The Office of the Senate of the Parliament of Kazakhstan has released a collection of materials from the “Religions Against Terrorism” International Conference. The event took place in Astana on May 31, 2016, under the auspices of the Congress of the Leaders of World and Traditional Religions. The main feature of the Astana conference was the unique composition of its participants. Parliamentarians, religious leaders, heads of international organizations and experts met around one big round table for the first time to discuss countering terrorism.
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STATEMENT OF THE PARTICIPANTS OF THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE “RELIGIONS AGAINST TERRORISM” (May 31, 2016, Astana)
The International Conference “Religions against Terrorism”brought together religious representatives and parliamentarians from all over the world.
We, the participants, note the growing importance and role of inter-religious dialogue, international cooperation, political and inter-parliamentary diplomacy in ensuring the spiritual and legal foundations of global peace and security, strengthening the unity and effectiveness of universal human principles as well as common religious values and rights, declare the following: