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Local authorities of Kien Giang, Dong Thap & Can Tho city hold exchange meetings with religious dignitaries

Local authorities extend Tet greetings to religious followers

Religious dignitaries attend exchange meeting with provincial government of Tay Ninh

Da Nang municipal authorities held exchange meeting with local religious dignitaries

Religious committee in Gia Lai visits local oroganizations

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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.

Korean Buddhism continues to support education in Myanmar

On the occasion of Buddha’s Birthday 2638, Buddhist dignitaries from Korean Theravada Sect and Buddhists from Jeonghyesa pagoda (Jeonju city, Jeollabuk province), Geumsansa pagoda (Gimje city, Jeollabuk province) joint with Most Ven. Wolju and Coexistent Charity Organization to donate 50,000,000 won (about 150,000 USD) for supporting education for poor children in Myanmar. 

Speech of Pope Francis to Vietnamese Catholics

On March 22, 2014, on the occasion of official working visit to the Republic of Italy, the high- ranking parliamentary delegation led by National Assembly Chairman Nguyễn Sinh Hùng met Pope Francis in Vatican

Lao Front for National Construction and Lao Buddhist Coalition hold the Buddha’s birthday 2014 ceremony

On 10th and 11th of May, 2014, at Vientiane, the Central Committee of the Lao Front for National Construction (LFNC) in collaboration with Lao Buddhist Coalition Central Committee held the Vesak celebration 2014

Phat Tich Ashrama at Matxcova built a Buddhist worshipping place

On April 19th in Hanoi – Matxcova Incentra culture and trade Centre, Phat Tich ashrama in Matxcova held a ceremony to announce the building of Matxcova Buddhist worshipping place.

Vietnamese Buddhists celebrate Buddha’s Birthday in Japan

Amid the global atmosphere ahead of the upcoming United Nations Day of Vesak 2014, the Vietnamese Buddhist followers in Japan held a ceremony celebrating Buddha’s 2558th birthday at Nisshinkutsu Pagoda in Tokyo, on May 4. 

May Day brings Christians and Muslims into the streets for workers' rights

On April 30, activists, both Christian and Muslim, staged at a rally in front of the Faisalabad Press Club on Wednesday, on the eve of International Workers' Day. Their goal was to push the government to calculate the real cost of living in Pakistan and ensure that workers get a "living wage rather than a minimum wage" so they can lead "a life of dignity," free from debts, bondage and violence. To do this, they want the government to ratify the International Labour Organisation (ILO) conventions for the protection of domestic workers (ILO C -177) and extend social and legal protection coverage to workers engaged in informal sector.

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