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Ethnic and religious delegation from Nghe An visits to VFF central committee

VFF holds climate change training for key religious in Khanh Hoa, Dak Lak, Phu Yen

Review of five-year implementation of security protection movement in religious-concentrated areas in Nam Dinh

Vietnam pledges to promote rule of law at national, int’l level

Religious youth festival held in Da Nang

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That Luang Festival Scaled-Down to Ensure Covid Prevention Measures

The That Luang Festival in Vientiane will feature smaller celebrations than previous years as part of a scaled-down event amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

Christian leaders worldwide call on IMF and World Bank to cancel debts of the poorest nations

Christian leaders from around the world and across the denominations have made a joint call to the IMF and World Bank to cancel the debts of developing countries as they struggle with Covid-19.

Egypt unveils 59 coffins buried 2,500 years ago

Archaeologists in Egypt said on Saturday that they had found 59 well-preserved and sealed wooden coffins over recent weeks that were buried more than 2,500 years ago.

India Pledges US$15 million Grant to Boost Buddhist Ties with Sri Lanka

The government of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday announced that it would extend a US$15 million grant to the neighboring island nation of Sri Lanka to promote Buddhist, cultural, and diplomatic ties between the two countries.

Hezbollah arms depot destroyed after another Lebanon explosion

Hezbollah arms depot in southern Lebanon has been destroyed as the country was rocked by another explosion, a security source said.

Cambodian Buddhists in Rhode Island Struggle to Cope with COVID-19

The Buddhist monks at Dhamagosnaram Buddhist Temple in Cranston, Rhode Island, are deeply concerned for the future of their temple. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues into the fall, the monks say they’ve witnessed a sharp decrease in temple attendees, which has also led to a decline in much-needed funding.

Philippine diocese plants 60 thousand trees in a single day

The diocese of Tagbilaran in the Philippine province of Bohol led a campaign on Sunday with thousands of people planting some 60,000 saplings to improve the environment on the island.

Oldest South Korean Statue of a Buddhist Monk to Gain National Treasure Status

South Korea’s oldest statue of a Buddhist monk, depicting Master Huirang Daesa (889–966), will be designated a national treasure by the country’s Cultural Heritage Administration (CHA). The advance notice came on Wednesday from the CHA, with final designation expected after 30 days.

1 in 4 Brits have regularly engaged in online worship during lockdown

A significant proportion of the population has engaged with faith digitally during Covid-19, a study by researchers at Durham University has found.

Pastor Of Virus-Hit Sarang Jeil Church Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Health authorities say Jun Kwang-hoon, the pastor of Seoul's Sarang Jeil Church where a mass coronavirus infection has occurred, has tested positive for COVID-19.

Buddhist Bhutan Orders First National Lockdown as COVID-19 Cases Reach 113

The government of the Buddhist Kingdom of Bhutan yesterday announced its first national lockdown since the COVID-19 pandemic spread to the Himalayan nation after a 27-year-old woman, recently repatriated from Kuwait, tested positive for the coronavirus on Monday, following her release from quarantine and after coming into contact with several people in and around the capital city Thimphu.

Spared from fire, Notre-Dame's organ set for lengthy restoration

Workers started dismantling Notre-Dame's grand organ on Monday in the hopes that experts can restore it in time for the fifth anniversary of the devastating fire that severely damaged the Paris cathedral.

Scaled down and tightly restricted, first hajj in age of coronavirus begins

Muslim pilgrims, donning face masks and moving in small groups after days in isolation, began arriving at Islam’s holiest site in Mecca on Wednesday for the start of a historically unique and scaled-down hajj experience reshaped by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Russian court fines influential monk who denies virus exists

A Russian court on Monday ordered an influential monk, who has denied the existence of the new coronavirus and urged his followers to ignore government lockdown orders, to pay a fine for fomenting enmity through his sermons.

Hagia Sophia declared a mosque hours after court ruling

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has signed a decree converting Hagia Sophia, the former cathedral of Holy Wisdom in Istanbul, into a mosque.

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