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Church convenes third congress

Update: November, 07/2013 - 14:00
At the congress, deputy head of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs Bui Thanh Ha said that the Christian Fellowship Church of Viet Nam together with followers of other religions and compatriots throughout the country had actively joined in hunger eradication, poverty reduction and other social drives.—Photo The Anh

HCM CITY (VNS)— The Christian Fellowship Church of Viet Nam held its third congress in HCM City yesterday with the participation of nearly 700 pastors, licensed ministers, followers and guests.

The congress reviewed the church's performance from 2011 to 2013, worked out orientations for the 2013–15 tenure and elected a new executive board.

In the new tenure, the church will offer theological training courses, build new churches and further social activities, among others.

At the congress, deputy head of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs Bui Thanh Ha said that the Christian Fellowship Church of Viet Nam together with followers of other religions and compatriots throughout the country had actively joined in hunger eradication, poverty reduction and other social drives.

The Party and State always created favourable conditions for dignitaries and followers to practice religious freedom and contribute to the cause of national construction and great unity, he affirmed.

Since its first congress in 2009, the church has expanded its operations to 55 cities and provinces. With nearly 180,000 followers, it has conducted various charitable activities such as donating clothes to disadvantaged people and repairing houses for disaster victims.— VNS

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