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[Adapted from website:] Hawzah News Agency

[Date:] 25 Farvardin 1394 [14 April 2015]


The Director of the Qazvin Sisters Seminary Announced:

Training of Educators on Emerging Religions and Sects

Hawzah – The director of the Qazvin Sisters Seminary announced [an upcoming] training course for teachers, entitled “Faiz-e Nour”, to familiarize them with emerging religions and sects.

In an interview with a reporter of Hawzah News Agency in Qazvin, Hojatoleslam Reza Kazemlou announced this news: “The instructor training course, titled ‘Feiz-e Nour’, is a course that aims to acquaint students and graduates of sister seminaries with emerging religions and sects; it is being held to respond to suspicions in society.”

He added, “This course will have three levels―basic, secondary and advanced―and six disciplines, including Christianity, Zoroastrianism, Sufism, emerging mysticism, and the perverse sects of Wahhabism and Baha’ism. Those who have passed the [beginning] levels will enter the advanced course, and after successfully completing the course, they will be awarded a certificate of completion by the Sisters Seminary Management Centre.”

The director of Qazvin Sisters Seminary pointed out, “This course will be attended by more than 200 students and graduates of Qazvin Sisters Seminary and will be held in Kawthar Seminary in Qazvin, during a two-day workshop on Thursday and Friday, 27 and 28 Farvardin [16 and 17 April], with the presence of lecturers from Qom Seminary.”