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Burning of votive paper practically reduced at Ponagar tower

Training on state management on belief, religion held in Ninh Thuan

Program promoting exchanges of ethnic and religious youth held in Binh Duong

Reaching consensus on compiling nomination dossier for recognizing Complex of Yen Tu Monuments and Landscape as World Heritage

Ethnic committee in Kien Giang extends congratulations to Khmer people on Sene Dolta Festival

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Memorial held for Vietnamese fallen soldiers in Paris

A memorial service to pay tribute to those who sacrificed their lives in defending Vietnam’s land and sea borders was held at Khuong Viet Pagoda on the outskirts of Paris on April 5.

5,000 'Jesus Wells' bringing clean water across India and South Asia

Gospel for Asia plans to drill 5,000 water wells across India and South Asia over the course of this next year for those struggling to find clean water. GFA is highlighting its "Jesus Wells" ministry as World Water Day approaches on March 21.

President Barack Obama meets with Pope Francis

On March, 27, 2014, Pope Francis had a meeting with President Barack Obama at the Vatican. Accompanying the President included U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry and the members of the U.S delegation. President Barack Obama met with Pope Francis just in his first time on the Europe tour. 

Moscow to get first Buddhist temple

Moscow will build its first Buddhist temple. It has been planned to start construction in northeastern Moscow this year.

Myanmar: Monks face criminal charges for disgracing Buddhism

Some monks are being slapped with criminal charges under Act 259(A), which covers acts that involve religious disgrace, according to the Ministry of Religious Affairs.

Buddhist charity comes to Philippine church's rescue

The world’s largest Buddhist charity is helping rebuild a Catholic church in Tacloban City that was badly damaged by Super Typhoon Haiyan last November.

A book on Hinduism stopped from publication

According to BBC, the Penguin India decided to cancel all prints of a book on Hinduism by Wendy Doniger – an American researcher. The book "The Hindus: An Alternative History" was published by Penguin Group (USA) in 2009 and republished in 2010.

Vietnamese in Czech Republic pray for peace and happiness on New Year

The Central Committee of the Vietnamese Buddhist Association in the Czech Republic organized a ceremony in Prague to celebrate the Festival of January 15th (lunar calendar). More than 600 overseas Vietnamese gathered here to remember their ancestors and origin, and pray for a new year of peace, happiness and prosperity.

Islam: Fastest-Growing Religion in Britain

Hundreds of Britons are converting to Islam every month. Many youngsters in prison are becoming attracted to Islam by the prospect of getting better food and superior treatment.

UNESCO Director-General Condemns Destruction to the Museum of Islamic Art in Cairo, Egypt

The Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, today expressed grave concern about the damage to Egypt’s Museum of Islamic Art, following the reported explosion of a car near the Police Security Directorate, which is located at Port Said Street in Cairo, in front of the main entrance of the Museum.

Thai Princess visits Hue Nghiem pagoda

On January 14, 2014, the Princess of Thailand came to Hue Nghiem pagoda (District 2, Ho Chi Minh City) to visit Most Venerable Thích Trí Quảng, Vice Chairman of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha Executive Council, Head of the Executive Board of the Sangha in Ho Chi Minh City, Abbot of Hue Nghiem pagoda.

Vietnam Buddhist Sangha makes European tour

A Buddhist delegation led by Most Venerable Thich Thien Nhon the acting Standing Vice - Chairman of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) and General Secretary of the Sangha’s Executive Council, is undertaking a faith propagation tour to Europe.

Pope stresses hope for the poor in Brazil

In July, 2013 Pope Francis traveled to Brazil for World Youth Day this week, This was his first international trip since becoming Pope in March.

Putin promises full support for Buddhists

Russian President Vladimir Putin promised “100-percent support” for Russian Buddhists on Thursday during a visit to the country’s Buryatia republic, where about 20 percent of the population are Buddhist.

Obama Hosts Ramadan Dinner At White House

U.S. President Barack Obama saluted Muslim Americans on Thursday for their contributions in helping build the nation as business entrepreneurs, technology innovators and pioneers in medicine.

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