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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Webinar: Commemoration of Historical Meeting of Grand Ayatullah Seyed Ali Sistani and His Holiness Pope Francis
On February 28th, 2022, the International Institute for Peace and Religions, Qom, Iran and the ViQo Circle held a Webinar on Islamic-Christian Dialogue with a…
The Future of Faith in Secular Society: Proceedings of the 2020 ViQo Conference Published
The Proceedings of the 2020 ViQo Circle have been published by the Eos Verlag (Sankt Ottilien): Die Zukunft der Religion in säkularen Gesellschaften: The Future…
2020 ViQo Conference Schedule: “The Future of Faith in Secular Society”
The 2020 ViQo Conference will take place 3rd-6th September, 2020 in St. Ottilien, Bavaria, Germany. The schedule can be found here.
Concepts of Order
by Dr. Christian Machek download pdf Since time religions have given people answers to the essential questions of life – including those that regard living…