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Provincial religious committee in Gia Lai extends congratulations to Caodai parishes

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

UN: Reconstruction of landmark Mosul mosque to begin in 2020

Inspection of religious law implementation in Quang Binh

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Moscow to Get 2 Buddhist Temples

Construction will begin on two Buddhist temples in Moscow this fall, one of which will be dedicated to Buddhists killed in World War II.

Hong Kong ordains three new auxiliary bishops

On August 30th, 2014, Cardinal John Tong Hon of Hong Kong ordained Father Joseph Ha Chi-shing, Stephen Lee Bun-sang and Michael Yeung Ming-yeung as auxiliary bishops at the Immaculate Conception Cathedral.

Iran 'backs US military contacts' to fight Islamic State

Iran's Supreme Leader has approved co-operation with the US as part of the fight against Islamic State (IS) in Iraq, sources have told BBC Persian.

Sistine Chapel Choir is scheduled to tour Asia

The Sistine Chapel choir, one of the oldest religious choirs in the world, is scheduled to perform several Asian cities including Macao (September 19), Hong Kong (September 21), Taipei (September 23), and will not tour any cities on Mainland China

Caritas Ukraine helps people in crisis

Caritas Ukraine is implementing 5 large-scale assistance projects across the country. Credit: Caritas Ukraine

Indonesia tightens security at world’s largest Buddhist temple after ISIS threat

Indonesian police have been put on alert at the Borobudur Temple after a threat against the world’s biggest Buddhist temple and UNESCO World heritage Site was made on Facebook by Islamic State supporters.

The 8th General Assembly of the Asian Conference of Religions for Peace held in Korea

The 8th General Assembly of the Asian Conference of Religions for Peace has been held from August 25-29 at Songdo Convensia, Incheon, Republic of Korea with the theme "Unity and Harmony in Asia" and attendance of Buddhist delegations from member countries, including Australia, Bangladesh, China, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Japan, South Korea, North Korea, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nepal, New Zealand, Pakistan, the Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka and Thailand.

Iraq conflict: Diyala Sunni mosque attack kills dozens

An attack by suspected Shia militiamen on a Sunni mosque in Iraq's Diyala province has killed at least 68 people.

Vietnam Buddhist Association in the Czech Republic holds the Buddhist Parents Day festival

According to Vietnam News Agency correspondent in the Czech Republic, on August 17th, at Sapa Trade Center in Prague, Vietnam Buddhist Association at Czech Republic solemnly held a Buddhist Parents Day ceremony with the participation of Most Venerable Thích Bảo Nghiêm, Vice Chairman of Executive Council of Vietnam Buddhist Sangha and Members of the Committee for Culture, Education, Youth and Children Affairs under the Vietnam National Assembly.

China’s state media says teen masterminded slaying of pro-Beijing imam in Xinjiang

Chinese police have concluded that an 18-year-old, who was influenced by religious extremism, was the mastermind behind the murder of a state-backed imam in China’s western Xinjiang region, state media said on Monday.

Extremist Buddhist organization in Sri Lanka threatens to field a presidential candidate

 Aug 18, Colombo: The Extremist Buddhist organization in Sri Lanka, Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) has threatened to field a candidate for president at the next presidential election if the current President Mahinda Rajapaksa and other political leaders failed to accept their reforms for governance.

Vietnamese people in the world holds the Buddhist Parents Day festival 2014 (B.E 2558)

In Nhan Hoa pagoda, Warszawa, Poland

Russia celebrates 700th anniversary of the birth of Sergi Radonezh

On July 18th, 2014, Russia celebrated 700th anniversary of the birth of Sergi Radonezh, one of the great religious figures and political activists of ancient Russia and Russian Orthodox Church recognized him as sacred Saint.

Buddhists and Muslims Join Together for Inter-Religious Harmony

Scenes of communal violence between Buddhists and Muslims in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Myanmar, and Thailand are persistent and on the rise. In spite of living peacefully together for generations, these two religious communities are now beset by riots, looting, destruction of property, injuries, and death. Each side is demonizing the other, provoking the escalating tension and violence. 

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.

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