III CONGRESS OF LEADERS OF WORLD AND TRADITIONAL RELIGIONS
Republic of Kazakhstan, Astana
July 1-2, 2009
July 1, Wednesday
08.40-09.00 - Departure and arrival of participants at the Palace of Peace and Reconciliation
09.00-10.00 – Registration
10.00-12.30 - Opening Session of the III Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions, "Atrium" hall, 3 floor
Welcoming address by Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Welcoming remarks by the participants
(Speakers are kindly requested to deliver speeches up to 7 min).
12.30-13.30 - Break Joint photo
(only for heads of delegations)
"Aida bar", ground floor
13.30-15.30 - Plenary Session: "The role of religious leaders in peace building based on tolerance, mutual respect and cooperation" (speakers are kindly requested to deliver speeches up to 10 min).
15.50-17.30 - Reserved time
17.30-17.50 - Departure and arrival of participants at the Astana Central Park
18.00-19.00 - Attending nomadic civilization festival "Millennium around Astana"
July 2, Thursday
08.30-09.30 - Registration of group sessions' participants
09.30-11.00 - Group sessions
- Hall 1: "Moral and spiritual values, world ethics"
Moderator: Sheikh Absattar Derbisali - Chief Mufti, Chairman of the Spiritual Directorate of Kazakhstan's Muslims;
Comoderator: Salem Ajaili Al-Houni - High Commissioner of the Islamic Office for the Religious Affairs and Director of Dawa Affairs
- Hall 2: «Dialogue and Cooperation»
Moderator: Ishmael Noko - Secretary General of the Lutheran World federation
11.00-11.40 - Photo exhibition on Kazakhstan's achievements in ensuring interreligious and interethnic dialogue
- Art exhibition, Astana Master Plan
The Palace of Independence, 2-3 floor
11.40-12.00 - Coffee break Hall, 1 floor
12.00-13.30 - Group Sessions: "Solidarity, particularly in the period of crises"
The Palace of Independence, Hall1
Moderator: William Vendley - Secretary General of the World Conference of Religions for Peace
15.30-17.30 - Reserved time
17.30-17.50 - Departure and arrival of participants at the Amphitheatre
18.00-19.00 - Closing ceremony of the II Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions
- Adoption of Appeal of the participants of the III Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions
- Concluding remarks by H.E. Mr. Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of the Republic of Kazakhstan
- Acceptance of the Appeal of participants of the III Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions