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Government religious committee holds legal workshops for officials, key Protestants in Thanh Hoa

Ministry of culture: Festivals should stop violence

VFF leader discusses religious affairs with Dong Nai provincial government

Conference on religious law implementation held in Binh Duong

Home affairs leader in Quang Binh meets with VBS Chapter in Bo Trach district

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Book on architecture of Vietnam Buddhist temples released

The Relic Conservation Institute has released a new book entitled “Architecture of Vietnam Buddhist Temples Through Documented Materials of the Relic Conservation Institute - Volume 1”.

Côn Sơn-Kiếp Bạc a model of conservation

 “Côn Sơn suối chảy rì rầm/ Ta nghe như tiếng đàn cầm bên tai”

(Côn Sơn’s streams are babbling/ As music from a stringed instrument)

New estimates show U.S. Muslim population continues to grow

Recent political debates over Muslim immigration and related issues have prompted many people to ask how many Muslims actually live in the United States. But coming up with an answer is not easy, in part because the U.S. Census Bureau does not ask questions about religion, meaning there is no official government count of the U.S. Muslim population.

Buddhist researchers find that religious chanting reduces stress

Researchers at Hong Kong’s Center of Buddhist Studies say the power of chanting is effective when dealing with psychological suffering.

Vietnam realises commitments to human rights promotion

Observing commitments to promoting human rights is an important part of Vietnam’s efforts and also an important achievement of the country in ensuring human rights.

Republicans, Democrats divided on impact of religion

Do churches and other religious organizations have a positive impact on the way things are going in the United States?

Religious law profoundly institutionalized constitutional right to freedom of religion for people

The Vietnam Constitution 2013 embodies important amendments on human rights in general, and the right to freedom of belief and religion in particular.

VBS holds seminar on Vietnam Buddhist dressing

A seminar on Vietnam Buddhist cultural characteristics was held by the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) on April 29 in Nghe An province.

New publication on Vietnam’s Worship of Mother Goddesses

The fourth edition of the book titled “Vietnam’s Worship of Mother Goddesses” or Dao Mau, written by Prof. Ngô Đức Thịnh, has been released by the Religious Publisher.

Why people with no religion are projected to decline as a share of the world’s population

For years, the percentage of Americans who do not identify with any religion has been rising, a trend similar to what has been happening in much of Europe (including the United Kingdom). Despite this, in coming decades, the global share of religiously unaffiliated people is actually expected to fall, according to Pew Research Center’s new study on the future of world religions.

New theory suggests religion may have been responsible for social evolution

Mankind’s journey to become more socially intelligent might have begun with religion according to Robin Dunbar, an evolutionary scientist.

Book on Hoa Hao Buddhism republished

The book "Understanding of Hoa Hao Buddhism" compiled by late Professor Nguyễn Văn Hầu has been republished by Saigon Books and the Religious Publishing House.

Vietnam’s religious freedom in real life

Hanoi (VNA) – Though casting a fairly positive light on Vietnam’s irrefutable achievements in ensuring religious and belief freedom, the annual report on global religious freedom issued by the US Department of State on August 10 still contains contents exposing a narrow mindset, biased outlook and a lack of goodwill.

Publication on studies of viewpoints and policies of the Party on current religion and religious issues in Vietnam

In his work, Author Prof. Dr. Nguyen Hong Duong, former Director of Institute of Religion Studies (Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences) introduces and analyzes viewpoints and policies of the Party on religion; overview of current religious life in Vietnam as well as offering experiences in solving religious issues in Vietnam with references to some countries in the world, as well as  put forward current issues and recommendations for religious affairs in Vietnam.

5 facts about prayer

May 5 is the National Day of Prayer, on which presidents annually proclaim that “the people of the United States may turn to God in prayer and meditation at churches, in groups, and as individuals.” The day has spawned a rival National Day of Reason on the same day, started by humanist groups and other opponents of the National Day of Prayer.

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