Russian islam and current challenges of modernity

Sagitova L.V.

150-157 p. 10.22378/he.2023-8-1.150-157

The article highlights the results of the work of the International Scientific and Practical Conference dedicated to the celebration of the 1100th anniversary of the adoption of Islam by the Volga Bulgaria "Russian Islam as a factor in strengthening inter-ethnic and inter-faith peace and harmony", held on November 24–25, 2022 in Kazan. The main thematic areas of the conference are revealed: Islam as a significant factor in the Eurasian space, its historical retrospective, the Soviet legacy, post-Soviet transformation, current challenges of our time, Russian Islamic education, faith-based institutions, identification processes among Muslims in Russia and the CIS countries, the risks of religious radicalisation and extremism, their social grounds, search for ways of anticipating and preventing conflicts. The participants came to the conclusion about the importance of preserving and updating the historical heritage of Russian Islam, taking into account the contribution of religious organizations to consolidation of spiritual and moral values and public service and to strengthening inter-faith harmony and civil solidarity in Russia and the CIS countries.

Keywords: Russian Islam, Islamic factor, Islamic identity, inter-faith relations, Islamic education, Islamic extremism

For citation: Sagitova L.V. (2023) Russian islam and current challenges of modernity. Istoricheskaya etnologiya [Historical Ethnology]. Vol. 8. No. 1: 150–157. DOI: 10.22378/he.2023-8-1.150-157 (In Russ.)

About the author: Lilia V. Sagitova, Doctor Sc. (Political Science), Associate Professor, Leading Research Fellow of the Department of Ethnological Research, Marjani Institute of History of the Tatarstan Academy of Sciences (7A, Baturin St., Kazan 420111, Russian Federation);

Received May 4, 2023   Accepted for publication June 19, 2023

Published Online October 23, 2023