Religion

2017-10-12
2017-10-12

Work progressing on Uzbekistan's Centre for Islamic Civilisation

The centre aims to unite Uzbeks to fight extremism through scientific study of Islamic history and culture, authorities say.


2017-08-30
2017-08-30

Kazakhstan considers restrictions on extremist 'external attributes'

The proposed rules are meant to protect the public, say officials.


2017-08-23
2017-08-23

New mosque construction in Kyrgyzstan may help in radicalisation fight

In the 1990s, the country had only 39 mosques. Now it has nearly 3,000.


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.


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