Young Kazakhs Actively Seeking Religion

“Almost 90 percent of the leaders of Kazakhstan youth consider themselves believers, with 86 percent of them professing Islam,” according to a survey conducted by sociologist Madina Nurgaliyeva, and leading her to warn that “religiosity among young Kazakhs is at

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Kazakh Believer Sentenced in Court for His Faith

According to Forum 18 News Service, Seventh-day Adventist Yklas Kabduakasov was sentenced to seven years’ restricted freedom on 9th November, by a court in the capital Astana. The sentence came more than 12 weeks after his arrest by Kazakhstan’s National

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Kazakh Church Run Camp Raided by Officials.

Forum 18 News Service is reporting that, on 30th July this year, a church-run children’s camp near Kazakhstan’s commercial capital, Almaty, was raided by about 20 officials, including police and Prosecutor’s Office officials. Pastor Sergei Li of Kapshagai Baptist Church

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Kazakh Church Forbidden to Worship.

Azim Janbakiev is the pastor of Rakhym Presbyterian Church in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Recently, the city administration has forbidden the congregation to hold their worship in their building, despite the fact that it is owned by the Rakhym Church. The City

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Kazakh Pastors Stay Strong in their Faith

According to Forum 18 News Service, a Baptist pastor in Kazakhstan, Nikolai Novikov, could face up to three years in jail for refusing to pay a 2013 fine for distributing on the streets religious literature which has not been censored

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Continued Harassment of Believers in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan continues to jail and harass people for exercising the right to freedom of religion or belief. They authorities also continue to raid religious communities, even when they have state permission to exist under the country’s highly restrictive Religion Law.

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Kazakhstan’s Moral Dilemma

Kazakhstan’s President Nazarbayev has often been quoted as saying that one of the greatest needs in Kazakhstan is the development of moral character in the lives of young people. Alongside this, however, is an increased harassment of the Christian church

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