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A unique event will be held on December 11, at which representatives of various religious organizations will hold useful workshops for everyone, build a yurt together, and talk about their understanding of peace and harmony.

Date: December 11, 2019
Time: 10:30
Location: National Library named after Alykula Osmonova, Bishkek

This event is held under the slogan “Listen to whoever is near!” And, first of all, is aimed at uniting representatives of various religious faiths of Kyrgyzstan and promoting interfaith harmony and tolerance.

ConFest will bring together representatives of 16 religious organizations - members of the Interfaith Council of Kyrgyzstan, which operates with the support of the State Committee for Religious Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic and is a platform for building dialogue between religious organizations, state bodies and the public.

This event is open to the participation of citizens. You can learn about the features and specifics of the social work of each of the organizations; more than 10 open creative and informative workshops will be held; for example, a workshop on artistic painting with glaze of gingerbread and cookies, on creating souvenirs from leather; master classes in the beautiful tying of scarves and mehendi paintings, as well as information lessons on healthy lifestyle and on working with drug and alcohol addicts.

In parallel to the master class, representatives of religious organizations will gather a yurt together - this symbolic event will show that we, despite our religious views, are citizens of one country - Kyrgyzstan.
ConFest will be summarized by speeches by members of religious organizations during which they will talk about their personal experiences and why education, dialogue and peace are important to them.

The event is organized by the State Commission for Religious Affairs (SCRA), the OSCE Program Office in Bishkek, the Representative Office of the Institute for War and Peace Reporting in Kyrgyzstan (IWPR) and the AVEP Public Fund.

We invite all citizens and guests of the capital to participate.

OSCE Program Office in Bishkek

Dean Ishteri Boyuncha Mamkomissiyasy

AVEP Public Fund

Bishkek Program office

Timiryazeva street 134,
Bishkek, 720014
tel.: +996 (312) 903 707

Balykchy Program office

Abdrahmanova str. 374A,
Balykchy, 722300
tel.: +996 (3944) 30603
fax: +996 (3944) 30617

Osh Program office

Oskonbaeva str. 4,
Osh, 714004
tel.: +996 (773) 640 325