Moscow. 9 Aug. INTERFAX – Deputy head of the Synodal Department for Church and society and the media, Vakhtang Kipshidze, believes that the appeal of the head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov with a request not to show the film “Matilda” in the Republic is “an important signal about the need to build deeper and more sincere dialogue between the religious communities of Russia and the creative community.”
“We proceed from the undoubted value to society and the individual as creative freedom, and dignity of believers, which can be questioned insensitive handling of a Shrine in a particular work of art,” said V. Kipshidze on Wednesday to the correspondent “Interfax-Religion”.
The representative of the Synodal Department noted that the members of the Interreligious Council of Russia “has always demonstrated a unity, when the object of a failed creative experiments became Orthodox, Muslim or Jewish Holy sites,” whether in the exhibition “Caution: religion!”, cartoons on the founder of Islam the prophet Mohammed or the memory of the victims of the Holocaust.
“We urge to establish a dialogue of religious communities with the creative community on respect for the inviolability of the Shrine, which most believers see their human dignity. And if such a dialogue is sincere, it will mean no need to act prohibitions,” – concluded V. Kipshidze.