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Training on religious and ethnic propaganda held in Ninh Binh

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Bach Dang Festival receives national recognition as intangible cultural heritage

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Government religious committee official meets with General Baptist Church

Vice Chairman of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) cum Head of the working group of Ministry of Home Affairs Nguyễn Tiến Trọng paid on September 16 a working visit to the Executive Committee of the General Baptist Church in Ho Chi Minh city.

Donations give more impulse to COVID-19 fight in HCM City

The battle against COVID-19 in Ho Chi Minh City has received more support from the Lao people, overseas Vietnamese, along with agencies, businesses, and religious followers from nationwide.

Religions in Thanh Hoa join hands in fighting against Covid-19

Local organizations of religions in Thanh Hoa province have proactively joint efforts for preventing the spread of the Covid-19 epidemic.

Taliban pledge on women's rights needs to be watched: U.N. official

The Taliban has pledged to respect women's rights and allow access for humanitarian aid to the people of Afghanistan in written commitments with a U.N. relief office, but the international community needs to monitor whether the Islamist group will keep its word, the head of the office said.

Vice Chairman of Government Religious Committee visits Vietnam Union of Superiors General

Vice Chairman of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) cum Head of the working group of Ministry of Home Affairs Nguyễn Tiến Trọng paid on September 14 a visit to the Vietnam Union of Superiors General in Thu Dau Mot city’s Phu Tho ward of Binh Duong province.

Government religious committee official visits Vietnam Evangelical Church (South)

Vice Chairman of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) cum Head of the working group of Ministry of Home Affairs Nguyễn Tiến Trọng visited on September 14 the Vietnam Evangelical Church (South) and handed over a decision approving the intermediate theology training to the church’s Institute for Bible and Theology.

Implementation of ethnic work, policy needs society’s engagement

The implementation of the ethnic work and ethnic policy is a long-term, continuous and persistent task, requiring the engagement of all levels, sectors and the whole political system. Therefore, attention must be paid to dissemination to raise public awareness and responsibility, Standing National Assembly (NA) Vice Chairman Trần Thanh Mẫn stated at the NA Standing Committee’s third session on September 13.

HCM City honours Catholic volunteers for COVID-19 control

The Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee in the pandemic hotspot Ho Chi Minh City hosted a ceremony on September 15 to honour and present gifts to 29 Catholic volunteers serving at a local COVID-19 treatment hospital.

420 years-old pagoda in Hue city

Thien Mu pagoda (also known as Linh Mu pagoda) was built in 1601 under Lord Nguyen Hoang’s reign after he had been sent to Thuan Hoa (present-day Central Vietnam) to rule the area.

More Catholic volunteers in Dong Nai join frontline forces fighting Covid-19 pandemic

Xuan Loc diocese in collaboration with the Committee for Religious Affairs in Dong Nai province held on September 11 a ceremony to see off the 4th batch of 120 Catholics volunteering to join the frontline forces against Covid-19 in the province.

VBS calls on monks, nuns, lay Buddhists to support “Telecommunications services and computers for children” program

The Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS)’s Central Executive Council sent on September 13 a dispatch to the central function committees and the provincial-level VBS executive committees asking for a practical response to the “Telecommunications services and computers for children” program launched by the Prime Minister.

Buddhist Temples in Cambodia Open for Pchum Ben Festival amid Pandemic Caution

Amid nationwide pandemic prevention and control measures, Cambodia’s Ministry of Cults and Religions has permitted all Buddhist temples and monasteries across the country to celebrate the traditional Pchum Ben or Ancestor’s Day festival. According to a statement released by the Minister for Cults and Religions, Chhit Sokhon, Pchum Ben will be held from 22 September to 6 October, this year, followed by the month-long Kathina celebration from 22 October to 15 November.

VBS in Ho Chi Minh City presents ambulances to hospitals

The Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) chapter in Ho Chi Minh city in collaboration with the “Love Saigon” program held a ceremony in the morning of September 13 for formally donating 10 ambulances to hospitals in the city and Ben Tre province.

MOHA’s working group & Mass Mobilization Commission’s Southern office hand over support supplies to poor laborers affected by Covid-19 pandemic

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MOHA)’s working group in collaboration with the Commission for Mass Mobilization’s Southern Office in Ho Chi Minh city and Tuong Nguyen pagoda held on September 10 a ceremony to donate sets of support supplies to disadvantaged households and laborers facing difficulties due to Covid-19 pandemic in Ward 15 of the city’s District 8.

Home affairs ministry’s working group visits Islamic representative committee in HCMC

The Home Affairs (MOHA)’s working group led by Vice Chairman of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) Nguyễn Tiến Trọng, paid on September 10 a exchange visit to the representative committee of the Islamic community in Ho Chi Minh.

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