The forum «Religion and peace» in Moscow to discuss the role of digital technologies

© RIA Novosti / Tabyldy Kadyrbekovna of Christ the Savior. Archival photoThe forum «Religion and peace» in Moscow to discuss the role of digital technologies© RIA Novosti / Tabyldy Kadyrbekov

The fourth international forum «Religion and peace» will be held on October 24-25 in Moscow, its participants will discuss the issues of the relationship between religion and the information society and the role of digital technologies in the modern world.

«This year the theme of the forum — «Religion and digital society». In today’s world we see what is the impact of the Internet of television on the lives of ordinary people, including on religious life. For us, this topic is very important. The issue of information security does not shy away from our religion, relations between churches, between Nations, and we have to respond to certain threats, to explore this topic,» — said the President of the Union «Christian world» that organizes the forum, Alexey Circassian.

In the framework of the discussion platform will work four thematic sections: «Dialogue of religions: countering religious extremism online», «Internet as a tool for social service», «Experience of faiths in the information space» and «Youth and religion in the future».

The conference will be attended by delegations from Greece, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine, Israel, Serbia, Bulgaria, Armenia, Kazakhstan and other countries.

At the opening of the forum, which will be held in the press center MIA «Russia today», will be head of the state Duma Committee on civil society development issues, public and religious organisations Sergey Gavrilov, the Supreme mufti of Syria Ahmad badreddin Hassoun, the press Secretary of the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia priest Alexander Volkov, the first Deputy head of the Synodal Department for Church and society and the media Alexander Shchipkov, the President of Fund of unity of the Orthodox people Valery Alexeev, public figures and experts.

Over the years, the topics for discussion at the forum «Religion and peace» became issues of inter-ethnic relations, preservation and protection of traditional values, the problems of youth education, information security, persecution and genocide of Christians in the XX-XXI centuries.