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Religious affairs committee in Gia Lai pays pre-Tet visit to Buddhist leader

Local authorities of Kien Giang, Dong Thap & Can Tho city hold exchange meetings with religious dignitaries

Local authorities extend Tet greetings to religious followers

Religious dignitaries attend exchange meeting with provincial government of Tay Ninh

Da Nang municipal authorities held exchange meeting with local religious dignitaries

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Khmer Moon worshipping 2019 in Soc Trang

The Moon worshipping ceremony of Khmer people in Soc Trang took place on November 10 during the 4th Ok Om Bok festival – Boat racing in the Mekong Delta region 2019.

Lessons in Impermanence: Ajanta Caves Under Threat

Widely hailed as the home to multiple masterpieces of early Buddhist art, the Ajanta caves in India, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, are fighting a losing battle against insects and other environmental factors, which have caused marked deterioration over recent decades, according to the findings of a new study published in the journal Heritage.

Government religious committee leader receives religious delegation from Dak Nong

Vice Chairwoman of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) Trần Thị Minh Nga hosted on November 7 a warm reception for a visiting delegation of religions from Dak Nong province.

Ok Om Bok Festival of the Khmer

The Khmer in Vietnam’s southern region are celebrating the Ok Om Bok or Moon Worship Festival.

World Evangelical Alliance General Assembly opens with call to Christians to finish the Great Commission

Evangelicals from over 90 countries have gathered near Jakarta, Indonesia, for the World Evangelical Alliance's General Assembly.

The event, held around once every 10 years, is taking place at the Sentul International Convention Centre, south of the Indonesian capital, over the next week around the theme of "Your Kingdom Come".

Rainbodhi, an LGBTIQ Buddhist Community, launches in Australia

A new community of LGBTIQ Buddhists and supporters will officially launch on 29 November at the Erskineville Town Hall in Sydney, Australia. The organization was founded by Bhante Akaliko Bhikkhu, a Theravada Buddhist monk based in Sydney. The group is non-sectarian and features members from Korean Seon, Tibetan Buddhist, and blended faith backgrounds.

Government religious committee extends congratulations to 38th founding anniversary of Vietnam Buddhist Sangha

A delegation led by Director of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA)’s Buddhist Affairs Department Bùi Hữu Dược paid on November 7 a visit to the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS), on occasion of the 38th founding anniversary of the VBS.

Hoang Muoi temple festival in Nghe An recognised as national intangible cultural heritage

A ceremony for receiving the certificate recognizing Hoang Muoi temple festival in Nghe An province’s Hung Nguyen district on the national list of intangible cultural heritages was held on November 6.

Abbot of Quang Xa pagoda in Quang Binh appointed

Venerable Thích Mãn Ngộ was formally appointed as Abbot of Quang Xa pagoda located in Quang Binh province’s Quang Ninh at a ceremony held on November 3 by the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS)’s executive committee in the province.

Catholic solidarity committee holds annual meeting for Northern region

The Committee for Solidarity of Vietnamese Catholics (CSVC) held on November 6 the meeting on reviewing activities in Vietnam North 2019 in Hai Phong City.

Commemorating death anniversary of Nation’s first legendary Mother in Phu Tho

The management of Tien Temple located in Tien Cat Ward of Phu Tho province’s Viet Tri city held a solemn ceremony for commemorating the death anniversary of Thuy To Quoc Mau, a nation’s legendary mother of Vietnam.

Balloons, floating lanterns banned near all airports during Loy Krathong festival

The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand on Tuesday issued warnings against the releases of floating lanterns, hot air balloons and fireworks near all airports of Thailand during the Thai Festival of Lights or Loy Krathong float festival on November 11.

FBI arrests white supremacist allegedly plotting to bomb Colorado synagogue

The FBI says it has arrested a white supremacist who was planning an attack on a Colorado synagogue, describing the plan as “domestic terrorism”.

Buddhist solidarity association in Kien Giang holds general meeting

The Society for Solidarity of Patriotic Buddhists in Kien Giang province’s Vinh Thuan district convened on November 4 its 5th general meeting for the 2019-2024 tenure.

Cao Dai parish in Pleiku convenes general meeting

The 5th general meeting of Nguyen Binh Caodai Parish under Cao Kho Tam Quan Caodai Church in Pleiky city, Gia Lai province was successfully held on November 3.

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