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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)
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.
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.
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”.
Many significant results have been achieved during the nearly 20 years of implementing Reform and Renewal policies on religious affairs.
The main content of Hồ Chí Minh’s thought on belief and religion encompasses religious unity and national harmony, mutual respect, and the guarantee of freedom to follow or not to follow belief and religion.
During the entire course of Vietnam’s history, especially during the two protracted and heroic Wars of Resistance Against Foreign rule and aggression in general, patriotic followers of various religions contributed in remarkable ways to Vietnam’s revolution for independence and unification of the Homeland. Since reunification, religious followers have continued the work of national development under the motto, "For better secular and religious life".