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 ".
Humanity is at a complex fracture of his history. World financial crisis has shaken the foundations of capitalism and has shown its historical resignation; demographic crisis with a new force uncover the global problems of mankind; the Nature is increasing its harsh response to the aggressive behavior of people, is expressed in destructive natural calamities, falling on our fragile planet, terrorism, separatism, crime; all of these complete the picture of the modern world. These are visible, and in many ways it is a common outcome of inevitable deepening of the spiritual and moral crisis afflicting mankind. Humanity has to understand that is not possible to continue in this way that dissociated people in uncontrolled desire for approval and promotion of their primarily own benefit, their selfish, and disharmonic with the Common weal of interests inevitably lead the world to ruin. A new era is explicitly demands from mankind the reconsideration of life's constants, and immediate concrete actions to prevent imminent threats. Of course, the international community, through the official legitimate bodies demonstrates some concern over the situation in the world. But it became apparent their inability to adequately and timely respond to the formidable challenges of our time.
Dear colleagues! In preparation for the World Forum of Spiritual Culture in Astana the last year was extremely sated and fruitful. In a number of countries national preparatory committees are created. The concept of Spiritual Culture and its role in spiritually-moral transformation of the world is developed. Contacts with many outstanding, world-wide recognized scientists, of culture, art, political, public figures of a humanistic direction, spiritual teachers of mankind have been established. To have been lead conferences, round tables, theoretical seminars, symposiums on a deepening and development of ideas of the World Forum of Spiritual Culture, development of strategy of practical actions with the aim of improvement of spiritual cooperation have been held in Russia, Germany, Austria, Kazakhstan. The site of the Forum in Astana is opened.
We, the participants of the World Forum of Spiritual Culture from 72 countries, met in Astana, Kazakhstan, October 18-20, 2010, and discussed pressing issues of our time: how to overcome the spiritual and moral crisis that is destroying the man and humanity; how to realize the ideals of friendship, tolerance, and cooperation in the everyday life of individuals, peoples and nations; and, how to ensure, for this and future generations, sustainable healthy development.