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Two Vietnamese intangible cultural heritages to be proposed for UNESCO recognition

District authorities of Krong Pa district meet with key religious followers

Religious group in Dien Bien promotes public order and security

Meeting on celebration of VBS’s 40th founding anniversary in Da Nang city

Religious affairs training for local officials held in Thai Nguyen

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Vietnamese Buddhist Association established in Japan

On October 5th, 2014, Most Venerable Thích Thiện Pháp, Standing Vice President of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) Executive Council presented the recognizing certificate of the Vietnamese Buddhist Association in Japan to Nun Thích Tâm Trí, Head of the association and 19 members.

The Annual International Law and Religion Symposium 2014 held with the theme "Varieties of Secularism, Religion, and the Law"

The 21st annual International Law and Religion Symposium opened Sunday evening, 5 October 2014, at Brigham Young University Law School in Provo, Utah, with a keynote address by United States Senator for Utah Orrin Hatch. 

Myanmar Buddhist dignitary visits Vietnam

On September 25th, Vietnam Theravada Buddhist dignitaries received Venerable Bhaddanta Gandhamalalankara Tipitakadhara (the 9th Tipitakadhara) in his first visit to Vietnam.

The closing ceremony of international seminar on religion

On September 26th, 2014, an international seminar on religion entitled “religions and religious life in Vietnam – Sharing Vietnamese and European experiences in assuring freedom of belief and religion” organized by the Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) in cooperation with the Delegation of the European Union to Vietnam was successfully concluded. 

An international seminar on religion between Vietnam and EU held

During two days of September 25th and 26th, 2014, at Candle Hotel (Hanoi), the Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) in cooperation with the Delegation of the European Union to Vietnam held an international seminar on religion entitled “religions and religious life in Vietnam – Sharing Vietnamese and European experiences in assuring freedom of belief and religion”

The Tay Ninh Caodai Church attends the World Alliance of Religions for Peace Summit in Seoul, South Korea

At the invitation of the “Heavenly Culture, World Peace and Restoration of Light” Assocation and “Institute for Cultural Diplomacy” to attend the World Conference of Religious Coalition for Peace, a delegation of Caodai Tay Ninh Church led by Cardinal Thượng Tám Thanh, Head of the Executive Council participated the conference. 

Indian President Pranab Mukherjee visits and offers incense at Tran Quoc pagoda in Hanoi

On September 16, on occasion of the State visit to Vietnam from September 14-17, Indian President Pranab Mukherjee and his delegation visited and offered incense at the main hall of Tran Quoc pagoda.

Vietnamese build pagoda and open school in India

At 8am everyday, Dilip, 11 years old, goes to the Educational and vocational school sponsored by Vietnamese Buddhists in Bhojwan Tika Bigha village of Bodhgaya (India) – the place where the Buddha Gautama achieved ultimate enlightenment.

The joint communiqués of the Vietnam-Vatican Joint Working Group meeting

Implementation of the agreement in the 4th Vietnam-Vatican Joint Working Group meeting (June/2013), the 5th Vietnam-Vatican Joint Working Group meeting was held in Hanoi on September 10-11. The meeting was co-chaired by Deputy Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son, head of the Vietnamese delegation, and Under-Secretary for Relations with States Antoine Camilleri, head of the Vatican delegation. 

Central Laos Red Cross Society delegation visits Sam Son Buddhism

At Khai Nam pagoda (Sam Son town), the Executive Committee of Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) in Sam Son town received the Central Laos Red Cross Society delegation to visit and exchange experiences on charitable activities.

Government Committee for Religious Affairs receives a delegation from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development of Canada

On September 9th, 2014, at the headquarters of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA), Mrs. Hoàng Thị Thảo, Director of Department of Protestant Affairs under the GCRA received a delegation from Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development of Canada led by Mrs. Toby Schwartz, Acting Deputy Director of the Southeast Asia and Oceania Relations Department.

“Lửa Phật" (Once Upon a Time in Vietnam) attends 3rd ASEAN Prague Film Festival in Czech

On September 3, Counselor of the Vietnamese Embassy in Czech Republic Hoàng Thùy Dương and ambassadors of the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand, and representatives from the Czech Republic organizing committee held a press conference to introduce the 3rd ASEAN Prague film festival.

Ho Chi Minh City: Korea Buddhism presents Hope Scholarship to pupils and students

In mid August, 2014, a delegation from the World Mercy Korea - a Korean Buddhist organization - led by Most Venerable Chairman Heon Ji visited Vietnam and shared about education and training of youth.

A closing ceremony for the conference on religious affairs exchange between Vietnam and Laos

On August 31st, 2014 at Da Nang city, the Government Committee for Religious Affairs held a closing ceremony for the conference on exchange of religious affairs experience with a delegation from the Central Committee of the Lao Front for National Construction (LFNC) led by Vice Chairman Kenta Kongbounmy.

American Wheelchair Mission and Caritas Hue give wheelchairs to people with disabilities

On August 22, an American Wheelchair Mission Delegation in coordination with Caritas Hue organized a ceremony to hand over 50 wheelchairs to religious and non-religious people with disabilities coming from parishes in Hue diocese.

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