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Government religious committee leader extends Vesak greetings to Vietnam Pure-land Buddhist Association

Chairman of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) Vũ Chiến Thắng led on May 5 a delegation to visit the Vietnam Pure-land Buddhist Association based in Hung Minh Tu temple in Ho Chi Minh city on occasion of the Buddha Birthday 2020 (B.E 2564).

Archbishop of Hue extend Vesak greetings to VBS chapter

Archbishop of Hue Joseph Nguyễn Chí Linh on May 4 visited the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) Executive Committee in Thua Thien Hue province on occasion of the Buddha’s Birthday 2020 (B.E 2564).

Vesak Goes Digital as Buddhists Head Online to Honor the Buddha

As Buddhists around the world prepare to mark Vesak and commemorate the birth, enlightenment, and death of the Buddha. Millions of Buddhists, many living under lockdown or subject to strict social-distancing rules due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will be marking the sacred day at home or connecting with their communites digtally, by joining online observances of Buddhism’s most auspicious holiday.

GCRA leader congratulates Buddhists in HCMC on Buddha’s Birthday

Chairman of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) Vũ Chiến Thắng led on May 5 a delegation to visit to the Southern office of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS)’s Executive Council and high-ranking Buddhist dignitaries in Ho Chi Minh City on occasion of Buddha’s Birthday 2020 (B.E. 2564).

Hanoi leader extends greetings on Lord Buddha’s birthday

Secretary of the Hanoi Party Committee Vương Đình Huệ on May 4 visited the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) Central Committee and the VBS Executive Board of Hanoi on the occasion of Lord Buddha’s 2564th birthday.

No new community COVID-19 infection detected for 19 consecutive days

Vietnam recorded no new COVID-19 infections in the community on Tuesday morning (May 5), marking 19 days in a row since April 16 without any new cases, announced the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control.

Deputy PM attends Lord Buddha’s 2564 birth anniversary

Deputy Prime Minister Trương Hòa Bình on May 3 attended a ceremony to mark the 2564th birthday of Lord Buddha at Minh Dao pagoda in Ho Chi Minh City.

GCRA has new Vice Chairman

Head of the Belief and Other Religions Department under the Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) Nguyễn Ánh Chức was formally promoted as Vice Chairman of the committee at a ceremony held on April 29.

Vietnam records no new community COVID-19 infection for 18 straight days

Vietnam reported no new COVID-19 cases on May 4 morning, marking 18 days in a row since April 16 without new infections in the community, according to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control.

Two-year implementation of Law on Belief, Religion in Ca Mau

Ca Mau province currently has six operative religions of Buddhism, Caodaism, Protestantism, Catholicism, Hoa Hao Buddhism and the Pure-land Buddhism with over 370,000 followers (accounting for 30.7 % the provincial population) and 138 religious worshipping places.

COVID-19 case number stays unchanged, one more positive again

There are no new COVID-19 cases reported in Vietnam overnight by April 29 morning, keeping the total at 270 and marking the 13th straight day without patients infected with the novel coronavirus in the community.

Updated list of religious organizations given state recognition in Vietnam

By March 2020, there have been 43 religious organizations in Vietnam recognized as legal entities or given registration certificates for religious activities. Below is the name list of these organizations.

Deputy PM congratulates Khmer people on traditional New Year festival

Politburo member and Permanent Deputy Prime Minister Trương Hòa Bình offered congratulations to Khmer Theravada Buddhist monks and followers on the traditional Chol Chnam Thmay Festival and Buddha’s birthday during a visit to Candaransi Pagoda in District 3, Ho Chi Minh City, on April 26.

International Network of Engaged Buddhists Launches COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund

The International Network of Engaged Buddhists (INEB), which aims to overcome suffering through the practice of Dharma and through developing a socially engaged form of Buddhism, is seeking to leverage its global reach with the launch of an emergency fund to bring much-needed relief to vulnerable and underprivileged communities during the global coronavirus crisis.

Government leader orders continuation of anti-epidemic measures

Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúcc has recently issued Directive 19, outlining the continued implementation of a range of measures to halt the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) amid a new context of increased economic and social activity.

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