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Dissemination of new religious law to key Caodai followers in Tien Giang

RELIGIOUS LIFE AND STYLE
Consecration of Buddha statues and inauguration of Buddhist Sanctum in Kon Tum

The Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS)’s Executive Committee in Kon Tum province held on June 30 a ceremony for consecration of three Buddha statues and inauguration of the main worshipping temple of Khanh Son pagoda located in the province’s Sa Thay district.

New superintendents of Da B’Lah, Dong Briang evangelical churches in Lam Dong appointed

New superintendents Da B’Lah and Dong Briang chapters under the South Evangelical Church of Vietnam (ECVN) in Lam Dong Province were formally appointed at a solemn ceremony held on July 3.

Mother Goddesses worship, an intangible cultural heritage practiced across Vietnam

Mother Goddesses worship is the 11th intangible cultural heritages of Vietnam recognised as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO in 2016. This belief is practiced in 21 cities and provinces.

Practices of Then worship

Then, an essential ritual practice in the spiritual life of the Tày, Nùng and Thái ethnic groups in Viet Nam has a history of thousands of years and is currently part of the community life of the ethnic groups.

New publication on life release from Buddhist perspective and social life

According to the Buddhist concept, life release is an action of saving the lives of beings that were captured.

Fire dancing ritual of Red Dao people in Cao Bang

Red Dao ethnic group in Cao Bang province has a rich cultural tradition, including the Put Tong ceremony (fire dancing), one of the most sacred and important rituals of shamans with many unique rituals.

Buddhists in Ben Tre install “fresh water ATM”

A “fresh water ATM’ for providing drinking water for locals in Ben Tre province amid drought and saline intrusion  was launched at a ceremony held on May 13.

Buddhism in Da Nang proactively engages in environmental protection

Da Nang city currently has three Buddhist traditions under the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha, including Mahayana and Theravada and Mendicant Sects, with over 110 worshipping places and 500 monastics.

Social, charitable contributions by religions in Tien Giang

Tien Giang province currently has 10 operative religions of Buddhism, Caodaism, Protestantism, Catholicism, Islamic, Hoa Hao Buddhism, Caodaism, Four Debts of Gratitude,  Buu Son Ky Huong (Strange Perfume in Precious Mountain) Faith and Minh Su Faith with about 230,000 followers (accounting for 14 % the provincial population) and 613 religious worshipping places.

Social contributions of Phuoc Hao parish in Tra Vinh

Over the past years, Phuoc Hao Parish under Vinh Long Diocese in Chau Thanh district’s Tra Vinh province has encouraged its parishioners to proactively join programs and movements launched for rural development and environmental protection in the province.

VBS Chapter in Ninh Thuan celebrates Buddha’s Birthday

The Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) Chapter in Ninh Thuan held on May 7 a grand ceremony to celebrate the Buddha’s Birthday 2020 (B.E. 2564) in Phan Rang- Thap Cham city.

Pagodas reopen, but no foreign admissions

The Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) has permitted pagodas and other places of worship to resume normal operation, but only accept local Buddhist followers in the first instance.

Buddha’s birthday celebrated at Tam Chuc Temple

A ceremony was held at Tam Chuc Temple in the northern province of Ha Nam on April 30 to celebrate the Buddha’s birthday.

Chrism Mass held online at Hue Archdiocese

Following the instruction of the Prime Minister on Covid-19 prevention and control, President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Vietnam cum Archbishop of Hue Archdiocese Joseph Nguyễn Chí Linh has announced a notificationfor suspending all mass gatherings at the Archdiocese and organizing online masses instead.

Celebration of Khmer Chol Chnom Thmay in Soc Trang during Covid-19 epidemic

For preventing the Covid-19 epidemic, the association for solidarity of patriotic monks in Soc Trang province has sent a notification to Khmer pagodas requesting them to strictly implement measures against the epidemic during Chol Chnam Thmay Festival.

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