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LFNC delegation concludes Vietnam visit

Vietnam, Laos share experience in state management of religious affairs

Ben Tre authorities hold religious affairs training for local officials

Religious youth festival held in Đà Nẵng

Quang Binh authorities extend congratulation to provincial VBS chapter on Buddhist Parents Day 2019

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Government religious committee holds Northern religious affairs training

The Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) opened a training conference on religious affairs for North region at a ceremony held in Thai Binh province on July 30.

Hue Archdiocese holds missionary training

Hue Archdiocese organized a training course with the title “Baptized and Sent” for missionaries in the Hue Archdiocese on July 24-26.

Phan Rang Protestant Church holds bible course 2019

Phan Rang Evangelical Chapter under the Evangelical Church of Vietnam (ECVN) held from July 15-25 the bible course 2019 for 93 Protestant followers in the province.

Dak Glei district authorities hold exchange meeting with dignitaries of World Mission Church

Dak Glei district People’s Committee in Kon Tum province held on July 26 an exchange meeting with dignitaries of the United World Mission Church in the locality.

Khmer monks in Go Quao district make proactive contribution to local development

Go Quao district in Kien Giang province currently has 10,441 Khmer households, accounting for 31.29 percent of the population in the district. Most of them follow Theravada Buddhism with 14 worshipping pagodas.

2,000 youth attend Buddhist summer camp in Ha Noi

The Buddhist Youth Summer Camp 2019 themed "The Spirit of Thang Long" took place at Khai Nguyen pagoda in Son Tay district of Ha Noi city from July 25-28.

Top legislator pays tribute to fallen soldiers

Politburo member and National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân on July 24 paid tribute to fallen soldiers at the Ben Duoc Memorial Temple and the Sai Gon-Cho Lon-Gia Dinh Revolution Memorial Complex in Cu Chi district, Ho Chi Minh City, on the occasion of the 72nd War Invalids and Martyrs Day (July 27). 

Singapore to update law on religious harmony to address spread of hate speech, identity politics

Amid the prevalence of identity politics and hate speech on social media, Singapore will need to update a 30-year-old law that safeguards religious harmony, Minister for Home Affairs and Law K. Shanmugam said on Wednesday (July 24).

Muslim cleric who hid Christians during attacks honored in the US

The US government is honoring an 83-year-old Muslim cleric who hid 262 Christians in his home and mosque during an attack in central Nigeria.

VBS proposes eliminating votive paper burning, moneymaking practices during Vu Lan festival

The Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) has sent an official  note to its chapters nationwide requesting proper organization of the Buddhist Parents Day (Vu Lan festival) 2019 - B.E. 2563.

Scholars Inch Closer to Understanding and Sharing Ancient Buddhist Manuscripts

Researchers at the University of Sydney may be a step closer to helping Buddhist scholars understand and share the ancient wisdom contained within 2,000-year-old Gandharan manuscripts, and through their painstaking work, digitized versions of the centuries-old texts should soon be made accessible to the public.*

Fire damages 150 statues at Buddhist pagoda in Kien Giang

A large hall in Ta Bet Pagoda located in Kien Giang province’s Chau Thanh district caught fire in early morning on July 19, damaging as many as 150 Buddhist statues.

This Ancient Mosque in Israel May Have Been Built Just a Few Years After Muhammed's Death

The remains of a humble house of worship have been discovered in Rahat, Israel.

Keeping alive Bả trạo singing in whale worshipping rites

Bả trạo singing, the once popular worshipping singing by fishermen in coastal areas of central provinces from Quảng Nam to Bình Thuận, is facing a risk of disappearance.

Vietnam Buddhist Sangha chapter in Ninh Thuan reviews six-month Buddhist affairs

The Executive Committee of Vietnam Buddhist Sangha chapter in Ninh Thuan province held on July 19 a meeting for reviewing its performance in first 6 months of 2019.

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