice and improper attitudes have brought disgrace on nations.
The followers of Zoroaster and Jesus mourn the demise and celebrate the birth anniversary of their prophets on the same day on the same street in Tehran.
Among other things, the gathering is to discuss ways of promoting cooperation among political parties across the Islamic world.
Ali Younesi says that religious minorities enjoy freedom to practice their faith and the government supports their freedom.