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 ".


Meeting to preparation for the II Forum of Spiritual Culture was held in Astana

Today Astana celebrates the World Day of Spiritual Harmony. As part of this momentous day the capital held a meeting of the Presidium of the World Forum of Spiritual Culture on preparation for the Second Forum, which will take place in New Delhi (India) from 16-18 October 2016.

The meeting was attended People's Artist of the USSR Iosif Kobzon, who on the eve gave a concert dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the Great Victory in front of the Astana audience. He noted that mankind is on not just a break in its history. World financial crisis shook the foundations of society, more and more rigid nature of the reaction to the behavior of people changes the space and destroy the energy balance of nature with human activity. In such circumstances, it is increasingly important spiritual balance and the development of human civilization.

"Astana - the spiritual capital of the world. This young city has proved that it initiates most spiritual events of global importance. The discussion of cultural values called for intellectuals, artists, science and education to find a point of contact in matters of humanity through the prism of perception of peace processes taking place around the world, "- said Iosif Kobzon

The upcoming World Forum of Spiritual Culture brings a great program to revive the spirituality of the society and the consolidation of all those who understand the importance of change occurring on the planet. The main objective of the Forum - to declare a new vector of civilized development. The foundation of the new vector converter that is replacing the ideals and values of the consumer civilization, it should be put spiritual culture.

During the conference, to participants from Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Lithuania, Azerbaijan, India and the US have been proposed and discussed new theoretical and practical ways to solve the known problems of modern society, as well as finding the relevant requirements of life decisions - building a new consciousness of modern man relying on spiritual values.

Resulting the meeting, the participants unanimously agreed that the forum should take place in the context of "Through the spiritual culture to the Unity of the World."

It should be noted that the members of the Presidium WFSC also participated in the Council of Assemply of Peoples of Kazakhstan, attended the concert "Requiem" by Giuseppe Verdi at the theater "Astana Opera" and visited the unique creative workshop of children with special needs, where Kazakhstani designers trained them the basics of painting, sculpture and applications, and then they tried to answer the question "How to achieve peace" in the language of art.

We would like to remind, in 2010 Astana hosted the First World Forum of Spiritual Culture, which gathered more than 500 delegates from 72 countries.