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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

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?

The role of Islam, foreign intervention and defusing tension in the Middle East

Islam is a major religion in the world, a product in the transition from clan society to class society in the Middle East. It also underwent many years of struggles and wars to in North Africa, Central Asia and South Asia in its history and expansion. Islam became a spiritual and cultural foundation in many countries in the Islamic community and Arab world.

Guarantee of human rights in Viet Nam and current problems

Guarantee of human rights in Viet Nam, first and foremost, is prompted by objectives of revolution and nature of the social regime chosen by Viet Nam. That is why, even in hash circumstance of years of war, particularly when the country was reunified and in development stages, the Vietnamese State has striven to better guarantee human rights to everybody while paying special attention to vulnerable groups in society.

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.

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