Freedom of belief and religion is the right of all people and this right is not limited by nationality, gender, age.

In Vietnam, the Law of Belief and Religion is one of the important legal reforms to fully concretize the content and spirit of the 2013 Constitution on one of the most important and fundamental human rights. , including concretizing the limits of religious and religious rights and raising the responsibility of ensuring everyone’s right to freedom of belief and religion.

Do not stop improving laws and policies on beliefs and religions

Vietnam is a multi-faith and multi-religious country, with about 95% of the population having faith and religion. Ensuring the right to freedom of belief and religion is affirmed in the 2013 Constitution. In particular, the adoption of the Law on Belief and Religion in 2016 and the two Decrees implementing the Law on Beliefs and Religions created the legal framework. solid reason to ensure better freedom of belief and religion for people. The Law of Belief and Religion 2016 for the first time confirms that religious organizations are non-commercial legal entities; reducing the period of stable and continuous religious activities to recognize religious organizations from 23 years to 5 years, adjusting many procedures from registration – licensing, proposal – approval to notification form ( to notify the enlightened, nominated, transferred, dismissed dignitaries, dignitaries, religious dignitaries, etc …); adjust the authority to approve major activities of religious organizations to help reduce administrative procedures. In addition, the Criminal Code 2015 stipulates penalties for “Violating the right to freedom of belief and religion of others”.

According to spokesperson Ministry of Foreign Affairs Le Thi Thu Hang, Vietnam has constantly made efforts to improve the legal system and policies on beliefs and religions, especially the adoption of the Law on Beliefs, Religions and Decrees. to guide the implementation of the Law on Beliefs and Religions. Religious beliefs and religious activities of the people are ensured with thousands of festivals, religious beliefs and activities every year.

The religions in Vietnam live in harmony with Vietnamese ethnic communities. There are 42 organizations of 15 religions recognized as legal entities. In 2016, the Church’s Representative Board of the latter-day saints of Jesus Christ (Mormon) was recognized and the Ta Luyen Nghia Buddhist Church was granted a certificate of religious activity registration. In August 2018, the Whole Gospel Church of Vietnam was granted an operation registration. Two Protestant organizations are being instructed to make registration documents. In addition, thousands of Protestant group points are guaranteed religious activities at legal locations. Vietnam has 60 religious training institutions, Buddhist, Catholic, Protestant, Hoa Hao Buddhist Churches. From 2015-2017, Vietnam has set up five new religious training institutions including: Catholic Academy, Great Seminary of the Immaculate Conception of Bui Chu,

Creating conditions for religious organizations to operate

By 2017, the total land area used by religious establishments is 14,850 hectares, belonging to 7,102 religious organizations and establishments. Ho Chi Minh City has delivered 7,500m2 to the Vietnam Protestant General Federation (South) to build the Theological Bible Institute. Thua Thien Hue province allocated 20 hectares of land to the Vietnam Buddhist Academy in Hue for use. Religious organizations actively participate in social activities, establishing more than 450 medical facilities, 270 preschools, 1000 groups and preschool classes; support to care for 11,800 social protection objects.

The State facilitates religious organizations to print and distribute scriptures and religious supplies. From the previous review, more than 3,000 religious publications have been published with more than 10 million printed copies and millions of CDs and DVDs in many languages, 12 newspapers and magazines related to religion. Most religious organizations have their own websites. International exchange and cooperation activities of individuals and religious organizations are increasingly developing. Many major international religious activities are organized in Vietnam such as the VESAK Vesak Festival 2014 and 500 years of Protestant Protestant 2017.

Freedom of religious beliefs of ethnic minorities is guaranteed. With the support of the State, the Vietnam Buddhist Church has built the Khmer Theravada Buddhist Academy in Can Tho city (2017). In the Central Highlands and Binh Phuoc provinces, 33 organizations, denominations, Protestant groups are living in 304 branches and more than 1,300 group points. Up to the end of June 30, 2018, in the Northwest, 693 points of the Protestant group and 8 churches were established. In addition, localities also have many groups to register activities for ethnic minorities such as Vietnam Baptist Association, Lutheran Church, Vietnam Evangelical Federation and Evangelical Evangelical Church. Vietnam … The State also supports and restores the religious facilities for Cham people.

With the motto, the Government’s actions in 2019 are: “Discipline, integrity, action, creativity, breakthrough and efficiency” and from the requirements and tasks of state management of beliefs and religion, the Standing Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh proposed, the State management branch on belief and religion should innovate and improve the quality of propaganda and dissemination of religious and religious laws. Catholicism; Improving the quality of religious work in the new situation. The sector proactively co-ordinates between ministries, branches and localities in advising the Government to direct the settlement of complicated religious issues. Strengthening religious foreign affairs, actively guiding religious organizations to participate in world and regional religious forum mechanisms in line with the Party and State diplomacy.

Source: Vietnam News Agency

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Freedom of belief and religion is the right of all people and this right is not limited by nationality, gender, age.

In Vietnam, the Law of Belief and Religion is one of the important legal reforms to fully concretize the content and spirit of the 2013 Constitution on one of the most important and fundamental human rights. , including concretizing the limits of religious and religious rights and raising the responsibility of ensuring everyone’s right to freedom of belief and religion.

Do not stop improving laws and policies on beliefs and religions

Vietnam is a multi-faith and multi-religious country, with about 95% of the population having faith and religion. Ensuring the right to freedom of belief and religion is affirmed in the 2013 Constitution. In particular, the adoption of the Law on Belief and Religion in 2016 and the two Decrees implementing the Law on Beliefs and Religions created the legal framework. solid reason to ensure better freedom of belief and religion for people. The Law of Belief and Religion 2016 for the first time confirms that religious organizations are non-commercial legal entities; reducing the period of stable and continuous religious activities to recognize religious organizations from 23 years to 5 years, adjusting many procedures from registration – licensing, proposal – approval to notification form ( to notify the enlightened, nominated, transferred, dismissed dignitaries, dignitaries, religious dignitaries, etc …); adjust the authority to approve major activities of religious organizations to help reduce administrative procedures. In addition, the Criminal Code 2015 stipulates penalties for “Violating the right to freedom of belief and religion of others”.

According to spokesperson Ministry of Foreign Affairs Le Thi Thu Hang, Vietnam has constantly made efforts to improve the legal system and policies on beliefs and religions, especially the adoption of the Law on Beliefs, Religions and Decrees. to guide the implementation of the Law on Beliefs and Religions. Religious beliefs and religious activities of the people are ensured with thousands of festivals, religious beliefs and activities every year.

The religions in Vietnam live in harmony with Vietnamese ethnic communities. There are 42 organizations of 15 religions recognized as legal entities. In 2016, the Church’s Representative Board of the latter-day saints of Jesus Christ (Mormon) was recognized and the Ta Luyen Nghia Buddhist Church was granted a certificate of religious activity registration. In August 2018, the Whole Gospel Church of Vietnam was granted an operation registration. Two Protestant organizations are being instructed to make registration documents. In addition, thousands of Protestant group points are guaranteed religious activities at legal locations. Vietnam has 60 religious training institutions, Buddhist, Catholic, Protestant, Hoa Hao Buddhist Churches. From 2015-2017, Vietnam has set up five new religious training institutions including: Catholic Academy, Great Seminary of the Immaculate Conception of Bui Chu,

Creating conditions for religious organizations to operate

By 2017, the total land area used by religious establishments is 14,850 hectares, belonging to 7,102 religious organizations and establishments. Ho Chi Minh City has delivered 7,500m2 to the Vietnam Protestant General Federation (South) to build the Theological Bible Institute. Thua Thien Hue province allocated 20 hectares of land to the Vietnam Buddhist Academy in Hue for use. Religious organizations actively participate in social activities, establishing more than 450 medical facilities, 270 preschools, 1000 groups and preschool classes; support to care for 11,800 social protection objects.

The State facilitates religious organizations to print and distribute scriptures and religious supplies. From the previous review, more than 3,000 religious publications have been published with more than 10 million printed copies and millions of CDs and DVDs in many languages, 12 newspapers and magazines related to religion. Most religious organizations have their own websites. International exchange and cooperation activities of individuals and religious organizations are increasingly developing. Many major international religious activities are organized in Vietnam such as the VESAK Vesak Festival 2014 and 500 years of Protestant Protestant 2017.

Freedom of religious beliefs of ethnic minorities is guaranteed. With the support of the State, the Vietnam Buddhist Church has built the Khmer Theravada Buddhist Academy in Can Tho city (2017). In the Central Highlands and Binh Phuoc provinces, 33 organizations, denominations, Protestant groups are living in 304 branches and more than 1,300 group points. Up to the end of June 30, 2018, in the Northwest, 693 points of the Protestant group and 8 churches were established. In addition, localities also have many groups to register activities for ethnic minorities such as Vietnam Baptist Association, Lutheran Church, Vietnam Evangelical Federation and Evangelical Evangelical Church. Vietnam … The State also supports and restores the religious facilities for Cham people.

With the motto, the Government’s actions in 2019 are: “Discipline, integrity, action, creativity, breakthrough and efficiency” and from the requirements and tasks of state management of beliefs and religion, the Standing Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh proposed, the State management branch on belief and religion should innovate and improve the quality of propaganda and dissemination of religious and religious laws. Catholicism; Improving the quality of religious work in the new situation. The sector proactively co-ordinates between ministries, branches and localities in advising the Government to direct the settlement of complicated religious issues. Strengthening religious foreign affairs, actively guiding religious organizations to participate in world and regional religious forum mechanisms in line with the Party and State diplomacy.

Source: Vietnam News Agency

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