On October 18, in Nur-Sultan city hosted an international conference on the topic: «Spiritual concord - the basis of peace » dedicated to coincide with the Day of Spiritual consent and the 10th anniversary of the World Forum of Spiritual Culture.
The conference was organized by the Ministry of Information and Social Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev Center for the Development of Interfaith and Intercivilization Dialogue, the Akimat of Nur-Sultan city and the International Association «Peace through Culture».
The conference was attended by Vice Minister of Information and Social Development - M. Azilkhanov, Chairman of the Board of the N. Nazarbayev Center for the Development of Interfaith and Intercivilization Dialogue - A. Abibullayev, Head of the Department of Religious Affairs of the Akimat of Nur-Sultan - Nurdaulet Almukhanov, President of the International Association «Peace through culture» - T. Mukhamedzhanov, as well as public figures, representatives of religious associations and civil society institutions, international experts from Russia, USA, India, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Lebanon.
The purpose of the conference was to promote the ideas of tolerance, spiritual harmony in the name of peace and stability in Kazakhstan society and in the world as a whole, rallying citizens around common spiritual and moral values.
During the conference, the participants discussed topical issues in the field of state-confessional and inter-confessional relations, the tasks of strengthening Kazakhstan's identity based on the national idea, as well as the growing role of civil society in promoting inter-religious dialogue and mutual understanding in the country and in the world.
Recall that in Kazakhstan, the Day of Spiritual Concord has been celebrated since 1992, when, on the initiative of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan - Elbasy Nursultan Nazarbayev, the First Session of the World Congress of Spiritual Harmony was held in Almaty.
The final document of the congress was a manifesto, in which the participants of the meeting called on to declare October 18 as the Day of Spiritual Concord - a day of moratorium on conflicts and clashes, a day of seeking reconciliation, a day of mercy and help to one's neighbor.