The OSCE, which already engages with religion in a number of contexts, should promote greater ‘religious literacy’ and regard religion as a potential resource for security-building. This means engaging with religion, and with religious leaders, institutions, congregations, and communities, to promote the key overarching conditions for societal stability and sustainable development, in accordance with the underlying vision of the OSCE. Especially in relation to Central Asia, the most effective security strategies are multifaceted and should not oversimplify the long-term factors of instability.

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