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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

RELIGIOUS LIFE AND STYLE
Kien Giang province: Charity activity by Protestant Church

On August 16th, 2014, Tan Hiep Church in Kien Giang province in collaboration with Social Health Committee of Vietnam General Conference of Evangelical Churches provided the water purification equipment for 40 families of followers and non-followers inside and outside the Church.

A floating temple in Saigon river

Mieu Noi (floating temple) is located in a branch of the Saigon river and known as the sacred temple. The architecture of the temple combines Vietnamese and Chinese cultures, many dragon shapes make the distinction of the temple.

Hung Yen province: Great Stupa of An Vien in Dong Cao pagoda to be completed

Hung Yen is the place that has a long and proud tradition of culture, and a well-known "first Kinh Ky, second Pho Hien." Along with the history of thousands of years of building and defending the country, our fathers built ​​sacred land of Hung Yen, with thousands of valuable relics, including temples, shrines and tombs... 

Medical charities by Vietnam Pure Land Buddhist Association

Medical charities through the system of clinics offering healthcare using traditional medicines by the Vietnam Pure Land Buddhist Association is one of most important activities of this religious organization, as well as its main social charity. As the national economy facing many difficulties, the system of offices offering healthcare using traditional medicines by the Vietnam Pure Land Buddhist Association has practically contributed to meet the need for healthcare by people in the society. These offices have increasingly gained more confidence from the people.

Dong Thap province: Hoa Hao Buddhist followers contributes to build rural bridges and roads

In the recent years, Hoa Hoa Buddhist followers in Tan Hoa commune, Lai Vung district, Dong Thap province actively took part in movements and campaigns launched by the Vietnam Fatherland Front and local authorities for community development such as the movement "All people unite to build cultural life in residential areas", the campaign "Day for the Poor" and the national target program for new rural development. 

Đắk Lắk province: Ea Kar Protestant Congregation holds a ceremony for its debut

On August 12th, at Ea Kar town, Ea Kar commune, Đắk Lắk province, Ea Kar Protestant Congregation solemnly held a ceremony for its debut after 20 years of establishment (1994-2014).

The Our Lady of Immaculate and Congregation of the Sacred Heart of Hue celebrate the profession of monastic vow

On August 5th, 2014, the Our Lady of Immaculate welcomed Hue Archbishop and nearly 100 priests to initiate the thanksgiving and profession of monastic vow ceremony, with 29 new votarists and 24 permanent votarists. 

Social charities during the Buddhist Parents Day Festival

1.  Charities by the group “sincere people-sincere deeds”

Soc Trang province: pagodas in Vinh Chau distributes 130 tons of charitable rice

The pagodas in Vinh Chau (Soc Trang) distributed 130 tons of rice contributed by Chinese associations and businesses.

Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Vietnam issues message regarding prayer for peace in Iraq

The crisis in Iraq has been escalating and killing many people. According to Mr. Adrian Edwards, an UN spokesman, currently there are from 20,000 to 30,000 followers of Christianity and Yazidi encircled in Sinjar mountain by Islamic State (IS) rebel forces.

Ho Chi Minh city: Education Development Project for immigrant children by Caritas

Caritas Viet Nam and Caritas of Ho Chi Minh City’s Archdiocese will coordinate to carry out “Education Development Project for immigrant children”.

A spiritual refreshment course held for wives of Protestant dignitaries

A meeting and spiritual refreshment program for wives of pastors, evangelists in region 1 (the area from Quang Tri to Binh Dinh province) was held by the Women Board of the General Confederation of Evangelical Churches (ECVN - Southern) at Tam Ky church, Quang Nam province in two days, 11 and 12 of August, 2014.

Studying abroad in Cham village

Unlike a self-contained life style, circling themselves inside the village, as in the past, Cham people in Chau Phong commune (Tan Chau district) nowadays are more interested in sending their children to study away from the village in order to improve their knowledge. Many families also sent their children to study abroad to seek new knowledge.

To preserve a relic: avoiding hurting our predecessors…

In previous days, the harm caused to the archeological area C and D of Thang Long citadel world relic created pressing sentiments in society. It became a hot issue when the Vietnam Archeological Council sent an urgent complaint to the Prime Minister and concerned agencies for immediate protection of this important relic.

Unique Con Son – Kiep Bac Autumn festival 2014

The Con Son – Kiep Bac Autumn Festival will take place in September from 8 to 13 with rich contents, including rituals, oratorio and traditional games.

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