On 30 October, 2019, the National Research Tomsk State University together with the Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute will hold a round table discussion “Islam in Siberia in the XXI Century: Development, Trends, Problems.”
A significant number of migrants from Central Asia as well as from Muslim regions of Russia come to the Tomsk Region every year. Many of them share identity oriented towards the perception of Islam as a native tradition and religion. A number of legitimate questions arise in this context: What does migrants’ adaptation looks like? What trends exist in the development of dialogue between local population and visiting Muslims? What is the level of religiosity of Muslims in Siberia today? What attitudes and trends non-typical for Russian Islam are developing in the region? Dissemination in society of negative stereotypes about Muslims and the need to work on elaboration of a dialogue between Muslims, representatives of other religions and people of secular worldviews remain key challenges.
The event will be moderated by associate professor of the TSU Department of Sociology and DOC RI associated expert Roman Bykov. The round table will be attended by representatives of religious organizations and movements of Tomsk, employees, graduate students and students of Tomsk universities.
Chairman of the Union of Dagestan Peoples of the Tomsk Region Affsaladdin Magamedalievich Akhmedov; representatives of the Caucasian youth organization in Tomsk; Associate Professor at the TSU Department of the Ancient World, Middle Ages and Methodology of History Oleg Khazanov.
Location: Tomsk, Lenin Ave. 34, room#27.
The event starts at 18:30.
Working language: Russian.