Kazakhstan, Astana, May 30 / Trend corr. D. Mukhtarov /
Today in Astana will start IV Congress of world and traditional religions, according to Trend correspondent in the Kazakh capital.
The forum has 87 delegations from 40 countries worldwide. The main theme of this meeting of world and traditional religions - "Peace and harmony as the choice of mankind." During the congress one plenary and four breakout sessions scheduled. Speaker of the Kazakh Senate also noted that the defining issue of the IV Congress is an initiative to create a head of state of the Council of Religious Leaders.
Tomorrow, May 31, on Remembrance Day for victims of political repression and famine will be the opening ceremony of the Monument to the victims of the famine of 1932-1933, participants will visit the museum and memorial complex "Algeria" and host joint prayer service in memory of the victims of political repression. In the days of the Congress Alley "Rouhani Zharas" will be laid.
A day earlier, the participants of the congress secretariat discussed about the future conduct of V Congress of world and traditional religions. Most voted unanimously: it must take place in the Kazakh capital - Astana.
"I think that Congress should stay in Astana, because it is the brainchild of Kazakhstan, and, probably, is it different from other conventions and religious conferences is that it goes here. If he moves to another country, it will be a different Congress. Since 2003, we really have gained some traditions, there was a certain atmosphere in the work, and I think it's important that Congress is taking place at the right time and right place, "- said the bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Kazakhstan, the Lutheran World Church Jury Novgorodov.
In turn, Kairat Mami said that Congress can spend in any country, the most important thing - that the Secretariat must stay in the same format.
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