Vietnam: Further attacks and arrests at Mennonite Christian centre

Video of Foreign Affairs Committee’s 3/26 hearing on religious persecution in Vietnam

China, Russia in running for top UN human rights body

Vietnam: Vinh, 7 months jail for two Catholics who fought for religious freedom

Vietnam Inflicts Massive Official Force on Catholic Demonstrators

Vietnamese Police Attack Christian Couple for Refusal to Recant Faith

Vietnamese authorities rule Christian leader’s prison death a suicide

Marriage should be redefined, Vietnam minister says

Vietnam’s decree is a blow to Christianity

Vietnam: Woman Has Buried 4,000 Babies Dying From Abortion, Infanticide

Vietnamese officials hang Ho Chi Minh portrait and desecrate Catholic chapel

Republic of Ireland abandoning religion faster than almost every other country

Vietnam Upholds Pastor’s 11-year Prison Sentence

“Vietnam Considers Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage”

“Vietnam exploring gay marriage measure”

AWR Hawkins: Aborted Child Born Alive and Left to Die

Misdiagnosed Vietnam baby survives abortion, but dies soon after

Communist Vietnam jails Mennonite pastor for “sowing division”

Vietnam jails 2 Catholics for “anti-government propaganda”

Vietnamese officials seize more Catholic parish land

Hanoi: gang attack on Protestants; sewage plant on Church-owned land

‘Religious persecutors’ list incomplete

Another Vietnamese Catholic human rights advocate on trial

USCIRF Identifies World’s Worst Religious Freedom Violators: Egypt Cited for First Time

Vietnam arrests pastor of banned Mennonite church

Vietnam steps up repression of Christian group

King: Use Vietnam Tactics to Defund Obamacare

Vietnam accused of widespread human rights abuses

As Vietnam booms, Communist Party struggles to keep up

Lost religious liberty around the world

U.S. protests treatment of diplomat in Vietnam

Vietnam officials beat pastor, bulldoze Bible school

Abortion causing huge gender imbalance in Vietnam, UN admits

Congressman criticizes conviction of six Catholics in Vietnam as “sham court”

US lawmakers urge Obama to put Vietnam back on religious freedom blacklist

Vietnam: A Con Dau Catholic dies shortly after being released by police

Vietnam: Murdered Christian’s widow could lose her children

Vietnam releases Christian prisoner, allows U.S. evangelist to address pastors

Vietnamese Catholics call for end to government crack down

Forced Recantations of Faith Continue in Vietnam

Hanoi human rights crackdown

Human rights activists slam Vietnam over religious persecution

Vietnam birth trend may fuel sex work, trafficking-UN

Tens of Thousdands of Vietnamese Catholics Rally for Religious Freedom

    CWNews: “Hundreds of thousands of Vietnamese Catholics in the Vinh diocese celebrated the feast of the Assumption on August 15 by marching in a rally with banners invoking the protection of the Virgin Mary and demanding the end to government persecutions. Meanwhile in Hanoi thousands of other Catholics organized their own protest against the conversion of property that was owned by the Church, and confiscated by the government, into a state park . . . ”


  • Posted: 08/17/2009
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Vietnamese gov’t blocking Catholic websites

Vietnamese police beat hundreds of Catholics seeking to restore parish

Vietnamese Catholics heavily fined under revived two-child policy

Vietnam sees alarming rise in boy births vs girls

Globalization’s ugly side: sex slavery

Religious Freedom Breakthrough: Massive Christian Celebration Allowed in Vietnam

Vietnamese Catholics lose appeal in land confiscation dispute

    AP: “Hanoi court rejected the appeals Friday of eight Roman Catholics convicted last year of disturbing public order and damaging property during a series of demonstrations to demand the return of former church land . . . The communist government confiscated the plot several years after taking power from the French in 1954. ”


  • Posted: 03/27/2009
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  • Category: Global
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Bartered brides: A cruel trade across Vietnam’s border with China

    a href=”http://www.economist.com/world/asia/displaystory.cfm?story_id=13278577″>Economist.com: Foreigners have long been attracted to Sapa and its surrounding mountains in the far north of Vietnam . . . But now, it seems, another type of visitor is finding this territory attractive: gangs of kidnappers who snatch young Hmong women for sale as brides across the border in China.


  • Posted: 03/13/2009
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Vietnam: Recent increase in Sex Ratio at Birth, selective abortion

    These results suggest that prenatal sex determination followed by selective abortion has recently become more common in Vietnam. This recent trend is a consequence of various factors such as preference for sons, declining fertility, easy access to abortion, economic development as well as the increased availability of ultrasonography facilities.


  • Posted: 03/04/2009
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  • Category: Global
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“Sex trafficking: the evil behind the forced smiles”

Vietnamese officials reaffirm plans to demolish Catholic monastery

    Repeating a government tactic used in disputes with Vietnamese Catholics seeking the return of confiscated property, the People’s Committee of Vinh Long on Friday announced that it will demolish the city’s St. Paul Monastery to build a public park.


  • Posted: 12/16/2008
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  • Category: Global
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Vietnam: Ten arrested in porn website investigation

Vietnam: Thousands of Catholics protest government violations of justice

    CNA: “In one of the largest protests to be held in Vietnam in decades, more than 5,000 people gathered in a candlelight vigil on Sunday evening at Saigon Redemptorist Monastery to demonstrate support for eight Catholics who will be put …


  • Posted: 12/02/2008
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  • Category: Global
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Hanoi: Church must end vigils or face legal action

    The AP reports: “Communist authorities in Hanoi have threatened to take legal action against the city’s archbishop unless he immediately disbands illegal prayer vigils to demand the return of former church lands, state media reported Monday.”


  • Posted: 09/23/2008
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  • Category: Global
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USCIRF Issues New Report On Vietnam Religious Freedom Concerns

    The Religion Clause Blog reports: “The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom yesterday released a 32-page report on religious freedom in Vietnam (full text). The report, which includes findings from USCIRF’s 2007 trip to Vietnam, concludes that “religious freedom conditions …


  • Posted: 08/26/2008
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  • Category: Global
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  • Source: religionclause.blogspot.com

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President Bush Meets With Vietnamese Prime Minister; Discusses Religious Freedom