IWPR conducted Trainings for Imam Khatibs in Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan

CABAR.asia 19.04.19

Trainings in Kyrgyzstan were held in Jalalabat, Osh and Batken cities, in Kazakhstan –  Kyzylorda, Turkestan and Taraz cities.
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Alymbek Bekmanov: Jehovah’s Witnesses Stick to Neutrality and Stay Away From Politics

CABAR.asia 17.04.19

Alymbek Bekmanov, a chair of the steering committee of the Jehovah’s Witnesses religious centre in Kyrgyzstan, tells about the first appearance of the Jehovah’s Witnesses in the country and how they interact with the people and the authorities in the interview to CABAR.asia.

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Life of Lutherans in Kyrgyzstan: From Misunderstanding to Tolerance

CABAR.asia 16.04.19

Lutheranism is one of the first movements in Protestantism. Despite its considerable, almost five centuries, age, it is probably one of the Christian religions most unknown to general public in Kyrgyzstan. (more…)

Life of Adventists in Uzbekistan

Adventism in Uzbekistan appeared in 1905, at the times of Tsarist Russia, due to the religious families that moved here. Back in the 30s, during repressions, the Adventist branch was sent to Siberia. The followers of Adventism returned back to the country only in 1956.
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Adventism in Uzbekistan appeared in 1905, at the times of Tsarist Russia, due to the religious families that moved here. Back in the 30s, during repressions, the Adventist branch was sent to Siberia. The followers of Adventism returned back to the country only in 1956.
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Aleksey Malashenko: ISIS Project Is Closing Down, But Islamic State Concept Will Persist

CABAR.asia 15.04.19

An expert in Islam and Central Asia in the interview to CABAR.asia has told about the fate of the Islamic state concept, the role of Central Asians in this project, about religious peculiarities of the region and what can be done about it. (more…)

“We Are All Brothers, In Fact”. The Life of Adventists in Kazakhstan

CABAR.asia 12.04.19

Adventism in Kazakhstan emerged over 100 years ago. It was brought from Germany via Russia by the Germans. It was mainly people with German background who followed Adventism. Later on, according to the pastor of the Seventh-Day Christian Adventist Church, Vladimir Mikhailov, local population was getting more and more interested in this religion.
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A Story of Two Kazakhs Who Adopted Orthodoxy and Protestantism

According to the 2009 census, Kazakhstan has 39,172 ethnic Kazakhs who consider themselves Christians. They are not only the members of various foreign Christian organisations, but also Orthodox Christians. (more…)

Kazakhstan Teenagers in Religion

According to the recent census of 2009, almost 1.5 million Kazakhstanis in the age of 15-19 specified their affiliation to religion. Slightly more than 40 thousand teenagers designated themselves as non-believers.

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Seventh-Day Adventists’ Life in Tajikistan

The Seventh-Day Adventist community in Dushanbe appeared in 1990, but Adventism emerged in Tajikistan back in 1930.
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