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Congress of the Leaders of World and Traditional Religions

Access to new resource related to solving global problems added to PMWL

Resource provided by Zhanar Juldayeva

2 October 2018 – Almaty, Kazakhstan – Access to a new resource has been added to the PM World Library (PMWL) related to solving global problems. The new resource is titled “Congress of the Leaders of World and Traditional Religions” and is a gathering of religious leaders organized by the President of Kazakhstan to promote peace and nonviolence.

At the present time, there are more than 100 representatives of ethnic groups and 18 faiths living in peace and harmony in Kazakhstan. The President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, puts forward an initiative to hold a Congress of the Leaders of World and Traditional Religions in the capital of the Republic of Kazakhstan - the city of Astana. According to Nursultan Nazarbayev, at the 1st congress, in order to surmount actual problems and threats such as violence, religious extremism and terrorism, it is essential to establish and contribute the dialogue between the leaders of world and traditional religions, based on trust and mutual understanding. These meetings have been held since 2003 and continue.

To access this new resource, go to the Solving Global Problems section of the library at, click on “Reducing Conflicts and Wars”, scroll down to resource. Must be registered and logged-in to access.

This new resource provided through the PMWL university research internship program; to learn more, click here