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Religious affairs training for key cadres in Lam Dong

Ambassador reaffirms value of Buddhism

VFF in Dong Nai congratulates Hoa Hao Buddhist Church on founding anniversary

Authorities, religious organizations in Hanoi join hand in environmental protection

Thai Binh reviews six-month human rights work

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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.

Book publication: to learn about religious and belief related cultures, customs and festivals in Vietnam

Vietnam is a multi-religious and multi-ethnic country. In the course of the struggle against foreign invaders, religions have made ​​great contributions to the cause of national liberation and reunification.

Study: American Public Sees Religion’s Influence Waning

A survey conducted Sept. 2-9 among 2,002 U.S. adults by the Pew Research Center indicates that Nearly three-quarters of the public (72%) now thinks religion is losing influence in American life, up 5 percentage points from 2010 to the highest level in Pew Research polling over the past decade. And most people who say religion's influence is waning see this as a bad thing.

Awakening the Buddhist Heart

What is the Buddhist Heart and how to awaken it in ourselves? Whoever wants the answers to these questions?

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