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Religious affairs committee in Gia Lai pays pre-Tet visit to Buddhist leader

Local authorities of Kien Giang, Dong Thap & Can Tho city hold exchange meetings with religious dignitaries

Local authorities extend Tet greetings to religious followers

Religious dignitaries attend exchange meeting with provincial government of Tay Ninh

Da Nang municipal authorities held exchange meeting with local religious dignitaries

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VBS in Tien Giang contributes 64,5 billion VND to social charities in 2019

The Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS)’s Executive Committee in Tien Giang province reviewed its performance 2019 and outlined plans of activities 2020 at a conference held on January 6 in Vinh Trang pagoda located in the province’s My Tho city.

Italian bishops redouble efforts on care for Creation: “We cannot be silent”

“We cannot be silent”, six Italian bishops have alerted on the environmental crisis, adding on that front “we are facing a real drama that already marks the present and will certainly mark the future of the new generations”.

Phu Nhai church, one of four minor basilicas in Vietnam

Phu Nhai church, officially known as the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, is a Roman Catholic church located in Bui Chu Diocese in Xuan Truong district, Nam Dinh province.

Tu An Hieu Nghia faith in An Giang holds year-end meeting

The Representative Committee of Tu An Hieu Nghia (Four Debts of Gratitude) Faith in An Giang held on January 4 a meeting to review its performance in 2019 and approve working plans for 2020.

Social contributions by Catholic people in Tra Vinh

According to the committee for solidarity of Catholics in Tra Vinh province, Catholic countrymen in the Vietnam southern province made many social & charitable contributions in the locality in 2019.

Sakyadhita Australia Association of Buddhist Women Raises Funds for Bushfire Victims

Sakyadhita Australia has launched a fundraising portal for people around the world to offer help to those affected by this year’s devastating bushfires. The 2019-2020 fires have been of exceptional intensity, killing 25 people, an estimated 500 million animals, and destroying over 1,500 homes. Areas affected by the fires have included Wat Buddha Dhamma, One of Australia’s Oldest Buddhist Monasteries, and areas in southeast Australia’s famed Blue Mountains where Sakyadhita International held its annual meeting in June 2019. Funds are being raised through GoFundMe and will be distributed to a variety of organizations in need.*

Buddhist pagoda in Tien Giang sends supports to disadvantaged people

Linh Son pagoda located in the Go Cong Tay district’s Vinh Binh town, Tien Giang province organized on January 2 a charitable program for sending supports to disadvantaged people in the district.

Protestant chapter established in Da Nang city

Hoa Khanh evangelical chapter under the Evangelical Church of Vietnam (South) (ECVN) in Da Nang city made its debut at a ceremony held on January 1 in Lien Chieu ward.

Truc Lam Zen Monastery inaugurated in Soc Trang province

A Truc Lam Zen Monastery was inaugurated in the Mekong Delta province of Soc Trang on January 5 after two years of construction.

Consecration of Buddha statue in Buddhist pagoda in Quang Binh

The Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS)’s Executive Committee in Quang Binh province held on January 2 a ceremony for consecration of the main Buddha statue in Kim Nai pagoda located in Quang Ninh district’s An Ninh commune in the province.

Final assessment of project on Khmer Theravada Buddhism in Vietnam

The Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) held on January 02 the final meeting on a project of research and survey on Khmer Theravada Buddhism in Vietnam.

Evangelical Church (North) extends Tet greetings to Government Religious Committee

Chairman of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) Vũ Chiến Thắng hosted on January 3 a warm reception for a visiting delegation from the Evangelical Church of Vietnam (North) (ECVN) led by Pastor President Nguyễn Hữu Mạc ahead of Lunar New Year 2020.

Russia and Serbia concerned as Montenegro church law sparks protests

Opponents of Montenegro’s new law on religion plan more rallies against what they call an attack on the Serbian Orthodox Church, after thousands of protesters took to the streets and Moscow and Belgrade voiced concerns.

Indonesia launches religious conflict early warning system app

The Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs has introduced an application-based religious conflict early warning and response system in a bid to track any religious discordance in the community.

Tay Ninh Caodai Church in Tay Ninh province holds year-end conference

The Representative Committee of the Tay Ninh Caodai Church in Tay Ninh province held on December 31 a conference for reviewing its performance 2019 and outlining plans of activities 2020.

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