There are no visible conflicts on the basis of ethnic-religious hostility in Tajikistan. However, if the problem is not visible, this does not mean that it does not exist, said Aziz Timurov, participant of the CABAR.asia School of Analytics. In his opinion, a well-developed and applicable tolerance policy can mitigate potential ethnic-religious and regional conflicts and be a factor in economic development in Tajikistan.
The community of Soviet Koreans, or Koryo-saram, numbered about 14 thousand people in the 1990s. Now, Korean community includes up to one thousand people. CABAR.asia tells about their lives in Tajikistan. (more…)
Tajik tyubeteykas (skullcaps) of all colors and styles and Kyrgyz caps, Christian priests’ hats and turbans, colorfully embroidered national and European dresses: everything here was festive, colorful and organic. The first Interfaith Festival “Tajikistan – Our Home” was held in Dushanbe. (more…)
More than 80 religious leaders completed trainings conducted by IWPR in partnership with the Committee of Religion, Regulation of National Traditions, Celebrations and Ceremonies under the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan, in three districts of the GBAO: Darvoz, Vanj Districts and in the city of Khorog, from the 1st to 5th of October.
IWPR Tajikistan together with representatives of the Committee on Women and Family Affairs under the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan met with activists of the Vanj district of GBAO.
Different religions should not become the obstacles to marriage, as religious scholars and representatives of clergy say. The main thing that matters is mutual respect and following the traditions of both sides.
In the centers of Tursunzoda, Shaartuz, Dusti and Nosiri Khusrav districts, the representatives of public organizations and local governments, social workers, staff of Ministry of Education, religious leaders discussed the issues of promoting interreligious tolerance and countering violent extremism with experts. (more…)