XII session of secretariat of religious leaders congress to take place in Astana
September 16. KAZINFORM. ASTANA
The XII session of the Secretariat of the Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions will be held in the Palace of Independence in Astana on September 25.
Head of the Kazakh Senate’s press service Talgat Zhumagulov has told a weekly press briefing at the Central Communications Service today.
“During the session, participants will exchange views on the results of the IV Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions held in May 2012. It is also planned to discuss the problems of cooperation between the secretariat and international structures on the promotion of dialogue between religions and civilizations,” T. Zhumagulov said.
In his words, those present are also believed to exchange opinions on the conceptual and organizational aspects of the upcoming V Congress set to be held in 2015.
The same day the international conference “The Role of the Astana Inter-Faith Forum in the Dialogue of Civilizations” is to take place. “This event will focus on the historical importance of Nursultan Nazarbayev’s idea on the convocation of regular inter-faith forums,” Mr. Zhumagulov stressed.
Eminent reps of world and traditional religions, international organizations, Kazakhstan and foreign scientists are expected to attend.
The head of the Kazakh Senate’s press service also pointed out that these events are dated to the 10th anniversary of the convocation of the first Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions in Astana.