• Vietnam Catholics Demand Return of Land in Rare Protest

    Vietnam Catholics Demand Return of Land in Rare Protest

    VRNs  (Oct 30, 2014) Radio Free Asia (RFA) – A group of Catholics in Vietnam held a rare protest demanding that local officials in the capital Hanoi halt the filling of a lake on property they say belongs to their parish, according to priests and church members on Friday. Followers of the Thai Ha Redemptorist Church in […] Read more
  • Please appeal for the reversal of the decision to relocate the three mentioned above religious in Thu Thiem

    Please appeal for the reversal of the decision to relocate the three mentioned above religious in Thu Thiem

    VRNs (Oct 15th, 2014) – Saigon – The Interfaith Council of Vietnam said: ” Unfortunately, we are helpless against the communist government’s decision. We would like to request that in your upcoming meeting with Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, please appeal with him on our behalf for the reversal of the decision to relocate the […] Read more
  • Vietnam CSO: A statement of support for the civil disobedience campaign conducted by the students and people of Hong Kong

    Vietnam CSO: A statement of support for the civil disobedience campaign conducted by the students and people of Hong Kong

    VRNs (Oct 07th, 2014) – Saigon – To the people of Hong Kong and the people of Vietnam everywhere, In the past two weeks, the peaceful protest against the Chinese government for denying Hong Kong the right to autonomy have sent a shock wave around the world and have attracted mostly support and admiration. This is the […] Read more
  • Urgent statement from Hong Kong Federation of Students in response to the Government

    Urgent statement from Hong Kong Federation of Students in response to the Government

    VRNs (Oct 05th, 2014) – Hongkong –  On 22 September 2014, Hong Kong Federation of Students (HKFS) had started class boycott, Further on 26 September 2014, HKFS called to regain the Civic Square. Finally, upon the citizens’ initiation, the whole movement has turned into Occupy movement on 28 September 2014. Even though some claims that this movement […] Read more
  • Regarding Religious Institutions in the New Thu Thiem City Development

    Regarding Religious Institutions in the New Thu Thiem City Development

    VRNs (Sep 15th, 2014) – Saigon – Support for the Statement by Interfaith Council of Vietnam Concerning Efforts to Eliminate Religious Institutions from Thu Thiem. Please, click here !  Interfaith Council of Vietnam  Statement Regarding Religious Institutions in the New Thu Thiem City Development According to government’s plan, Thu Thiem area within Ho Chi Minh City will be developed […] Read more
  • Declaration by the Interfaith Council of Vietnam on the Communist Government’s Destruction of Lien Tri Pagoda

    Declaration by the Interfaith Council of Vietnam on the Communist Government’s Destruction of Lien Tri Pagoda

    VRNs (September 10, 2014) – DECLARATION BY THE INTERFAITH COUNCIL OF VIETNAM ON THE COMMUNIST GOVERNMENT’S DESTRUCTION OF LIEN TRI PAGODA To: - Dignitaries and religious worshipers in Vietnam - Vietnamese compatriots at home and abroad - Dr. Heiner Bielefeldt, UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief - Democratic governments around the world […] Read more
  • Joint statement of IJAVN and FVPoC on the Vietnam government’ violation on the right to the freedom of movement

    Joint statement of IJAVN and FVPoC on the Vietnam government’ violation on the right to the freedom of movement

    VRNs (Aug 29 th, 2014) – Saigon – Once again the Vietnam government seriously violate the right to freedom of movement of citizens relating to the trial, considered as “public”, of Bui Thi Minh Hang and her two colleagues on Aug 26, 2014 in Dong Thap province. Once again the international community, governments interested in democracy and […] Read more
  • Lien Tri Pagoda will be demolished

    Lien Tri Pagoda will be demolished

    VRNs (August 26, 2014) – “We strongly refuse the offer for monetary compensation of 5,418,076,120 VND (approximately equivalent of US $258,000) from Mr. Nguyen Phuoc Hung, Vice-chairman of People’s Committee of Second District for demolition of Lien Tri Pagoda. We truly hope that Mr. Prime Minister in addition to members of People’s Committee of HCM […] Read more
  • Vietnam’s Inter-Religious Council: Appreciation and Recommendations

    Vietnam’s Inter-Religious Council: Appreciation and Recommendations

    VRNs (Aug 14th, 2014) – Saigon – “After talking of the registry matter, you had expressed concern whether a religious community which cannot be registered is considered as a legal entity. We can tell you that: although some religious communities have registered and the state allows them to operate, but in reality, neither a religion nor a religious […] Read more