Religion

2017-08-01
2017-08-01

New Kazakhstani charity to fight extremism, prevent radicalisation

The Uakyp Foundation will help clergy step up rehabilitation of radicalised individuals, say its founders.


2017-07-24
2017-07-24

Kyrgyz anti-extremism hotline provides advice, anonymity

A hotline to counsel callers affected by extremism has been serving the public since last December.


2017-07-18
2017-07-18

New Kazakhstan policy aims to achieve greater religious stability

A planning document, approved by the president, urges stronger measures to combat alien, spurious teachings.


2017-06-27
2017-06-27

Nazarbayev announces award for promoting interfaith dialogue

The Laureate of Astana award is meant to encourage efforts to reverse any gains by extremism.


2017-06-26
2017-06-26

Live online sermon sign of times to come in Uzbekistan

Clergy are using social media to promote tolerance and kindness during the holy month of Ramadan.


2017-06-16
2017-06-16

Uzbekistan expands mainstream Islamic higher education

The country recently designated a new Islamic university and plans to offer studies in Islamic civilisation at another facility of higher learning.


2017-06-09
2017-06-09

In photos: Muslims in Bishkek mark Ramadan with prayer, iftar

This photo essay explores how some Muslims in Kyrgyzstan celebrate the holy month.


2017-05-17
2017-05-17

Scholars urge Tajik imams to take active role in fighting extremism

Clerics should pay attention to their congregations' moods and help solve personal problems that unaddressed can lead to radicalisation, observers say.


2017-05-10
2017-05-10

Kazakhstanis voice concern over religious knowledge of country's imams

President Nazarbayev and society are calling on Islamic authorities to provide continuing education for imams and scholars.


2017-02-02
2017-02-02

Russian-language programme in Kazakhstan targets potential female extremists

The aim of the programme is to reach the minority population that does not speak Kazakh and to veer them away from radical ideas.


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