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Vietnam ensures exercise of religious freedom

Vietnam ensures exercise of religious freedom

The adoption of the Law on Belief and Religion in 2016 was an important legal reform in Vietnam, creating a firm legal framework to better ensure citizens’ rights to freedom of belief and religion.

US State Department must respect truth about VN’s religion situation

US State Department must respect truth about VN’s religion situation

The International Religious Freedom Report for 2016 recently released by the US Department of State again does not reflect correctly the real religion and belief situation in Vietnam as well as the country’s achievements in ensuring the right to freedom of religion.

Draft law protects religious freedom of all people: conference

Draft law protects religious freedom of all people: conference

The draft Law on Belief and Religion has protected the religious freedom of people from all social strata, as well as the practice of religious organisations, said Most Venerable Thich Duc Thien, General Secretary of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha’s Executive Council.

Vietnam’s religious freedom in real life

Vietnam’s religious freedom in real life

Though casting a fairly positive light on Vietnam’s irrefutable achievements in ensuring religious and belief freedom, the report on global religious freedom issued by the US Department of State on August 10 still contains contents exposing a narrow mindset, biased outlook and a lack of goodwill.

Vietnam responds to US 2014 religious freedom report

Vietnam responds to US 2014 religious freedom report

(VOV) - On October 15, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Le Hai Binh gave the media Vietnam’s response to the US Department of State’s report on international religious freedom in 2014, including the situation in Vietnam.

Vietnam, EU share experience in ensuring religious freedom

Vietnam, EU share experience in ensuring religious freedom

More than 100 representatives from State agencies and embassies of European Union (EU) member states in Vietnam, foreign experts and religious dignitaries gathered at a seminar in Hanoi on October 8 to discuss policies and laws ensuring belief and religious freedom in Vietnam.

US, Vietnam talk religious issue

US, Vietnam talk religious issue

(VOV) - On August 28, Vice President - General Secretary of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee Vu Trong Kim received Professor Mary Ann Glendon, commissioner of the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF).

Experts discuss draft law on belief and religion

The draft Law on Belief and Religion should institutionalise the Party’s viewpoints and the 2013 Constitution in order to ensure the right to belief and religious freedom of all people, as heard at an expert consultation held in Hanoi on July 23.

Vietnam works to protect religious freedom

Vietnam works to protect religious freedom

Heiner Beilefeldt, UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion and belief, presented to the 28th session of the UN Human Rights Council the main findings of his visit to Vietnam from July 21 to 31, 2014.

Christmas greetings to Hue Catholics

Ha Thi Khiet, Party Secretary, extended season’s greetings to dignitaries of the Hue Archdiocese and Catholic followers in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue on December 10 in the run up to Christmas.

Vietnam fulfils int’l commitments on religious freedom

Vietnam fulfils int’l commitments on religious freedom

(VOV) -Vietnam, its agencies and localities have created conditions for Heiner Bielefeldt, a UN Special Rapporteur on religious freedom, to accomplish his July 21-31 mission in the country, meeting its commitment to the international community.

Truth behind extremist acts in My Yen parish

Truth behind extremist acts in My Yen parish

(VOV) - Several websites overseas recently published stories, allegedly accusing the Nghe An provincial administration of repressing Catholics in My Yen parish, Nghi Phuong commune, Nghi Loc district. What is the truth behind these slanderous allegations?

Diplomatic sector raises Vietnam’s profile globally

Diplomatic sector raises Vietnam’s profile globally

(VOV) - Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh has affirmed Vietnam’s diplomatic sector has worked very hard during the past 68 years to contribute greatly to national development and international integration.

President Sang’s US visit a great success

President Sang’s US visit a great success

(VOV) - Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh says the most notable result of President Sang’s visit is that both sides decided to establish the comprehensive partnership, laying a firm foundation for stronger Vietnam-US ties in the future.

US Congressman rejects Vietnam Human Rights Act

US Congressman rejects Vietnam Human Rights Act

(VOV) - American Samoa’s delegate to the US House of Representatives, Eni Faleomavaega, has criticised the House Foreign Affairs Committee for passing a Human Rights Act that he says does not reflect the full truth of the situation in Vietnam.

Religion Ordinance to be revised

Religion Ordinance to be revised

(VOV) - The 2004 Ordinance on Religion and Belief will be amended to keep pace with rapid changes in society, a conference was told in Hanoi on May 29.

Deputy PM meets with Vietnam Christian Mission

Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has affirmed Vietnam’s consistent policy of respecting people’s rights to religious and belief freedom, and asked Christian dignitaries and followers to be more united and support each other to ensure social welfare and further develop the country.