On 15-16 November 2018 the second International Conference “Islam in a Modern Secular State” is held in Bishkek under the auspices of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic with the support of the following UN agencies - UNDP, UNICEF, UNFPA and the OSCE Programme Office in Bishkek. The aim of the conference is to discuss topical issues and seek approaches to harmonizing relations in modern Muslim communities, and to develop recommendations for improving the effectiveness of democratic governance in the religious sphere and preventing the radicalization and spread of extremist ideas.
The Conference will be attended by representatives of authorized state bodies, academic and expert communities on religion, prevention of radicalism and extremism from Asia, Africa, Europe and America.
The Conference will discuss models of religious education, coverage of religious issues in the media and the Internet, as well as the place and role of youth and women in a multicultural society.
As a result of the Conference, it is planned to adopt the outcome document.
For reference: the I International Conference “Islam in a Modern Secular State” was held on 28-29 September 2017 in Bishkek under the auspices of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic. The conference discussed the place and role of Islam in modern secular states and the issues of deepening international cooperation in regulating processes in the religious sphere and countering extremism. The “Bishkek Declaration on the Role of Islam in Modern Secular States” was also adopted, which contributes to the development of recommendations for improving interstate dialogue and interaction in the religious sphere.