At international conference, lawmakers, religious leaders condemn terrorism
June 03, 2016
Lawmakers from 41 nations, joined by representatives of numerous religious bodies, gathered in Astana, Kazakhstan, on May 31 for a conference devoted to the topic of “religions against terrorism.”
Participants agreed to a 28-point anti-terrorism statement.
Religious leaders present at the meeting included representatives of Al-Azhar University, the Muslim World League, the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople and the Moscow Patriarchate, the Lutheran World Federation, the Anglican Communion, the Armenian Apostolic Church, senior Sephardic and Ashkenazi rabbis of Israel, and Buddhist and Taoist leaders.
- STATEMENT OF THE PARTICIPANTS OF THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE “RELIGIONS AGAINST TERRORISM” (May 31, 2016, Astana) (Congress of the Leaders of World and Traditional Religions)
- Parliamentarians, Religious Leaders Discuss Ways to Unite Religions against Terrorism in Astana (The Astana Times)
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