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Home affairs department in Quang Binh extends Christmas greetings to local Catholics

Dak Lak leaders extend Christmas greetings to religious dignitaries

Representative committee of Islamic community in Ninh Thuan holds training on Arabic teaching

Front leader pays pre-Christmas visit to religious dignitaries

Religious affairs committee in Da Nang receives US Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh city

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Catechesis published for World Meeting of Families

The World Meeting of Families 2015, which will take place in Philadelphia, has announced the publication of its preparatory catechesis, a book entitled Love Is Our Mission.

Imprints of Theravada Buddhism in the cultural and spiritual tradition of Khmer people in Mekong Delta

Most of Khmer people living in the Mekong Delta follow Theravada Buddhism. This religion still has profound effects on many aspects to life and become an internal structure contributing to create cultural identities of the Khmer people. 

Third-edidion publication of a book on studies of 100 Vietnam temples

The book “Vietnamese Temple” by archeological professor Hà Văn Tấn and photographer Nguyễn Văn Kự introduces 100 temples in 58/63 provinces and cities in the country, contributing to bringing to light part of Vietnamese  history and culture

Buddha’s teaching on human behavior

To the present day, the Buddha’s teachings sill remain valuable and concise with implication to teach every one, given each individual’s capacity, to move away from greed, hatred and delusion towards reaching tranquility and peace in the mental mind.

Several comments on the Buddhist cultural role in Vietnam culture

Buddhism was brought into Vietnam from India and China. With unique and practical principles for integration into secular life, Buddhism has intermingled with folk beliefs and cultures and become a religion full of life in Vietnam.

Typical beliefs of Muong people

Folk beliefs play important roles in the spiritual life of Muong people living in Northern mountainous provinces.

Religious Dictionary

For people working on religious affairs, access to the concepts, names, terms, places ... is a regular work but it’s not always easy to find the exact meaning of concepts, names, and terminologies. 

11th UN Day of Vesak 2014 Celebration in Vietnam: Outcomes and impressions

The UN Vesak 2014 Celebration - a well-expected auspicious Buddhist event in Vietnam took place at Bai Dinh temple complex in Ninh Binh province from May 7-11, with the main theme “Buddhist Perspective towards Achieving the UN Millennium Development Goals”.

International Buddhist activities contribute to enhance Vietnam Buddhist Sangha’s image

Buddhism was brought into Vietnam from India and China from early years A.D. In its development process, Vietnam’s Buddhism has expanded relations with other countries’ Buddhism, especially those in Southeast Asia, such as Buddhism in Laos, Kampuchea, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand, China, India, Japan,…

Incense offering– a beauty in Vietnamese people’s belief and religion

Spring is the season of festivals and the festive atmosphere is overwhelmingly felt in villages’ culture life throughout the country. During these festivals, thurification is an important and indispensable ritual.

A workshop on Buddhist Bhiksu Sect

On February 25, 2014, at the hall mediation of Minh Dang Quang Buddhist monastery (address: 505 Hanoi Highway, District 2, Ho Chi Minh city), , Institute for Religious Studies under the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences’, Vietnam Buddhist Research Institute  and the Buddhist Bhiksu Sect held a workshop with the theme “the Buddhist Bhiksu Sect: Formation, Development and Integration process”. The workshop was organized to commemorate 60 years since the “disappearing” of Patriarch Minh Đăng Quang, founder of the Buddhist Bhiksu Sect (1944 - 2014)

Some religions in Vietnam

Religion is a form of social consciousness which has developed for thousand years. During its existence and development, intentionally or not, religion has had deep and comprehensive impacts on all aspects of social life, from political institutions to law; from socio-culture to psychology, morality and lifestyle; from philosophical views on the world to social behaviors; and from art forms to customs and habits … In Vietnam, religion is a great issue relating to the national policy that has always received special attention from the Party and State have.

President Ho Chi Minh and Buddhism

The image of Uncle Ho in my mind is that of a brilliant Bodhisattva with a lot of good virtues. He understood deeply and fully the thoughts and feelings of all strata of people.

Vietnam guarantees citizen’s right to freedom of belief and religion

On June 14, 2013, the Government Committee for Religious Affairs and the European Union co-organized a seminar themed “Religions in Vietnam in context of international integration – international experience”.

Results of Implementing the Vietnamese State’s Laws and Policies on Belief and Religion

Many significant results have been achieved during the nearly 20 years of implementing Reform and Renewal policies on religious affairs. 

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