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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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Quan The Am festival opens in Hue

The Vietnam Buddhist Sangha in Thua Thien – Hue province held on July 21 the main ceremony of the Quan The Am festival 2019 at Tu Tuong mountain located in the province’s Huong Thuy provincial city.

Government religious committee appoints Director of Caodai Affairs Department

The Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) held on July 22 a ceremony for formally promoting Deputy Director of Caodai Affairs Department Đinh Quang Tiến as Director of the department.

Religious followers in Nam Dinh make practical contributions to social development

Nam Dinh province has a large number of religious followers. In particular, Buddhism has 30,000 Buddhists with 800 pagodas. Catholicism has 47,000   parishioners, accounting for 25% the provincial population with 662 churches.

Construction of new Caodai oratory started in Ben Tre

Nhuan Phu Tan – Khánh Thạnh Tân Caodai parish under the Tay Ninh Caodai Church in Ben Tre province held on July 21 the stone-laying ceremony for building its new oratory.

Refreshment course for wives of pastors, missionaries held in Ho Chi Minh city

The Bible and Theology Institute under the Evangelical Church of Vietnam (ECVN) (South) located in Ho Chi Minh City’s District 2 held a spiritual refreshment course for 300 wives of pastors and missionaries from Vietnam South on July 16-18.

Archeologists find 1,200-year-old mosque in Israel

Israeli archaeologists announced the discovery of ruins of an early mosque over 1,200 years old during recent archaeological excavations in Negev desert southern Israel.

Lantern Festival for honoring heroes and martyrs in Ninh Binh

The Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS)’s Executive Committee in Ninh Binh province held on July 18 a lantern festival for honoring martyrs and praying for peace, ahead of the 72nd Anniversary of the War Invalids and Martyrs Day (July 27).

Requiem prays for martyrs’ souls in Quang Tri

A requiem was held on July 20 in the southern bank of the historical Thach Han river in the central province of Quang Tri to pray for the soul of heroic martyrs.

Philippine bishops call for ‘ecological conversion’ amid climate crisis

MANILA, Philippines - Catholic bishops in the Philippines criticized “the continuing destruction of our common home” and called for “ecological conversion” amid “climate emergency.”

Quang Tri starts construction of Doc Bom cenotaph

The Labor Confederation in Quang Tri province’s Trieu Phong district started the construction of a monument at Doc Bom historical site at the ground-breaking ceremony held on July 17.

Pho Minh pagoda holds robe offering ceremony

Pho Minh pagoda located in Ho Chi Minh city’s Go Vap district held on July 17 a ceremony for presenting robe and other offerings to Buddhist dignitaries.

Quang Ngai finds solutions for preserving Han – Nom documents

A seminar on ancient documents written in old Chinese – old Vietnamese characters (Han – Nom) in Quang Ngai province was held on July 16.

Training on religious affairs held in Ho Chi Minh

The Municipal Party Committee in Ho Chi Minh city held on July 16 a training conference on religious affairs.

Hoang Phuc pagoda in Quang Binh opens summer Buddhist course for children

Hoang Phuc pagoda located in Quang Binh province’s Le Thuy district held on July 15 a ceremony for opening its summer Buddhist course 2019.

New Caodai oratory inaugurated in Ben Tre

An Nhon Caodai parish in Ben Tre province under the Correction-Path Caodai Church held on July 13 a ceremony for inaugurating its new oratory.

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