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French Deputy Head of Mission appreciates Vietnamese sympathy after Notre-Dame cathedral fire

Vinh Long authorities extend Easter greetings to local Christian organizations

UNESCO adopts profile on Vietnamese celebrity Chu Văn An’s death anniversary

Prime Minister requests strengthened management of commercial activities and donation at worshipping places

Mai An Tiêm festival opens in Thanh Hoa

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The University of Hong Kong hosts International Buddhist Values and Economics Conference

From 13-14 April the Center of Buddhist Studies (CBS) at The University of Hong Kong (HKU) hosted an international conference titled, “Buddhist Values and Economics: Investing in a Sustainable Future.” The conference, sponsored by GS Charity Foundation Limited, drew speakers and workshop presenters from across North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. The conference addressed a wide range of perspectives, from academic analysis of early Buddhist texts and interpretations of wealth to contemporary applications of Buddhist values for business leaders and investors.

Al Aqsa mosque catches fire same time as Notre Dame Cathedral

A fire broke out at the roof of a structure known as Al Marwani prayer room in Al Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem.

Fire ravages soaring Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris left aghast

A fire swept across the top of the Notre Dame Cathedral while the soaring Paris landmark was under renovations Monday, collapsing its spire and threatening one of the world’s greatest architectural treasures as locals and tourists watched aghast from the streets.

Dong Son bronze drums found in Malaysia date back 2000 years

Eight Dong Son bronze drums discovered in several locations around the Malaysian peninsula are believed to have been left behind sometime between 500 BC-500 AD.

The world’s largest wooden ancient temple in Japan and historical account of Vietnamese monk

Todaiji temple is a Buddhist temple complex located in former capital Nara of Japan. The temple has been the largest wooden ancient temple in the world.

Museum of the Bible receives grants for big exhibit on science and faith

From the 17th-century ban by the Vatican of Copernicus’ mathematical calculation that the sun was at the center of the solar system to modern-day arguments about evolution’s compatibility with a belief in God, science and faith have regularly butted heads in the public square.

Pope’s lesson on suffering, war, culture of encounter

Pope Francis on Saturday received a delegation of students, teachers and parents of San Carlo Institute, a high school in Milan, Italy, on the occasion of its 150th anniversary. The Pope engaged in a Q&A session, responding to their queries off the cuff.

Tradidtional Laos’ New Year – Boun Pi Mai

Boun Pi Mai festival is Lao New Year Parade. This festival is usually hold from 13th to 15th of April annually calendar.  It is one of the most exciting festivals which attract a large number of tourists from all over the world to Laos. Boun Pi Mai or splashing water festival is one of special characters of Asian Culture. It has many different names in other countries. For instance, Boun Pi Mai is called “Songkran” in Thailand, Chol Chnam Thmey in Cambodia. Nevertheless, each of them has different activities depending on the original religion.

UN Chief warns against rising anti-Muslim hatred

Chief Antonio Guterres warned Tuesday against growing hatred of Muslims, less than a month after a deadly attack on mosques in New Zealand killed at least 50 people.

Israel discovers 2,600-year-old seal

A 2,600-year-old stone seal and a seal impression bearing Hebrew Biblical names were uncovered at the archaeological site of the City of David in ancient Jerusalem, the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) announced on Sunday.

Pope signs law to prevent child abuse in Vatican and its embassies

Pope Francis on Friday made it compulsory in law to report the sexual abuse of children within the Vatican and in its diplomatic missions worldwide.

UNESCO requests consideration for the possible removal of the Aalst Carnival from its Intangible Heritage Lists

UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay has welcomed Member States’ decision—taken during the meeting on Thursday of the Bureau of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage—regarding the Aalst Carnival (Belgium) and the racist and anti-Semitic nature of some of its floats this year. The Carnival, was inscribed on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity at Belgium’s request in 2010.

Proposal to include the Theravada Tripitaka into the Memory of the World Register of UNESCO presented

The occasion of religious significance of presentation of the proposal to declare the Theravada Tripitaka, the sacred scripture of Buddhists, as a World Heritage as a Memory of the World to the UN Representative was held on March 23 at the Maha Maluwa (Great Terrace) of the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic.

French Muslim group suing Facebook over Christchurch video

The French Council of the Muslim Faith (CFCM) has said it is suing Facebook and YouTube for allowing the public broadcast of a live video by the man who carried out the New Zealand mosque massacre this month.

Australia boosts security for mosques, places of worship

Morrison said he would provide $39 million in 'community safety grants' with a priority placed on security at 'religious schools, places of religious worship and religious assembly.

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