KAZAKHSTAN PREPARES FOR 6TH CONGRESS OF RELIGIOUS LEADERS
The 6th Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions under the slogan of "Religious leaders for a safe world" will be held in October 2018 in Astana. Representatives of Islam, Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Taoism, Shintoism, Hinduism, as well as a number of international organizations discussed the organizational issues of the forthcoming forum. As the speaker of the senate and a head of the secretariat, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev highlighted, xenophobia and discrimination based on ethno religious signs are increasing in a number of countries. According to the speaker of the Kazakh senate, the role of religious leaders is extremely important for solving major international problems. The speaker claims that solutions to a number of modern challenges are included in the manifesto of the President of Kazakhstan ‘The World. XXI century’ which has the status of the United Nations official document.
KASYM-JOMART TOKAYEV, CHAIRMAN, SENATE OF KAZAKHSTAN:
- This document presents a verified algorithm for eliminating crisis and conflict situations on the basis of peaceful mechanisms and calls for elimination of grounds for war, and the development of universal and highly effective safety regulations. I believe that this discussion by the religious and political participants of the 6th congress would bring us closer to the goal of establishing a safe and fair world.
KHALED AKASHEH, HEAD OF RELATIONS WITH ISLAM, PONTIFIC COUNCIL:
- Within the framework of the session of the secretariat, the participants of the congress were awarded with medals in honor of the 25th anniversary of Independence of Kazakhstan. The Congress of Leaders of the World and Traditional Religions has been held in Astana since 2003 on the initiative of the Head of State. Every three years the Leading figures from all over the world flow to the capital. According to experts, the authority of the international platform for establishing interreligious dialogue is growing just as the number of forum participants.