Kazakhstan is a multi-confessional, Muslim-majority, and secular state hosting 17 different religious denominations. As such, Kazakhstan is among the most religiously heterogeneous countries in the world, on a par with India and the USA.
KazakhstanUNSC.com – a multilingual website dedicated to Kazakhstan’s bid to secure a seat as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council for the years 2017/18 – is pleased to present the eleventh in its series of Occasional Papers, entitled “Religious Tolerance and Inclusion: A Kazakhstan that is United in Diversity”, online as of today.
Kazakhstan’s nomadic tradition and its characteristic openness towards other cultures have encouraged inter-faith harmony and syncretism, accounting for the country’s religious diversity and the preservation of tolerance among religious communities. This Paper explores in greater detail Kazakhstan’s initiatives and successes in the areas of inter-faith harmony and religious tolerance.
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