Interfaith center to be built in New Moscow

Interfaith center to be built in New Moscow
Moscow. October 1. INTERFAX - the Moscow Muftiate, headed by Albir Krganov, together with representatives of other traditional religions will build an interfaith social and educational cultural center in Kommunarka (New Moscow).
As the press service of mufti Krganov reported on Thursday, a land plot of more than 5 hectares has been allocated for the project supported by the Moscow government. The construction will be fully funded by patrons and religious organizations themselves.
The main goal of the project is to unite the traditional religions of Russia in one territory. Muslims, Christians, Jews and Buddhists will be able to share cultural and religious traditions and educate all interested people. The center will also provide a single platform for working groups and discussions to jointly address acute social issues.
The modern social and cultural complex will be equipped with all amenities, including for people with disabilities and the elderly. A special school will be opened for the blind on the territory of the complex. Visitors will be able to receive training, master classes from leading experts, visit Museum expositions, etc.
Mufti Krganov noted that the project to build an interfaith center was approved eight years ago and supported by the mayor of the capital, but permits have not yet been received. To implement the project, it is necessary to make changes to the rules of land use and development in Moscow: we are talking about adding types of permitted use and changing the maximum parameters of permitted construction and land plot formation.
In 2022, Russia will host the world conference on inter-religious and inter-ethnic dialogue under the auspices of the UN. "The interfaith social and educational cultural center will be a great example for foreign countries of how Russia works in this direction," the mufti believes.
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