Visiting WFRC and its faculty members, Dr. Yafa Shanneik presented her study approaches in the area of Islamic studies in the subject of “Women’s role in religious rites and marriage development trend among Shiites and the Europe”. She stated that the area of Islamic studies, specifically the Shiites, has not been studied as much as it deserves in the West and the Western knowledge is mostly based on the news they hear, public relations of WFRC reported.
Public affairs of WFRC reported that the participants in Shia studies course from Germany, Austria, Australia, Poland and Japan visited WFRC and became familiar with scientific and research activities of the center.
Scientific conference on religion, family, and social developments was held in Qom with the participation of the President of the Holy See's Pontifical Council for the Family, director of Qom religious seminary (Hawza) for women and a number of officials and professional experts on the subject of woman and the family.
WFRC training workshop was held on sociological theories of gender.
The Protestant theology professor of Basle University of Swiss, Reinhold Bernhardt, told that the increasing presence of women in Church positions has been influenced by three waves of feminism and roots in feminist movements.
A group of chastity and veil activists from Azerbaijan visited WFRC in the holy city of Qom.