religion

IWPR Tajikistan Conducted Dialogue Meetings on Religion in Four District Centers of Tajikistan

CABAR.asia 09.10.20

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.

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The Processes of Politicizing Islam in Kyrgyzstan: Impact on the 2020 Parliamentary Elections

Arsen Usenov 07.08.20

“The sphere of religion, which a priori should be separated from politics, has become a factor determining political processes in the country and is even used as a tool to achieve political goals,” mentioned political scientist Arsen Usenov, in an article written specifically for CABAR.asia.

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What is the Situation with Religious Education in Central Asia? Interview with Sebastien Peyrouse

Ermek Baisalov 23.07.20

«The Central Asian governments need to get out of a mindset that still retains the Soviet legacy of separation of state and religion understood as the prohibition of religion interfering in affairs of the state, but under which the state has the right to control all, or the majority of, religious activities» – said Sebastian Peyrouse, research professor of the Central Asian Program at the Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies at George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Relations in the interview with CABAR.asia.

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Kazakhstan: Secularism is Not a Western Invention

Dinara Bekim 29.06.20

Central Asia spoke about the religious freedom and separation of religion from state back in the 10th century. Today’s concept of “secularism” in Kazakhstan has changed and is not working for all. 

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(Non)-Secular Kyrgyzstan or Compliance with Equal Attitude Principles in Republic

The Constitution of Kyrgyzstan has it that religion does not interfere in public administration, yet this principle does not always apply. 

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Kyrgyzstan: Counter Extremism Strategies Need Modification

Inga Sikorskaia 19.05.20

Preventive measures of countering extremist ideology leading to violence require more comprehensive approaches than just blocking and penalties. (more…)

Kyrgyzstan: The Thin Line Between Charity and Religious Propaganda

Bolot Isaev 12.05.20

There are many foundations and charity organizations in the republic linked to religion. (more…)

 Jehovah’s Witnesses in Tajikistan: Position Unchanged

CABAR.asia 27.04.20

Followers of this religious community liable for military service continue to go to jail.
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Uzbekistan: Towards Religious Freedom

The authorities of Uzbekistan are trying to get rid of the negative image of the country. Uzbekistan is known as a place where the rights and freedoms of religious citizens are systematically violated. (more…)

Religious Diversity in Kazakhstan: Tolerance Is Learned in Childhood

CABAR.asia 07.04.20

3738 religious associations are registered in Kazakhstan. Despite the differences, representatives of different faiths coexist peacefully and celebrate the holidays together, not divided by faith.

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