Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions
The Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions is a unique interfaith forum, held every three years in Astana at the initiative of President Nursultan Nazarbayev. For 15 years, this forum has played an important role in the rapprochement of cultures and civilisations, in searching for answers to the key challenges of our time. “Religious Leaders for a Safe World” was the main topic of the Sixth Congress, convened on October 10-11 2018. The event brought together the representatives of more than 82 countries, delegations from 46 states including well-known politicians, religious leaders of Islam, Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Taoism, Zoroastrism as well as the representatives of international, religious and public organizations, such as the UN Alliance of Civilizations, OSCE, UNESCO, and the League of Arab States.
The last Congress in September 2022 in Nur-Sultan was held under the topic «The role of leaders of world and traditional religions in the spiritual and social development of humanity»