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Administrative inspection at Tan Dieu pagoda in Long An

Border Guard effectively implements religious affairs

“Bong Lai temple”: not legal Buddhist worshipping place

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

UNESCO-recognised My Son Sanctuary offers admission fee discounts

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UNHRC adopts Viet Nam's resolution on climate change and human rights

The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has adopted a resolution on climate change and human rights co-authored by Việt Nam, the Philippines and Bangladesh, during its 41st session in Geneva, Switzerland on July 11-12.

Freedom of belief and religion in Vietnam should be objectively assessed

On April 29 2019, the US Commission for International Religious Freedom released its annual report, and later the US Department of State issued its report on international religious freedom 2018 on June 21.

Vietnam’s culture boosted in Lyon

The first Vietnam Festival was organised in Lyon, France on July 6-7, entertaining visitors with traditional music, lion dances and ao dai (long dress) performances.

Vietnam accepts nearly 83% of UN’s human rights recommendations

Vietnam accepts 241, or nearly 83 percent, of 291 recommendations made by UN member countries within the framework of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) mechanism, said Deputy Foreign Minister Lê Hoài Trung.

Indian, Russian experts help with preservation of My Son sanctuary

Experts from India and Russia have visited My Son sanctuary in the central province of Quang Nam from late June to early July 2019 to help with the restoration of the world cultural heritage site, director of the sanctuary’s management board Phan Hộ said on July 3.

Vietnam respects rights to freedom of belief and religion

Vietnam respects and guarantees citizens’ rights to freedom of belief and religion, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lê Thị Thu Hằng said at a regular press conference in Hanoi on July 4 while responding to reporters’ question about Vietnam’s assessment of the US State Department’s recent Report on International Religious Freedom.

Vietnamese nun granted with RoK’s Peace Prize Awards

Buddhist nun Thích Nữ Giới Tánh, head of the Vietnamese Buddhists’ Association in the Republic of Korea (RoK), on July 1 received the Buddhist Peace Prize Awards presented by the RoK’s Buddhism.

Vietnam Buddhist Sangha attends 11th Assembly of Asian Buddhist Conference for Peace

The 11th General Assembly of the Asian Buddhist Conference for Peace (ABCP) was held in the Mongolian capital Ulaanbaatar on 21–23 June, marking the 50th anniversary of the ABCP.

Security delegation from Sepon district visits Hoang Phuc pagoda in Quang Binh

A delegation of Sepon district public security, Savannakhet province of Laos paid a visit to Hoang Phuc pagoda located in Quang Binh province’s Le thuy district on June 12.

Religious committee in Gia Lai receives Cults & Religion Department of Preah Vihear

The Religious Committee in Gia Lai province held on May 31 a reception for a visiting delegation of the Cults & Religion Department of Preah Vihear province, Cambodia.

Buddha’s birthday 2019 bridges Vietnam, Mozambique cultures

The Vietnam Buddhist Shangha (VBS) coordinated with the Embassy of Vietnam in Mozambique to celebrate the Lord Buddha’s 2563rd birth anniversary in Maputo on May 29.

Vietnamese in Laos celebrate the Buddha’s 2563rd birthday

A ceremony was held at Bang Long Pagoda in Vientiane, Laos, on May 21 to mark the Buddha’s 2563rd birthday, with the participation of hundreds of Buddhist monks, nuns, and followers from the Vietnamese community in the country.

Vietnamese people in Czech Republic celebrate Vesak

In recent days, Vietnamese Buddhist worshipers in several cities and provinces in the Czech Republic organized activities to celebrate the Buddha’s Birthday at Buddhist places of the Vietnamese community.

Deputy PM receives Cambodian religion minister

Permanent Deputy Prime Minister Trương Hòa Bình expressed his wish that Senior Minister and Minister of Cults and Religion of Cambodia Him Chhem would help strengthen solidarity and mutual understanding between the two countries’ peoples during a reception in Hanoi on May 8.

Seven Asian art troupes to join heritage avenue programme

Seven Asian art troupes from India, Japan, China, Bhutan, Thailand, Indonesia, and Sri Lanka are expected to perform at the heritage avenue programme hosted by the Vietnam Television (VTV) on May 12.

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