An Interfaith, Sightseeing and Learning Opportunity
Hikmat International Institute offers a unique opportunity for those who want to see Iran and its many beautiful historical, cultural, and religious aspects in a more exciting and informative way! The distinctive point about Hikmat Iran tours is that some scholars and experts will accompany the group and there are also meetings with scholars, academics, students and religious figures and authorities. This combination of meetings and sightseeing makes the Hikmat Iran Tours unique and much more educational for the participants.
After organizing wonderful tours in the recent years, Hikmat International Institute is pleased to announce that the next “Learning Tour of Iran” will be held in April 2022 for professors, students, and anyone who is interested to see Iran’s most important tourist attractions and learn more about the beauty, culture, religions and history of that great and historical land. There will also be friendly meetings and discussions with academics, religious leaders, scholars etc. The tour will be held with high standards and is an amazing opportunity. The group will include 15 to 20 participants.
Dr. Morteza Rezazadeh, founder and president of Hikmat International Institute will lead this learning tour. As a graduate of the Islamic Seminaries of Qom and Hartford Seminary in the United States, he is an expert in Religions; mainly Islamic and Shiite Studies and Christian-Muslim Relations. As a professor of Islamic theology and jurisprudence, he is ideally equipped to introduce foreigners to the culture and religion of Iran.
Dr. Ed Martin, The former director of Eastern Mennonite University’s Center for Interfaith Engagement. Martin joined EMU from the American Friends Service Committee and a position as the Quaker International Affairs Representative for Iran, building connections between Iranian institutions and the United States, and providing resources for public education and advocacy regarding Iran in United States. He initiated Mennonite religious and academic community engagement with Iran in 1990 when he was the Mennonite Central Committee’s area program director for the Middle East and South Asia and has been involved with Iran ever since. He is a passionate peacemaker and has traveled to Iran many times and is a perfect guide to introduce Iran to the western audience. You can contact him at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Harry Huebner, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and Theology at Canadian Mennonite University, in Winnipeg, Canada. He also serves as Director of International and Inter-Faith Theological Initiatives at CMU. He has been a participating member of the Mennonite-Shi’a dialogue since 2005. He has taught intensive courses in Christian ethics and theology at the International Institute of Islamic Studies and presented guest lectures at conferences in Qom, Iran. You can contact him at: email@example.com
Learn and Experience!
Iran is a country with thousands of years of history and culture. Many people travel to Iran to learn more about this ancient land as well as seeing the modern Iran. Since several centuries ago, Shia Islam has been the formal religion of the country and today, about 90 percent of the Iranians are Shia Muslims. There are also several other religious minorities in Iran including Zoroastrianism (that was born in Iran), Judaism, Christianity. Today, Iran is home to the second largest Jewish community in the Muslim world and the Middle East.
We at Hikmat Institute believe in interfaith dialogue as a great means for peacemaking and finding common ground among people. We think that the world today needs more dialogue among different faiths and religions to enhance mutual understanding, harmony and cooperation among people. The opportunity created in dialogue enables us to clarify our misunderstandings about each other and helps us to find better solutions to common problems. As the organizers of the tour are long-time interfaith activists and promoters, we decided to choose “interreligious and cultural engagement” as the main theme for this learning tour. The tour will be a great opportunity for all the participants to observe, engage, talk to and experience several faith traditions and cultures that exist in the old and historical land of Persia which is called Iran today.
In addition to all the visits of the tourist sights, the Hikmat Learning Tour of Iran will include two informative workshops. These lectures are designed to provide participants with the practical knowledge that is required to understand contemporary Iran in terms of culture, politics, art, history, religion, etc.
The workshops titles are:
- Religion and Politics in Contemporary Iran
- Shi’ism: Doctrines and Rituals
If you are interested to see Iran’s most important tourist attractions and also learn more about religions and culture in Iran and want to experience Persian food don’t miss this chance!
April 3 – 20, 2022
Each person in single room: US$ 2500
Each person in double room: US$ 2100
Special Rate for Students:
US$ 1500(double room)
US$ 1900 (single room)
The Early Bird Discount is a US$ 100 discount reserved for participants who register before
June 30, 2021
Registration deadline is October 31, 2021.
The trip cost will cover all general expenses including:
- Accommodations in 4 or 5 star hotels
- Excursions and sightseeing (including all the entry tickets of the tourist spots and museums)
- In-country transportation
- Three meals a day
- Two Iranian guides
- Academic workshops
- AND MUCH MORE
*Cost does not include international airfare or visa fees.
* No payment is necessary upon registration. The cost can be paid to the organizers in person when you arrive in Iran.
To sign up please visit the Registration Form
For more details, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
URGENT: Registrations are on a first-come, first-served basis and seats are VERY limited so register early!
You do not need to make any payment now. Just fill out the registration form to reserve your seat! All the fees can be paid upon arrival!