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More than 1000 Buddhists delegates to attend the UN Day of Vesak 2014

The precise number of official delegates is 1.005, in which 965 delegates from provincial Executive Board of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS); 40 delegates from 13 the Central Committees and 4  Institutes of the VBS

Vinh Long: Đình Khao pilgrimage centre inaugurates its new church

On February 22, 2014, the Pilgrimage Center of St. Philip Phan Văn Minh - Đình Khao held a ceremony to inaugurate its new church at Vinh Long locality, Vinh Long diocese of Thanh Duc commune, Long Ho District, Vinh Long Province.

The Government Committee for Religious Affairs holds Joint Working Group meeting for the United Nations Day of Vesak 2014 in Vietnam

Being approved by the Prime Minister, the 2014 United Nations Day of Vesak wil be held in Bai Dinh, Ninh Binh province from May 7-11 2014, with the theme "Contribution of Buddhism towards Achieving the United Nations Millennium Development Goals" 

The Evangelical Church of Vietnam (Northern) visits Government Committee for Religious Affairs

On February 26, 2014, a delegation from Evangelical Church of Vietnam (Northern) led by Pastor Nguyễn Hữu Mạc had a working visit to the Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA). On behalf of the Committee, leaders and officials of Department of  Protestant Affairs led by Mrs. Hoàng Thị Thảo, Director of the Department received the delegation.

Tay Ninh province inaugurates Phong Coc church

With the approval by local authorities on building the church, on February 23 2014 Phong Coc parish, Tay Ninh locality, Phu Cuong diocese (Binh Phong and Binh Hoa Hamlet, Tay Ninh city, Tay Ninh province) held a ceremony to inaugurate its a new church. The ceremony was chaired by Bishop Nguyễn Tấn Tước, of Phu Cuong diocese and joint by priests and followers from the parishes.

Phuoc Hau Church inaugurates a new church for worshipping and preaching the gospel in Bình Định province

On February 20, 2014, the Phuoc Hau Church (Evangelical Church of Vietnam (Southern)) held a ceremony to inaugurate a new church for worshipping and preaching the gospel. Participants at the ceremony were representatives from local authorities of Binh Dinh province, Quy Nhon city; Pastor Phan Vĩnh Cự, Chairman of Evangelical Church of Vietnam (Southern), pastors and Protestants in and outside of province.

Vietnamese in Czech Republic pray for peace and happiness on New Year

The Central Committee of the Vietnamese Buddhist Association in the Czech Republic organized a ceremony in Prague to celebrate the Festival of January 15th (lunar calendar). More than 600 overseas Vietnamese gathered here to remember their ancestors and origin, and pray for a new year of peace, happiness and prosperity.

Lam Dong inaugurates Hoa Phat parish’s church

On February 19, 2014, Hoa Phat chapter of Bao Loc parish (in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong held a ceremony to inaugurate its new church with the title “The Assumption of Mary”. Attending the ceremony were Bishop Antoine Vũ Huy Chương of Da Lat Diocese, Archbishop Pierre Nguyễn Văn Nhơn of Hanoi archdiocese as well as dignitaries, sub-dignitaries and believers.

Representative Board of the Cao Dai Ante-Creation Church in Tien Giang province reviews religious practice in the first quarter of 2014

On Feb 7th and 8th 2014 (the 8th and 9th days of the first lunar month), at Minh Duc oratory (the Representative Board’s Office), 230 Le Thi Hong Gam, Ward No. 6, My Tho city, the Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang, Prof. Ngọc Hưng Thanh (Nguyễn Tấn Hưng) - Head of the Representative Board of the Cao Dai Ante-Creation Church chaired a conference to summarize the Church’s religious practice in the first quarter of 2014. 

Government Committee for Religious Affairs leader welcomes European Union (EU) delegation

On February 19, 2014, at the headquarters of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs, Mr. Nguyễn Thanh Xuân, Vice Chairman of the Committee, had a working session with Mr. Juan Jose Amalgro, a representative from the Delegation of the European Union (EU) to Vietnam.

Government Committee for Religious Affairs representative receives delegation from the US Embassy in Hanoi

On February 19, 2014 at the headquarters of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs, Mr. Dương Văn Khá, Chief of the Office of the Committee, had a working session with a delegation from the Embassy of United States in Hanoi led by Mrs. Jenifer Neidhart, Political Officer of the Embassy.

Vietnam Baptist Church (Southern) representatives pay Tet visit to Government Committee for Religious Affairs

On February 12, 2014, at the headquarters of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA), Mr. Bùi Thanh Hà, Vice Chairman of the Committee, received a delegation from the Vietnam Baptist Church (Southern) led by Pastor Nguyễn Võ Khánh Giám its first Vice President. Attending the reception were also leaders and officials from the Committee’s Department of Protestant Affairs.

Government Committee for Religious Affairs leaders attends opening ceremony of the 2014 Yen Tu Spring Festival and learns about Buddhist activities at Yen Tu relic site

On Feb 9, 2014, Mr. Dương Ngọc Tấn - Vice Chairman of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs attended the opening ceremony of the 2014 Yen Tu Spring Festival at the Yen Tu relic site in Thuong Yen Cong commune, Uong Bi city, the northeastern province of Quang Ninh. He was accompanied by Mr. Lê Minh Khánh, Deputy Director of the Committee’s Department of Buddhist Affairs and other officials. The delegation also studied Buddhist activities at the site.

Islam: Fastest-Growing Religion in Britain

Hundreds of Britons are converting to Islam every month. Many youngsters in prison are becoming attracted to Islam by the prospect of getting better food and superior treatment.

Dong Duong Buddhist Monastery proposed to be special national relic

Quang Nam province’s Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has recently proposed recognizing the Dong Duong Buddhist Monastery in the province’s Thang Binh district, as a special national relic for better preservation.

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