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Protestant Church in Da Lat celebrates 90th anniversary

Da Lat Protestant Church under the Evangelical Church of Vietnam (ECVN) (South) held on March 10 a solemn ceremony to celebrate the 90th anniversary of Protestantism in Da Lat city.

Caodai parish in Ben Tre inaugurates new Divine Mother temple

My Hoa Caodai parish in Ben Tre province’s Ba Tri district under the Tay Ninh Caodai Church held on March 9 a solemn ceremony for inaugurating its new Divine Mother temple.

Khmer pagoda in Soc Trang inaugurates main worshipping temple

The Association for Solidarity of Patriotic Buddhist Monks in Soc Trang province in collaboration with Thnol Thmay pagoda’s management board held a ceremony for inaugurating the pagoda’s new main worshipping temple.

Deputy Prime Minister: “To stop deviant astrological remedies”

Deputy Prime Minister Vũ Đức Đam chaired on March 7 a meeting on current issues relating culture, sports and tourism.

Ke temple festival kicks off

Ke temple (Dong Nghiem temple) festival in Dinh Ke ward of Bac Giang city is one of important events of Truc Lam Yen Tu Zen founded by King – Monk Trần Nhân Tông.

Bali island shut down for “Day of Silence”

Indonesia’s resort island Bali fell quiet on March 7 for the annual “Day of Silence” festival, halting flights, internet and closing tourist attractions to allow time for meditation and introspection.

First Pac Po festival opens in Cao Bang province

The Pac Bo festival 2019, the first of its kind, kicked off in the northern mountainous province of Cao Bang on March 6, attracting crowds of locals and visitors.

Ha Nam shows active coordination in hosting UN Vesak Day 2019

The People’s Committee of Ha Nam held a conference on March 5 to launch the plan to coordinate with and support the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha to organise the UN Day of Vesak 2019, which is slated for May 10-15 at the Tam Chuc Buddhist Culture Centre in Kim Bang district.

GCRA receives US Adventist Church Pastors

Vice Chairman of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) Bùi Thanh Hà hosted a reception on March 05 for a visiting delegation from the Adventist Church.

Parishes of Cao Lanh deanery attend Mass in My Tho Cathedral

A delegation of parishes from Cao Lanh deanery pilgrimaged to My Tho diocese’s pastoral centre in Tien Giang province for attending a Mass held on March 1, on the occasion of Lent 2019.

GCRA’s elder experts retire from office

The Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) held on March 4th a ceremony to hand over the retirement decisions to Former Director of the GCRA’s Caodaism Affairs Department Nguyễn Đắc Tuấn and Former Expert of the GCRA’s Southern Religious Affairs Department Nguyễn Thanh Xuân.

Friendship Spring Excursion 2019: Gaining insight of the sacred land

Nearly 300 international friends spent a meaningful Sunday in Phu Tho province, where Hung King’s Temple is located, in the Friendship Spring Excursion 2019.

"Strictly Internal," Says India on Islamic Nations' (OIC) Resolution on Kashmir

Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj had urged the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to "act together" to combat global terrorism amid heightened tensions between India and Pakistan triggered by the Pulwama terror attack.

GCRA receives Catholic delegation from Vinh Long

Chairman of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) Vũ Chiến Thắng hosted on March 1 a reception for visiting a delegation of the Committee for Solidarity of Vietnamese Catholic in Vinh Long province.

Spreading values of Mother Goddess Worship

After three years with many field trips to various regions and meetings with cultural researchers, over 20 first episodes of the project ‘Vietnamese Mother – Mother Goddess Worship’ have been finished, initially bringing a basic and general view of the values of this worship – an intangible cultural heritage of humanity.

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