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53 Southeast Asian monks go on a pilgrimage to five countries, calling for peace and mutual-respect

Vietnam Youth Union in Tien Giang holds exchange meeting with Catholic youth

Training on climate change adaption held for Buddhist monks, nuns in Hue

Religious training for soldiers in Kien Giang

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Tradidtional Laos’ New Year – Boun Pi Mai

Boun Pi Mai festival is Lao New Year Parade. This festival is usually hold from 13th to 15th of April annually calendar.  It is one of the most exciting festivals which attract a large number of tourists from all over the world to Laos. Boun Pi Mai or splashing water festival is one of special characters of Asian Culture. It has many different names in other countries. For instance, Boun Pi Mai is called “Songkran” in Thailand, Chol Chnam Thmey in Cambodia. Nevertheless, each of them has different activities depending on the original religion.

UN Chief warns against rising anti-Muslim hatred

Chief Antonio Guterres warned Tuesday against growing hatred of Muslims, less than a month after a deadly attack on mosques in New Zealand killed at least 50 people.

Israel discovers 2,600-year-old seal

A 2,600-year-old stone seal and a seal impression bearing Hebrew Biblical names were uncovered at the archaeological site of the City of David in ancient Jerusalem, the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) announced on Sunday.

Pope signs law to prevent child abuse in Vatican and its embassies

Pope Francis on Friday made it compulsory in law to report the sexual abuse of children within the Vatican and in its diplomatic missions worldwide.

UNESCO requests consideration for the possible removal of the Aalst Carnival from its Intangible Heritage Lists

UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay has welcomed Member States’ decision—taken during the meeting on Thursday of the Bureau of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage—regarding the Aalst Carnival (Belgium) and the racist and anti-Semitic nature of some of its floats this year. The Carnival, was inscribed on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity at Belgium’s request in 2010.

Proposal to include the Theravada Tripitaka into the Memory of the World Register of UNESCO presented

The occasion of religious significance of presentation of the proposal to declare the Theravada Tripitaka, the sacred scripture of Buddhists, as a World Heritage as a Memory of the World to the UN Representative was held on March 23 at the Maha Maluwa (Great Terrace) of the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic.

French Muslim group suing Facebook over Christchurch video

The French Council of the Muslim Faith (CFCM) has said it is suing Facebook and YouTube for allowing the public broadcast of a live video by the man who carried out the New Zealand mosque massacre this month.

Australia boosts security for mosques, places of worship

Morrison said he would provide $39 million in 'community safety grants' with a priority placed on security at 'religious schools, places of religious worship and religious assembly.

China issues white paper on anti-terrorism, human rights protection in Xinjiang

The State Council Information Office on Monday issued a white paper on the fight against terrorism and extremism and human rights protection in Xinjiang.

Court gives Islamic authority deadline in holy site closure

The Jordanian-appointed waqf council that oversees Muslim holy sites in Jerusalem has 60 days to respond to the closure of a disputed compound near the Golden Gate in Jerusalem's Old City, the Jerusalem Magistrates' Court said on Sunday.

Pope Angelus: Appeal for prayer and peace following NZ attacks

Pope Francis during the Sunday Angelus appeals for renewed gestures of peace and prayer to combat hatred and violence following the massacres at two mosques in New Zealand.

'They fooled us': the men who left Isis in the Philippines

As the caliphate in Syria crumbles, men who fought for ‘true jihad’ in Marawi tell of how the suffering of civilians made them flee

Bali island shut down for “Day of Silence”

Indonesia’s resort island Bali fell quiet on March 7 for the annual “Day of Silence” festival, halting flights, internet and closing tourist attractions to allow time for meditation and introspection.

"Strictly Internal," Says India on Islamic Nations' (OIC) Resolution on Kashmir

Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj had urged the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to "act together" to combat global terrorism amid heightened tensions between India and Pakistan triggered by the Pulwama terror attack.

Russia foils Daesh plots to attack intelligence officers, civilians in Moscow

Russia’s domestic security apparatus reportedly thwarts two plots hatched by the Daesh Takfiri terror group to attack targets in Moscow.

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