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VFF in Lam Dong holds meeting with local Buddhist dignitaries

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Seminar discusses spiritual tourism in Northeastern coastal region

On August 27, the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) held a seminar in Ha Long city in the northern province of Quang Ninh, to discuss measures for boosting spiritual tourism in the Northeastern coastal region. 

Hanoi: Thach Bich parish organizes second religious dogmas contest

In two days on August 24 and 25, 2014, Thach Bich parish (Bich Hoa commune, Ung Hoa district, Hanoi city) held second religious dogmas contest in the family evangelization year 2014.  

Bao Viet Group presents gifts to children sponsored by Bo De pagoda on occasion of Moon Festival

On August 26, on the occasion of the Moon Festival 2014, Bao Viet group visited and presented gifts to orphanage children sponsored by Bo De pagoda in Hanoi

300 artists attend the National Ca Tru Singing Festival 2014

This year's festival had participations of 26 Ca tru clubs and artists from 12 provinces and cities, with total of about 300 artists.

Lam Dong province: Ma Bo chapter holds a groundbreaking ceremony for its new church

On September 3rd, 2014, at Ma Bo chapter (Duc Trong district, Lam Dong province) a stone laying ceremony was held for the construction of its new church.

Ba Ria – Vung Tau province: spiritual refreshment conference held

On September 2nd, 2014 at the Vung Tau Protestant church, a spiritual refreshment conference for 3rd quarter 2014 was held for Protestant followers in Ba Ria – Vung Tau province. Attending the ceremony were pastor Thái Phước Trường, the first Vice President of the Vietnam General Confederation of Evangelical Churches (Southern), pastoral Nguyễn Tờn, member of the General Confederation and about 500 Protestant followers in the locality.

Ok Om Bok festival named national intangible heritage

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has announced the recognition of the Ok Om Bok festival as a national intangible cultural heritage of Tra Vinh province

Nam Dinh province holds a ceremony to inaugurate a great Sakyamuni Buddha statue

On August 31st 2014, at the Centre of the Nam Dinh province’s Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) a ceremony was held to inaugurate the Sakyamuni Buddha statue and a functioning hall of Truc Lam Thien Truong.

The Tay Ninh provincial Committee for Religious Affairs visits and presents gifts to the Caodai Tay Ninh Church

On September 2nd 2014, before the Yen Dieu Tri Cung festival (one of the two great important festivals of Caodai religion annually), leaders of the Tay Ninh province Committee for Religious Affairs visited and presented gifts to the Caodai Tay Ninh Church.

Quang Binh provincial Committee for Religious Affairs held a religious training conference for local officials

To implement the working plan 2014, on August 28, 2014, at Dong Hoi city, the Quang Binh provincial Committee for Religious Affairs in coordination with the Division of Home Affairs of Dong Hoi city held an opening ceremony for the religious training conference for local officials working on religious affairs in districts of Bo Trach, Quang Ninh and Dong Hoi city.

My Tho diocese: A ceremony held for the debut of its new bishop

On August 30th 2014, at Cathedral church (No. 32 Hung Vuong street ward 7, My Tho city, Tien Giang province), My Tho diocese held a solemn ceremony for the debut of its new bishop – Bishop Peter Nguyễn Văn Khảm.

The greatest Buddha statue in Southeast Asia on display soon

According to Nam Dinh provincial VBS Executive Committee, on August 29, at Loc Vuong ward, Dam Dinh City, a Buddhist ritual was held and dedicated to Sakyamuni Buddha and Tran Quoc Tuan statues.

The Evangelical Church of Vietnam (Southern) closes its 7th Council of Clergy General Conference

On August 28, a closing ceremony for the 7th Council of Clergy General Conference was held at Da Lat Protestant Church (Da Lat City, Lam Dong province).

Dong Nai province: the provincial Committee for Religious Affairs inspects the implementation of the laws on religion in Thong Nhat district

From August 19th to August 20th, 2014, at the office of the Home Affairs Division of Thong Nhat district, the provincial Committee for Religious Affairs conducted the inspection of the implementation of the laws on religion in Thong Nhat district. The inspecting program was carried out by inspectors of the provincial Home Affairs Department.

Hanoi city: Most Venerable Thích Gia Quang presents gifts in Me Linh district

On August 26th, 2014, at the People’s Committee office in Dai Thinh commune (Me Linh district, Hanoi city) the Organizing Board of the Program for Buddhist Parents Day Festival for Buddhists and Businessman presented 40 gift boxes to children with disabilities in 18 communes in Me Linh district.

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