RELIGIONS

Why Do the Zoroastrians in Tajikistan Hide Their Religious Identity?

cabar.asia 07.08.19

The religious tolerance level in Tajikistan has recently decreased, as experts insist. According to them, the arising conflicts with the followers of Zoroastrianism are the example of this trend. (more…)

Kazakhstan: Life of Non-traditional Religions

cabar.asia 06.08.19

In 2018, 20 people in Kazakhstan were sentenced to prison terms for peaceful expression of religious views, according to the international religious freedom report. According to it, Baptists, Seventh Day Adventists and Jehovah’s Witnesses were persecuted among Christian groups. (more…)

Fourteen Tajik Prisoners Dead: Mother of the Deceased Does Not Believe in Authorities’ Explanation 

cabar.asia 09.07.19

Fourteen Tajik prisoners died when transported from Sughd region to southern Tajikistan.
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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.

На русском Кыргызча
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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.

Русский Кыргызча 
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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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IWPR Conducted Trainings for Imam-Khatibs in Three Cities of Tajikistan

IWPR Tajikistan trained 71 imam-khatibs during the trainings in the cities of Tursunzoda, Khujand, Konibodom. The imam-khatibs from border districts, representatives of local authorities, the Committee of Religion, Regulation of Traditions, Celebrations and Ceremonies under the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan and the Centre for Islamic Studies under the President of the Republic of Tajikistan participated in the trainings.


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