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RELIGIOUS LIFE AND STYLE
Implementation of program promoting religious role in environmental protection reviewed

A meeting to review implementing results of the coordination program promoting roles of religions in environmental protection and climate change adaptation in 2017 was held in Ho Chi Minh City on May 31.

VBS Chapter in Quang Binh celebrates Buddha’s Birthday

The Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) Chapter in Quang Binh held on May 29 a grand ceremony to celebrate the Buddha’s Birthday 2018 (B.E. 2562) at Dai Giac pagoda in Dong Hoi city.

Exhibition on Buddhist worshipping statues held in Hue

Lieu Quan Buddhist culture centre in collaboration with the Vietnam National Institute of Culture and Arts Studies in Hue organized on May 22 an exhibition on Buddhist worshipping statues in Central Vietnam.

Buddhist club for environment protection established in Dong Thap

A Buddhist club in Dong Thap province’s An Hiep commune established for promoting environment protection and climate change response has formally made its debut at a ceremony held on May 20.

Pagoda in Ho Chi Minh City holds Buddha painting contest for children

Celebrating the 2562nd Buddha’s Birthday, Buu Da Pagoda located in Ho Chi Minh City’s District No. 10 held on May 20 a Buddha painting contest for children

Youth of Vinh Son parish organizes social, cultural program for ethnic children

A group of young parishioners from Vinh Sơn Catholic parish in Da Lat city held on May 13 a social and cultural program for ethnic children in Lam Dong province’s Duc Trọng district.

Cham people in Ninh Thuan welcome Ramuwan festival in the joy of bumper harvest

Since early days of May, Cham farmers in Luong Tri village, Nhon Son Commune, Ninh Son District, Ninh Thuan Province have been busily harvesting the winter-spring crop season in the excitement of bumper crops and upcoming Ramuwan (New Year) festival 2018.

Pagoda where Buddhism first introduced in Vietnam

There are many pagodas named “Hang” (Cave temple) across the country, but Hang pagoda located in Van Tac Mountain in Van Son Ward, Do Son District, Hai Phong City is believed to be the place where Buddhism first introduced in Vietnam.

Buddhist Chapter in Quang Binh presents gifts to patients, disadvantaged pupils

The Vietnam Buddhist Sangha’s Executive Board in Quang Binh province’s Quang Ninh district and a Buddhist volunteer group handed over VND 30 million to the district general hospital and a scholarship worth VND five million to pupils in the district at an art performance held on May 5 to raise fund for charity.

Buddhists join volunteers for social charities in Dong Thap province

Venerable Head of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS)’s charitable board in Dong Thap province Thích Thiện Quý and a volunteer group from Ho Chi Minh city implemented several social charitable activities in Dong Thap province on May 6.

Pure-Land Buddhist Association’s Chapter in An Giang holds general meeting

Hung Dien temple under the Pure-Land Buddhist Association located in An Giang province’s Cho Moi district held on April 21 the general meeting for the 2018 – 2023 tenure.

Catholic solidarity board in Cho Gao district holds general meeting of Catholics contributing to national construction and defense

The board for solidarity of Catholics in Tien Giang province’s Cho Gao district held on April 19 the 4th general meeting for the 2017-2022 tenure on Catholic contributions to national construction and defense.

Over 400 monks, nuns take entrance exam for Hanoi Buddhist institute

The Vietnam Buddhist Institute’s branch in Hanoi of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha held the entrance examination for its 8th bachelor Buddhist course (2018-2020) on April 3.

Huong Tich pagoda festival opens in Ha Tinh

The Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS)’s executive committee in Ha Tinh province in collaboration with Can Loc district authorities held on April 3 a ceremony to kick off Huong Tich festival and celebrate the Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva's birthday.

Kon Tum wooden church - A hundred year of salvation

Around 1840, as the Nguyen Kings banned Christianity in Vietnam, the Western missionaries moved to the faraway highlands in Kon Tum Province on the Mid-Vietnam plateau.

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