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Kazkenov calls Kazakhstan to consider a religious referendum

Kazakhstan has defined its economic strategies for the coming decades, but it is still to define its position on the society and religion.

Kazkenov calls Kazakhstan to consider a religious referendum
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It will take 100 years to provide Kazakhstan mosques with educated imams

Executive Director of the Islamic Culture and Education Support Fund Balgabek Myrzayev talked about problems of Kazakhstan mosques.

It will take 100 years to provide Kazakhstan mosques with educated imams
Astana police revealed over 200 adepts of religious extremism
Astana police revealed over 200 adepts of religious extremism

Astana police held a special operation to discover adepts of religious extremism.

Astana police revealed over 200 adepts of religious extremism
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Hijabs will not be banned in Kazakhstan: Massimov

The country should not ban wearing hijabs. We will not take any measures to forbid their wearing. It is wrong to forcedly ban them: Karim Massimov.

Hijabs will not be banned in Kazakhstan: Massimov
Muslims want to ban salafis from Kazakhstan
Muslims want to ban salafis from Kazakhstan

Spiritual Directorate of Muslims of Kazakhstan says that “Salafiyyah” has become one of the dangerous religious trends in Kazakhstan.

Muslims want to ban salafis from Kazakhstan
Religions expert Anatoliy Kossichenko. ©Almaz Toleke/today.kz
Kazakhstan young people turn to radical Islam in prisons: expert

If your soul demands wearing hijab, you can wear it, not to show-off, but based on your level of spiritual growth: religions expert.

Kazakhstan young people turn to radical Islam in prisons: expert
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Kazakhstan citizens call for tougher control over religious organizations

Over a half of polled Kazakhstan citizens (72.9 percent) called for toughening of control over religious organizations in the country.

Kazakhstan citizens call for tougher control over religious organizations
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Congress of World Religious set for May 30-31 2012 in Astana

4th Congress of World Religions to take place in Astana on May 30-31. May 31 is the Memory Day of Victims of Political Repressions.

Congress of World Religious set for May 30-31 2012 in Astana
Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev. Photo by Yaroslav Radlovskiy©
Nazarbayev: Kazakhstan is a bright example of religious tolerance

All world religions can and have to find a common language. ... Kazakhstan has a huge potential for transformation into an intellectual innovative cluster of the region: Nursultan Nazarbayev.

Nazarbayev: Kazakhstan is a bright example of religious tolerance
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Hijab is not the prime attribute of being a Muslim: Chairman of the Kazakhstan’s Agency for Religion

Allowing Kazakh women to wear a hijab, to some extent we are losing our national identity, Lama Sharif Kairat Kayirbekuly believes.

Hijab is not the prime attribute of being a Muslim: Chairman of the Kazakhstan’s Agency for Religion
Kazakhstan Prime-Minister Karim Massimov. Photo courtesy of pm.kz
We must have a responsible religious policy: Massimov

Islam is a clear and correct religion. It just needs to be interpreted correctly: Karim Massimov

We must have a responsible religious policy: Massimov
Lama Sharif Kairat Kayirbekuly. Photo courtesy of dxb.ru
Lama Sharif appointed head of religious affairs in Kazakhstan

Kairat Lama Sharif appointed Chairman of Kazakhstan Agency for Religious Affairs.

Lama Sharif appointed head of religious affairs in Kazakhstan
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Nazarbayev congratulated Kazakhstan on Easter

“May the ways of peace and accord be followed in every family of our common home – the Republic of Kazakhstan!" Nursultan Nazarbayev said.

Nazarbayev congratulated Kazakhstan on Easter