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Bac Ninh reviews six-month administration on belief & religion

Dissemination of religious law to Christians in Gia Lai

Religious affairs training for local officials held in Bac Ninh

Meeting with religious dignitaries, outstanding people of ethnic groups in Binh Thuan

Religious affairs training held in Tien Giang

RELIGION
The Vietnam Baha’i Community

Baha’i faith is a young religion first introduced in 1863 in Persian (Iran) by Baha’u’llah, which means “Glory of God”.

A degrading 300-year heritage

Giac Vien pagoda, classified as a national historical and cultural relic in 1993 by the Ministry of Culture, Sport and Tourism, was falling down during ten years waiting for upgrade.

Thua Thien Hue province: thousands of tourists attend Hon Chen festival

On August 3, 2014, thousands of tourists attended the traditional festival in Hue Nam temple (Hon Chen temple)

Unique thousand -year temple of Khmer people

Travelling to Tra Vinh province, tourists had better visit to Angkorajaborey ancient pagoda (Ang pagoda) built more than a thousand years ago. The pagoda has very unique architecture is a place for monks to practice religion and for Khmer people to organize cultural activities. 

The Buddhist Parents’ Day Festival held in Khanh Hoa, Thai Nguyen and Thai Binh province

Many pagodas in provinces organized the Buddhist Parents’ Day B.E 2558 with many meaningful activities.

The Executive Board of Tay Ninh’s Vietnam Buddhist Sangha holds the closing ceremony for the summer retreat course 2014 (B.E 2558)

On August 2nd, 2014, the Executive Board of Tay Ninh province’s Vietnam Buddhist Sangha held the closing ceremony for the summer retreat course 2014 (B.E. 2558) at Phước Thành pagoda in An Tinh commune, Trang bang district. 

The Cao Dai religion

At the beginning of the twentieth century, the colonial regime and the Nguyễn feudal court reinforced their exploitation and oppression of the Vietnamese people. 

Buddhism

Buddhism was brought to Vietnam about two thousand years ago. Luy Lâu (now in the Thuận Thành District, Bắc Ninh province in Northern Vietnam) soon became a large and flourishing center for Buddhism.

Protestantism

Christian and Missionary Alliance (CMA) brought Protestantism to Vietnam in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Thus, the arrival of Protestantism was considerably later than other exogenous religions.

Hòa Hảo Buddhism

Documents show that Hòa Hảo Buddhism first appeared when World War II was about to start. Huỳnh Phú Sổ conducted a ceremony for the founding of Hòa Hảo Buddhism on 4 July 1939.

Islam

Islam in Vietnam is practiced mostly by Chăm ethnic-minority people, most of whom live in Hồ Chí Minh City and Southern provinces, such as Ninh Thuận, Bình Thuận, An Giang, Tây Ninh, and Đồng Nai.

Catholicism

Western missionaries started their work in Vietnam as early as the beginning of sixteenth century.

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