Cao Dai Tay Ninh Church holds congress for 2017-2022 tenure
Saturday, 2017-12-09 14:28:04
NDO/VNA – As many as 1,500 Cao Dai dignitaries nationwide met in the congress for 2017-2022 tenure of the Cao Dai Tay Ninh Church, in the southwestern province of Tay Ninh, from December 6-9.
During 2012-2017, the church worked to bolster its internal solidarity and joined hands with the relevant authorities to carry out social and charitable activities. It also instructed their followers to carry out the policies of the Party and State during the process of national renovation and protection.
Looking forwards to the 2017-2022 period, the church will focus on strengthening its internal solidarity, while working to connect with external social organisations, and participating in charitable and social activities, as well as leading its followers to comply with State regulations.
At the congress, head of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs Vu Chien Thang hailed the church’s role over the past few years, stating that the church has demonstrated its role in guiding its followers to actively join in with local socio-economic and cultural activities in the locality, making significant contributions to the progress of national construction.
The Vietnamese Government has persistently ensured belief and religious freedom, as well as legal religious activities of dignities and followers and has shown determination to eradicate and impose strict punishments on anyone who takes advantage of religions to undermine national unity and socio-political order, Thang stressed.
Founded in 1926, in Tay Ninh province, the Cao Dai religion worships the Divine Eye, known as the eye of heaven and a supreme symbol of the Cao Dai religion. Cao Dai’s doctrine honours the Divine and the miraculous quality of supreme spirits, and considers them as the means for human beings to unify with God.