Conference gathers ideas on draft Law on Belief, Religion

20/07/2015
The National Assembly Committee for Culture, Education, Youth, Adolescents and Children held a conference in Ho Chi Minh City on July 17 to gather opinions from experts and religious dignitaries on a draft Law on Belief and Religion.
A report reviewing 10 years of implementing the Ordinance on Belief and Religion delivered at the event pointed to many shortcomings in the current regulations amid the development of religious and belief activities, as well as the need for legal system renovation.
The majority of participants agreed that it is necessary to issue a Law on Belief and Religion to replace the ordinance which reflects the responsibility of the State in observing the rights to belief and religious freedom as stated in the 2013 Constitution.
According to Most Venerable Thich Thien Thong, Deputy Secretary of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha, the institutionalisation of belief and religious policies will make the policies more effective, providing an efficient legal tool for religious practice in line with the law.
Meanwhile, Ly Du So, Deputy Head of the Standing Committee of the Representative Board of the Ho Chi Minh City Muslim Community, asserted that the draft law is a big step forwards from the current ordinance, as it is more open and suitable to international regulations and creates favourable conditions for religious organisations to operate in conformity with relevant laws.
Assessing the draft law, Professor Dr Tran Ngoc Duong, former Vice Chairman of the National Assembly Office, said the document reflects a new mindset on the rights to belief and religious freedom while expanding beneficiaries and encouraging and supporting religious activities for the interest of the community and the nation.
As scheduled, the draft law will be debated for the first time at the 10 th session of the 13 th National Assembly.
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Deck Hero14 20/7/15 12:19

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.

Pack Cassiopian 20/7/15 12:20

The contents of Resolution 25/NQ-TW, especially renovated viewpoints of the Party on belief and religion have been concretized into law documents such as the Ordinance on belief and religion,

Only Solidar 20/7/15 12:21

Decree 22 on guidance for implementation of several articles of the Ordinance on belief and religion.

MaskOf Zero 20/7/15 12:21

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

Love Peace 20/7/15 12:22

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

yobro yobro 20/7/15 12:23

the 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.

Jane smartnic 20/7/15 12:26

they are part of social traditions, usually have a long history and reflect human gratitude to predecessors who rendered meritorious services to the country and its people.

LawrenceSamuels 20/7/15 12:27

They also positively contribute to moral education, ways of life, national patriotism, love for the home country, and unity in communities.

Gentle Moon 20/7/15 12:28

the document reflects a new mindset on the rights to belief and religious freedom while expanding beneficiaries and encouraging and supporting religious activities for the interest of the community and the nation.

John Smith 20/7/15 12:30

it is necessary to issue a Law on Belief and Religion to replace the ordinance which reflects the responsibility of the State

Thompson Catherine 29/7/15 06:22

the draft law is a big step and shows the freedom of religion that is always concerned and guaranteed by the Party and State of Vietnam.

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