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Religious affairs committee in Gia Lai pays pre-Tet visit to Buddhist leader

Local authorities of Kien Giang, Dong Thap & Can Tho city hold exchange meetings with religious dignitaries

Local authorities extend Tet greetings to religious followers

Religious dignitaries attend exchange meeting with provincial government of Tay Ninh

Da Nang municipal authorities held exchange meeting with local religious dignitaries

The Representative Committee of the An-te Creation Caodai Church holds opening ceremony for the training course

On August 27th, 2014 at Thien Mon Oratory (Thanh Tri commune, Binh Dai district, Ben Tre province), the Representative Committee of An-te Creation Caodai Church in Ben Tre province held an opening ceremony of a training course for Student Priests.

Buddhism in Hung Yen province holds a conference to review Buddhists activities in the first 6 months of 2014

On August 29th 2014, the closing ceremony for summer retreat B.E 2558 – 2014 and a conference to review Buddhists activities in the first 6 months of 2014 were held in Buddhist school 1 (Tao pagoda, Hien Nam ward, Hung Yen city)

Thai Binh province: Keo pagoda holds 2nd program of “sowing mercy seed”

With wishes to bring the religion into the secular life, "preaching the Dharma, bringing benefit for all sentient beings", on August 31st, 2014, Venerable Thích Thanh Quang, Abbot of Keo Pagoda and Linh Ung pagoda (Vu Thu district, Thai Binh province) held a program of “sowing mercy seed” with the participations of 245 youths in the province in Keo pagoda (Duy Nhat commune, Vu Thu district).

Cao Bang province: a Mid-Autumn Festival with the theme “hopeful moonlight” held in Ban Gioc

On August 31st, 2014, Minh Duc charity association in collaboration with Phat Tich Truc Lam pagoda in Ban Gioc and Dam Thuy commune People’s Committee held a Mid-Autumn festival with the theme “hopeful moonlight” in Dam Thuy primary school. 

The Social Charity Committee of Vietnam Buddhist Sangha will present over 14,000 gift boxes on the occasion of moon festival

Supervisor Nun Thích nữ Huệ Từ, Deputy Director of Social Charity Committee of the Central Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) planned to present 14,450 moon festival’s gifts to poor children and pupils belonging to 50 provinces and cities nationwide on occasion of moon festival.

Medical Association of Hanoi Archdiocese visits and conducts health checks and treatments in Phong Y parish

On August 23rd, 2014, Medical Association of Hanoi Archdiocese visited and conducted health checks and distributed free medicines to Catholic and non-Catholic people in the Phong Y parish. Phong Y parish in Thanh Hoa diocese covers five most remote and mountainous districts with over five thousand followers, including many ethnic minorities of Kinh, Muong, H 'Mông, Thai peoples...

Physiotherapy training for families of children with cerebral palsy

On August 23rd, 2014, at the Cathedral of Ho Chi Minh City Archdiocese (HCMC), Archdiocese Caritas in collaboration with lecturer Nguyễn Ánh Chí, Head of Physiotherapy subject in Medical University of HCMC held a program "Physiotherapy and rehabilitation training for families of children with cerebral palsy" under the project "Rehabilitation of children with cerebral palsy".

The craftsman who preserves the soul of Khmer Pagodas

Craftsman Ly Let is the son of elderly Ly Nghet who is well-known for building pagodas throughout the southern cities and provinces. Succeeding his father, Ly Let has also become a famous pagoda builder. He has built and restored over 400 pagodas which bear the typical architectural and cultural characteristics of the Khmer ethnic people in Vietnam.

Nam Dinh province: Truc Lam Thien Truong inaugurated soon

To prepare for the inauguration of Truc Lam Thien Truong – the Center of Buddhism in Nam Dinh province – monks and nuns and Buddhist followers have been working very hard to complete final works.

Quang Nam province: Buddhist college holds a ceremony for graduation of the 5th course and opening of the 6th course.

On August 25th, at Dao Nguyen pagoda (Tan Thanh ward, Tam Ky city, Quang Nam province) a ceremony was held by the Buddhist college for graduation of the 5th course for 56 monks and nuns, and opening of the 6th course 2014-2015.

Hoa Hao Buddhism’s social charities contribute to new rural development

To practice the teaching of four Debts of Gratitude, the Central Executive Committee of Hoa Hao Buddhist Church set out specific programs for social and humanitarian activities in order to together with local authorities and communities implement movements launched by authorities at various levels for socio-economic development in localities, including the movement for new rural development.

Hai Phong City: Doctrinal contests held by Buddhist Executive Boards

Since 20th of 7th Month of Dragon lunar year, implementing a resolution of the Executive Council of the Central Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) and the program of Buddhist activities 2014 of VBS Committee for Propagation and Buddhists Guidance in Hai Phong City, the VBS Executive Board in City’s districts have organized local doctrinal contests for Buddhist laymen and laywomen living in pagodas in these districts. 

A successful Catholic in farming business

Mrs. Nguyễn Thị Hường, a Catholic living in village No 4, Nghia Trung commune, is a good example in farming business. As a farmer facing with so much hardship, she has been anxious to get rich 

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Vietnam

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was founded by Joseph Smith (1805 - 1844), the first president of the Church, on 6 April 1830 in Fayette Township, New York.

Phap Hoa ashrams in Phổ Đà pagoda prays for peace and prosperity

On August 20th, Phap Hoa ashrams at Phổ Đà pagoda (Hai Chau district, Da Nang city) together with Buddhist monks held a ceremony with release of living creatures and light-up of candles to pray for peace and prosperity to the country and spiritual uplifting to fallen soldiers and people died in Cam Le river.

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