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The latest news and views about the peaceful coexistence of followers of various religions

Iran Condemns ISIS Attack on Egypt’s Christians

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has strongly denounced a Friday terrorist attack on three buses carrying Egyptian Christians, which killed and wounded 26 people.

‘Iraq’s Top Cleric Urged Shiite Forces to Shield Sunnis’

Iraq's top cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani has urged the Shiite forces of Hashd al-Sha’abi to sacrifice their lives to protect Sunni families who are under relentless attacks by ISIS, an Iranian official says.

Christians in Iran Commemorate Saint George

A ceremony was recently held in Tehran’s St. Georg church in commemoration of St. George, during which the Eucharist rite was also performed.

Imam Hussein; Highly Respected by Both Muslims, Zoroastrians in Iran

A Zoroastrian cleric from the city of Yazd says the Iranian followers of Prophet Zoroaster highly respect the third Shiite Imam, Hussein Ibn Ali, because of his historic defence of the oppressed and the truth.

Iran Slams Final Statement of US’ Religious Freedom Summit

Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has condemned an anti-Iran statement released by foreign ministers participating in the US’ Religious Freedom Summit.

Zoroastrian Cleric Rejects Pompeo’s Claims about Minorities in Iran

A top Zoroastrian cleric in Iran’s Isfahan province has dismissed US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s claims that religious minorities in Iran do not have freedom, saying that such statements are futile and groundless.

Iran Reaffirms Religious Minorities Free to Be Elected to Local Councils

Iranian authorities have ruled that members of religious minorities living in the country can be elected as members of city and village councils, reaffirming an existing law that had been rejected by the Guardian Council.
Bahram Qassemi

Iran Condemns Israel’s “Jewish Nation-State” Law as Racist

Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has strongly denounced the recent racist law approved by the Israeli Knesset, which recognizes Jewish supremacy over Palestinians.

Sky Burial; Ancient Tradition of Iran’s Zoroastrians

Ancient Zoroastrians believed the dead body should be put in particular structures to be feasted upon by birds of prey, because the burial or burning of the corpses would cause water and soil to become dirty, which is forbidden in the ancient religion.

“Iran Ideal Place for Coexistence of Monotheistic Religions”

Bishop Krikor Chiftjian, the Prelate of the Diocese of Iran’s East and West Azarbaijan provinces, has referred to Iran as a great model for peaceful coexistence among monotheistic religions in the world.

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