Draft law on belief, religion under discussion

02/04/2015
Representatives from religious communities shared their opinions and feedback on the draft Law on Belief and Religion during a seminar in Ho Chi Minh City on February 6.
Representatives from the Muslim community acknowledged that the bill has provisions that reflect respect for human rights and the right to religious freedom.

Vice General Secretary and Chief of the Office II of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha Central Committee, Most Venerable Thich Thien Tong suggested banning superstitious practices and adding additional rights of religious followers and dignitaries into the Charter of each religion and the law.
Buddhist Nguyen Phuong Hien spoke of the need to establish a special mechanism for healthcare charity activities by religious organisations.
Several opinions called for the issuance of special regulations on the settlement of asset disputes by religious establishments.
Bui Thanh Ha, permanent Vice Chairman of the Government’s Committee for Religious Affairs, said the law should ensure the right to religious freedom and respect long-standing traditions of each religion.
Vietnam currently ranks third globally in terms of ethnic diversity and religion, he added.
He pledged to carefully consider all the received recommendations in the final modifications to the law.
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Huy Quốc 2/4/15 21:40

The conference aimed to consult officials working on religious affairs, scientists, representatives of the ministries on the first draft of Law on belief and religion.

Vân Nhàn 2/4/15 21:41

The draft Law on Belief and Religion consists of 11 chapters, 75 articles, including 20 new articles.

Lê Tín 2/4/15 21:41

key issues, including name of the Law, scope of regulations and definition of concepts in the draft law; belief-related and religious activities; competence and management of belief-related and religious practices; management of religious establishments, religious trainings; religious activities of foreigners in Vietnam.

Quốc Kiên 2/4/15 21:42

hope that officials working on religious affairs, scientists and representatives of the ministries would continue to give their feedbacks in the draft law process.

Phạm Hiếu 2/4/15 21:43

during ten years implementing the Resolution 25, Party Committees, state sectors and political organization have clearly grasped viewpoints and policies of the Party and State on religion and consistently implemented these policies from the central to locality.

Huy Lâm 2/4/15 21:44

The country now has about 24 million followers, nearly 83,000 dignitaries, 25,500 worshipping places.

Quốc Cường 2/4/15 21:45

Religions have actively participated in charitable and social activities, health, education, joining hands with communities and state in helping the poor and the less fortunate...

Hùng Quân 2/4/15 21:45

key contents of the Party Resolution in the new period and commented on the draft law on belief and religion.

Hoàng Lân 2/4/15 21:46

state sector on religious affairs for continued and consistent implementation of policies and laws of the Party and State on religion, further dissemination of the religious law to people.

Quân Hoàng 2/4/15 21:47

state sector on religious affairs for continued and consistent implementation of policies and laws of the Party and State on religion, further dissemination of the religious law to people.

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