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Training on climate change adaptation held for religious clerics in Thai Binh

New Catholic Seminary in Vietnam North approved

Religious committee in An Giang congratulates Islamic community on Eidil-Adha festival

NA Committee for Culture, Education, Youth, Adolescents and Children supervises implementation of policies & laws on religion in Thai Nguyen

Religious committee in Quang Binh visits religious policy beneficiaries

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Dong Nai province hands over a house of compassion

On September 2nd 2014, Venerable Thích Trơn Tịnh, Abbot of Truong Quang pagoda (ward 8, Ho Chi Minh city) visited and handed over a house of compassion in Dai Phuoc commune.

Hanoi archdiocese holds communication training course in Bac Ninh province

To implement messages of Pope Benedict XVI of the 47th  World Communication Day, Communication Committee of Hanoi archdiocese held a communication training course and meeting of its members and collaborators in Hanoi diocese

Hanoi: Third 2014 program “Red Drop for Debt of Gratitude” held

Trần Thái Tông Buddhist youth in Sùng Phúc Buddhist Zen monastery (Cu Khoi ward, Long Bien district) in coordination with the Central Hematology and Blood Transfusion Institute organized a third program “Red Drop for Debt of Gratitude in the Month of Filial Piety”, creating an opportunity for Buddhists to donate blood for saving people as well as for building gracious merit for themselves and their parents.

Seminar discusses spiritual tourism in Northeastern coastal region

On August 27, the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) held a seminar in Ha Long city in the northern province of Quang Ninh, to discuss measures for boosting spiritual tourism in the Northeastern coastal region. 

Hanoi: Thach Bich parish organizes second religious dogmas contest

In two days on August 24 and 25, 2014, Thach Bich parish (Bich Hoa commune, Ung Hoa district, Hanoi city) held second religious dogmas contest in the family evangelization year 2014.  

Bao Viet Group presents gifts to children sponsored by Bo De pagoda on occasion of Moon Festival

On August 26, on the occasion of the Moon Festival 2014, Bao Viet group visited and presented gifts to orphanage children sponsored by Bo De pagoda in Hanoi

300 artists attend the National Ca Tru Singing Festival 2014

This year's festival had participations of 26 Ca tru clubs and artists from 12 provinces and cities, with total of about 300 artists.

Lam Dong province: Ma Bo chapter holds a groundbreaking ceremony for its new church

On September 3rd, 2014, at Ma Bo chapter (Duc Trong district, Lam Dong province) a stone laying ceremony was held for the construction of its new church.

Ba Ria – Vung Tau province: spiritual refreshment conference held

On September 2nd, 2014 at the Vung Tau Protestant church, a spiritual refreshment conference for 3rd quarter 2014 was held for Protestant followers in Ba Ria – Vung Tau province. Attending the ceremony were pastor Thái Phước Trường, the first Vice President of the Vietnam General Confederation of Evangelical Churches (Southern), pastoral Nguyễn Tờn, member of the General Confederation and about 500 Protestant followers in the locality.

Ok Om Bok festival named national intangible heritage

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has announced the recognition of the Ok Om Bok festival as a national intangible cultural heritage of Tra Vinh province

Iran 'backs US military contacts' to fight Islamic State

Iran's Supreme Leader has approved co-operation with the US as part of the fight against Islamic State (IS) in Iraq, sources have told BBC Persian.

Sistine Chapel Choir is scheduled to tour Asia

The Sistine Chapel choir, one of the oldest religious choirs in the world, is scheduled to perform several Asian cities including Macao (September 19), Hong Kong (September 21), Taipei (September 23), and will not tour any cities on Mainland China

Caritas Ukraine helps people in crisis

Caritas Ukraine is implementing 5 large-scale assistance projects across the country. Credit: Caritas Ukraine

The Presbyterian Church of Vietnam’s delegation visits the Government Committee for Religious Affairs

On September 4th, a delegation from the Management Council of the Presbyterian Church of Vietnam led by pastor Điểu Bôi visited the Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA).

Government Committee for Religious Affairs visits Laos

At the invitation of the Central Committee of the Lao Front Country Construction (LFNC), the Government Committee for Religious’ (GCRA) delegation led by Vice Chairman Bùi Thanh Hà visited Laos on September from 4th to 7th.

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