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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.
Islam has been established and developed more than 14 centuries ago, become a great religion of humanity, spreading into all continents and playing an important role in world politics.
The book “A short history of the Evangelical Church of Vietnam” was written by Pastor, Dr. Lê Hoàng Phu which is a monumental scientific works on the history of the Evangelical Church of Vietnam (ECVN) (1911-1965).
The Government Committee for Religious Affairs is putting the finishing touches to the draft Law on Belief and Religion before it is presented to the National Assembly for debate at its coming session. This article presents key contents of the fifth version of the draft Law, the latest version with 11 chapters and 68 articles.
Images from the refugee crisis in Europe have juxtaposed smiling crowds in Vienna and Munich with grim, unwelcoming faces in Budapest. The result has been a surge of commentary about the “two Europes” – one welcoming, one forbidding. The truth is that disagreements over whether countries should take in refugees are hardly unique to Europe. The contrast on display is symptomatic of a deep rift within the Western world.
The Vietnamese Party and State always give priority to ensuring human rights for all Vietnamese citizens.
(RNS) Pope Francis is widely viewed as the “pope of change.” But just how is he changing the Catholic Church — and today’s world? What are his top issues? Here’s a look at seven main planks of his pontificate:
Ten years ago, according to the United States, Vietnam was on the list of religious freedom violation. Currently, Vietnam is no longer on that list.
A conference titled “Belief and religion with sustainable development and policies relating to belief and religion in the new period” was held in Hanoi on August 3 by the Central Committee's Economic Commission.
Three years ago, the Gallup organization released the results of a massive study on the link between religion and happiness, surveying 676,000 people.
Culture usually is as understood a way of life of a particular group of people in each region at a particular time. Culture also includes the physical and spiritual products created by human beings. The cultural features of Buddhism are part of a culture purified through times and blended with the Buddhist philosophy.
For many years, there has been much talk about the fall of religions as a result of enlightenment and modernity, leading to “disenchantment” as Max Weber argued. Some extreme movements even sought to eliminate religion completely.
A conference titled “Religious culture and sustainable development in Vietnam” was organized in Hanoi on May 13 by the Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics.
(RNS) I just learned about the U-curve — the basic psychological insight that most people get happier around age 50.
The Don BosCo Order in Vietnam was established in 1952 with many abbeys in provinces and cities, including Ho Chi Minh city, Dong Nai, Ba Ria-Vung Tau, Lam Dong…