The idea of the project was proposed by CRI volunteers and is based on the idea of “peer to peer”, which involves young people in development and communication under the guidance of experienced mentors.
“Kyrgyzstan is a multinational and polyconfessional country. We, like others, are concerned about the growth of radicalization in society, especially among young people from other regions. We thought it would be great to organize an inter-ethnic and inter-religious educational camp and bring together participants from all areas. In such a space, everyone would see for themselves that there is nothing terrible in representatives of other religions and worldviews!”
youth educational space for representatives of various religions and worldviews
from all 7 regions of Kyrgyzstan
Youth of any religion or belief from all over Kyrgyzstan were invited to participate in the program
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The educational program was divided into online and offline formats
The most active participants of the online sessions were invited to a 6-day youth forum camp...
to study current topics
History of Religions in Kyrgyzstan
The role of youth in social processes
State and religion
Human rights in the field of religion
Development of social initiatives
Stereotypes and prejudices
The program was conducted by experienced professionals, volunteers, mentors, teachers and experts from different fields
The center has prepared a special manual in Russian and Kyrgyz, where all the topics of our camp are explained in simple language.
These guides are open source!
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The manual tells about the history of religious diversity in Kyrgyzstan, stereotypes and prejudices , human identities , media literacy and ways to build a dialogue between religions
As part of the camp, a tour was organized to places of worship in Bishkek, where participants could get acquainted with the culture of various religions and ask questions
Central Mosque. Imam Sarahsi
Holy Resurrection Cathedral
Roman Catholic Parish of St. Archangel Michael