Vietnam guarantees to exercise the right to freedom of belief and religion

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.

Continuous improvement of laws and policies on beliefs and religions

Vietnam is a multi-faith and multi-religious nation, with about 95% of the population having beliefs and religions. The assurance of freedom of belief and religion is affirmed at 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 has created a solid legal framework to ensure better freedom of belief and religion for people. .

[Vietnam always respects and guarantees freedom of religious beliefs]

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, proposing-approving to informing forms ( to notify those who are enlightened, elected, transferred, removed from dignitaries or activities of religious training establishments …); 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 other people’s right to freedom of belief and religion.”

According to Foreign Ministry Spokesperson 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. intend to guide the implementation of this law. 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 apply for registration. In addition, thousands of Protestant group points are guaranteed religious activities at legal locations.

Great Buddha’s birthday celebration 2562 – calendar 2018 at Vien Quang temple, Chau Doc city, An Giang province. (Photo: Cong Mao / VNA)

Vietnam has 60 religious training institutions, Buddhist, Catholic, Protestant, Hoa Hao Buddhist Churches. From 2015-2017, Vietnam has established five new religious training institutions including: Catholic Academy, Bui Chu Seminary of Immaculate Conception, Cao Dai Missionary Academy, Hoa Hao Buddhist Intermediate , Christian Theological College.

Facilitate religious organizations to operate

By 2017, the total land area used by religious establishments is 14,850ha, belonging to 7,102 organizations and religious establishments. Ho Chi Minh City has delivered 7,500m2 to the Vietnam Protestant Association (Southern) to build the Institute of theological Bible, Thua Thien-Hue province, to allocate 20ha of land to the Vietnam Buddhist Academy in Hue. .. Religious organizations actively participate in social activities, established more than 450 health 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 Protestantism in 2017.

The religious beliefs of ethnic minorities are 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. As of June 30, 2018, in the Northwest, 693 points of the Protestant group and eight basic churches have been 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 beliefs and religions to innovate and improve the quality of propaganda and popularization of religious and religious laws. ; improve 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

Vietnam guarantees to exercise the right to freedom of belief and religion

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.

Continuous improvement of laws and policies on beliefs and religions

Vietnam is a multi-faith and multi-religious nation, with about 95% of the population having beliefs and religions. The assurance of freedom of belief and religion is affirmed at 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 has created a solid legal framework to ensure better freedom of belief and religion for people. .

[Vietnam always respects and guarantees freedom of religious beliefs]

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, proposing-approving to informing forms ( to notify those who are enlightened, elected, transferred, removed from dignitaries or activities of religious training establishments …); 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 other people’s right to freedom of belief and religion.”

According to Foreign Ministry Spokesperson 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. intend to guide the implementation of this law. 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 apply for registration. In addition, thousands of Protestant group points are guaranteed religious activities at legal locations.

Great Buddha’s birthday celebration 2562 – calendar 2018 at Vien Quang temple, Chau Doc city, An Giang province. (Photo: Cong Mao / VNA)

Vietnam has 60 religious training institutions, Buddhist, Catholic, Protestant, Hoa Hao Buddhist Churches. From 2015-2017, Vietnam has established five new religious training institutions including: Catholic Academy, Bui Chu Seminary of Immaculate Conception, Cao Dai Missionary Academy, Hoa Hao Buddhist Intermediate , Christian Theological College.

Facilitate religious organizations to operate

By 2017, the total land area used by religious establishments is 14,850ha, belonging to 7,102 organizations and religious establishments. Ho Chi Minh City has delivered 7,500m2 to the Vietnam Protestant Association (Southern) to build the Institute of theological Bible, Thua Thien-Hue province, to allocate 20ha of land to the Vietnam Buddhist Academy in Hue. .. Religious organizations actively participate in social activities, established more than 450 health 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 Protestantism in 2017.

The religious beliefs of ethnic minorities are 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. As of June 30, 2018, in the Northwest, 693 points of the Protestant group and eight basic churches have been 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 beliefs and religions to innovate and improve the quality of propaganda and popularization of religious and religious laws. ; improve 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