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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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Rescuing the ancient Buddhist artifacts of the Yungang Grottoes

The Yungang Grottoes are ancient Chinese Buddhist temple grottoes near the city of Datong in the province of Shanxi.

Giant Buddha statue in Nara undergoes ritual cleaning

Amid the sweltering heat, Buddhist monks held the annual Ominugui ritual of cleaning the giant bronze Buddha statue at Todaiji temple in this ancient capital on Aug. 7.

Vietnamese community in Laos organizes the Buddhist Parents’ Day festival

On August 10th, 2014, at Phat Tich pagoda in the capital of Vientiane, the Vietnamese community in Laos organized the Buddhist Parents’ Day festival. Attending the ceremony were Most Venerables of Laos Buddhist Association and thousands of Vietnamese Buddhist monks, nuns and followers in provinces of Laos. 

Founder of Tzu Chi Receives Rotary International Hono

On 6 July, Rotary International bestowed the Award of Honor on Buddhist master Cheng Yen, who established the Tzu Chi Foundation in Taiwan in 1966. 

Sri Lankan President hands over Buddhist relics to temples in US and Korea

Sri Lanka has donated sacred Buddha relics to be placed in temples in the United States and Korea for the Buddhists in those countries to worship.

Monks take part in 9km peace walk

Some 200 Siamese monks took part in a peace walk from the Wat Lamdin Buddhist temple in Padang Terap to Wat Thepchumnum in Naka recently.

Vietnamese community in Thailand holds Buddhist Parents’ Day Festival

On August 2, 2014, the Vietnamese Language Centre, the Thailand-Vietnam Culture Association (TVCA) in collaboration with the Vietnam Oversea Association in Bangkok, Vietnamese monks and nuns studying in Thailand held a solemn Buddhist Parents’ Day ceremony for Vietnamese community at Khanh Van pagoda (Wat Upairadbamrung), 864 Charoenkrung street, Sampanthavong ward, Bangkok capital. 

Some information on religion and state policy on religion in Cuba

Cuba is a country in Central America with a population of about 11 million people. There are various forms of religion in Cuba, including Catholicism, Protestant Sects, Orthodox, Islam, Anglicanism, Judaism, Buddhism, Baha’i African religious beliefs. 

Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: More than 100 attend memorial for victims at Kuala Lumpur Buddhist temple

Both secular and religious groups have come together in Kuala Lumpur since Friday to mourn those who perished in Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, just four months after the tragedy of Flight MH370.

Third Certificate Training Program on Religion and the Rule of Law in Vietnam

The University of Social Science and Humanities (USSH at Vietnam National University Hanoi) in partnership with the Institute for Global Engagement (IGE), the International Center for Law and Religion Studies (ICLRS, Brigham Young University) and Da Nang Linguistic University hosted the third ten-day certificate training program on "Religion and the Rule of Law" in Da Nang City, Vietnam, from 14-23 July 2014.

The Church of England votes for ordainment of women bishops

On July 14 2014, the General Synod - Church of England’s governing body has voted in favour of ordaining women bishops. This marks a historic reform making the ordination of female bishops possible

Brazil's Catholic Church gives World Cup organizers a 'red card'

Pope Francis may be a die-hard soccer fan, but the Catholic Church has given Brazil's World Cup organizers a "red card" for spending billions of dollars on stadiums while failing to improve the country's notoriously poor public services.

EU urged religious communities to strive for common development

The 10th conference of religious leaders and the European institutions with the theme "The Future of the European Union (EU)" was held on 10/6 at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels (Belgium).

Vietnamese community in the United Kingdom celebrates Vesak

On May 25th, the Vietnamese Buddhist Association in United Kingdom (UK) held a ceremony to celebrate Vesak 2014 (B.E. 2558) in London.

Pagoda marks the historic South Korea - Sri Lanka friendship

On May 4th, 2014, the stone-laying ceremony for the first pagoda of Sri Lanka at Korea was held at Pyeongtaek city, Korea.

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