RELIGIONS

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 CABAR.asia, writes in her article.

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Jehova Witnesses in Kazakhstan: right to be inclusive

CABAR.asia 15.05.19

Jehova Witnesses in Kazakhstan are open, eager to share any information. Their activity aren’t restricted in Kazakhstan, however there is risk for restrictions due to incorrect interpretations and understanding of some aspects of their beliefs from society.

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“Scripture People.” The Life of Adventists in Kyrgyzstan

CABAR.asia 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…)

“Stay Neutral.” Life of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Uzbekistan

CABAR.asia 07.05.19

There are more than 140 thousand residents in the town of Chirchik, Tashkent region, including 500 followers of the religious organisation, Jehovah’s Witnesses. They cannot get registered in any other town of Uzbekistan, therefore, the information about their exact number in the country is not available.
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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…)