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The Research and Analytical Center for Religious Affairs

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Research and Analytical Center for Religious Affairs (hereinafter – the Center) was established in accordance with the resolution of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated January 30, 2007, №72. The Center began its activity under the Committee for Religious Affairs of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

According to the resolution of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated March 22, 2010, the Center was transferred to Committee for Religious Affairs of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

May 18, 2011 President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a decree «On Agency for Religious Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan». In accordance with paragraph 3) of Article 44 of the Constitution of the Republic of Kazakhstan decided to reorganize Committee for Religious Affairs of Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Kazakhstan through the allocation Agency for Religious Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

On the basis of the resolution of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated August 1, 2011 № 888 «Issues Agency for Religious Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan» transferred to the Center of the Agency for Religious Affairs.

The state institution was renamed by the resolution of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated September 23, 2014, № 1003 «Issues of the Ministry of Culture and Sports of the Republic of Kazakhstan» as the Republican state institution «Research and Analytical Center for Religious Affairs» of the Ministry of Culture and Sports of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

The state institution was renamed by Order № 1 of the Chairman of the Committee for Religious Affairs of the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Civil Society of the Republic of Kazakhstan from November 7, 2016, № 1 to the Republican State Institution «Research and Analytical Center for Religious Affairs» of the Committee for Religious Affairs of the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Civil Society of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

The purpose of the Center according to the Charter is scientific-methodological and information-analytical support for the activities of state bodies in matters of religion.

The main subject of the Center's activity is the organization of research and analysis of the development of religious situation in Kazakhstan, information-analytical and scientific-methodological support for the activities of state bodies, organizations and citizens in the sphere of state and religious relations, conducting religious studies.

To achieve this goal, the Center performs the following functions:

- study of the general theoretical foundations of world and traditional religions in Kazakhstan, as well as the history of the emergence and prospects for the development of religious associations in Kazakhstan;

- organization of various studies on the analysis of the state and prediction of the religious situation in the Republic of Kazakhstan, aimed at developing practical recommendations for government agencies;

- study and analysis of religious literature;

- conducting religious studies;

- interaction with scientific organizations, institutions and educational institutions in carrying out joint scientific research on religion in order to ensure the activities of state bodies;

- interaction with theological educational institutions in the field of educational activities;

- Coordination of scientific research on the scale of the Republic of Kazakhstan carried out in the perspective of religious topics;

- preparation of expert opinions on scientific research and teaching aids related to religious issues;

- development of methodological materials, educational and methodological literature in the field of state and religious relations, as well as information bulletins, special printed publications for central and local executive bodies on issues of state and faith relations;

- holding international and republican events: forums, conferences, roundtables, training and special seminars on issues of moral and spiritual relations in society, religious situation, extremism and terrorism, etc.;

- organizing and conducting refresher courses on religious issues in Kazakhstan and conducting lecture and educational work.

 

DIRECTOR

The Center is headed by Candidate of Philological Sciences, Master of Arabic Literature (Quranic studies) Ainur Abdirasilkyzy.

Ainur Abdirasilkyzy.

She was born on July 4, 1976.

She graduated from the BA, Master's and Doctoral degrees at the Khoja Akhmet Yassawi International Kazakh-Turkish University.

Trained at the University of World Languages and Journalism under the KazNU; University of Ankara; «Cihan News Agency»; finished the language course at the «TOMER» center (Turkey).

1998-2005 – worked as a teacher of the Departments of Arabic philology and Kazakh literature at the Khoja Akhmet Yassawi International Kazakh-Turkish University, translator and editor at the Center for the Development of Terminological Dictionaries and Translation, leading specialist, academic secretary, deputy director of the Center of Yassawi studies.

2005-2011 – worked as a research associate at the Institute of Literature and Art named for M. Auezov of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Kazakhstan, head of the Editorial and Translation Department of the National Library of the Republic of Kazakhstan, head of the Department for Research Religious centers of the International Center of Cultures and Religions of the Committee for Religious Affairs of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

In 2011-2014 – head of the Department for Relations with Religious Educational Institutions and Religious Expertise of the Agency for Religious Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan. She was an advisor to the Chairman of the Agency.

The author of 7 books, more than 100 articles, is the editor of about 20 scientific and educational publications.

Poet, winner of the republican competition of poets (mushair), dedicated to the 150th anniversary of N.Torekulov.

Since September 15, 2014 – director of the «Research and Analytical Center for Religious Affairs» of the Committee for Religious Affairs of the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Civil Society of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

 

Contacts:

Beibitshilik Ave., 43

Astana, 010000 Republic of Kazakhstan

E-mail: niac07@nur.kz

Website: niac.gov.kz

Phone: +7 7172 76-72-70.