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Protestantism in Dong Thap and Binh Thuan provinces organize summer camps for youth

Within the annual working program, Dong Nai and Binh Thuan provinces’ Protestant Representative Board in collaboration with Juvenile Committee of the Evangelical Church of Vietnam (South) organized summer camps for Protestant youth in the localities. 

Thanksgiving ceremony for 50th year anniversary of construction of Tay Linh church

On June 19, 2014, Tay Linh parish’s followers gathered to welcome Archbishop Francis Xavier Lê Văn Hồng, the new prelate of diocese, Vice Chairman of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Vietnam, Archbishop of Hue archdiocese and priests to celebrate 50th year anniversary of construction of Tay Linh church

The Central Executive Committee of Hòa Hảo Buddhism celebrates its 75th founding anniversary

On June 15, 2014, The Central Executive Committee of Hòa Hảo Buddhism celebrates its 75th founding anniversary at An Hòa Pagoda, Phú Mỹ town, Phú Tân district, An Giang province. 

Quang Nam: Protestant Chapter holds ceremony to inaugurate its new church and celebrate 85th founding anniversary

On June 12, 2014, the Thu Bon’s Protestant Church, Quang Nam province solemnly held a ceremony to inaugurate its new church and celebrate 85th founding anniversary. Attending the ceremony were representatives of local authorities, pastor Thái Phước Trường – the first Vice President and dignitaries, deacons and more than 600 believers inside and outside the church.

Cần Thơ: Conference of Protestant dignitaries held

On June 10th, 2014, the Can Tho’s Protestant Representative Committee under General Confederation of Evangelical Churches of Vietnam (Southern) held a working conference of pastors, missionaries and deacons at Ô Môn church, Cần Thơ city.

Thanh Hoa’s Congregation of the Lovers of the Holy Cross holds a ceremony for Thanksgiving and Perpetual Vow

On June 7th, 2014, at Thanh Hoa diocese’s Cathedral Church, a ceremony was held for thanksgiving of Golden Jubilee of Professional Vow for 3 nuns and Perpetual Vow making for 8 nuns of the Lovers for the Holy Cross of Thanh Hoa.

Go Vap Congregation of the Lovers of the Holy Cross holds a ceremony for Thanksgiving and Perpetual Vow

On June 9th, 2014, Go Vap Congregation of the Lovers of the Holy Cross held a ceremony for Professional Vow making anniversary for 12 nuns and Perpetual Vow making for 27 nuns at its headquarters at No. 578 Le Duc Tho, 16 ward, Ho Chi Minh city.

Positive change in state governance on Hòa Hảo Buddhism in An Giang province

An Giang is a border province with population of 2,1 million people, including over 1,5 million religious followers  making 82.1% of the total population, there are 12 religious organizations and denominations in An Giang province including: Buddhism (Mahayana and Khmer Theravada); 4 Caodaist sects (Caodai Tay Ninh Church, Caodai Correct Path Church, Ante-Creation Church, Caodai Verity Church), Catholicism, Protestantism, Islamic, Pure land Buddhist Association, Tứ Ân Hiếu Nghĩa and Bửu Sơn Kỳ Hương. Especially, An Giang province is the birthplace of Hòa Hảo Buddhism, Tứ Ân Hiếu Nghĩa and Bửu Sơn Kỳ Hương.

Three more pagodas to be completed in Spratly Islands

According to the construction plan, in the June 2014, Vietnam Buddhist Sangha will inaugurate three pagodas in Spratly Islands at three Islands: Nam Yet, Son Ca, Phan Vinh. So, currently there are six pagodas in Song Tu Tay, Sinh Ton, Trương Sa Lon, Nam Yet, Son Ca and Phan Vinh on the Vietnam’s Spratly Islands.

Chairman of Vietnam Fatherland Front congratulates the founding anniversary of Hòa Hảo Buddhism

On the occasion of the 75th founding anniversary of the Hòa Hảo Buddhism, on June 10, 2014, Chairman of Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Nguyễn Thiện  Nhân sent a congratulating letter to the Executive Committee, representative boards at local levels and all followers of Hòa Hảo Buddhism.

Tay Ninh province: Buddha statue placing ceremony held at Hiep Long pagoda

On June 8, 2014, Abbot of Hiep Long pagoda held a ceremony to install a Buddha statute in Hiep Long pagoda at Cay Da village, Hiep Thanh commune, Go Dau district, Tay Ninh province

Soc Trang province: workshop held for dissemination of the law to religious dignitaries and ethnic elites

On June 6, 2014, the Provincial Vietnamese Fatherland Front Committee held a workshop for dissemination of the law to nearly 500 religious dignitaries and ethnic elites of 11 communes and districts in the locality.

Tien Giang: Buddhist summer retreat course at Sắc Tứ Linh Thứu Pagoda holds an extracurricular activity

On June 5th, 2014, in coordination with the provincial Committee for Religious Affairs under Department of Home Affairs, the Buddhist summer retreat course 2014 (B.E 2558) organized a extracurricular program at Sắc Tứ Linh Thứu Pagoda in Chau Thanh commune, Tien Giang province, with participation of 120 Buddhist nuns.

Executive Board of the Pure Land Buddhist Home-Practice Association issues message regarding current situation in the East Sea

On June 2nd, 2014, the Executive Board of Pure Land Buddhist Home – Practice Association issued Notification No 71/BTS.TW calling on the dignitaries and followers to direct their attention to the home islands, and oppose to China’s brazen placement of oil rig Haiyang Shiyou 981 in Vietnam’s exclusive economic zone which infringed upon Vietnam’s sovereignty, and jurisdiction rights over Paracel island.

The Executive Board of Bac Ninh’s Vietnam Buddhist Sangha organizes prayers for peace in the East Sea

On June 4, 2014, at the Dai Thanh pagoda, Kinh Bac ward, Bac Ninh city, the Executive Board of Bac Ninh’s Vietnam Buddhist Sangha organized prayers for peace in the East Sea.

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