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News Kazakhstan » Religion: Qatar confirms participation in Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions

News channel or source: http://www.inform.kz/en/qatar-confirms-participation-in-congress-of-leaders-of-world-and-traditional-religions_a3162945
Publication date: hursday 22 February 2018

ASTANA. KAZINFORM Kazakhstan's delegation led by Vice Minister of Religious Affairs and Civil Society Berik Aryn took part in the 13th Doha Conference on Interfaith Dialogue, Kazinform cites the press service of the Kazakh Ministry. Within the framework of ...

News Kazakhstan » Religion: GLOBAL FAITHS: Every nation has a favored religion or para-religion

News channel or source: http://www.goshennews.com/news/lifestyles/global-faiths-every-nation-has-a-favored-religion-or-para/article_795d6ead-fafc-5f88-ac02-e9fc26154e65.html
Publication date: Friday 23 February 2018

not recognizing that communism is itself a para-religion. These include countries such as China, Kazakhstan, North Korea, Vietnam and Cuba. In our country there have always been complications in church-state relations. Government involves legislation and ...

News Kazakhstan » Religion: More than 80 mosques in Kazakhstan are empty - the Minister

News channel or source: http://kt.kz/eng/society/more_than_80_mosques_in_kazakhstan_are_empty_the_minister_1153653275.html
Publication date: hursday 22 February 2018

In Kazakhstan, the construction of new religious buildings should be regulated, Minister of Religious and Civil Society Affairs of Kazakhstan Nurlan Yermekbayev said at the expanded session of the Minister’s Board. "It is time to regulate the process of ...

News Kazakhstan » Religion: People are Kazakhstan’s greatest asset, says Lithuanian ambassador

News channel or source: https://astanatimes.com/2018/02/people-are-kazakhstans-greatest-asset-says-lithuanian-ambassador/
Publication date: Friday 23 February 2018

The transition to the Latin alphabet is not done at the expense of Cyrillic. The tolerance of Kazakhstan people towards other religions and other national minorities is praiseworthy,” he noted. Lithuania opened two honorary consulates in Almaty and ...

News Kazakhstan » Religion: Kazakhstan: Religious Buildings To Be Labeled 16+ – OpEd

News channel or source: http://www.eurasiareview.com/21012018-kazakhstan-religious-buildings-to-be-labeled-16-oped/
Publication date: Saturday 20 January 2018

New restrictions on religious activities are emerging in Kazakhstan. Will they help to fight extremism? According to the Government bill introducing amendments to the laws on religious activities and associations, adolescents should be forbidden from ...

News Kazakhstan » Religion: 'No One Is Safe': Journalist Says Suicide Better Than Returning To Torture In Uzbekistan

News channel or source: https://www.rferl.org/a/russia-uzbekistan-journalist-ali-feruz-nurmatov-suicide-better-than-torture/29059245.html
Publication date: Friday 23 February 2018

According to Human Rights Watch, Nurmatov was severely beaten "in an attempt to coerce him to become an informant on acquaintances and friends who were religious Muslims." In 2009, he traveled from Kyrgyzstan to Kazakhstan, where he contacted the UNHCR ...

News Kazakhstan » Religion: New laws in Kazakhstan to restrict religious groups

News channel or source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/kazakhstan/8796464/New-laws-in-Kazakhstan-to-restrict-religious-groups.html
Publication date: hursday 29 September 2011

At its core, the draft law increases surveillance of religious groups by forcing them to re-register with the local authorities. Those considered too small with be refused registration. Opponents of the law say it is an infringement on religious freedom ...

News Kazakhstan » Religion: The Reality of Religious Freedom in Kazakhstan

News channel or source: https://thediplomat.com/2017/07/the-reality-of-religious-freedom-in-kazakhstan/
Publication date: Friday 14 July 2017

For those whose impressions of Kazakhstan’s domestic religious situation come solely from public relations whitewash, the country might appear a multiconfessional bastion in a region rocked by fundamentalism. Indeed, playing up the country’s apparent ...