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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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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.

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.

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