A group of scholars from Russia, accompanied by two interpreters from US State Department and coordinators from Citizen Diplomacy Program at International House in Charlotte, visited the Charlotte Islamic Academy on Monday, the March 27, 2017. The goal of their visit was
to learn how religious organizations focus on the development of civic culture among youth in America and how the organizations contribute to an environment that nurtures acceptance.
The group met with representatives from the students, teachers, and administrators of Charlotte Islamic Academy to learn about the academy and observe how it encourages youth activity in the community and contributes to the development of civic culture among youth. They also visited classrooms and observed students engaged in activities pertaining to their core-curriculum learning, as well as religious studies that help them to become productive citizens and good Muslims at the same time.
The group was highly impressed by the diverse population of the school working in united efforts to enhance their academic achievements.
The group included the following members from Muslim Communities in Russia.
Mr. Farid ISMAGILOV
Imam, Spiritual Administration of Ural Muslims, Yekaterinburg
Ms. Zimfira SAIDULINA
Deputy Mufti of the Urals, Urals Islamic High Council, Yekaterinburg
Mr. Ildar SALAKHOV
Advisor on Church-State Relations, Administration of the President of the Republic of Tatarstan, Kazan
Mr. Ravil SEYFETDINOV
Plenipotentiary Representative of Mufti Gaynutdin, Muslim Spiritual Directorate of the Russian
Federation, St. Petersburg
Mr. Akhmet YARLYKAPOV
Senior Researcher, Center for Caucasian Studies and Regional Security, Moscow State
University of International Relations, Balashiha
Mr. Idris YUSUPOV
Correspondent, Novoe Delo, Makhachkala