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About Kazakhstan

  • Leader:President Nursultan Nazarbayev
  • Government:Republic
  • Population:17 million (2.5 million Christians)
  • Main Religion:Islam
  • Persecution Level:Sparse
  • Source of Persecution:Dictatorial paranoia/Islamic extremism

Three issues dominate Kazakhstan at the moment: the succession of President Nazarbayev, its sizable Russian minority and the hundreds of Kazakh citizens who have joined radical Muslims in the Middle East. Persecution of Christians has increased since last year, including a slight increase in violence. The persecution in Kazakhstan is driven by a regime that seeks to increase its control more and more, as well as Islamic extremism.

Recent News from Kazakhstan

Jul 21 2016

Kazakhstan: “Let the Children Come to Me”

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A church in Kazakhstan is under investigation following an event at which they invited teens to study the Bible, drink tea, and play games.

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Jun 3 2016

Kazakhstan Church Raids are a 'Backward Step'

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After positive strides towards religious freedom by the Kazakhstan President, the recent raids on Christians’ homes and churches in Kazakhstan seem to signal a "backward step."

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Prayer Points for Kazakhstan

  • Pray for those who are beaten and imprisoned for leaving Islam and turning to Christ.
  • Pray for government authorities who seek to suppress or eradicate Christianity.
  • Pray that Christian leaders under surveillance would experience peace and rest in their Savior.

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