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New bridges built with Buddhist support inaugurated in Western region

A Tuong Nguyen Zen charity group led by Senior Venerable Thích Minh Phú, Vice Chairman of the social charities board Vietnam Buddhist Sangha chapter in Ho Chi Minh city, Abbot of Tuong Nguyen pagoda located in the city’s district No. 4 on March 7 organized a charity program in the Western region.

GCRA celebrates International Women’s Day

The Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) held on March 6 a cooking contest for celebrating the 110th International Women’s Day (March 8, 1910 – 2020)

Sen Village Festival 2020 to take place celebrating 130th birthday of Late President Hồ Chí Minh

Nghe An authorities held on March 6 a meeting with the Government Committee for Religious Affairs, the Voice of Vietnam and the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) on the organization of Sen Village Festival 2020 for celebrating the 130th birthday of late President Ho Chi Minh.

Shorting and simplifying Hùng Kings Festival due to fears of coronavirus.

Phu Tho have decided to shorten and simplify Hùng Kings Festival due to fears of coronavirus.

Social Sciences & Humanities University in HCMC studies religious life in Ben Tre

A delegation of the Social Sciences and Humanities Univiersity under the Ho Chi Minh City National University visited Ben Tre province on March 4 for studying the religious life in the province.

Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity closes over Covid-19 fears ahead of Easter

The Church of the Nativity in the biblical city of Bethlehem is being closed indefinitely over fears of Covid-19, weeks ahead of the Easter holiday that draws tens of thousands of visitors and worshippers, Palestinian authorities said.

643th death anniversary of Lady Victory Nguyễn Thị Bích Châu hosts only rituals, no festive activities for preventing Covid-19 threats

According to Ha Tinh province’s Ky Anh town People's Committee, the 643th of death anniversary of Lady Victory Nguyễn Thị Bích Châu took place from March 04-05 (the 14th – 15th of the second lunar month).

Quan The Am Festival cancelled over coronavirus worries

The annual Quan The Am (Avalokitecvara) Festival, which attracts thousands of attendees over its three days, has been cancelled due to concerns about the spread of the novel coronavirus, currently known as Covid-19.

This year’s event was scheduled to take place at Ngu Hanh Son District's Quan The Am (Avalokitecvara) Pagoda in the Marble Mountains Tourist Area from 10 - 12 March (the 17th - 19th days of the 2nd lunar month).

It is one of the most eagerly anticipated spiritual cultural events for Buddhists and non- Buddhists across from Da Nang and elsewhere in the country.


Upgrade of relic site built by King-monk Trần Nhân Tông started in Quang Ninh

The Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS)’s Executive Committee in Quang Ninh held on March 1 a ceremony to start the renovation of Am Duoc or Medicine Shrine built upon order by King-monk Trần Nhân Tông.

Buddhist pagoda in Tien Giang provides preventive measures against Covid-19

Du Khanh pagoda located in Tien Giang province’s Go Cong district in collaboration with the Youth Union in the district organized on March 1 a program on preventive measures against Covid-19 threats.

The program handed over 500 medical face masks, 500 antibacterial soap bars and leaflets giving necessary information on the coronavirus to local people in rural areas of the district.

On the occasion, Du Khanh pagoda also offered 100 antibacterial soap bars to locals in the district’s ward 3, and collaborated with the district youth union in communicating preventive measures against Covid-19 amongst people in the locality.

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Catholics in Khanh Hoa actively participate in social movements

For the past years, Catholics in Khanh Hoa province have proactively participated in social movements launched by local authorities, contributing to the socio-economic development in the locality.

GCRA appraises project on implementation of state’s policies on religion for 2011-2020 period

The Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) held on February 28 a meeting for the final assessment of the project on the implementation of the state’s policies on religion & belief in the 2011-2020 period.

New superintendent of evangelical chapter in Ho Chi Minh city appointed

Commissioned Pastor Hồ Trần Đăng Huy  was formally appointed as Superintendent of Phuoc Kien evangelical chapter under the Evangelical Church of Vietnam (ECVN) (South) in Ho Chi Minh city at a ceremony held on February 26. 

Ancestral worship ritual of the Dao

Like other ethnic groups, the Dao in Vietnam’s northwestern region worship their ancestors devotedly.

Buddhist pagoda in Da Nang supports repairing disadvantaged family’s house

Venerable Abbot of Ba Da pagoda in Da Nang city Thích Thông Đạo and representatives of the Public Security Newspaper in the city on February 25 visited and handed over supports for repairing the house of Ms. Nguyễn Thị Thanh Duyên’s family.

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