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Training on implementation of religious laws for Caodai followers and Pure Land Buddhists in Binh Duong

Religious affairs training held in Ca Mau

Linh Dong village temple in Ho Chi Minh City recognized as national architectural relic

Coast Guard strengthens civilian – military relation with ethnic, religious people

Training on religious affairs held in Ha Tinh’s districts

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Requiem for fallen soldiers at Vietnam – Laos int’l martyrs’ cemetery

A grand requiem ceremony was held at Vietnam – Laos International Martyrs’ Cemetery in the central province of Nghe An on July 18 night, on the occasion of the 73rd anniversary of Day of Martyrs and Invalids (July 27).

UN Human Rights Council talks about rights of people with disabilities amid climate change

The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) looked into the rights of people with disabilities in the context of climate change during its 44th session in Geneva on July 8.

In Tokyo, a temple offers pandemic-hit Vietnamese workers a safe haven

A few hours after sundown last week, Lương Thị Tú (Thi Tu Luong) dragged her suitcase down a side street in Tokyo’s business district, looking for the temple that would take her in for the night.

Construction of first Vietnamese Buddhist center in Sri Lanka started

The construction of the first Vietnamese Buddhist pagoda in Sri Lanka, called “Vietnam International Meditation Center”, was kicked off at the ground-breaking ceremony held in Ampakotte, Digana on July 4.

Ambassador reaffirms value of Buddhism

Ambassador Đặng Đình Quý, head of the Vietnam Permanent Mission to the United Nations, has reaffirmed the value and vitality of Buddhist doctrines in the context that the world is facing conflicts, climate change and COVID-19 pandemic that are threatening human progress over the past decades.

Religious freedom in Vietnam requires objective insight and verified information

The US Department of State has recently released the 2019 International Religious Freedom Report, which discussed Vietnam’s achievements and progress in ensuring and promoting religious values and various beliefs. However, the report contained biased, inaccurate, and unverified information regarding the current religious situation in the country.

Haul of medical supplies donated to OVs in RoK to fight COVID-19 pandemic

The State Committee for Overseas Vietnamese Affairs (COVA) received 20,000 face masks offered by the Vietnamese Buddhist Cultural Center and the Vietnamese Buddhist Association in the Republic of Korea (RoK) to Vietnamese expats in the RoK to assist in the fight against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Vietnam attends UN Human Rights Council’s 43rd session

Ambassador Lê Thị Tuyết Mai, Permanent Representative of Vietnam to the UN, the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and other international organisations in Geneva, led a Vietnamese delegation to attend the 43rd session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland on June 15.

Dossiers on intangible heritages built to seek UNESCO recognition

Deputy Prime Minister Vũ Đức Đam has assigned the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism to work with relevant agencies on the preparation of dossiers on two of Vietnam’s intangible cultural heritages for UNESCO recognition.

Ninth-century Shiv Linga unearthed at My Son Sanctuary

Vietnamese and Indian experts unearthed a Shiv Linga (a representation of the Hindu deity Shiva) dating back to the 9th century during the restoration of a Cham temple complex at My Son Sanctuary, a world cultural heritage site in central Quang Nam province.

Asif Foundation organization, Caritas of My Tho diocese support people facing drought and saltwater intrusion in Tien Giang

The Asif Foundation organization from Australia on May 19 presented 140 kettles and 140 empty water tanks to poor people in Tan Thanh commune of Tan Phu Dong district, and Tan Phuoc and Tan Thanh communes of Go Cong Dong district in Tien Giang province.

Indian experts helping restore core area of My Son Sanctuary

Vietnamese and Indian experts on April 28 began restoration of a complex of towers considered the core area of the world cultural heritage site the My Son Sanctuary in the central province of Quang Nam.

Pagoda in Laos assists Vietnamese community

Phat Tich Pagoda in Vientiane on April 24 presented relief aid to 250 Vietnamese in need in Laos who are facing difficulties caused by social distancing measures aimed to curb the spread of the COVID-19.

Vietnam Ancestral Global Day celebrated online in Canada

The Vietnam Ancestral Global Day was celebrated online in four major cities of Canada on April 11.

Archaeological Survey of India Begins Restoring Five Buddhist Pagodas in Bagan, Myanmar

The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has started restoring five pagodas in the ancient city of Bagan, a UNESCO World Heritage site in Myanmar. The five Buddhist monuments were damaged during a devastating earthquake in 2016. 

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