Today, on November 16, on the occasion of the International Day for Tolerance, the Evangelical Faith Church of Georgia hosted the representatives of religious organizations. The meeting was attended by the representatives of the Georgian Orthodox Church, Georgian Jewish Community, Administration of All Muslims of Georgia, Spiritual Council of Yazidis, Armenian Apostolic Church, Evangelical-Protestant Church of Georgia, Catholic Administration of the Caucasus, Evangelical-Lutheran Church of Georgia, Tbilisi International Baptist Church, Union of Baptist Churches of Georgia.
Bishop Oleg Khubashvili of the Evangelical Faith Church welcomed the gathered guests and congratulated them on the International Day for Tolerance, who especially noted the traditional tolerant environment established in Georgia.
The chairman of the State Agency for Religious Issues, Zaza Vashakmadze, congratulated the gathered people on the holiday and noted that the tradition established by the Agency, when one of the religious organizations host the representatives of other religious organizations, contributes to the strengthening of relations between different religious organizations.
On the initiative of the Agency, the Day for Tolerance has been celebrated in Georgia in this format since 2016. The first host of the holiday was the Orthodox Church of Georgia, in 2017 - the Georgian Jewish Community, in 2018 - Catholic Administration of the Caucasus, in 2019 - the Administration of All Muslims of Georgia, in 2020 - the Union of Baptist Churches of Georgia, and in 2021 - the Evangelical-Protestant Church of Georgia.
The International Day for Tolerance has been celebrated since 1995 at the initiative of UNESCO. Its purpose is to raise public awareness of the dangers of intolerance, extremism and discrimination and to establish an atmosphere of mutual respect and mutual understanding.