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Ho Chi Minh City: Architecture of Mieu Noi (floating temple) was classified as municipal architectural heritage

Mieu Noi (Phu Chau Temple) in the ward 5, Go Vap district, considered as one of the most unique architectural work in Vietnam has been recognized by Ho Chi Minh People’s Committee as a municipal architectural heritage.

Vietnamese Buddhists celebrate Buddha’s Birthday in Japan

Amid the global atmosphere ahead of the upcoming United Nations Day of Vesak 2014, the Vietnamese Buddhist followers in Japan held a ceremony celebrating Buddha’s 2558th birthday at Nisshinkutsu Pagoda in Tokyo, on May 4. 

The Caodai Tay Ninh Church: a training course held for deacons

On May 4 2014, Representative Board of Caodai Tay Ninh church opened the first training course for deacons in Thanh Long parish, Chau Thanh district. This is the first course in total of 14 training courses for deacons in 75 parishes in Tay Ninh province

VFF President congratulates the Buddha’s birthday 2014

On the occasion of the Buddha’s birthday, President of the Central Committee of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Nguyễn Thiện Nhân sent a letter congratulating Vietnamese Buddhist dignitaries, monks and nuns, and believers in and outside the country

The Archbishop of Hanoi diocese congratulates the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha on Buddha’s birthday

On April 30 2014, at the Office of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) (Quan Su pagoda) Archbishop of Hanoi diocese Pierre Nguyễn Văn Nhơn visited and congratulated the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha on the occasion of the upcoming celebration of Vesak 2014

Tay Ninh province: Ngoc Nhu monastery inaugurates main worshipping facility

On April 27, 2014 Ngoc Nhu monastery held a ceremony to inaugurate its main worshipping facility at Cau Truong village, Hao Duoc commune, Chau Thanh district, Tay Ninh province

Deputy Minister of Home Affairs, Chairman of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs congratulates Most Venerable Thích Phổ Tuệ on occasion of the Buddha’s birthday

On May 5, Mr. Phạm Dũng, Deputy Minister of Home Affairs, Chairman of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs visited and congratulated Most Venerable Thích Phổ Tuệ, Patriarch of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS), Abbot of Vien Minh pagoda, Quang Lang commune, Phu Xuyen district, Hanoi on occasion of the Buddha’s birthday 2014 – B.E 2558.

Leader of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs congratulates the Buddha’s birthday in Bac Ninh province

On the occasion of the Buddha’s birthday 2014 – B.E 2558, on May 4, 2014, Mr. Bùi Thanh Hà, Vice – Chairman of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) visited and congratulated Most Venerable Thích Thanh Sam, Deputy Patriarch cum General Secretary of the Discernment Council, Most Venerable Thích Thanh Dũng, Deputy Secretary of the Discernment Council and leaders from the Executive Board of the Bac Ninh province Buddhist Sangha at Dai Thanh pagoda, Bac Ninh province. 

Vice Chairman of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs receives representatives of the Seventh-day Adventist Church of Vietnam and the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists Church

On April, 28, 2014, at the headquarters of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA), Mr. Bùi Thanh Hà, Vice – Chairman of the GCRA received a delegation of Seventh-day Adventist Church of Vietnam and the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists Church. Attending the reception were also leaders and officials from the Departments of International Cooperation and Protestant Affairs and the Office of the Committee.

Vietnam Buddhist Sangha demonstrates its development in world Buddhist community

On occasion of the UN Day of Vesak 2014 hosted by the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS), the Information Center of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs interviewed Most Venerable Thich Gia Quang, Vice Chairman of the VBS Executive Council cum Head of VBS’s Information and Communication Sub-Committee of the UN Day of Vesak 2014. The interview’s content is as followed:

May Day brings Christians and Muslims into the streets for workers' rights

On April 30, activists, both Christian and Muslim, staged at a rally in front of the Faisalabad Press Club on Wednesday, on the eve of International Workers' Day. Their goal was to push the government to calculate the real cost of living in Pakistan and ensure that workers get a "living wage rather than a minimum wage" so they can lead "a life of dignity," free from debts, bondage and violence. To do this, they want the government to ratify the International Labour Organisation (ILO) conventions for the protection of domestic workers (ILO C -177) and extend social and legal protection coverage to workers engaged in informal sector.

Pray for the ferry Sewol disaster victims

On April 26, 2014, Koreans and foreigners joined hands in consoling the loss of lives in the ferry Sewol disaster in an annual Buddhist lotus lantern festival in Seoul

Leader of Government Committee for Religious Affairs attends the Buddha’s birthday in Hung Yen province

On May 2, 2014 at Nom pagoda, Dai Dong commune, Van Lam district, Hung yen province, the provincial Buddhist Sangha held the Buddha’s birthday 2014 – B.E 2558

UN Day of Vesak – a UN religious cultural festival

According to the Organizing Committee, the UN Day of Vesak 2014 will be held in Bai Dinh cultural and spiritual area (Gia Sinh commune, Gia Vien district, Ninh Binh province) from May 8th – 10th, 2014. To learn more about this important event, the Information Centre of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs has an interview with Mr. Phạm Dũng, Deputy Minister for Home Affairs and Chairman of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs. Content of the interview is as followed:

Press meeting on the upcoming United Nations Day of Vesak 2014 in Vietnam

On April, 28, 2014, at Quan Su pagoda, Ha Noi city, the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha held the press meeting on the United Nations Day of Vesak 2014 (UNDV 2014) in Vietnam. The meeting was chaired by Most Ven. Thich Thanh Nhieu, Standing Vice President of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha, Chairman of ICDV and UNDV2014 International Organizing Committee.

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