Should Tablighi Jamaat be banned in Kyrgyzstan?

«Today, a certain number of local experts believe that banning Tablighi Jamaat in the country will be extremely unwise. Since for Kyrgyzstan it represents no threat, but, on the contrary, ideologically opposes the Wahhabi and Salafi movements», Roza Duisheeva, a  participant of the School of Analytics, writes in her article.


“Scripture People.” The Life of Adventists in Kyrgyzstan 08.05.19

Kyrgyzstan has 23 communities of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 6 of which are located in Bishkek. The main prayer house is located on the outskirts of the city and is the spiritual centre of Adventists in the republic. (more…)

IWPR held dialogue meetings on religious issues in Chui region 07.05.19

Experts discussed timely religious issues with local authorities, religious leaders and local communities in the towns of Tokmok, Kara-Balta and Sokuluk village. (more…)

IWPR conducted Trainings for Imam Khatibs in Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan 19.04.19

Trainings in Kyrgyzstan were held in Jalalabat, Osh and Batken cities, in Kazakhstan –  Kyzylorda, Turkestan and Taraz cities.

Alymbek Bekmanov: Jehovah’s Witnesses Stick to Neutrality and Stay Away From Politics 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


Life of Lutherans in Kyrgyzstan: From Misunderstanding to Tolerance 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…)

Aleksey Malashenko: ISIS Project Is Closing Down, But Islamic State Concept Will Persist 15.04.19

An expert in Islam and Central Asia in the interview to 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…)

Kyrgyzstan: Fighting prejudice one hijab at a time


Kyrgyzstan: Hijab Not an Obstacle to Success

The young people of Kyrgyzstan think the situation of religious freedom and conditions for the Muslim population in the country are better than in neighbouring states of Central Asia.

Planned changes in the legislation of the Kyrgyz Republic in the field of religious freedom (video)

NGO Search for common ground presents a webinar on the topic: “Planned changes in the legislation of the Kyrgyz Republic in the field of religious freedom”

Speaker: Gulshayir Abdirasulova, an expert on human rights. (more…)