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Reaching consensus on compiling nomination dossier for recognizing Complex of Yen Tu Monuments and Landscape as World Heritage

Ethnic committee in Kien Giang extends congratulations to Khmer people on Sene Dolta Festival

Religious committee in An Giang presents Mid-Autumn gifts to students from disadvantaged families

Meeting on religious affairs held in Huong Khe district of Ha Tinh

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Buddhist executive committee in Quang Nam presents gifts to disadvantaged people

A delegation of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS)’s Executive Committee in Quang Nam province extended on June 9 charity visits to disadvantaged people in the province’s Nam Giang district.

Vietnam's church among ten leading pink buildings to visit worldwide

Tan Dinh church in Ho Chi Minh City is among the ten most beautiful pink buildings to visit globally.

Hoa Hoa Buddhist dignitary makes practical contributions to education promotion in An Giang

Over the past years, many Hoa Hao Buddhist dignitaries have been regarded as shining examples in promoting socio-economic developments in localities.

Buddhist studies institute in Ho Chi Minh City opens summer retreat

The Management Council of the Vietnam Institute for Buddhist Studies in Ho Chi Minh City held on June 7 a solemn ceremony for opening the summer retreat course 2020 (B.E. 2564).

New Evangelical Church established in Binh Phuoc

Bu Sar A Protestant Church under the Evangelical Church of Vietnam (ECVN) (South) in Binh Phuoc province was formally established at a ceremony held on June 5.

Germany launches terrorism probe over planned attack on Muslims

German authorities arrested a 21-year-old man and launched a terrorism investigation after he threatened to carry out an attack targeting Muslims, prosecutors said on Monday.

Press conference on human rights and external affairs service

A press conference on human rights and foreign affairs service in May was held on June 4 in Hanoi.

Chieu Trung temple in Ha Tinh to be held with only ceremonial activities

According to Thach Ha district People’s Committee in Ha Tinh province, Chieu Trung temple festival marking the 574th anniversary of General Lê Khôi’s death this year will not include cultural activities for preventing Covid-19 pandemic.

New heads of GCRA’s departments appointed

During the monthly briefing held on June 4, Chairman of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) Vũ Chiến Thắng formally appointed heads of GCRA’s three departments of the Organization and Personnel, Legislation and Inspection, and the Southern Religious Affairs.

Rights of Vietnamese ethnic minority people promoted

The National Assembly Standing Committee has introduced its national target program of socio-economic development in ethnic minority and mountainous areas for the next decade. This is part of the National Assembly’s measures to promote the rights of Vietnamese ethnic groups.

World Council of Churches postpones its assembly to 2022 due to COVID-19

The World Council of Churches says that its 11th assembly, originally planned for September 2021 in Karlsruhe, Germany, is postponed until 2022 due to the gravity and uncertainties related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

GCRA pays inspection visit to Ho Chi Minh City

A delegation led by Vice Chairman of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) Nguyễn Ánh Chức visited in Ho Chi Minh City from May 25-29 for inspecting the state administration on belief & religion in the locality.

Protection of the right freedom of belief and religion of inmates

According to the Ministry of Public Security, most of 130,000 prisoners had practiced certain forms of worship before being arrested, detained or served prison sentences.

400 lay Buddhists attend Buddhist course at pagoda in Quang Ninh

As many as 400 lay Buddhists have gathered in Trinh pagoda located in Quang Ninh province’s Uong Bi city for attending a Buddhist course held from May 30-31.

Social, charitable contributions by religions in Long An

Long An province currently has 10 operative religions with over 426,000 followers (accounting for 28.5 % the provincial population) and 531 religious worshipping places.

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