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Religious affairs training for local officials held in Bac Ninh

Meeting with religious dignitaries, outstanding people of ethnic groups in Binh Thuan

Religious affairs training held in Tien Giang

Religion in Kien Giang proactively engage in environmental protection

Security delegation from Sepon district visits Hoang Phuc pagoda in Quang Binh

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Nam Dinh province: holds conference to review the movement “all people protecting national security in religious regions”

On June 24, 2014, Nam Dinh province held a meeting to review the movement “all people protecting national security in religious regions” (1994 - 2014)”. 

Phổ Hiền pagoda holds a requiem ceremony at Truong Son cemetery

On June 22nd, the ashrams of Phổ Hiền pagoda led by Superior Nun Thích Tâm Hạnh- abbess of the pagoda, and Buddhist dignitaries of Đà Nẵng’s Vietnam Buddhist Sangha and more than 250 Buddhists came to Truong Son cemetery (Gio Linh commune, Quang Tri province) to conduct Buddhist rituals wishing for the well-being of Martyrs.

Hồ Chí Minh city: Protestant Church holds a ceremony for Thanksgiving and celebration of 40th founding anniversary

On June 21st, 2014, at Phú Thọ Hòa church, a ceremony was held for Thanksgiving and celebration of 40th founding anniversary. 

Vĩnh Long: Spiritual refreshment conference for Protestant dignitaries and deacons

On June 21st, 2014, the Protestant Representative Board of Vĩnh Long and Trà Vinh provinces under the General Confederation of Evangelical Churches of Vietnam (Southern) held a spiritual refreshment conference for dignitaries, evangelists and deacons in the two provinces. The program took place at Trà Ôn church, Vĩnh Long province.

Cao Dai religion issues message on Vietnam’s sovereignty on sea border

On June 17, 2014, in the context of China’s infringement on Vietnam’s sovereignty over its seas and islands, the Management Council of Cao Dai Organizations and Churches (consisting of leading dignitaries from 9 Cao Dai Organizations, 01 Cao Dai Practicing Sect and 8 separate Cao Dai Churches) held a meeting in Ben Tre province and issued a message expressing their national spirit regarding China’s illegally placing of oil rig HD 981 and escorting ships deep into Vietnam’s exclusive economic zone and continental shelf.

Cham people welcome Ramuwan new year

On June 25, 2014, Cham ethnic people in the central province of Binh Thuan commenced celebrations to welcome the traditional Ramuwan New Year, the most culturally important festival of the Cham Islamic community in the locality. 

Tien Giang: Buddhist summer retreat course at Sắc tứ Linh Thứu pagoda (Chau Thanh) learns Decree No. 92/2012/NĐ-CP

On June 26th, 2014, the Organization Board of the Buddhist summer retreat course 2014 (B.E 2558) at Sắc Tứ Linh Thứu pagoda invited the provincial Committee for Religious Affairs under Department of Home Affairs to disseminate the Decree No. 92/2012/NĐ-CP dated 11/8/2012 of the Government detailing and providing measures for implementation of the Ordinance on Belief and Religion for nearly 120 Buddhist nuns.

Representative Committee of the Islamic Community in Tay Ninh province celebrates Ramadan festival

Every year on the 9th month of the Islamic calendar, Islamic followers in the world celebrate the holy month of Ramadan (comparing with the calendar, the fasting month this year begin earlier, from June 28 to July 28, 2014)

An Giang province: Cham ethnic people celebrate Ramadan festival

On June 25 2014, at Mubarak mosque, Chau Giang village, Chau Phong commune, Tan Chau town, An Giang province, Mr. Vũ Trọng Hữu, Director of Department of Culture and Social Affairs under the Southwest Steering Committee and An Giang Islam Representative Committee and Islamic followers celebrated the fasting month of Ramadan festival

The Vietnam Buddhist Sangha delegation visits Son Ca island

On June 23, 2014 the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) held a ceremony to install the Buddha statute presented by PM Nguyễn Tấn Dũng at Linh Son pagoda (Son Ca island under Truong Sa islands).

Soc Trang fosters Buddhist administrative knowledge and abbot profession

On June 15th, 2014, the Executive Board of Soc Trang’s Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) organized a training course for fostering Buddhist administrative knowledge and abbot profession for 215 Buddhist dignitaries, monks and nuns ... from the pagodas, temples, and shrines in the province.

The ground-breaking ceremony held for construction of Xa Tac pagoda

On June 17th, at Xa Tac relic temple, Mong Cai city (Quang Ninh), the Executive Board of the provincial Vietnam Buddhist Sangha held a ground-breaking ceremony for construction of Xa Tac pagoda and prayers for peace in the East Sea. 

Ha Tinh: Fostering knowledge of security and defense for religious deacons

Implementing the Decision 817/QD-BQP dated 27/3/2009 of Ministry of Defense on promulgating the program for fostering knowledge of security and defense for religious deacons, Board of Security and Defense Education at Huong Khe district held a security and defense training workshop for religious deacons in the district.

Sovereignty steles in Spratly island recognized as national relics.

According to Khanh Hoa’s Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism signed a decision to recognize the sovereignty steles at Song Tu Tay island (Song Tu Tay commune) and Nam Yen island (Sinh Ton commune) in the Spratly island as national historic relics.

Ensuring security and order in Northwest region

On June 21, 2014, at Bac Kan province, the Northwest Steering Committee held a meeting on ensuring order and security in the four provinces Cao Bang, Bac Kan, Tuyen Quang and Thai Nguyen. Deputy PM  Nguyễn Xuân Phúc, Head of  the Northwest Steering Committee chaired the meeting. 

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