Kazakhstan Marks Spiritual Reconciliation Day
Today, Kazakhstan marks the Spiritual Reconciliation Day which symbolizes unity, forgiveness and mutual understanding. In Kazakhstan, more than 140 nationalities and 18 faiths live in peace and harmony.
Almaty hosted a World Congress of Spiritual Reconciliation in 1992 based on the initiative of the First President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev. Representatives of different denominations, theological schools and humanitarian and social movements took part in the event. A manifesto has been adopted which declares October 18th as the Spiritual Reconciliation Day.
Kazakhstan serves as evidence that many ethnicities and religious denominations can live in one society practicing their own culture and faith and speaking their own language. Conditions have been created to learn languages and practice a particular religion. To date, there are Korean, Uyghur, Uzbek and German academic theaters. Experts highlighted that it gives an opportunity to expand multi-ethnic society in Kazakhstan.
In globalization, Spiritual Reconciliation Day is necessary to strengthen unity. First Deputy Chairperson of Spiritual Administration of Muslims of Kazakhstan, Nauryzbai Kazhy Taganuly believes that this day allows leaders of different denominations to meet and discuss the topics and contribute to reinforcement of peace and harmony.
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