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Kazakhstan Teenagers in Religion

According to the recent census of 2009, almost 1.5 million Kazakhstanis in the age of 15-19 specified their affiliation to religion. Slightly more than 40 thousand teenagers designated themselves as non-believers.

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Assylbek Izbairov: Kazakhstan is Multipolar in Terms of Religion, Which Could Cause Conflicts

CABAR.asia 07.03.19

Harmonious religious relations are a very sensitive and relevant topic today for Kazakhstan. Assylbek Izbairov, director of the institute for geopolitical studies, professor of the institute for diplomacy, religious scholar, told about the regulation in this sphere and how to build a system of religious relations in the interview to CABAR.asia.

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Saudi Foreign Fighters: Analysis of Leaked Islamic State Entry Documents

In early 2016, a cache of Islamic State (IS) foreign terrorist fighter (FTF) records was leaked. It was subsequently obtained by a handful of media outlets and academic institutions, including the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation (ICSR) at King’s College London, where I spent a year and a half working as a Visiting Research Fellow. This report takes an in-depth look at the leaked documents, focusing in particular on the citizens and residents who originated in Saudi Arabia. (more…)

Is the Introduction of Religious Studies in Kazakh Schools a Necessity or Excessiveness?

«To achieve the goals set by the authorities of Kazakhstan, religious studies in schools should not become an ordinary school subject for the sole purpose of acquiring new knowledge, but should lead to an increase in tolerance among the youth and unity through diversity», – notes an independent researcher Meruert Seidumanova in her article written specifically for analytical platform CABAR.asia. 

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How to protect the right to freedom of religion and belief? (video)

NGO Search for common ground presents a webinar on the topic: “What is freedom of religion and faith?”

Speaker – Galina Kolodzinskaya, Religion expert, Master of Political Science, Executive Director of Interfeit Kansil. (more…)

History of development of the right to freedom of religion and belief (video)

NGO Search for common ground presents a webinar on the topic: “History of development of the right to freedom of religion and belief?”

Speaker – Galina Kolodzinskaya, Religion expert, Master of Political Science, Executive Director of Interfeit Kansil. (more…)

Interreligious Dialogue in Kyrgyzstan: Results and Key to the Future

Lack of knowledge and information gap are the main causes of religious conflicts, leaders of various organisations said. They tell about difficulties and build up dialogue with each other within the framework of the interreligious council.

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Uzbekistan Raises Pressure on Religious Organisations

Raids on Baptists, refusal to register religious organisations, persecutions and surveillance over representatives of certain faiths – all these facts have been reported in Uzbekistan by human rights activists despite the reforms declared by the authorities. There’s an opinion that persecutions of Protestants become more intensive under the pretext of countering missionary activities.
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