Jens Stachura, Int. Ass. PEACE through CULTURE/Pax Universalis
20 years ago a spark of peace lit up in Kazakhstan and the Assembly of People of Kazakhstan was founded. Over time, the initial spark has developed into a constant fire. And nowadays it is strong enough to light further fires.
Kazakhstan went a big step in the direction of harmony between the different peoples and their culture by developing this community structure (Assembly of People of Kazakhstan).
Considering the slogan “Towards Spiritual Concord” the Assembly of People of Kazakhstan has proven to be a peace solution in practical life over the past twenty 20 years. The Assembly of People of Kazakhstan of the multiethnic state Kazakhstan is a very good role model and provides a good example for other states to learn from. Because nowadays we can find multiethnic states everywhere.
Even states that consisted until yesterday of a homogeneous structure of one ethnic group, are now changed to multiethnic states. Economic migrants, war refugees and immigration policy caused by globalization lead to a variety of different ethnic groups who stream into the countries. The legal and illegal immigrants bring their own cultural, religious and traditional ways of life with them. The challenge lies in the integration of all peoples and ethnic groups and the strengthening of internal social peace.
In such a situation the only salvation lies in cooperation. Equal rights of peoples are the basis for cooperation. Pax Universalis therefore advocates the idea of the Assembly of People of Kazakhstan as a role model and to set up a Peoples Assembly in other states, and even groups of states.
For example, we see the establishment of a Peoples Assembly for the recently founded Eurasian Economic Union as a wonderful political and cultural instrument to allow a peaceful JS-en-Astana 2015 integration of the many peoples of the Union. With this courageous step, another spark of peace would be lit.
Furthermore, we ask the participants of the WFSC Organizing Committee Meeting to work together to achieve the establishment of sustainable peace structures and develop and adopt appropriate ideas, concepts and proposals for solutions on the 2nd Conference of WFSC.
Let us find ways of cooperation and identify common objectives in order to focus our forces and to strengthen the chances of success. We call for unity in diversity and diversity in unity.