COUNTRIES

Khatlon Clerics’ Competition: Healthcare Centers, Schools, Lenin Monument

cabar.asia 05.07.19

In Khatlon region on the south of Tajikistan, the clergy, apparently while competing with each other, are improving public spaces in cities and districts.

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Uzbekistan Prepares Second Operation to Return its Citizens Back from Syria

The first group of the returned – women and children – are being examined and treated in health resorts and medical facilities of the republic.
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Kyrgyzstan: A Bit of Secularism for Religious Education

Kyrgyzstan wants to introduce secular disciplines along with religion in religious educational institutions. The draft regulation on religious education has been brought up for public discussion.
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“Hope” for Kyrgyzstani Women in Crisis

A crisis centre for pregnant women has been opened in the Russian Orthodox church in Bishkek.

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IWPR Conducted Dialogue Meetings and Intellectual Games on Religion in the Zhambyl Region

The events were attended by 314 people – social workers, local government representatives, community leaders, theologians, students and religious figures.

Five dialogue meetings and three intellectual games were held in the regional centers of Kazakhstan – Asa, Zhanatas, Karatau, Merke and Kulan. The events were organized by the IWPR Representative Office in Central Asia in cooperation with organizations of legal entities “Association of Religious Studies Centers” and with support of the Office for Religious Affairs of the Zhambyl region’s Akimat.

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“Listen closely to the one who is near.” IWPR Conducted Training for Religious Women Leaders of Kyrgyzstan

IWPR is working on the comprehensive development of religious women leaders and finding new ways of unification as part of the “Stability in Central Asia through Open Dialogue” project.

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Searching for truth in China’s Uighur ‘re-education’ camps

The Chinese region of Xinjiang is home to millions of ethnic Muslim Uighurs who have lived there for decades. Rights groups say hundreds of thousands have been detained in camps without trial, but China argues they voluntarily attend centres which combat “extremism”. 

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The life of a “Russian Muslim”

The majority of population in Kyrgyzstan professes the Hanafite school of Sunni Islam. Alexander has been practicing Islam for 15 years and is raising his son according to Islamic traditions.

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IWPR Tajikistan Conducted Dialogue Meetings on Religion in Four District Centers of Tajikistan

In the centers of Tursunzoda, Shaartuz, Dusti and Nosiri Khusrav districts, the representatives of public organizations and local governments, social workers, staff of Ministry of Education, religious leaders discussed the issues of promoting interreligious tolerance and countering violent extremism with experts. (more…)

Orthodoxy in Jalal-Abad: Stronger Belief, Harder Life

There is no exact data available on the emergence of Orthodoxy in southern Kyrgyzstan. However, according to Ekaterina Ozmitel, doctor of historical sciences, a small Orthodox community in Jalal-Abad region first appeared in the 1930s.  It gave shelter to priests, nuns and believers from Russia and Kazakhstan, who were persecuted by the Soviet government.
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