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Government religious committee leader visits Bui Chu Cathedral

Dr. Vũ Chiến Thắng, Chairman of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs paid a visit to the Cathedral of Bui Chu Diocese on May 7.

Vice President Đặng Thị Ngọc Thịnh extends Vesak greetings to Buddhists establishments in Vietnam South

Vice President Đặng Thị Ngọc Thịnh visited several Buddhist establishments and met with Buddhist dignitaries in Vietnam South on May 7 ahead  of the Buddha’s Birthday 2019 (B.E.2563).

VBS Chapter in Ha Giang celebrates Vesak Day 2018

The Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) Chapter in Ha Giang province held on May 7 a solemn ceremony to celebrate the Buddha’s Birthday 2019 (B.E. 2563) at Nam Dau pagoda in Vi Xuyen district.

Over 1,600 delegates register for UN Day of Vesak

As many as 1,650 delegates from 112 countries and territories worldwide have registered to attend the 16th United Nations Day of Vesak scheduled for May 12-14 in the northern province of Ha Nam, according to organisers. 

About 7,200 volunteers to serve UN Vesak Day celebration

About 7,200 members of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union and volunteers will be serving the upcoming United Nations Day of Vesak 2019.

Party official visits Buddhists in southern localities

Politburo member, Secretary of the Party Central Committee and head of its Mass Mobilisation Commission Trương Thị Mai on May 5 visited and extended greetings to Buddhist dignitaries in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho on the occasion of the Buddha’s 2563rd birth anniversary.

Shared meals and torch-lit parades: Indonesia Muslims welcome Ramadan

From cleaning up relatives' graves and sharing food with the poor to holding colourful torch-lit street parades, millions of Indonesians are getting ready to welcome the holy month of Ramadan in the world's populous Muslim-majority country.

Sri Lanka expels 200 clerics after attacks as Catholics celebrate Mass in private

Sri Lanka has banned about 200 Muslim clerics as a security operation and investigation continue into the Easter Sunday massacre that killed more than 250 people.

Trump, others offer sympathies, as hate crime motive probed in synagogue attack

Authorities in Poway say they are reviewing social media of 19-year-old suspect to establish motive behind deadly shooting.

Vicars and priests to be trained in how to deal with church terror attack

It comes as intelligence suggests the chance of assaults on churches by Isis fanatics is at an "all-time high".

McMaster University Receives Major Grant from Japan’s Society for the Promotion of Buddhism

The Society for the Promotion of Buddhism, known in Japanese as Bukkyo Dendo Kyokai (BDK), has awarded McMaster University C$1.2 million (US$891,000) to establish a Numata Visiting Scholar Program in Buddhist Studies. The grant comes as the Department of Religious Studies at McMaster University, based in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, is experiencing heightened interest in its Buddhist Studies program.

VBS in Kon Tum holds meeting on UN Vesak 2019

The Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) Executive Committee in Kon Tum held on April 30 a meeting on UN Vesak 2019 at its office based in Hue Chieu pagoda.

Vietnam evangelical church inaugurates new rural bridge in Tien Giang

The Vietnam Evangelical Church (South)’s Representative Committee in Tien Giang province in collaboration with the provincial Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) held on April 26 a ceremony for inauguration of the new rural bridge located in My Thanh Nam commune, the province’s Cai Lay district.

Deputy PM urges thorough preparations for UN Day of Vesak in Vietnam

Deputy Prime Minister Trương Hòa Bình visited the Tam Chuc Temple in the northern province of Ha Nam on May 2 to inspect preparations for the UN Day of Vesak, to be held in Vietnam in mid-May.

GCRA holds legal workshop for Christian Fellowship Church in Lai Chau

The Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) held from April 26-27 a legal workshop in Lai Chau province for guiding religious practices of the Vietnam Christian Fellowship Church in the province.

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