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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

US Ambassador releases carps to see off Kitchen Gods

Conference seeks ways to preserve UNESCO-recognised cultural heritages

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US Ambassador releases carps to see off Kitchen Gods

US Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel J. Kritenbrink on January 15 performed the Vietnamese traditional New Year ritual of releasing carps into a lake to bid farewell to the Kitchen Gods at Kim Lien pagoda in Hanoi.

Conference seeks ways to preserve UNESCO-recognised cultural heritages

The VFUA on January 15 hosted an international conference in Hanoi to discuss measures for conserving and upholding the values of culture heritages recognized by UNESCO.

Vietnam, Cambodia exchange experiences in religious affairs

An exchange conference on religious affairs was held by the Vietnamese Government Committee for Religious Affairs and the Cambodian Ministry of Religions and Cults in the province of An Giang on January 7.

Government religious committee leader receives Vatican Cardinal in charge of integral human development

Chairman of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs Vũ Chiến Thắng hosted on December 30 a reception for a visiting delegation led by Cardinal Peter Turkson, Prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development.

Ceremony marks 60th anniversary of Indian Bodhi tree gifted to Vietnam

A ceremony was held in Hanoi on December 22 to celebrate the 60th year since then Indian President Rajendra Prasad gifted a Bodhi tree to Vietnamese President Ho Chi Minh in 1959.

Vietnamese Buddhist followers in RoK celebrate upcoming New Year

The Vietnamese Buddhist Association in the Republic of Korea (RoK) held a spring festival at Heungryunsa pagoda, Incheon city on the December 21, on the occasion of the upcoming Lunar New Year festival.

Deputy PM Trương Hòa Bình visits Laos

Deputy Prime Minister Trương Hòa Bình held talks with his Lao counterpart Bounthong Chitmany and met with National Assembly Chairwoman Pany Yathotou on December 10 as part of his official visit to Laos. 

Vietnam's contributions to global human rights

Over the past seven decades, Vietnam has significantly contributed to human rights. The country has struggled to defend national independence and reunification to ensure that all Vietnamese can fully enjoy human rights, including the right to live in peace, independence, and freedom, and to decide their own faith and growth.

Seminar on secularity, religion in Southeast Asia held in Hanoi

An international seminar on secularity and religion in Southeast Asia took place on December 05 in Hanoi.

Symposium talks Vietnamese Buddhism in Laos

An international symposium was held in Vientiane on December 9 to discuss the history and development orientations of Vietnamese Buddhism in Laos.

Great Supreme Patriarch of Cambodia visits VBS chapter in Binh Duong

Most Venerable Thích Huệ Thông, Chairman of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) Executive Committee in Binh Duong province hosted on December 4 a reception for a visiting delegation of Buddhist dignitaries from Cambodia led by Great Supreme Patriarch Tep Vong.

Sri Lanka's leading Venerable talks about value of Buddhist teachings in modern life in Hanoi

The sermon on the “Relevance of Buddhist Teachings to Modern Life” was delivered by Doctor Most Venerable (Dr. Most Ven.) Mirisse Dhammika Thero in Quan Su pagoda (Hanoi) on November 29. Over 100 delegates from Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Thailand and India were present at the session.

Vietnam attends Int’l Christmas Festival in Czech

Vietnamese handicrafts and traditional cuisine were on display at the International Christmas Festival held in Prague, Czech Republic on December 1.

Vietnam Buddhist Sangha hands over 100 tons of rice for storm victims in Mozambique

The Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) handed over 100 tons of rice to victims of the tropical storm Idai and Kennth in Mozambique, which devastated the African country’s central region in March and April this year, at a meeting held on November 26 in Maputo.

Japan-Vietnam Festival – highlight in bilateral cultural cooperation

The Japan-Vietnam Festival is a win-win event which has become a highlight in the bilateral cultural partnership over the years, said Tsutomu Takebe, Special Advisor to the Japan-Vietnam Friendship Parliamentary Alliance.

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