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"Today, the ancient Kazakh land is honored to invite the leaders and high representatives of the world and traditional religions for dialogue between civilizations and religions".

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MINUTES OF THE THIRD MEETING OF THE COUNCIL OF RELIGIOUS LEADERS Print E-mail
 The Third meeting of the Council of religious leaders took place on October 10, 2018, in Astana and was chaired by H.E. Kassym-Jomart TOKAYEV, Chairman of the Senate of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan - Head of the Secretariat of the Congress of the leaders of world and traditional religions.

The participants included:

Representatives of Islam:

 

 

Sheikh Ahmed Mohamed ELTAYEB    

 

 

 

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Sheikh of al-Azhar, Grand Imam

Abdulrahman Abdullah   ALZAID 

 

 

 

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Assistant Secretary General of the Muslim World League

 

 

Ayatollah Mohsen Mohammadi ARAGHI

 

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General Secretary of the World Forum for Proximity of Islamic Schools of Thought (The Islamic Republic of Iran) 

 

 

Ali ERBAŞ

 

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President of Religious Affairs of Turkey  

 

 

Serikbay kazhy ORAZ

 

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Chairman of the Spiritual Directorate of Muslims of Kazakhstan, The Supreme Mufti

 

Representatives of Christianity:

 

 

THEOPHILOS III 

 

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Patriarch of the Holy City of Jerusalem and all Palestine

Francesco COCCOPALMERIO

 

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President Emeritus of the

Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts, Cardinal

 

 

Urmas VIILMA

 

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Vice-President of the Lutheran World Federation for Central Eastern Europe, Archbishop

HILARION

 

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Ñhairman of the Department of External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate

 

 

Richard ATKINSON 

 

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Representative of the Anglican Church, Bishop of Bedford

 

 

 

 

Representative of Judaism:

 

 

Yitzhak YOSEF

 

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Sephardi Chief Rabbi of Israel  

 

David LAU

 

 

 

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Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of Israel

 

Representative of Buddhism:

 

 

Chun YI

 

 

 

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Deputy Chairman of the Buddhist Association of China

Choijiljav DAMBAJAV

 

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Vice President of the World Fellowship of Buddhists,   Head Lama of the Tashi Choi Ling Monastery

 

 

 

 

 

 

Representative of Hinduism:

 

Samir Shantilal SOMAIYA

 

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President of the Institute on the study of Indology and inter-religious dialogue «Somaiya Vidyavihar»    

 

 

Representative of Taoism:

 

Li GUANGFU

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Chairman of the Taoist Association of China

 

 

Representative of Zarathushtra:

 

 

Homi Burjor DHALLA

 

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President of the World Council of Cultural Heritage of Zarathushtra (India)  

 

 

 

Representatives of the Republic of Kazakhstan:

 

 

Kairat Abdrakhmanov

 

 

 

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Minister of Foreign affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan

 

 

Darkhan Kaletayev

 

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Minister of Social development of the Republic of Kazakhstan

 

 

 

 

At the Third meeting of the Council of religious leaders, the following agenda was approved:    

1. Welcome remarks by Chairman of the Senate of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Head of the Secretariat of the Congress of the leaders of world and traditional religions Kassym-Jomart Tokayev

2. Changes in the composition of the Council of religious leaders

3. Welcome remarks by the Council members

4.  Approval of the draft final document (Declaration) of the VI Congress of the leaders of world and traditional religions

5. Agreeing on the date of the IV meeting of the Council of religious leaders

6. Agreeing on the date of the VII Congress of the leaders of world and traditional religions

7. Adoption of the Minutes of the Third meeting of the Council of religious leaders. 7. Adoption of the Minutes of the Third meeting of the Council of religious leaders. 

 

At the session of the Council of religious leaders, fruitful discussions were held on the agenda issues.

All members of the Council participated on the discussions.

 

Having considered the proposals of the participants of the Third meeting of the Council of religious leaders, the following decisions were taken:

1. To include religious leaders from Islam, Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism and Taoism to the Third meeting of the Council of Religious Leaders:  

His Excellency Sheikh Ahmed Mohamed Eltayeb – Sheikh of Al-Azhar, Grand Imam,

His Excellency Dr. Abdulrahman Abdullah Alzaid – Assistant Secretary General of the Muslim World League,

His Excellency Ali Erbaş – President of Religious Affairs of Turkey,

His Excellency Serikbay kazhy Oraz - Chairman of the Spiritual Board of Kazakhstan Muslims, The Supreme Mufti,

His Holiness Theophilos III – His most Godly Beatitude Patriarch of the Holy City of Jerusalem and all Palestine,

His Eminence Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmerio - President Emeritus of the   Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts,

His Eminence Archbishop Urmas Viilma - Vice-President of the Lutheran World Federation in Central and Eastern Europe,   

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