The Vienna-Qom Circle for Catholic-Shi’a Dialogue on Religion, Philosophy and Political Theory (ViQo Circle) is a group of scholars founded by Sheikh Dr. Taher Amini Golestani of Qom, Iran and Dr. Christian Machek of Vienna, Austria. After organizing conferences in Qom (2014) and Vienna (2016), they decided to formally found ViQo as circle that brings together Christian and Muslim scholars to exchange ideas and develop friendships. The intention is to have a conference every two years, alternating between Iran and Europe, and to increase the exchange of ideas and papers between conferences on the ViQo Website.
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The 2020 ViQo Conference will take place 3rd-6th September, 2020 in St. Ottilien, Bavaria, Germany. The schedule can be found here.
by Dr. Christian Machek download pdf Since time religions have given people answers to the essential questions of life – including those that regard living…
The 3rd Meeting of the ViQO Circle was held between 4-14 April 2019 in the Institute for Peace and Religions of Qom, Islamic Republic of…
The proceedings of the 2016 ViQo Conference have been edited by Stefan Gugerel, Christian Machek, and Clemens Egger, and published by the Institut für Religion und Frieden,…