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Thang Long Citadel management urged to speed up conservation efforts

VFF in Ho Chi Minh city extends congratulation to Thuong Nguon Festive of Caodaism

Deputy PM addresses high-level segment of UNHRC’s 46th regular session

Home Affairs Department in Ninh Thuan extends congratulations to Caodai parishes on Holy Festival

Only incense offering ceremonies held at festivals in Hanoi

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Cultural features of Buddhism

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.

Beware secular fundamentalism: we need to be open to religion’s role in a troubled world

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.

Scholars discuss religious culture role in sustainable development

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.

How the happiness U-curve echoes the Buddha’s teachings

(RNS) I just learned about the U-curve — the basic psychological insight that most people get happier around age 50.

Social and charitable activities of Vietnam Don Bosco

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…

For the Church, migrants are a solution, not a problem

Japan’s bishops recently made their first ad limina visit to Pope Francis. Bishops are expected to visit Rome once every five years to report on the state of the Church in their dioceses and countries. For various reasons, seven years had elapsed since the last such visit by the Japanese.

Religion, Security and Global Uncertainties

We are very pleased to announce the publication of our Religion, Security and Global Uncertainties report. This report examines the relationship between religion and security, including terrorism and so-called ‘religious violence’. It has two key objectives:

US changes idea (again): Modi did not commit crimes against humanity

A New York court heeds Obama administration's request and dismisses a lawsuit filed in 2014 by a human rights association against Modi for his involvement in the 2002 Gujarat massacres. For Washington, the Indian politician was "persona non grata" before his election as prime minister.

Opinion: Religion is not the problem

The brutal attacks by Islamist terrorists in Paris have shocked Europe. That these attacks will discredit not only Islam, but belief in God in general, has angered DW's Felix Steiner.

Religious affiliations of members of Congress mirror regional trends

People often elect politicians who are like them. Indeed, a regional comparison of members of Congress with the general public shows that, when it comes to religious affiliation, representatives often share their faith with many of their constituents.

Faith on the Hill: The Religious Composition of the 114th Congress

When the new, 114th Congress is sworn in on Jan. 6, 2015, Republicans will control both chambers of the legislative body for the first time since the 109th Congress (2005-2006). Yet, despite the sea change in party control, there is relatively little change in the overall religious makeup of Congress, according to a new study by the Pew Research Center

The published book “The Path of Islam”

Spending nine months tracing the expansion path of Islam, Phuong-Mai Nguyen went through 13 different Islamic countries, including Saudi Arabia, UAE, Yemen, Lebanon, Jordan, Israel, Palestine, Oman, Egypt, Libya, Syria, Tunisia, Morocco. She started from Saudi Arabia, from city by city, westward to Africa and eastward to Asia.

Muslims discovered America, says Turkish president

Recep Tayyip Erdogan claims Muslim sailors reached the American continent in 1178 – exactly 314 years before Columbus

Study: Vietnam listed as having a very high degree of religious diversity

A recent study conducted by the Pew Research Center ranked Vietnam as the third most religiously diverse country in the world, behind only Singapore and Taiwan.

Researcher Trần Đình Sơn talks about lion symbols

With the theme “Vietnam Buddhist heritage” in a monthly talk show held in Phat Hoc Xa Loi pagoda in Ho Chi Minh City on November 1, 2014, researcher Trần Đình Sơn talked about the ‘hot” issue of the sacred symbol of lion.

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