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Vietnam promotes Buddhist discourse with social network

The Buddhist Sangha of Vietnam announced the launch of its own social network Saturday at the Tam Chuc Pagoda.

China putting minority Muslims in 'concentration camps,' US says

The United States accused China Friday of putting well more than a million minority Muslims in “concentration camps.”

Blaze devastates Notre-Dame, Paris firefighters fear for one bell tower

A massive fire consumed Notre-Dame Cathedral Monday, destroying the roof of the historic Paris landmark in a roaring blaze as firefighters battled to prevent one of the main bell towers from collapsing.
April 16, 2019 | 07:41 am GMT+7

Ahead of LGBT+ crackdown, fleeing Bruneians fear for friends back home

The incoming Islamic law in Brunei that punishes LGBT+ people with whipping, stoning or death for same-sex activity has made many flee for fear of their lives.
April 02, 2019 | 04:55 pm GMT+7

Stop exorcisms, stick to Buddhism, pagoda told

A pagoda in Quang Ninh Province has been sanctioned after a follower sparked outrage with comments linking a rape and murder to karma.
March 24, 2019 | 09:56 pm GMT+7

Woman’s karma comment puts pagoda practices in the dock

A northern Vietnam pagoda gets flak for paid exorcisms and propagating ‘superstitions’ after a follower blames murder on victim’s karma.
March 23, 2019 | 08:00 pm GMT+7

Signal summit on sex abuse opens at Vatican

Pope Francis kicks off a red-letter global child protection summit Thursday for reflections on the sex abuse crisis.
February 21, 2019 | 11:27 am GMT+7

Inside one of the oldest church complexes in Saigon

The Congregation of the Holy Cross Lovers and Thu Thiem Church were built more than 160 years ago along the Saigon River in District 2.
February 13, 2019 | 04:21 pm GMT+7

Vietnam’s crisis of faith is destroying its festivals

There was a time when festivals were innocent, earnest celebrations, but the destruction of pagodas and temples after independence has drained public spirituality.
January 25, 2019 | 02:08 pm GMT+7

A Vietnamese woman becomes a Muslim, is shunned, then accepted

A Hanoian who returned from Saudi Arabia as a Muslim has won over initially hostile neighbors with her piety.
January 10, 2019 | 07:30 pm GMT+7

Vietnam’s unique religion and the center of its universe

The Holy See of Caodaism is in the southern province of Tay Ninh.
November 07, 2018 | 12:01 pm GMT+7

Gunman targeting Jews kills 11 in Pittsburgh synagogue

A gunman yelling, “All Jews must die,” stormed a Pittsburgh synagogue during Saturday services, killing 11 worshippers and wounding six other people before he was arrested.
October 28, 2018 | 10:24 am GMT+7

A Khmer pagoda exudes peace in Saigon

A 70-year-old Khmer pagoda in Saigon meditates on the Buddha in the bustling urban air.
August 10, 2018 | 08:19 am GMT+7

Philippine Muslims hope law to bring 'dream of peace'

Muslim rebels have long been battling for independence or autonomy in Mindanao, which they regard as their ancestral homeland.
July 30, 2018 | 10:03 am GMT+7

Inside Saigon’s sacred 80-year-old Mosque

Jamia Al-Musulman was built in 1935 as a place of worship for Muslims in Saigon.
June 06, 2018 | 08:11 am GMT+7
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