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VFF in Lam Dong holds meeting with local Buddhist dignitaries

Chairman of the Provincial People’s Committee Phan Ngọc Thọ presents gifts to children on the occasion of Mid-Autumn festival

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Inspection of religious law implementation in Quang Binh

Defense-security knowledge enhanced for religious dignitaries in 1st Military Region

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Khyentse Foundation Announces Buddhist Translation Scholarships

Khyentse Foundation has announced scholarships for students who are enrolled in a program of translation studies or Buddhist philosophy, and who are on track to become or are currently working as translators.

King Abdullah II encourages European Parliament to promote tolerance between Christians and Muslims

“Jordan is a Muslim country, with a deeply-rooted Christian community. Together, the Jordanian people make up an indivisible society, friends and partners in building our country” Abdullah said.

Manila Auxiliary: dialogue between the government and Muslim rebels "only path for peace in the Philippines"

For Msgr. Pabillo a military offensive would only be a source of further problems. He urges the parties involved to "seriously consider" negotiations. The peace agreement with the MILF can be a litmus test for a deal with the Islamists. But essential to shed light on the causes and responsibilities for the Mamasapano massacre.

Pope approves statutes governing Vatican’s economic bodies

Pope Francis has approved provisional statutes governing the Holy See’s economic entities, which include the Council for the Economy, the Secretariat for the Economy and a General auditor’s office.

Caritas to honor “Women, Sowers of Development” at award ceremony on 8 March

On 8 March 2015, International Women’s Day, Caritas Internationalis and the Fidel Götz Foundation will award two 10,000 euro prizes to honor women who have been “sowers of development,” working to end hunger in their communities.

Preserving and promoting South Asian relics

From the ancient Indian city of Mohenjo-daro to Buddhist Gandhara art, South Asia is rich in cultural heritage but under threat from economic sprawl and a lack of restoration capabilities.

UN, EU organizations must act jointly to protect Christians - Lavrov

Geneva, March 3, Interfax - Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has called on international organizations, including the United Nations, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the Council of Europe (CoE), to pay attention to the problem of Christians' persecution.

Vietnam Cultural Day held in Moscow Buddhist Center

A program for Vietnam Cultural Day has been held in the Buddha Recitation Center in Moscow.

1,000-year-old Buddhist temple discovered in Bangladesh

A joint team of archaeologists from Bangladesh and China has unearthed an ancient Buddhist temple with unique architectural features at Nateshwar of Tongibari upazila in Munshiganj.

Sri Lankan President pledges to ensure religious freedom in the country

Feb 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena today assured that as pledged during the Presidential Elections, an environment will be created where all communities can live in peace and harmony.

As one family, Christians and Buddhists meet in Bodh Gaya, India

Vatican delegates and representatives of the three main Buddhist traditions (Theravada, Vajrayana, and Mayahana) are in Bihar to talk about the family and inter-faith dialogue. The gathering's objective is to propose ways "to support and revitalise family life in order to make human society prosper." Focus will be on children living in difficult situations: those born out of wedlock, those who experience divorce, and the victims of trafficking and abuse.

Canadian bishops ‘very disappointed’ in Supreme Court decision

The unanimous decision of the Supreme Court of Canada to overturn the country’s ban on physician-assisted suicide demonstrates the tendency in culture to “set individual rights over any other consideration,” said the president of the Canadian episcopal conference on February 6.

Right to religion not above public morality: SC

KRISHNADAS RAJAGOPAL

Confirming the sacking of a government servant for bigamy, the Supreme Court on Monday ruled that the fundamental right to religion did not include practices which ran counter to public order, health and morality.

Marking World Interfaith Week, top UN officials hope for collaboration on sustainable development

 6 February 2015 – At a special event today which marked World Interfaith Week, top United Nations officials celebrated the importance of dialogue among different faiths and religions to enhance mutual understanding, harmony and cooperation among people.

The World Interfaith Harmony Week

The World Interfaith Harmony Week was first proposed at the UN General Assembly on September 23, 2010 by H.M. King Abdullah II of Jordan. Just under a month later, on October 20, 2010, it was unanimously adopted by the UN and henceforth the first week of February will be observed as a World Interfaith Harmony Week.

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