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Caodai sects hold 12th exchange conference

The established networking group for promoting exchanges by Caodai churches and organizations held its 12th conference on March 22 at Ngoc Sac Holy See under Minh Chon (Verity) Caodai Church located in Ca Mau province’s Thoi Binh district.

Government religious committee holds first-quarter conference on religious affairs in southern region

The Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) in collaboration with Ca Mau provincial government held a conference on the state governance on belief and religion in the first quarter 2019.

Việt Nam contributes to human rights council’s session

Việt Nam has made constructive contributions to the 40th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) which took place in Geneva, Switzerland over the past four weeks.

Buddhist sangha in Kon Tum holds requiem, prays for peace

The Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) chapter in Kon Tum province has collaborated with the local authorities of Kon Plong district in organizing a grand ceremony to pray for peace and prosperity.

Stop exorcisms, stick to Buddhism, pagoda told

A pagoda in Quang Ninh Province has been sanctioned after a follower sparked outrage with comments linking a rape and murder to karma.

Exchange on Buddhist culture in Vietnam & Korea held in Da Nang

As part of the Quan The Am festival 2019 taking place from March 22-24 at Quan The Am temple in Da Nang city, an exchange program on Buddhist culture between Vietnam and Korea was held on March 23.

Government religious committee asks VBS to verify information relating Ba Vang pagoda

Right after the information and videos published in newspapers and internet with alleged superstitious activities in Ba Vang pagoda, the Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) on March 20 sent separate official notes to Quang Ninh provincial religious committee and the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha’s (VBS) Executive Council.

Cuong temple festival opens in Nghe An

Cuong temple festival in Nghe An province’s Dien Chau district is taking place from March 17-21.

Nghinh Ong festival kicks off in Ca Mau

Nghinh Ong (Whale worshipping) festival in Song Doc town of Ca Mau province’s Tran Van Thoi district kicked off on March 20.

New deacons ordained in Hue Archdiocese

Eight new deacons from the Congregation of the Sacred Heart of Hue and six new deacons from the archdiocese were ordained at a solemn ceremony held on March 19 in Hue Archdiocese.

GCRA set up assisting team helping UN Day of Vesak celebrations

An assisting team of the Joint-working Group established for helping the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) hosting the UN Day of Vesak 2019 in Vietnam has been set up at a meeting held on March 19.

Australia boosts security for mosques, places of worship

Morrison said he would provide $39 million in 'community safety grants' with a priority placed on security at 'religious schools, places of religious worship and religious assembly.

China issues white paper on anti-terrorism, human rights protection in Xinjiang

The State Council Information Office on Monday issued a white paper on the fight against terrorism and extremism and human rights protection in Xinjiang.

Huong Pagoda welcomes over 1 million visitors

Huong Pagoda Festival, the longest of its kind in Vietnam, has welcomed over 1 million visitors so far this year, according to the organizing board.

Court gives Islamic authority deadline in holy site closure

The Jordanian-appointed waqf council that oversees Muslim holy sites in Jerusalem has 60 days to respond to the closure of a disputed compound near the Golden Gate in Jerusalem's Old City, the Jerusalem Magistrates' Court said on Sunday.

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