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RELIGIOUS LIFE AND STYLE
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.

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. 

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