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Government • 10 October, 2018

VI Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions starts in Astana

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Today VI Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions starts in Astana.

More than 82 countries representatives, delegations from 46 states including well-known politicians, religious leaders of Islam, Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Taoism, Zoroastrism also the representatives of international, religious and public organizations, such as the UN Alliance of Civilizations, OSCE, UNESCO, the League of Arab States participate to the Congress.

The Congress will dedicated to the role of religious leaders in maintaining a safe world. Spiritual leaders to achieve meaningful results for the sake of building trust and mutual respect, fighting religious extremism and creating a safe world.

Two plenary sessions and four breakout sessions will be held during the 6th Congress. The themes of the sessions written in the below:

  • “Manifesto. The world in the 21st century” as a Concept of Global Security”,
  • “Religions in the Changing Geopolitics: New Opportunities for Mankind's Consolidation”,
  • “Religion and Globalization: Challenges and Responses”,
  • “Religious Leaders and Political Figures in Overcoming Extremism and Terrorism.”

President of the Republic of Serbia Aleksandar Vučić, Grand Imam of al-Azhar Sheikh Ahmed el-Tayeb, Secretary General of the OSCE Thomas Greminger,  His Beatitude Patriarch Theophilos III of Jerusalem, Chairman of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmerio, Metropolitan of Volokolamsk Hilarion,  Sephardic Chief Rabbi of Israel Yitzhak Yosef and others to deliver speeches today.

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