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GCRA set up assisting team helping UN Day of Vesak celebrations

An assisting team of the Joint-working Group established for helping the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) hosting the UN Day of Vesak 2019 in Vietnam has been set up at a meeting held on March 19.

Australia boosts security for mosques, places of worship

Morrison said he would provide $39 million in 'community safety grants' with a priority placed on security at 'religious schools, places of religious worship and religious assembly.

China issues white paper on anti-terrorism, human rights protection in Xinjiang

The State Council Information Office on Monday issued a white paper on the fight against terrorism and extremism and human rights protection in Xinjiang.

Huong Pagoda welcomes over 1 million visitors

Huong Pagoda Festival, the longest of its kind in Vietnam, has welcomed over 1 million visitors so far this year, according to the organizing board.

Court gives Islamic authority deadline in holy site closure

The Jordanian-appointed waqf council that oversees Muslim holy sites in Jerusalem has 60 days to respond to the closure of a disputed compound near the Golden Gate in Jerusalem's Old City, the Jerusalem Magistrates' Court said on Sunday.

Ash Wednesday in My Tho diocese

Bishop Peter Nguyễn Văn Khảm of My Tho diocese presided over on March 6 the Ash Wednesday starting Lent 2019.

Pope Angelus: Appeal for prayer and peace following NZ attacks

Pope Francis during the Sunday Angelus appeals for renewed gestures of peace and prayer to combat hatred and violence following the massacres at two mosques in New Zealand.

Religious training for local officials held in Quang Binh

The Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) opened an extensive training on state management on religion in Quang Binh province at a ceremony on March 14.

Chau Van singing festival 2019 in Vinh Phuc

Van and Chau Van singing (traditional folk art of northern Vietnam) festival 2019 will be held at Thong temple under Tay Thien cultural centre in Vinh Phuc on March 18-19.

New rice ceremony of M’nong Gar performed

The new rice ceremony of M’nong Gar in Dak Lak province was performed at the cultural center of the provincial Department of Culture, Sports, and Tourism on March 12, as part of activities to mark the 44th anniversary of the Buon Ma Thuot Victory and echo the 7th Buon Ma Thoat Coffee Festival 2019.

Diem village festival honoring creator of love duet singing

Diem village festival 2019 in the northern province of Bac Ninh which honours Vua Ba (Female King) - the creator of quan ho (love duet singing) opened on March 11 (the sixth day of the second lunar month).

'They fooled us': the men who left Isis in the Philippines

As the caliphate in Syria crumbles, men who fought for ‘true jihad’ in Marawi tell of how the suffering of civilians made them flee

Thanh Liet temple festival in Nghe An receives national title for intangible cultural heritage

A ceremony for receiving the certificate recognizing Thanh Liet temple festival in Nghe An province’s Hung Nguyen district on the national list of intangible cultural heritages was held on March 10.

VBS in Tien Giang hosts grand ceremony in commemoration of Elder Nun Mahapajapati Gotami

The sub-board for nun affairs under the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS)’s Chapter in Tien Giang hosted on March 11 the annual ceremony in My Tho city for commemorating Elder Nun Mahapajapati Gotami and elder nuns of Vietnam Buddhism.

Ede ethnic group holds traditional festival

As part of activities for celebrating the 7th Buon Ma Thuot Coffee Festival 2019, the Ede ethnic group in Dak Lak province’s Ea Tul commune held on March 10 a traditional culture and cuisine festival.

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