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Da Nang municipal authorities promulgate coordination regulation between home affairs and culture& sports departments on belief

Authorities in Ninh Thuan exchange with religious organizations on preventive measures against Covid-19 disease

Binh Phuoc authorities carry out disinfection at religious worshipping places

Vietnam to cancel religious events in coronavirus counter measure

Models gathering Catholic women established in Ha Tinh

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Sen Village Festival 2020 to take place in mid-May

The annual Sen (Lotus) Village Festival 2020 will be held from May 15 to 19 in Vinh City, Nam Dan District and other districts and towns in Nghe An Province to show gratitude to President Hồ Chí Minh.

Social charities by Buddhists in localities in first lunar month

In the first lunar month of the traditional New Year 2020, Buddhists in the provinces proactively engaged in social, charitable activities for supporting disadvantaged people.

Multi-faith Leaders Push Australian Government to Act on Climate Change

The People’s Climate Assembly (PCA), co-hosted by multi-faith leaders from the Australian Religious Response to Climate Change (ARRCC), gathered outside Parliament House in Canberra on 4 February, calling on the Australian government to take action on climate change. As a part of the peaceful protest, Anglican priest Fr. Rod Bower led an interfaith mourning ritual for victims of the widespread bushfires that have razed large areas of Australia. The ceremony of mourning was organized by the Canberra Interfaith Forum and the Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture.

Da Nang municipal authorities to allow construction of new belief worshipping places

As informed by the Da Nang city Committee for Religious Affairs on February 13, the municipal authorities have instructed relevant departments to enhance the state administration on belief.

Government Religious Committee meets with Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Vietnam on prevention measures against coronavirus threats

Chairman of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) Vũ Chiến Thắng had on February 12 exchanges with Archbishop Joseph Nguyễn Chí Linh, President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Vietnam (CBCV) on the novel coronavirus (nCoV).

Patriotic monk association in Tra Vinh support building charitable house for poor family

The Association for Solidarity of Patriotic Monks in Tra Vinh province’s Cau Ngang district in collaboration with district authorities held on February 12 a ceremony for handing over a charitable house to Mr. Thach Kim’s family in the district’s Hiep Hoa commune.

GCRA’s Party committee reviews performance 2019

The Party Committee of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) held on February 12 a meeting for reviewing its activities 2019 and outlining plans of work 2020.

Whale worshipping festival held in Quang Nam

A whale worshiping festival (known as Cau Ngu in Vietnamese) took place on February 9 in Sam Linh Tay village, Nui Thanh district, Quang Nam province. 

Government Religious Committee urges religious organizations to strengthen preventive measures against coronavirus threats

The Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) in collaboration with the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) held on February 11 a meeting on the prevention and fight against the acute respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus (nCoV).

Correction-Path Caodai Church holds annual High Council’s meeting

The Correction-Path Caodai Church held on February 8 its annual meeting of the church’s High Council – the highest representative body.

Vietnam Baptist church extends visit to religious committee in Gia Lai

A delegation led by Pastor President of the Vietnam Baptist Church Nguyễn Võ Khánh Giám paid on February 6 a visit to the Committee for Religious Affairs in Gia Lai province, on occasion of the Lunar New Year 2020.

Attractions reopened despite coronavirus spread

Historical and cultural relic sites and natural landscapes can be opened to tourists but operators must comply with coronavirus infection prevention and control measures, according to a public dispatch released by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism on February 6.

Fishermen in Ba Ria Vung Tau pray for new fishing season

Binh Chau commune People’s Committee in Ba Ria Vung Tau province’s Xuyen Moc district held on February 5 a ceremony for launching the fishing season 2020.

Council of Europe passes resolution to stop workplace discrimination against people of faith

The Council of Europe has adopted a resolution upholding the duty of member states' to protect people of faith against discrimination in the workplace because of their beliefs.

Agricultural worship of Dao ethnic people in Northwestern region

Migrating to Vietnam from many different regions during last seven centuries, members of Dao ethnic groups became indigenous residents in the mountains of the Northeast, Northwest and Truong Son range.

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