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The Eurasian Peoples' Assembly held a round table "Open Dialogue - the Path to Spiritual Harmony"

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Towards the World Conference on Intercultural and Interreligious Dialogue, on October 18, the Eurasian Peoples' Assembly held a round table "Open Dialogue - the Path to Spiritual Harmony".


The online meeting brought together members and partners of the Eurasian Peoples' Assembly from Austria, Great Britain, Germany, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Switzerland in order to support the International Action "Day of Spiritual Harmony of the Eurasian Peoples' Assembly".


The initiative to hold the Day of Spiritual Harmony was born in Alma-Ata in 1992. Its origins were the current members of the Council for Spiritual Culture of the Eurasian Peoples' Assembly: Wilhelm Augustat, Yuri Ageshin, Tolegen Mukhamedzhanov. Largely due to the efforts of Tolegen Mukhamedzhanovich in Kazakhstan for almost 30 years, October 18 has been celebrated as a day of mercy, mutual understanding and reconciliation between people of different nationalities and confessions.


At the First Congress of the Eurasian Peoples' Assembly, the initiative of the Day of Spiritual Harmony found wide support. Since 2017, representatives of the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly have repeatedly taken part in the celebration of this day in Kazakhstan.


This year, it was decided to hold the International Action "Day of Spiritual Harmony of the Eurasian Peoples' Assembly" and celebrate it annually with the involvement of partners and friends of the Eurasian Peoples' Assembly.


The round table was moderated by Svetlana Smirnova, First Deputy Secretary General - Head of the General Secretariat of the Eurasian Peoples' Assembly. Tolegen Mukhamedzhanov (Kazakhstan), Wilhelm Augustat (Austria), Mary Fisher (India) addressed the participants with a welcoming speech.


Among the speakers were the heads of representative offices of the Eurasian Peoples' Assembly, representatives of the scientific community, various religions and confessions. The participants discussed issues of strengthening intercultural communications, cultural diplomacy, preserving and developing the spiritual culture of peoples, shared practical experience in implementing humanitarian projects.

The final document of the round table was the Resolution, in which the participants propose:


  1. To disseminate in every possible way and confirm with concrete public initiatives the traditions of the World Congress of Spiritual Harmony (1992 - Alma-Ata, Kazakhstan; 1993 - Rishikesh, India; 2003 - Moscow, Russia), as well as the World Forum of Spiritual Culture (2010 - Astana, Kazakhstan), aimed at strengthening international humanitarian dialogue, respect for the rights of all peoples to peace, friendship and cooperation.
  2. Contribute to the establishment of spiritual culture as the basis of interpersonal relations and international relations.
  3. Expand interreligious and interfaith dialogue in order to achieve spiritual harmony this on the basis of traditional universal values.
  4. To search for effective mechanisms for organizing the world community, systems of upbringing and education focused on spiritual and moral values and the traditional culture of peoples.
  5. Welcome and support traditions in every possible way charity, mercy and compassion, attention to childhood and orphanhood, old age and loneliness, the sick and the needy.
  6. Involve scientific and educational communities in activities to achieve spiritual harmony and promote the strengthening of humanitarian values.
  7. Strengthen spiritual and humanitarian principles in the minds of the younger generation through the implementation of cultural, scientific, sports, educational programs and projects of a spiritual and moral orientation.

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