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[Translator’s notes appear in square brackets.]

[Personal information has been redacted.]

[The excerpt below is from the section of the article that pertains to the Baha’i Faith]

 

[Adapted from website:] Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance

[Date:] 5 Esfand 1397 [24 February 2019]

 

Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance

The Supreme Headquarters of the Cultural and Artistic Centres of the Country’s Mosques

Signing a Memorandum of Cooperation Between the Islamic Development Office of [Qom] School [of Theology] and the Coordination Headquarters of the Cultural and Artistic Centres of the Country’s Mosques.

According to the public relations office of the Coordination Headquarters of the Cultural and Artistic Centres of the Country’s Mosques, a memorandum was signed this morning by Hojatoleslam Habib-Reza Arzani, advisor to the minister of guidance and the head of the headquarters, and Hojatoleslam Saied Roosta-Azad, deputy minister of culture and propaganda.

This memorandum has been concluded with the aim of interaction and cooperation in the field of research, cultural, and propaganda activities, in line with the missions of both parties and the use of existing capacities.

Providing specialized training in deepening religious faith and beliefs ... specializing in critique of sects and deviant currents (Wahhabism, Baha’ism, Evangelical Christianity, emerging mysticism, false claimants of Mahdism and Archaism) are among the axes considered in this memorandum with the aim of empowering the elite, missionaries, imams, managers and active members of the Cultural and Artistic Centres of the Country’s Mosques. [It is] presented in person, in absentia and virtual....