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Training on religious and ethnic propaganda held in Ninh Binh

Thua Thua Hue authorities inspect Covid-19 treatment place for monks & nuns

Propaganda meeting on environmental protection for Buddhists held in Phu Yen

Da Nang municipal religious committee extends congratulations to Buddhist School on occasion of Teachers’ Day

Bach Dang Festival receives national recognition as intangible cultural heritage

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President wraps up Cambodia visit

President Trần Đại Quang and his entourage concluded their two-day State visit to Cambodia in the afternoon of June 16.

Vietnam works to ensure better human rights

Vietnam will spare no effort to ensure better fundamental human rights for people, Vice President Đặng Thị Ngọc Thịnh said at the 32nd session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva, Switzerland, on June 13.

Vietnam Buddhist Church pays propagation visit to Czech Republic

A Buddhist delegation led by Venerable General Secretary of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) Executive Council Thích Đức Thiện arrived in Prague on May 29 for a propagation tour to the Czech Republic.

Tay Ninh Caodai Church delegation attends international conference in Thailand

The Universal Love and Brotherhood Association in Thailand (ULBA Thailand) organized its first international conference on May 18-21 at Chulalongkorn University Alumni Association in Bangkok.

VFF leader discusses religious issues with US guest

Freedom of religion and the building of a law on belief and religion in Vietnam were discussed during a meeting between Vice President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Le Ba Trinh and visiting US Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labour Tom Malinowski in Hanoi on May 10.

General Consulate of Japan delegation visits Tay Ninh Caodai Church

Deputy General Consulate of Japan in Ho Chi Minh city Kayabe led a delegation to visit Tay Ninh Caodai Church on May 7.

Vatican prelate visits Thu Thiem parish of Ho Chi Minh city Archdiocese

Archbishop Leopoldo Girelli, non-resident Special Envoy of the Vatican to Vietnam visited Thu Thiem parish of Ho Chi Minh city Archdiocese on May 1.

Government Religious Committee delegation visits Egypt

Chief Executive Vice Chairman of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) Bùi Thanh Hà led a delegation to pay a working visit to Egypt from April 24-30.

Prayers for peaceful, prosperous ASEAN community held in Thua Thien – Hue province

The Union of Friendship Organizations of Thua Thien-Hue province in collaboration with Huyen Khong Pagoda held a program to pray for a peaceful and prosperous ASEAN community on Huong river on April 25.

2,000-year-old Buddhist texts on show in central Vietnam

Gandharan Buddhist manuscripts dating back 2,000 years have been put on display at an exhibition in Vietnam’s central province of Thua Thien-Hue.

Traditional New Year of Southeast-Asia Buddhist countries celebrated in HCMC
On April 13, the Union of Friendship Organizations organized an event for celebrating the traditional New Year festival of Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand at the Youth Culture House in Ho Chi Minh city (HCMC).
Archbishop Leopoldo Girelli leads service in Hanoi of Lovers of Holy Cross

Archbishop Leopoldo Girelli, non-resident Special Envoy of the Vatican to Vietnam visited and led a holy service at the Chapel of Hanoi of the Lovers of the Holy Cross in Hanoi city on April 10.

U.S. International Religious Freedom delegation visits Gia Lai province

On March 30, U.S. Ambassador-at-large for International Religious Freedom David Saperstein and his delegation met with Gia Lai provincial authorities during his visit to learn about religious freedom in Vietnam.

Human rights are target of Vietnam’s development

Human rights are both the target and the driving force of Vietnam’s development and renewal process, said Deputy Minister of Public Security To Lam at a meeting on Tuesday with David Saperstein, US Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom at the State Department. Human rights are stipulated in Vietnam’s Constitution and laws, Lam said.

U.S. Ambassador-at-large for International Religious Freedom attends Mother Goddess practice

On March 27, U.S. Ambassador-at-large for International Religious Freedom David Saperstein attended Hau dong (going into trance) performance – a ritual to worship Mother Goddesses in Vietnam at West Lake Temple (Phu Tay Ho) in Hanoi city’s Tay Ho district.

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