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Hanoi leader welcomes delegation of LDS Church

53 Southeast Asian monks go on a pilgrimage to five countries, calling for peace and mutual-respect

Vietnam Youth Union in Tien Giang holds exchange meeting with Catholic youth

Training on climate change adaption held for Buddhist monks, nuns in Hue

Religious training for soldiers in Kien Giang

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Xoe Thai dance, Cham pottery seek UNESCO’s heritage recognition

Vietnam will soon officially ask the UNESCO to consider putting the country’s Xoe Thai dance in the list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity and Cham pottery making art among Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding.

US' annual human rights report not reflective of reality in Vietnam

The 2018 annual human rights report of the US Department of State does not reflect the true situation in Vietnam, said the Foreign Ministry’s spokesperson Lê Thị Thu Hằng in response to reporters’ queries during a regular press conference in Hanoi on March 14.

Vietnam Buddhist Sangha receives US Embassy delegation

Senior Venerable Vice Chairman cum General Secretary of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS)’s Executive Committee Thích Đức Thiện hosted on March 13 a reception for visiting Counselor Noah Zaring of the US Embassy in Hanoi.

Vietnam pledges to keep up efforts to promote civil, political rights

The UN Human Rights Committee held a session on March 11-12 in Geneva, Switzerland to review Vietnam’s third national report on the implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR).

Quang Ninh province goes vibrant with Cherry Blossom – Yellow Apricot Festival

The 2019 Cherry Blossom – Yen Tu Yellow Apricot Festival kicked off at the Yen Tu Truc Lam Culture Centre in Quang Ninh province’s Uong Bi city on March 9.

Vietnam attends UN’s session on ICCPR implementation

Vietnam’s efforts and achievements in protecting and promoting civil and political rights will be shared at the 125th session of the United Nations Human Rights Committee in Geneva, Switzerland, from March 11-12.

Vietnamese Buddhists in Czech Republic pray for peace

Thuong Nguyen ceremony, an important Buddhist practice annually held on the first 15th of the lunar year to pray for peace, took place at Sapa trade center in Prague on February 24.

Vietnamese leader hails Cambodian Buddhists’ contributions to relations

Party General Secretary and President of Vietnam Nguyễn Phú Trọng met with Great Supreme Patriarch Tep Vong and Great Supreme Patriarch of the Dhammayuttika Nikaya order Bour Kry of Cambodia on February 26, part of his State visit to the country.

Buddhists in Poland celebrate Thuong Nguyen ceremony

Many Buddhist followers in Warszawa, Poland have attended the Thuong Nguyen ceremony, an important Buddhist event often takes place the 15ht day of the lunar year held on February 23 at Nhan Hoa pagoda.

Hungarian scientist’s photos tell Bru-Van Kieu people’s faith story

An exhibition displaying over 250 photos on Bru-Van Kieu ethnic minority people in Vietnam by a Hungarian scientist kicked off in Ho Chi Minh City on February 21.

Gyalwang Drukpa visits Việt Nam to bestow blessings

His Holiness Gyalwang Drukpa, spiritual master of Buddhism’s Drukpa Lineage unfurled the giant Avalokiteshvara Thongdrol to open the Avalokiteshvara Festival at Tây Thiên Grand Mandala Stupa, in the northern province of Vĩnh Phúc.

New Bishop of Vinh Diocese: strengthening dialogues for smoothly solving differences and promoting Catholic contributions

New Bishop of Vinh diocese Alfonso Nguyễn Hữu Long officially took his duties as the top dignitary of the diocese at a ceremony held on February 12.

Government religious committee leader receives Kazakhstan Ambassador

Chairman of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) Vũ Chiến Thắng hosted on January 28 a reception for visiting Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan to Vietnam Beketzhan Zhumakhanov.

Human Rights Council’s UPR Working Group adopts report on Vietnam

The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) working group of the UN Human Rights Council adopted a preliminary report on the third review of Vietnam at a session at the UN headquarters in Geneva on January 25.

Vietnam commits to promoting protection of human rights

Vietnam regards the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) as an obligation of a responsible member of the United Nations (UN) as well as an opportunity to introduce the country’s consistent policies, efforts and achievements in protecting human rights, according to Deputy Foreign Minister Lê Hoài Trung.

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