The V Congress of the Leaders of World and Traditional Religions ended Thursday June 11, 2015 at the Palace of Peace and Concord in Astana.
The last plenary session in the capital of Kazakhstan was opened by King Abdullah II of Jordan, who referred to that “Muslims are facing attacks from people outside the law, using our faith to try to justify horrible crimes” .
The session “Religion and Politics: new tendencies and perspectives” that I moderate was held before the closing ceremony.
The dialogue took place between representatives of different faiths as Shiites, Sunnis, Buddhists and Lutherans.
The meeting, attended by 80 delegations from 42 countries, was closed by the President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, who announced the creation of a museum of Peace in Astana.
Nazarbayev dated the next congress of religions in 2018 and encouraged “the dialogue to help create a better society.”
More information: www.religions-congress.org