Kazakhstan brings ideas of inter-religious concord to the world – Adviser to Saudi Minister of Islamic Affairs

December 2. KAZINFORM. ASTANA

Muratbek Makulbekov

Kazakhstan brings ideas of inter-religious concord to the world - Adviser to Saudi Minister of Islamic AffairsKazakhstan brings the ideas of inter-religious concord to the world where many people are at enmity yet. Majed Abdulaziz Alturki, the Adviser to Minister of Islamic Affairs, Endowments, Da’wah and Guidance of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia said it at the XI sitting of the Secretariat of the Congress of World and Traditional Religions in Astana today.

“We acknowledge the major role of the Secretariat and Government of Kazakhstan under the leadership of President Nursultan Nazarbayev, who created favorable atmosphere for our meetings and discussions of problems urgent for every ethnos and confession in the world”, M. Alturki noted.

He stressed that the Congress showed ways of practical realization of the ideas on interethnic and interconfessional accord.

http://www.inform.kz/eng/article/2216916

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Holly See appreciates Kazakhstan’s contribution to interreligious accord

December 2. KAZINFORM. ASTANA

Timur Bekturganov

“The Holly See recognizes and appreciates the contribution of Kazakhstan to ensuring interreligious accord”, main expert on Islam of the Pontifical Committee for Interreligious Dialogue Khaled Akasha has said today at the IX session of the Secretariat of the Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions.

“Vatican appreciates those financial and human obligations that your country is liable for together with the initiative of holding of the Congress of World Religions”, he noted.

Members of the Secretariat – authoritative representatives of Islam, Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Shintoism, Taoism and Hinduism highly appraised the role and prospects of the Congress of World Religious Leaders as an important part of the global interreligious dialogue.

“I am grateful to Kazakhstan Leadership and President Nazarbayev for establishment of such a unique dialogue platform”, the Representative of the Chief Sephardi Rabbi of Israel said.

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Israeli Rabbi says religious leaders should work closer with media

December 2. KAZINFORM. ASTANA

Muratbek Makulbekov

“Religious leaders should work closer with media”, Representative of the Supreme Sephardic Rabbi of Israel Meir Danino has said at the IX sitting of the Secretariat of the Congress of World and Traditional Religions in Astana today.

“Religion teaches us how to live in peace with each other. We should convey this message to our believers through the media”, M. Danino said.

He noted that the Resolution of the III Congress touched this problem in an abstract manner. Thus he suggested including this issue in the agenda of the forthcoming IV Congress.

http://www.inform.kz/eng/article/2216930

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Majed Abdulaziz Alturki proposes to organize separate sections for women and youth within next Religious Congress

December 2. KAZINFORM. ASTANA

Arailym Temirgaliyeva

Majed Abdulaziz Alturki, the Adviser to Minister of Islamic Affairs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia considers necessary to establish separate sections for women and youth within the next Congress of World and Traditional Religions Leaders. He said it developing a speech in the course of the IX session of the Secretariat of the Congress of the World and Traditional Religions.

“Some of the members of the Secretariat voiced for inclusion of women and youth. I believe in importance of this issue but from the practical point of view it would be difficult to expand our Secretariat through including women. That is why I believe we should set up a panel or a working group under the Secretariat that will deal with the needs and aspirations of women and youth. Probably at the next Congress we will have separate sections for discussing the urgent issues of youth and women”, he said.

http://www.inform.kz/eng/article/2217016

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