Two-day congress to be held in Nur-Sultan, capital of Kazakhstan.
The 7th Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions has begun in the capital of Kazakhstan Nur-Sultan. The conference will run on the 14th and 15th of September under the theme ‘The role of leaders of world and traditional religions in the spiritual and social development of mankind in the post-pandemic period’.
The opening was attended by the President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev as well as His Eminence Dr. Ahmed Al-Tayeb, the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar and Chairman of the Muslim Council of Elders and His Holiness Pope Francis, Pontiff of the Catholic Church. Attendees to the opening ceremony have also issued a collective call to end all wars and conflicts and for peace to prevail globally. They also prayed that God Almighty helps humanity overcome environmental disasters.
With a total of 108 religious and world leaders from 60 different countries, the Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions is held every three years and is considered one of the most important interfaith dialogue events in the world. Through prominent world and religious leaders, the event aims to promote moderate religious values while combatting intolerance and extremism.