Government Religious Committee official receives delegation of ECVN (North)


Vice Chairman of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) Nguyễn Tiến Trọng on April 4 received and had exchanges with the Standing Executive Committee of the Evangelical Church of Vietnam (ECVN) (North) led by Pastor President Bùi Văn Sản.

At the reception

Joining the event included Head of the Protestant Affairs Division under the GCRA Thiều Thị Hương.

Vice Chairman Nguyễn Tiến Trọng speaks at the event

During the event, Vice Chairman of the GCRA Nguyễn Tiến Trọng highly appreciated religious practices of the ECVN (North) over the past years and expressed hope that the Church would continue maintaining stability and foster unity. He briefed about new policies and laws related to religion including the amended Land Law, the Decree No. 95 replacing the Decree 162 dated on December 30, 2017 detailing articles and measures to implement the law on belief & religion 2016.


Pastor Bùi Văn Sản, President of ECVN (North) speaks at the event

Speaking with the host, Pastor President Bùi Văn Sản noted that, thanks to guidance and support from the GCRA’s and local authorities, religious practices of the Church’s members have been ensured in stable and lawful manners. In 2023, the Church has established new representative committees and new congregations in provinces of Thanh Hoa, Dien Bien, Son La and Bac Kan, and organized several programs for spiritual refreshment and tenet training, etc.

He informed that in 2024, the Church would continue coordinating with provincial authorities for the establishment of more local branches of the Church, receipt of certificates of land use rights, and registration of new Protestant congregations, as well as opening new refreshment and tenet training conferences, Christmas programs and translation of Bible into ethnic languages, etc.

Head of the GCRA’s Protestant Affairs Division Thiều Thị Hương also had exchanges on practical issues raised by the Church’s pastors relating affairs of the Church in 2024, including annual religious activities, religious events with large participants or foreign elements.


Anh Khôi