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Religious Committee in Ha Tinh celebrates 65th anniversary of state governance on belief and religion

Training conference on religion held in Thanh Hoa

District authorities in Ha Giang holds exchange meeting on founding anniversary of state management on belief, religion

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

New Catholic Seminary in Vietnam North approved

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Buddhist charity comes to Philippine church's rescue

The world’s largest Buddhist charity is helping rebuild a Catholic church in Tacloban City that was badly damaged by Super Typhoon Haiyan last November.

Gia Lai inaugurates a Protestant church

On March 10 2014, (Ia Sao chapter, in Ia Sao commune, Ia Grai district, Gia Lai province) under the Evangelical Church of Vietnam (Southern) (ECVN) held a ceremony to inaugurate its a new church

Spiritual refreshment and Holy communion for Protestant women

To implement the pastoral program of the Evangelical Church of Vietnam (Southern), on the occasion of Protestant women’s day and International Women’s Day, on March 8 – 9, 2014, the Protestant Representative Board in provinces of Khanh Hoa, An Giang, Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh city in collaboration with Women Board of the General Church held a spiritual refreshment and Holy communion course for Protestant women

The Samaritan’s Purse International Relief provides 5000 gift boxes to the Evangelical Church of Vietnam (Southern) in Tien Giang province

On February 26 – 27 2014, Tien Giang Children’s Fund and the Samaritan’s Purse International Relief (SPIR) – an NGO distributed 4.356 gift boxes to disadvantage pupils in Dong Thanh elementary and high schools, Go Cong Tay district; Tan Thoi, Tan Phu School, Tan Phu Dong district, Tien Giang province. Representatives from the provincial Committee for Religious Affairs, agencies and the Evangelical Church of Vietnam (Southern), Ap Bac and My Tho chapters also attended the ceremony.

An Giang: Preparation works for Congress of Hoà Hảo Buddhism

In the afternoon of Feb, 28, 2014, a working session between authorities and Hoà Hảo Central Management Council was held at the  An Hòa Tự (or An Hòa temple), Head Office of Hoà Hảo Central Management Council.

Ho Chi Minh city: Open a class for basic studies of Holy Bible

On February 25, 2014, The Christian Education Committee of the Evangelical Church of Vietnam (Southern) and  the Protestant Representative Board of Ho Chi Minh city opened the long - term basic Holy Bible study class, the Saint Paul course 1st year at To Hien Thanh Protestant Church, Ho Chi Minh city.

The Biblical and Theological Institute starts academic year 2014

On March 4 2014, the Biblical and Theological Institute under the Evangelical Church of Vietnam (Southern) in District 2, Ho Chi Minh city held a ceremony to start academic year 2014. This year is the 3rd year for the 5th course  and 2nd year for 6th course  with total of 147 students and 18 lecturers who will teach in two semesters in 8 months

A book on Hinduism stopped from publication

According to BBC, the Penguin India decided to cancel all prints of a book on Hinduism by Wendy Doniger – an American researcher. The book "The Hindus: An Alternative History" was published by Penguin Group (USA) in 2009 and republished in 2010.

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.

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