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Government religious committee reviews first-quarter religious affairs in Central region

The Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) in collaboration with Da Nang city People’s Committee held on March 28 a conference on the state management on belief and religion in the Vietnam Central in the first quarter 2019.

Preparations for Hùng Kings Temple Festival 2019

Phu Tho provincial authorities have developed a specific plan for Hùng Kings’ Anniversary - Hùng Temple Festival 2019.

UNESCO requests consideration for the possible removal of the Aalst Carnival from its Intangible Heritage Lists

UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay has welcomed Member States’ decision—taken during the meeting on Thursday of the Bureau of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage—regarding the Aalst Carnival (Belgium) and the racist and anti-Semitic nature of some of its floats this year. The Carnival, was inscribed on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity at Belgium’s request in 2010.

Commemoration of self-proclaimed King Ngô Quyền and Co Loa Citadel

A grand ceremony for celebrating 1080 years (939-2019) of proclaimed King Ngô Quyền will be held in late April 2019 at Co Loa Citadel – the national special site in Dong Anh district.

Government religious committee holds first-quarter conference on religious affairs in Northern region

The Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) in collaboration with Dien Bien provincial People’s Committee held on March 26 a conference on the state management on belief and religion in the first quarter 2019.

Sacred Thien Ton Pagoda and Cave

Thien Ton Pagoda - Cave is one of the four most sacred temples located in the land now belonging to Hoa Lu Ancient Capital

Proposal to include the Theravada Tripitaka into the Memory of the World Register of UNESCO presented

The occasion of religious significance of presentation of the proposal to declare the Theravada Tripitaka, the sacred scripture of Buddhists, as a World Heritage as a Memory of the World to the UN Representative was held on March 23 at the Maha Maluwa (Great Terrace) of the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic.

French Muslim group suing Facebook over Christchurch video

The French Council of the Muslim Faith (CFCM) has said it is suing Facebook and YouTube for allowing the public broadcast of a live video by the man who carried out the New Zealand mosque massacre this month.

Ramuwan 2019 in Ninh Thuan

Ramuwan (New Year) is the traditional festival of Cham people who follow Islam in Ninh Thuan province.

Caodai sects hold 12th exchange conference

The established networking group for promoting exchanges by Caodai churches and organizations held its 12th conference on March 22 at Ngoc Sac Holy See under Minh Chon (Verity) Caodai Church located in Ca Mau province’s Thoi Binh district.

Government religious committee holds first-quarter conference on religious affairs in southern region

The Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) in collaboration with Ca Mau provincial government held a conference on the state governance on belief and religion in the first quarter 2019.

Việt Nam contributes to human rights council’s session

Việt Nam has made constructive contributions to the 40th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) which took place in Geneva, Switzerland over the past four weeks.

Buddhist sangha in Kon Tum holds requiem, prays for peace

The Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) chapter in Kon Tum province has collaborated with the local authorities of Kon Plong district in organizing a grand ceremony to pray for peace and prosperity.

Stop exorcisms, stick to Buddhism, pagoda told

A pagoda in Quang Ninh Province has been sanctioned after a follower sparked outrage with comments linking a rape and murder to karma.

Exchange on Buddhist culture in Vietnam & Korea held in Da Nang

As part of the Quan The Am festival 2019 taking place from March 22-24 at Quan The Am temple in Da Nang city, an exchange program on Buddhist culture between Vietnam and Korea was held on March 23.

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