The Gorchakov Fund made a presentation at an international public forum in Pyatigorsk

14 March 2016

Seminar “Establishment of Interreligious and Interethnic Harmony on the Territory of South Caucasus”, organized by Centralized Religious Organization “The International Islamic Mission” jointly with the Islamic Culture, Science and Education Foundation, was held in the capital of the North Caucasian Federal District.


Members of religious and public organizations, journalists, bloggers, professionals in the field of education as well as governmental officials took part in the forum.


Chairman of the International Islamic Mission and General Representative of the Coordination Council of Muslims of South Caucasus Mufti Shafig Pshikhachev, Assistant to the Presidential Envoy to the North Caucasian Federal District Aleksey Semenov and Mufti of the Stavropol region Muhammad Khadzhi Rakhimov welcomed participants at the opening of the event.


The participants of the forum took part in theoretical and practical group sessions with elements of interactive training, made presentations and defended their projects in the field of working with the youth. The Chechen Republic was represented at the forum by Deputy Head of the Social Programs Unit at the Ministry for Youth Affairs of the Chechen Republic and member of the Gorchakov Fund’s Club of Friends Alikhan Israilov.


Representatives of field-specific ministries and governmental agencies of the entities of the North Caucasian Federal District participated as experts in the forum. In the end of March, the International Islamic Missions will select the best projects on harmonization of interreligious and interethnic relations, and the best of them will receive grants for their implementation.

A full text of the article in Russian can be found here.