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Religious freedom and tolerance



The majority of people in the Kurdistan Region are Sunni Muslims, mainly of the Shafi’i school. Some Muslims in the Region follow Sufi orders.

There are also a large number of Christians of different churches, such as Syrian Catholic, Syrian Orthodox, Assyrian Church of the East, Armenian, and Catholic Chaldean.

A religion that is practiced only in Kurdistan is Yazidism, which has tens of thousands of adherents. The Kaka'i faith is also practised in the Kurdistan Region.

The Kurdistan Regional Government protects people’s freedom to practice their religion and promotes inter-faith tolerance.
 

Thousands of Christian families have fled violence and threats in other parts of Iraq and found refuge in the Kurdistan Region.


For further reading about religion in Kurdistan, see the book Kurdistan Land of God, bilingual in English and German, by Francois-Xavier Lovat.





Latest Articles

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THU, 13 JUN 2019 11:10

President of the Kurdistan Region Nechirvan Barzani has tasked Masrour Barzani, as Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government, to form the ninth ministerial cabinet.

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THU, 30 MAY 2019 02:31

Today, Regional Council for Oil and Gas Affairs has published new verified data on the Kurdistan Region’s oil exports, consumption and revenues, covering the period from 1 October 2018 to 31 December 2018, after a review of the sector by the international “Big 4” audit and consulting firm, Deloitte.

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FRI, 17 MAY 2019 11:45

Prime Minister Barzani receives British Ambassador

THU, 16 MAY 2019 09:28

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TUE, 14 MAY 2019 12:12

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TUE, 7 MAY 2019 11:29

Prime Minister Barzani receives UK delegation

SUN, 5 MAY 2019 20:41

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