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Quang Nam: working meeting of Protestant dignitaries held

On June 3 2014, the Tien Phuoc church, Quang Nam province a praying working meeting of pastors and missionaries in Quang Nam province under the Evangelical Church of Vietnam (Northern) was held, with attendants of pastor Phan Ân, member of the General Confederation of Vietnam Protestant Church, pastor Mã Phúc Thanh Tươi, Head of the provincial Protestant Representative Board and 80 pastor, missionaries. 

The Secondary School of Complementary Pali Education in Southern Vietnam concludes academic year 2013 – 2014

On May 28 2014, the Secondary School of Complementary Pali Education in Southern Vietnam held a closing ceremony for academic year 2013 – 2014 

Protestant organizations urge Protestants in Vietnam and abroad to pray for peace, protection of country’s sovereignty and opposition to China’s illegal acts

Tension in the East Sea has intensified since China illegally placed the oil rig HD 981, together with many escorting vessels, deep into Vietnam’s continental shelf and exclusive economic zone in beginning of May.

Buddhists in Thai Binh hold a praying ceremony for peace in the East Sea

On May 21st, 2014, the Executive Council of Vietnam Buddhist Sangha issued the Notification No 132/ TB-HĐTS on the organization of praying ceremony for peace in East Sea, and protesting China’s illegal placement of oil rig Haiyang Shiyou 981 in Vietnam’s exclusive economic zone and continental shelf.

Vietnam Buddhist Sangha urges China Buddhist Association to raise their voice

On June 1st, at Phố Quang Pagoda, the executive board of Ho Chi Minh city’s Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) held a praying ceremony for peace in East Sea with the participation of dignitaries and about 2,000 monks, nuns and Buddhists.

Tien Giang: the summer retreat course at Vĩnh Trang Pagoda learns about the Constitution in 2013

On May 31st, 2014, at the Vĩnh Tràng pagoda located in My Phong Commune, Tien Giang province, the provincial Committee for Religious Affairs under Home Affairs Department in collaboration with the provincial Buddhist Executive Board organized an extracurricular activity for 122 monks to learn about Constitution 2013.

Dong Nai: 26 new priests ordained

On May 5th, 2014, at Xuân Lộc Cathedral (Dong Nai), Bishop Dominic Nguyễn Chu Trinh presided over the ceremony for ordainment of 26 new priests.

Director of Hanoi Public Security Department receives Protestant pastors delegation from Hanoi International Fellowship

On May 29 2014, a Protestant pastor delegation from Hanoi International Fellowship (HIF) led by pastor Jacob Bloemberg, Head of the HIF paid a working visit to Hanoi Public Security Department. Colonel Nguyễn Đức Chung received and exchanged with the delegation.

Tien Giang Buddhists pray for peace in the East Sea

On May 28, 2014, at the Vinh Trang pagoda, My An village, My Phong commune, Tien Giang province, the provincial Buddhist Executive Board held a solemn ceremony to pray for peace in the East Sea.

Đồng Nai: Workshop held for implementation of new Constitution

On May 27 2014, at the Guest House 71, Quyet Thang ward, Bien Hoa city, Dong Nai province, the Dong Nai province Committee for Religious Affairs in collaboration with the local authorities held a workshop for implementing the new Constitution to 300 religious dignitaries in Dong Nai province.

The Executive Board of Thua Thien Hue Buddhist Sangha organizes prayers for peace in the East Sea

To join the movement “towards the beloved island”, on May 28 2014, at the Tu Dam pagoda, Hue city, the Executive Board of Thua Thien Hue Buddhist Sangha organized prayers for peace in the East Sea

Da Nang: More than 1,000 people pray for peace in the East Sea

More than 1,000 Buddhists in Da Nang prayed for peace in the East Sea, and demanded Chinese government to withdraw its oil rig from Vietnam’s exclusive economic zone.

Kien Giang: Buddhist summer retreat lights candles and prays for peace in the East Sea.

On May 27th, 2014, Buddhist monks at Phật Đà summer retreat course, Kien Giang province held a ceremony to pray for peace in the East Sea.

Hau Giang province: workshop held for dissemination of the law to dignitaries

During two days May 29 and 30, 2014, at Bong Sen hotel, Vi Thanh city, Hau Giang province, the Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) in collaboration with the provincial People’s Committee held a workshop for dissemination of the law to 250 religious dignitaries representing religious organizations in Hau Giang province. 

Vietnamese community in the United Kingdom celebrates Vesak

On May 25th, the Vietnamese Buddhist Association in United Kingdom (UK) held a ceremony to celebrate Vesak 2014 (B.E. 2558) in London.

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