Category archives for 2 – Schemes To Eliminate the UBCV

Vietnamese Government Uses New Method of Religious Oppression Against UBCV Member Temples

CORDONING OF TEMPLES, BANNING CELEBRATIONS, PROHIBITING FAMILIES FROM RECEIVING ASHES OF DECEASED RELATIVES – NEW OPPRESSION METHODS FROM THE COMMUNIST GOVERNMENT AGAINST GIAC MINH TEMPLE IN DANANG AND BUU DUC PRAYING HALL IN DONG NAI PROVINCE. Paris, January 27, 2012 (International Buddhist Information Bureau) – Throughout last year, Giac Minh temple in Danang was cordoned […]

The Status of The UBCV In 2011

Currently, Vietnamese Buddhism remains in a 2-entity situation. On the surface is the Vietnamese Buddhist Association which was created by the Communist Party and the Government of Vietnam in 1981 to unite all organizations that had supported the revolution during war times. This Church is allowed to publicly function. The second entity comprises of majority […]

PHAP BIEN TEMPLE, A HORRIFIC EXAMPLE OF RELIGIOUS FREEDOM IN VIETNAM

Buddhists and members of Khanh Bien’s Youth Buddhist Movement celebrated Ullambana Buddhist Calendar 2555 (August 2011) right next to a gigantic pile of broken bricks and collapsed concrete columns of what used to be Phap Bien Temple. Amid the destruction, a Buddhist flag was flying high, and a make-shift altar was built for a traditional […]

VIETNAMESE GOVERNMENT COMMITTED RELIGIOUS REPRESSION AGAINST GIAC MINH TEMPLE IN DANANG CITY

The Institute for the Dissemination of Dharma, The Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam (The Institute) has sent the International Buddhist Information Bureau an emergency news release about Vietnamese police repressing, harassing, and intimidating monks and lay Buddhists at Giac Minh temple in the wake of Ullambana Celebration on Sunday August 14, 2011. Giac Minh Temple […]

Vietnam Contradicts Itself On Religious Freedom

In a flagrant attempt to ridicule its own laws, local government in Danang city honored and then rejected religious freedom. In a letter sent to the Abbott of Giac Minh Temple on May 14, 2011 which was published by the International Buddhist Information Bureau, Do Dinh Phuc, Vice Chairman of the People’s Committee of Binh […]

Vietnamese Government Conspired To Rob The UBCV of Her Member’s Funeral

In another attempt to deny the significance of the Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam (UBCV), local authorities conspired with government’s corrupted monks in Hue to block the UBCV from fulfilling the wishes of a long-serving member at his own funeral. Prior to his passing to Parinirvana in early February, The Most Senior Venerable Thich Van […]

THE STRUGGLE AGAINST REACTIONARIES EXPLOITING BUDDHISM IN THE NEW STAGE

THE STRUGGLE AGAINST REACTIONARIES EXPLOITING BUDDHISM IN THE NEW STAGE Tran Tu – March 3, 2005. Vietnamese Buddhism is a big religion with a tradition of bonding with people. The majority of lay Buddhists and monastics are patriotic and passionate about socialism. In the north, “The Buddhist Church of Unified Vietnam” is the only patriotic […]

Reactions To The New Year Message By The Most Venerable Thich Quang Do and Situations at UBCV’s Giac Minh Temple in Danang City

In an interview with the Vietnamese Buddhist Radio (http://daiphatgiao.free.fr) on Friday February 25, 2011, the Most Venerable Thich Thanh Quang, Chief Representative of the Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam (UBCV) in Quang Nam – Danang and Head of the UBCV Youth Bureau, reported the reactions by young Buddhists in Danang city to the New Year […]

Vietnamese Police and Authorities Meddle with Buddhist Activities and Intimidate UBCV Members

In a report to the International Buddhist Information Bureau dated January 15, 2011, The Most Venerable Thich Vien Dinh, Vice-President and General Secretary of the Institute for the Dissemination of Dharma, the Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam (UBCV), detailed evidence of police harassment and meddling with activities organized by member of the (UBCV). The following […]

CURRENT SITUATION OF BUDDHISM IN OUR COUNTRY AND ITS STABILIZING SOLUTION

Anh Vu Nguyen Duc Khiem – March 3, 2005 In current situation, due to the ploys from imperialism and international reactionaries wanting to use religions as a tool to implement the ongoing peace strategy in order to destruct socialism, the issue of religion in any country as well as our own has been increasingly complicated. […]

Vietnam’s Covert War Against Overseas Buddhists

In Vietnam hundreds of monks undergo re-education to infiltrate overseas temples with the aim to destroy the Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam By Scott Johnson  Tuesday, January 26, 2010 Vietnam has waged a brutal overt and covert war against its Buddhist population for decades. In 1981, they officially outlawed their country’s oldest and original Buddhist Church, […]

The Truth About Unifying Buddhism In Hanoi on November 4, 1981

Anh Vu Hieu Trung Do – June 1st, 1994 Mr. Hieu Trung Do, aliased Anh Muoi (Tenth), was head of the Young Elites ( to engage intellectuals and students) in Gia Dinh – Saigon, operating under Dang Bach Tran prior to 1975. After 1975, through Thuy Xuan, Linh Van Nguyen, Hoan Quoc Tran, he was […]