Kazakhstan

Tradition of Head Covering in the Culture and Religions of Kazakhstan

A women’s headscarf is not just a beautiful accessory or a religious garment. In the old days, white headscarf used to mean the end of wars and conflicts for some nations. Today its meaning goes far beyond religions or national traditions.

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Religious Diversity in Kazakhstan: Tolerance Is Learned in Childhood

3738 religious associations are registered in Kazakhstan. Despite the differences, representatives of different faiths coexist peacefully and celebrate the holidays together, not divided by faith.

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Kazakhstan: Religion for Soul, Business for Common Good

Kazakhstan female entrepreneurs shape the base of economy and national welfare. According to the head of the National Commission for Women’s Affairs and Family and Demographic Policy, Elena Tarasenko, their contribution to the national GDP is almost 40 per cent.

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Kazakhstan is Going to Reform National Policy of Interethnic Relations

Following the events in the village of Masanchi in the south of Kazakhstan, the authorities paid attention to the need of systemic analytical work in interethnic sphere. The Assembly of the People of Kazakhstan has a task to review its performance and to strengthen its forecast and analysis. 

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When Kazakhstan Will Stop Making “Extremists” of Ordinary People?

CABAR.asia 17.03.20

With the new president Kassym Zhomart-Tokayev, Kazakhstan shows little progress regarding people persecuted for political and religious beliefs. The global community tries to contribute to this process. Nevertheless, “religious” trials come one after another and it is impossible to secure an acquittal of “extremist” and “terrorist” charges. (more…)

Turkestan – A Unique Religious Centre of Kazakhstan

Despite the fact that the current territory of Turkestan region of Kazakhstan used to be the centre of Sufism, now it is a home for representatives of various faiths, including Islam, who live peacefully here.

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How Kazakhstanis Change Their Religious Views?

CABAR.asia 25.02.20

According to researchers, nearly every tenth Kazakhstani changes their religious views and about two per cent convert to another religion.

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Kazakhstan: Ethnic Kazakhs and Uighurs Fleeing China Feel Unsafe

CABAR.asia 24.02.20

The authorities of Kazakhstan are as careful as possible when it comes to protection of ethnic Kazakhs and Uighurs that fled Xinjiang-Uighur Autonomous Region of China. (more…)

Conflict in the South of Kazakhstan: What Conclusions Will Authorities Draw?

Some experts and public figures note that disorders in Masanchi village that took lives of 10 people are indicative of serious issues in interethnic relations.

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Countering Extremism in Kazakhstan: Where Do They Waste Millions?

Asel Sultan 21.01.20

According to experts, the programme of countering religious extremism and terrorism in Kazakhstan does not take into account the fact that the process of involvement into radical ideology across the country has some social and psychological origins.

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