Central Asian Peoples

Peoples and Countries of Central Asia

The Faces of Afghanistan Photo

Take a moment to look in the eyes of Afghans of different ages and genders from different tribal groups. Reflect on their need to know the one who fashioned their hearts and souls. Pray that they would be reconciled to the God who sees them and who sent His son so that they could know eternal peace.

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Will the new year bring new hope? Photo

Fire jumping, painted eggs, dancing in the streets—all distinctive aspects of Persian new year celebrations welcoming spring. But will Central Asians find the cleansing from sin and spiritual transformation they seek?

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Far from home: Muslims in Moscow Video

A story of believers from different backgrounds working together to reach Central Asians in Moscow.

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Kids Along the Silk Road Feature

Meet kids in Central Asia, learn about their days, try to speak their language, play their games, taste their food.

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Along the Silk Road Story

There are flashes of startling beauty along the Silk Road—a network of trade routes woven through the heart of Central Asia. Travel several segments of the old Silk Road, visiting modern cities and ancient sites. These stories, images and video present a picture of ancient peoples living in a modern world.

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Iran: Another story to be told Video

A young generation of Iranians desires to reestablish ties with the West.

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Pray for the Crimean Tatars Video

Crimean Tatars work to reclaim their heritage after decades of prejudice and mistreatment.

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Across the Pamirs to Afghanistan—Extreme Hospitality Video

The Pamir mountains can only be described by one word…extreme. A videographer describes his journey along “the rooftop of the world,” and is touched by the generous hospitality he receives in one of the most inhospitable environments.

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Religions of Central Asia

Faith in the Marketplace—Religion in Central Asia Story

Central Asia's location in the center of the ancient world allowed it to serve as a meeting place for cultures and religions. Faith has always had a home in the marketplaces along the Silk Road.

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Understanding Church in Central Asia Story

Churches emerging along the Silk Road face struggles that are uniquely non-western

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Snapshots of Church in Central Asia Story

Central Asian believers show and tell the gospel within their cultures and families. The life of Christ is lived out through them in a way that is relevant and culturally comprehensible to their friends and neighbors.

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Understanding Muslim Beliefs Story

Muslims approach Islam with immense reverence, so showing respect for their religion and having even the most basic knowledge of Islam will go a long way in opening doors to relationships with Muslims.

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Another Shepherd: One woman's reflections on Quran class Story

Listening to the haunting cadence of the Arabic melody, the rhythm of the Quranic verses pushed in around me like ocean waves. It was beautiful. It was enchanting. But this time, my spirit sensed clearly, it was death.

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