Freedom from Fear : Patriarch Thich Huyen Quang issues Vesak Message to Buddhists in Vietnam – UBCV leaders Thich Huyen Quang and Thich Quang Do hold new talks in Ho Chi Minh City

In his traditional Message to Vietnamese Buddhists on the 2547th Anniversary of the Vesak (Birth of Buddha) on 15th May 2003, the Most Venerable Thich Huyen Quang, Patriarch of the banned Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam (UBCV) has launched a pressing appeal to monks, nuns and lay-followers to free themselves …

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People in Need Foundation grants Homo Homini Award to Venerables Thich Huyen Quang, Thich Quang Do and Father Nguyen Van Ly – Former President Vaclav Havel sends a message of solidarity to human rights defenders in Vietnam

PRAGUE, 11 April 2003 (IBIB) – During the One World International Human Rights Film Festival held in Prague (Czech Republic) from 8-16 April 2003 under the auspices of former President Vaclav Havel and the Mayor of Prague, the People in Need–Czech TV Foundation awarded the Homo Homini Award to three …

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dpa : Crowds greet leader of banned Buddhist sect in Vietnam

HANOI, April 8, 2003 (dpa) – Large crowds of flower-bearing monks and followers greeted the elderly patriarch of a banned Buddhist sect when he made a rare visit to the central Vietnamese city of Hue, an eyewitness and religious sources said Tuesday. More than 1,000 people greeted Venerable Thich Huyen …

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