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Ben Tre authorities hold religious affairs training for local officials

Religious youth festival held in Đà Nẵng

Quang Binh authorities extend congratulation to provincial VBS chapter on Buddhist Parents Day 2019

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2,000 youth attend Buddhist summer camp in Ha Noi

The Buddhist Youth Summer Camp 2019 themed "The Spirit of Thang Long" took place at Khai Nguyen pagoda in Son Tay district of Ha Noi city from July 25-28.

Top legislator pays tribute to fallen soldiers

Politburo member and National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân on July 24 paid tribute to fallen soldiers at the Ben Duoc Memorial Temple and the Sai Gon-Cho Lon-Gia Dinh Revolution Memorial Complex in Cu Chi district, Ho Chi Minh City, on the occasion of the 72nd War Invalids and Martyrs Day (July 27). 

VBS proposes eliminating votive paper burning, moneymaking practices during Vu Lan festival

The Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) has sent an official  note to its chapters nationwide requesting proper organization of the Buddhist Parents Day (Vu Lan festival) 2019 - B.E. 2563.

Fire damages 150 statues at Buddhist pagoda in Kien Giang

A large hall in Ta Bet Pagoda located in Kien Giang province’s Chau Thanh district caught fire in early morning on July 19, damaging as many as 150 Buddhist statues.

Keeping alive Bả trạo singing in whale worshipping rites

Bả trạo singing, the once popular worshipping singing by fishermen in coastal areas of central provinces from Quảng Nam to Bình Thuận, is facing a risk of disappearance.

Vietnam Buddhist Sangha chapter in Ninh Thuan reviews six-month Buddhist affairs

The Executive Committee of Vietnam Buddhist Sangha chapter in Ninh Thuan province held on July 19 a meeting for reviewing its performance in first 6 months of 2019.

Quan The Am festival opens in Hue

The Vietnam Buddhist Sangha in Thua Thien – Hue province held on July 21 the main ceremony of the Quan The Am festival 2019 at Tu Tuong mountain located in the province’s Huong Thuy provincial city.

Religious followers in Nam Dinh make practical contributions to social development

Nam Dinh province has a large number of religious followers. In particular, Buddhism has 30,000 Buddhists with 800 pagodas. Catholicism has 47,000   parishioners, accounting for 25% the provincial population with 662 churches.

Construction of new Caodai oratory started in Ben Tre

Nhuan Phu Tan – Khánh Thạnh Tân Caodai parish under the Tay Ninh Caodai Church in Ben Tre province held on July 21 the stone-laying ceremony for building its new oratory.

Refreshment course for wives of pastors, missionaries held in Ho Chi Minh city

The Bible and Theology Institute under the Evangelical Church of Vietnam (ECVN) (South) located in Ho Chi Minh City’s District 2 held a spiritual refreshment course for 300 wives of pastors and missionaries from Vietnam South on July 16-18.

Lantern Festival for honoring heroes and martyrs in Ninh Binh

The Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS)’s Executive Committee in Ninh Binh province held on July 18 a lantern festival for honoring martyrs and praying for peace, ahead of the 72nd Anniversary of the War Invalids and Martyrs Day (July 27).

Requiem prays for martyrs’ souls in Quang Tri

A requiem was held on July 20 in the southern bank of the historical Thach Han river in the central province of Quang Tri to pray for the soul of heroic martyrs.

Quang Tri starts construction of Doc Bom cenotaph

The Labor Confederation in Quang Tri province’s Trieu Phong district started the construction of a monument at Doc Bom historical site at the ground-breaking ceremony held on July 17.

Pho Minh pagoda holds robe offering ceremony

Pho Minh pagoda located in Ho Chi Minh city’s Go Vap district held on July 17 a ceremony for presenting robe and other offerings to Buddhist dignitaries.

Quang Ngai finds solutions for preserving Han – Nom documents

A seminar on ancient documents written in old Chinese – old Vietnamese characters (Han – Nom) in Quang Ngai province was held on July 16.

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