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Government religious committee reviews state administration on religion in Southern region for the 3rd quarter

The Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) in collaboration with An Giang provincial People’s Committee held on September 25 a conference on the state administration on belief and religion in the Southern region in the third quarter 2019.

Catholics in Nam Dinh make proactive contributions to community development

Catholic people and organizations in Nam Dinh province have made many practical contributions to community development in localities for the past ten years.

New Vice Chairperson of GCRA appointed

Deputy Minister for Home Affairs Nguyễn Trọng Thừa chaired a ceremony for appointing a new chairperson of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) on September 24.

Sene Dolta festival of Khmer countrymen

Sene Dolta Festival is one of important events held annually for expressing familial piety to the parents and ancestors. 

Abrahamic House of Fraternity embodies values on which foundation of UAE was built

When Pope Francis and Dr Ahmed Al Tayeb, the Grand Imam of Al Azhar, signed the Document on Human Fraternity during the pontiff’s groundbreaking and memorable visit earlier this year, it set out a blueprint of the foundations of mutual respect and understanding upon which the UAE is built. The Abrahamic Family House, unveiled on Friday in New York, is a bricks-and-mortar manifestation of that document, a beacon on the horizon enshrining the values this country holds dear. Sitting next to Louvre Abu Dhabi, itself a monument to cultural understanding across civilizations, the triptych of houses of worship will stand as an embodiment of a society that welcomes all, irrespective of backgrounds and beliefs, for generations to come.

Government religious committee organizes contest on President Ho Chi Minh and religion

The Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) held on September 23 a contest themed “President Ho Chi Minh and Religion”.

ODIHR provides new guidance on freedom of religion or belief and security

Amidst increasing security-driven restrictions on the right to freedom of religion or belief in the OSCE region, the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) published Freedom of Religion or Belief and Security: Policy Guidance on 19 September 2019. 

New Caodai oratory to be built in Ben Tre

A ground-breaking ceremony for the construction of Phu Hung oratory under the Tay Ninh Caodai Church located in Ben Tre province’s Phu Hung town was held on September 9.

Culture of care is essential for the common good, pope tells doctors

With so many changes and huge technological advancements in the field of medicine, health care must always be at the service of the whole individual, including a supportive relationship between patient and medical professionals, Pope Francis said.

Ox racing festival at Ro Temple 2019

The annual ox racing festival at Ro Temple 2019 took place on September 21, in An Giang province’s Tinh Bien District, attracting 24 pairs of oxen from localities in the district.

Buddhist temple in Da Nang sends relief to flood victims in Quang Binh

A delegation of Ngoc Co Buddhist Temple located in Da Nang City paid on September 20 a visit to locals seriously affected by recent floods in communes of Van Hoa and Mai Hoa in Quang Binh province’s Tuyen Hoa District.

Images of GCRA delegation’s visit to China

A delegation led by Chairman of the Government for Religious Affairs (GCRA) Vũ Chiến Thắng paid a working visit to China from September 16-20.

Festivals held to commemorate death anniversary of General Trần Quốc Tuấn

Tran Temple festival in Nam Dinh province was kicked off on September 18 at the Tran Temple – Thap pagoda historical relic.

Government religious committee receives USCIRF delegation

Vice Chairman of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) Bùi Thanh Hà hosted on September 19 the reception for a delegation from the United States Commission for International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) led by Commissioner Anurima Bhargava.

Kate Festival 2019 in Ninh Thuan

The Kate Festival 2019 of the Cham Brahmin community in Ninh Thuan province will take place from September 27-29.

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