“Concern with Islam will surely rise. In terms of what? All these events happening in the Middle East are on the agenda and make believers, religious activists become active. They preach and explain Islam, which has its impact, as well,” ex-director of State Committee for Religious Affairs of Kyrgyzstan, specialist in religious extremism and terrorism issues Orozbek Moldaliev said in the interview to cabar.asia.
Trainings in Kyrgyzstan were held in Jalalabat, Osh and Batken cities, in Kazakhstan – Kyzylorda, Turkestan and Taraz cities.
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.
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…)
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…)
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.
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…)
The return of the first Tajik woman who spent a year in the Syrian city of Idlib, on the territory of the IS (terrorist and extremist organization banned in Tajikistan – Ed.), gives hope to other parents whose children went to the Arab conflicts zone and did not return.