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As time has passed, the commerce in Hanoi’s 36 ancient guild streets has changed, yet the temples in the Old Quarter dedicated to the ancestors of the original crafts remain an important part of Hanoi’s unique culture.
The Congregation of Sacred Heart in Hue held on August 8 a solemn ceremony of professional vows making for clergymen in the congregation.
A delegation of the Ho Chi Minh national academy of politics had an exchange meeting on August 6 with the religious committee in An Giang province for learning religious practices in the province.
A delegation of the Evangelical Church of Vietnam (South) led by Pastor Thái Phước Trường, President of the church, visited Gia Lai provincial committee for religious affairs on August 7 during a working trip to the province.
The Guimet Museum in Paris is hosting an extensive exhibition of 159 artifacts highlighting a wealth of iconographic and stylistic collections of Buddhist antiquities from various periods of Asian history—From India to China to Southeast and East Asia. The exhibition, titled “Buddha, the Golden Legend,” was inaugurated on 19 June and will run until 4 November.
A special art program with the theme “Proud of Nation and Vietnam mothers” will be broadcasted at 8pm on August 10 on the VTC1 Channel.
The Committee for Solidarity of Vietnamese Catholics (CSVC) in Ca Mau province and Hanoi held an exchange meeting in Ca Mau Parish’s church on August 6.
The Union of Labour in Quang Binh province started on August 6 a construction of a charitable house for the family of Mrs. Đinh Thị Giáo in Bo Trach district’s Lien Trach commune.
The 4th national congress of the Vietnam United Mission Church was started at a ceremony held on August 7 in Phu Hoa Church located in Da Nang City’s Hoa Vang District.
A delegation of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs paid a working visit to provinces on Soc Trang, Long An and Binh Duong from July 15-31 for checking the implementation of the Law on Belief and Religion.
The Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) Executive Committee in Bac Ninh province reviewed its performance in the first six months of 2019 at a meeting held on August 5 at Dai Thanh pagoda located in the province’s Bac Ninh city.
Saudi Arabian security forces took part in a military parade in Mecca on Sunday (August 4) as pilgrims around the world started to converge towards the Muslim holy city for the annual Hajj pilgrimage.
The Subcommittee on Buddhist Families under the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha’s Central Committee for Buddhists’ Guidance held from August 2-4 a training camp and a seminar at Tu Quang pagoda located in Gia Lai province’s Duc Co district in provinces of Central Highlands.
The management board of Quoi Dien-Hoa Loi Caodai Parish under the Tay Ninh Caodai Church located in Ben Tre province’s Thanh Phu district held on August 4 the inauguration ceremony for the parish’s new oratory.
Gold jewellery, coins and parts of an ancient temple are merely some of the artefacts divers uncovered in Egypt's ancient sunken city of Heracleion. Egypt's Ministry of Antiquities announced the discovery off the coast of the Nile Delta this week. The city is thought to have been built in the 8th century BC.