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Burning of votive paper practically reduced at Ponagar tower

Training on state management on belief, religion held in Ninh Thuan

Program promoting exchanges of ethnic and religious youth held in Binh Duong

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

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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.

Buddhist monk in Tien Giang and social charities in last four months

Du Khanh pagoda under the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha located in Tien Giang province’s Go Cong district is currently administered by Senior Venerable Abbot Thích Như Trang and has 500 lay Buddhists.

GCRA holds second training workshop on V-office

After the first training in November 2019, the Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) continued on May 29, 2020 the second workshop for training application skills of V-office to officers of GCRA’s departments.

Can Tho inaugurates memorial site for late President Ho Chi Minh

The Military Zone 9 High Command, headquartered in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho, opened its memorial site to honour the late President Ho Chi Minh at a ceremony on May 31.

Trung Sisters Temple-Pagoda-Communal House recognised as special national relic site

The Trung Sisters Temple-Pagoda-Communal House complex in Dong Nhan ward, Hai Ba Trung district, Hanoi, has been recognised as a special national relic site.

Government religious committee holds conference on updated knowledge & related laws

The Government Committee for Religious Affairs, (GCRA) held on May 28 a conference for updating related knowledge and laws for its officials and staffs.

GCRA Vice Chairman exchanges with executive bodies of Hoa Hao Buddhism, Islamic Community in An Giang

Vice Chairman of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) Nguyễn Ánh Chức on May 27 visited and had separate exchanges with the executive committee of Hoa Hao Buddhist Church and the representative committee of the Islamic community in An Giang.

GCRA Vice Chairwoman attend conference on Buddhist affairs in North region

Vice Chairwoman of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs Trần Thị Minh Nga attended a Buddhist affairs conference of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) in North region held on May 27 in Hanoi. 

Buddhist committee in Tien Giang visits monks, nuns in Covid-19 quarantine camp

Senior Venerable Vice Chairman of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS)’s Executive Committee in Tien Giang province Thích Quảng Lộc paid a visit on May 21 to Buddhist monks and nuns living in Covid-19 quarantine camp based in the military school in the locality.

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