Tajikistan’s autocratic Islamic government has told Protestant church leaders that it will not register new churches, effectively banning congregations, Christians familiar with the talks said Thursday.
A Tajik Pastor imprisoned for over 2 years for possessing a Josh McDowell book was released recently, 3 months before the end of his sentence.
The pastor of a church in Tajikistan has called for prayer after secret police raided a church worship service on Sunday 11 March 2018.
Although the Law on Parental Responsibility for the Education and Upbringing of Children has recently been enacted, Religious Affairs officials haven’t explained how the ban on children’s participation in worship will be enforced.
The Tajikistan Parliament recently adopted two new laws that could ban children from participating in religious activities.