Political Activity Prohibited in Seminaries

The Director of Security at the Khorasan Theological Seminary, one of the most important centres of religious education in Iran, has reminded staff and students that no political campaigning is allowed in the institution. This means no placards, posters or slogans in support of any candidate, and no other forms of campaigning on campus. The Khorasan Theological Seminary is based near the Imam Reza Shrine in Mashhad, and is organised around the philosophy of maktab-e tafkik (Separation School) which advocates a strict separation of theological studies from secular philosophy.

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