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Dissemination of state law on national defense & security for religious deacons in Quang Binh

Church complex on Thủ Thiêm peninsula to be preserved as national relic

Roundtable discussion on religion & environment held in HCMC

Religious committee in Gia Lai meets with local delegates of Vietnam Christian Fellowship Church

Vietnam pagoda project launched in Korea

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How Buddhist monks are protecting a vulnerable forest from illegal logging in Cambodia

Since 2002, the monks from Samorang Pagoda in Cambodia have protected a 71-square-mile tract of forest from illegal logging and hunting.

Caritas India reaching out to Kerala’s flood affected people through local churches

After heavy lashing by monsoon rains since August 8, southern India’s Kerala state is limping back to normalcy with the rains subsiding since Monday.  However, the task of recovery and rehabilitation remains enormous and arduous. 

Ukrainian government adds bureaucracy to oversee religion

The Ukrainian cabinet of ministers approved an order regarding a Ukrainian state service of for ethnic policy and freedom of conscience.

Buddhists in Poland holds Vu Lan Festival

Thien Phuc pagoda located in suburban Warszawa, Poland solemnly celebrated the Buddhist Parents Day 2019 – B.E.2563 at a ceremony held on August 18.

International interfaith gathering: ‘We must work together or we will all fail’

The 10th Religions for Peace World Assembly launched Tuesday (Aug. 20) with calls for religious groups to take decisive action on the main geopolitical issues of the day, and ending with an unusual “statement of commitment” aimed at fostering multireligious cooperation.

Bagh Bhairav Festival held at Kirtipur in Kathmandu, Nepal

Devotees gather at Bagh Bhairav temple to offer prayers during the Bagh Bhairav Festival at Kirtipur in Kathmandu, Nepal, Aug. 18, 2019. Devotees offered prayers and made 108 rounds of the Bagh Bhairav temple to get rid of sins during the Bagh Bhairav Festival. (Photo by Sunil Sharma/Xinhua)

Islamic State claims responsibility for Kabul wedding hall blast

Islamic State has claimed responsibility for a bombing at a wedding hall in Kabul that killed at least 63 people and injured more than 200. Survivors said the bomber was standing by a stage where children and adults were dancing and clapping when he detonated his explosives vest.

Buddhist temple in Japan puts faith in robot priest

A 400-year-old temple in Japan is attempting to hot-wire interest in Buddhism with a robotic priest that it believes will change the face of the religion despite critics comparing the android to "Frankenstein's monster".

Eid Al-Adha in Egypt: Egyptians celebrate start of three day feast

Muslims around the world are taking part in Eid Al-Adha festivities. The holiday commemorates the story of Ibrahim who Muslims believe was told by God to sacrifice his son as a test of his faith. They believe that God then told Ibrahim to sacrifice a sheep instead. Yasser Hakim looks at how Egyptians spend the three-day feast.

Guimet Museum in Paris Hosts Historic Exhibition, “Buddha, the Golden Legend”

The Guimet Museum in Paris is hosting an extensive exhibition of 159 artifacts highlighting a wealth of iconographic and stylistic collections of Buddhist antiquities from various periods of Asian history—From India to China to Southeast and East Asia. The exhibition, titled “Buddha, the Golden Legend,” was inaugurated on 19 June and will run until 4 November.

Saudi security forces getting ready for Hajj

Saudi Arabian security forces took part in a military parade in Mecca on Sunday (August 4) as pilgrims around the world started to converge towards the Muslim holy city for the annual Hajj pilgrimage.

Divers find temples and treasure in Egypt's ancient city of Heracleion

Gold jewellery, coins and parts of an ancient temple are merely some of the artefacts divers uncovered in Egypt's ancient sunken city of Heracleion. Egypt's Ministry of Antiquities announced the discovery off the coast of the Nile Delta this week. The city is thought to have been built in the 8th century BC.

UN experts: Islamic State aims for resurgence in Iraq, Syria

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Leaders of the Islamic State extremist group are aiming to consolidate and create conditions for an “eventual resurgence in its Iraqi and Syrian heartlands,” U.N. experts said in a new report.

Singapore to update law on religious harmony to address spread of hate speech, identity politics

Amid the prevalence of identity politics and hate speech on social media, Singapore will need to update a 30-year-old law that safeguards religious harmony, Minister for Home Affairs and Law K. Shanmugam said on Wednesday (July 24).

Muslim cleric who hid Christians during attacks honored in the US

The US government is honoring an 83-year-old Muslim cleric who hid 262 Christians in his home and mosque during an attack in central Nigeria.

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