October 18 in the frame of the Day of Spiritual Accord, at 14:00 (GMT + 6), Nur-Sultan (Kazakhstan) will host an International conference themed: "Strengthening interfaith and interethnic harmony as an answer to modern world challenges ".


Scientific conference

17 October 2016, in the Palace of Peace and Accord, in the frame of the festival of world religions "Astana - a city of peace and harmony.", was held International scientific-practical conference "Interethnic harmony - the basis of religious stability."

The conference was organized by Astana city Akimat, Assembly of people of Kazakhstan and International Association “Peace through Culture”.

In conference took the participation the members International Organizing Committee of World Forum of Spiritual Culture from Russia, Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan and USA, famous representatives of scientific and cultural community, religious leaders, Deputies of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan and members of the Assembly of people of Kazakhstan.

In his speech, the Minister of Religious Affairs and civil society of Kazakhstan, Nurlan Yermekbayev emphasized: “In our country no one has rights to reproach someone because of his religion, or on the basis of his rejection of religion. Largely, because of this, in Kazakhstan -The friendly relations between ethnic groups and religions, trust and harmony between people of different cultures".

How highlighted the co-chair of the World Forum of Spiritual Culture, the president of International association “Peace through Culture”, Tolegen Mukhamejanov: “This conference is intended to be another important step in the continuation of the case, which was began in 2010, when in Astana was hosted the First World Forum of Spiritual Culture with participants from more than 600 delegations from 72 countries of the world. All this year’s Kazakhstan consequentially promotes peaceable principles foreign policy, multi-vector and balance, peace and concord, does a new steps so international community can start to do the real actions to eradicate the root causes of conflict and the acute problems in the world space. In this year the International association “Peace through Culture” put forward the idea of launching a global anti-nuclear campaign "Chain Reaction". As opposed to to the way in based the destructive effects of the atomic bomb on the principle of chain reaction of nuclear fission of radioactive elements in the chain reaction must connect the actions of all people of good will. From heart to heart, from person to person, community to community, country by country will take impulse that will result in a massive anti-nuclear action around the world. Our initiative is supported by many influential and international non-governmental organizations. In Kazakhstan the start of the international campaign  "For a Nuclear-Free World" has given by  students and teachers Shakarim University. It passed on 30 September at Colonel's Island at the monument "Stronger than Death", established in the memory of the victims of tests at the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site. Then the baton took State Medical University of Semey. After Semey action moves to Astana and goes further across the country. From Kazakhstan "Chain Reaction" spread throughout the world. Humanitarian non-governmental organizations from Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas will hold it in their own countries. "

At the end of a conference in Kazakhstan Military Historical Museum of the Armed Forces, was a concert of the co-chairman of the World Forum of Spiritual Culture, People's Artist of USSR Iosif Kobzon, dedicated to the Day of Spiritual Concord.

In 18 October, the event dedicate to the Day of Spiritual Concord is continuing. The organizing committee of the World Forum of Spiritual Culture will continue its work on actual issues and projects. Mosques, churches and synagogues will be service on the theme of peace and harmony with people of different religions.

In addition, the State "Astana Opera" Theatre of Opera and Ballet will host a concert dedicated to the Day of Spiritual Concord on which the cantata by Carl Orff "Carmina Burana" will be performed.