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Minutes of the XI session of the secretariat of the congress of leaders of world and traditional religions

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The XI Session of the Secretariat of the Congress of  the Leaders of World and Traditional Religions presided over by Kairat Mami, Chairmanship of the Secretariat of the Congress of the Leaders of World and Traditional Religions (Head of the Secretariat), was held on May 29, 2012.

Participants to the Session were:

REPRESENTATIVES OF ISLAM

Majed Abdulaziz al-Turki - Secretary General of the Conference of Ministers of Endowments and Islamic Affairs, Saudi Arabia;

Munkaz Mahmud al-Sakkar - Research Fellow, the World Islamic League, Saudi Arabia;

Bulat Latszipu – the Deputy Secretary of the Chinese Muslim Association;

Hassan Kamil Yilmaz – the Deputy Chairman of Board on religion affairs of Turkey;

Professor, Dr. Mahmoud Fahmy Hijazi - Rector of the Egyptian University of Islamic Culture “Nur Mubarak” in Almaty, representative of the Ministry of Wakaf and Islamic Affairs of the Arab Republic of Egypt;

Mohammad Ziya-Ul-Khaq - Dean of the Faculty of Sharia and Law of the International Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan;

Mohammad Umar Gautam - Representative of the Muslim organization of “Jamaat-u-Shabab-e-Islam”, India.

REPRESENTATIVES OF CHRISTIANITY

Nicholas Baines - Bishop of Bradford, Representative of the Head of the Church of England;

Archpriest George Roshchin -Deputy Chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate Department for church-society relations, Russian Federation;

Khaled Akasheh - Chief Expert on Islam of the Pontifical Council for Interfaith Dialogue of the Holy See, Vatican;

Bishop Marcos Hovhannisyan - Head of Gegarkininskaya Eparchy of the Armenian Apostolic Church;

Bishop Novgorodov Yuri Timofeyevich - Head of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Kazakhstan, representative of the World Lutheran Association.

REPRESENTATIVES OF BUDDHISM

Wang Li - Deputy Head of the International Cooperation Department of the China Buddhist Association;

Young Ki Hong - Representative of the Korean Buddhist Research Institute, the organization “Chogechon” in Central Asia;

Ganhuyag Magsarzhav - Vice-rector of the Buddhist University, Mongolia.

REPRESENTATIVE OF JUDAISM

Meir Denino - Representative of the Sephardic Chief Rabbi of Israel

REPRESENTATIVES OF SHINTOISM

Katsuji Ivakhashi - Senior Specialist of International Cooperation Agency of the Association of Shinto Churches, Japan;

Naoki Murata - Employee of the International Cooperation Agency of the Association of Shinto Churches, Japan.

REPRESENTATIVE OF TAOISM

Li Shuang - the Member of the International Department of the Taoist Association of China.

REPRESENTATIVE OF HINDUISM

Kala Dhanadzhey Acharya - Director of the Organization for Training of Teachers of Indian Culture “Somaiya Bharatiya Sanskrit Peetam”, India.

REPRESENTATIVES OF RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS  OF KAZAKHSTAN

Kalizhan Zankoev - Chief Imam of the Central Mosque “Nur Astana”, representative of the Spiritual Administration of Muslims in Kazakhstan;

Archimandrite Sergius - Dean of the church district of Astana, Cathedral dean of the Assumption Cathedral of Astana;

Boris Manoilenko - Assistant to the Chief Rabbi of Kazakhstan.

REPRESENTATIVES OF THE REPUBLIC OF KAZAKHSTAN

Kairat Mami - Head of the Secretariat of the Congress of the Leaders of World and Traditional Religions – Chairman of the Senate of the Parliament of Kazakhstan;

Baglan Maylybaev - Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Deputy Head of the Secretariat of the Congress of the Leaders of World and Traditional Religions;

Rapil Zhoshybaev - Executive Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Deputy Head of the Congress Secretariat;

Kairat Lama Sharif - Chairman of the Agency of the Republic of Kazakhstan for Religious Affairs;

Aydar Abuov - Director of the International Center of Cultures and Religions;

Karlygash Kalilakhanova - Deputy Director of the International Center for Cultures and Religions.

During the session of the Secretariat of the Congress the following agenda was approved:

  1. Approval of the list and the agenda of the first meeting of the Council of Religious Leaders.
  2. Approval of the draft final document of the IV Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions.
  3. Fixing date of the XII Session of the Secretariat of the Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions.
  4. Approval of the draft decision of the IV Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions on holding the V Congress in 2015.
  5. Adoption of the Minutes of the XI Session of the Secretariat of the Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions.

Taking into account the proposals of the participants of the session of the Secretariat the following decisions were made:

I. To approve of the list and the agenda of the first meeting of the Council of Religious Leaders.

II. To approve the draft Address of participants of the IV Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions.

III. To hold the XII meeting of the Secretariat of the Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions in 2013.

IV. To approve the draft of decision of the IV Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions on the V Congress in 2015.

V. To adopt the Minutes of the XI meeting of the Secretariat of the Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions.

VI. To inform the members of the Council of Religious Leaders and other religious representatives about the decisions taken.