Dmitry Kobylkin: Yamal relies on experience and heritage of peaceful co-existence of nations and religious confessions
11:06 28 сентября 2017
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The international scientific and practical conference “Destructive and pseudo-religious organizations, sects and cults: challenges and solutions” was opened in Salekhard on the 27th of September.
Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug plays a role of the international platform, on which experts from Russia, Canada, Germany and Italy are being busy with elaboration of recommendations on counteraction against activity of preachers dangerous to health and welfare of citizens and stability in the countries.
The governor of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug Dmitry Kobylkin welcomed the participants. As he notes, more than 120 nationalities live in the region in peace and harmony.
At fulfillment of national policy the region relies on proven experience and heritage of peaceful co-existence of nations and religious confessions being based on common history and destiny, common victories and real support for original cultures of different peoples. For strengthening of traditional moral values the region effectively interacts with public institutions, bodies of local self-government, the Salekhard eparchy, the Regional spiritual directorate of Muslims and the regional Association of indigenous ethnic minorities “Yamal is for descendants”. Permanently the region shares information on inter-confessional situation with bodies of justice, security, the center for counteraction against extremism and also with prosecutor’s office of Yamal. The whole work is fulfilled in full conformity with acting legislation of the Russian Federation, as Dmitry Kobylkin says.
The head of Yamal reminds that uncontrolled activity of various pseudo-organizations, including one conducted in places of residence of indigenous ethnic minorities of the North, became the main reason for adoption in June of 2016 of the law on missionary activity in the region. Adoption of similar regulations in other regions became a catalyst of adoption of the Federal law, the so-called “Yarovaya package”. At that, experience of majority of the world’s countries indicates that prevention from appearing of destructive groups is the most effective measure. In the opinion of Dmitry Kobylkin, the following directions of this activity can be effective: educating of healthy patriotism among youth, strengthening of spiritual immune resistance of citizens with participation of traditional religious institutions, forming of strong cultural and spiritual core based on responsibility, conscience, civic consciousness.
Each person, who lives on the northern land, makes own unique contribution to its development. Therefore, in Yamal ethnic and religious diversity is considered as advantage. The governor is sure that this joint work will allow elaborating effective recommendations to bodies of the power and civil institutions on counteraction against activity of destructive forces. Dmitry Kobylkin completed his greeting speech and wished the participants of the conference for fruitful work in interests of wellbeing of citizens and security of the countries.
Also representatives of the power, religious confessions of Christians and Muslims welcomed the participants of the forum. More than 200 experts are participating in the event. The following topics are being discussed within the plenary session: religions and sects in modern Russia, modern technologies of the Internet in activity of destructive cults, psycho-cults, sectarian control of mind, occult roots of neo-paganism and others. The conference will last till the 29th of September.