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French Deputy Head of Mission appreciates Vietnamese sympathy after Notre-Dame cathedral fire

Vinh Long authorities extend Easter greetings to local Christian organizations

UNESCO adopts profile on Vietnamese celebrity Chu Văn An’s death anniversary

Prime Minister requests strengthened management of commercial activities and donation at worshipping places

Mai An Tiêm festival opens in Thanh Hoa

Hanoi city: Ministry of Public Security congratulates the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha on the Buddhist Parents Day Festival 2014 (B.E 2558)

On August 6th, 2014, a Ministry of Public Security delegation led by Major- General Tô Lâm, Member of the Central Party Committee, Deputy Minister of Public Security visited and congratulated the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) on the Buddhist Parents Day Festival 2014 (B.E 2558).

Kien Giang province speeds up the propaganda for policies on ethnic minorities

Kien Giang provincial Party Committee’s Board for Communication and Education in collaboration with the local authorities strengthened communication policies on ethnic and religious minorities.

Bac Giang province holds a religious affairs training course 2014 for local officials

On July from 29 to 31, 2014, at the Bac Giang province’s Political College, Department of Home Affairs organized a state’s administration training course on religious affairs for local officials in the province. 

Fostering knowledge of security and defense training for monks at Khmer Theravada Buddhist Academy

From July 29th to August 1st, the Security and Defense Education Council of Can Tho city disseminated knowledge of security and defense for 120 monks at the Khmer Theravada Buddhist Academy

How is the foreign-related ordainment, conferment, appointment, election or designation stipulated by laws?
Nam Dinh province: The provincial Committee for Religious Affair meets religious dignitaries having rendered meritorious services to the country

On the occasion of 67th anniversary of Invalid and Martyrs Day (July 27th,1947-July 27th, 2014), Nam Định’s Committee for Religious Affair organized a delegation to visit two religious dignitaries under a special-care policy for having rendered meritorious services to the country.

How is the registration of ordained, conferred, appointed, elected or designated persons in religion stipulated?

Ordainment, conferment, appointment, election and designation in a religion shall be an internal affair of the religious organization and conducted according to the charter and/or statutes of the religious organization. The law only sets forth criteria of civil capacity of those to be ordained.

Catholic followers build cultural life style in Bac Ninh city

In recent years, Catholic followers in Bac Ninh city has actively participated in the campaign “All people unite to build cultural life in residential areas  and live a better secular and religious life”; together implemented the civilized life style and built a prosperous country

Implementation of Instruction 01/2005/CT-TTg in Thanh Hoa province

There are four religions practiced in Thanh Hoa province, namely Buddhism, Catholicism, Protestantism and Caodaism. Followers of religions in Thanh Hoa province numbers about 250,000, resides in 308/637 communes and accounts for more than 5% of the total population in the province.

Instruction No. 1940/CT-TTg dated December 31, 2008 of the Prime Minister on religion-related housing and land
Instruction of the Prime Minister on some tasks regarding Protestantism
Can a religious organization establish training school, or upgrading courses for religious professional? Which agency and who has the authority to establish training schools, or upgrading courses for religious professionals?
Q: Can foreigners practice religious activities at a legal religious establishment in Vietnam? Which are competent agencies? What documents are needed? And time limit?
Vietnamese legal documents on belief and religion
The State of Vietnam Consistently Respects and Guarantees its Citizens’ Right to Freedom of Belief and Religion

1. State Policies in Basic Laws Related to Belief and Religion

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