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July 22, 1995 | CHARLES P. WALLACE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It is early Sunday morning in Hanoi, capital of one of the world's last officially Communist--and atheist--countries. The streets are nearly deserted except for a few couples playing badminton in the parks or going through the slow-motion ritual of tai chi. But at 6 a.m., the sonorous tolling of church bells telegraphs the hour throughout the city. At St.
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November 19, 1999 | Chris Ceballos, (714) 966-7440
More than 3,000 people are expected to turn out Saturday for the dedication of a 6-foot, white marble statue honoring the Shrine of Our Lady La Vang at St. Columban Church. The Virgin Mary is believed to have appeared 200 years ago to a group of persecuted villagers in La Vang, a small town in Vietnam, and offered protection. Garden Grove Mayor Bruce Broadwater will speak at the dedication ceremony, which begins at 3:30 followed by a Mass in Vietnamese, English and Spanish at 5 p.m.
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ENTERTAINMENT
June 16, 1990 | United Press International
The Cao Dai religious sect is alive and well in communist Vietnam, perhaps because its pantheon of saints includes such diverse theological heavyweights as Confucius, the Buddha and Jesus Christ. The Cao Daist Missionary Church has a theology so eclectic its patron saints also include 19th-Century French novelist Victor Hugo, World War II British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, Julius Caesar and Joan of Arc.
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September 11, 1999 | TERESA WATANABE, TIMES RELIGION WRITER
Renowned Vietnamese Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh's latest book is called "Going Home: Jesus and Buddha as Brothers," in which he urges people to return to their spiritual traditions. Now Nhat Hanh--after more than 30 years in exile from his homeland for antiwar activities, teaching tours in 35 countries, a slew of international bestsellers and a nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize--wants to go home too.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 11, 1991 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Vu Van Ho's visa read "tourist" when he traveled to Vietnam in May for the fourth time in recent years. But tucked carefully among the beachwear in his five suitcases were also 35 Bibles, his tools as an underground Christian evangelist. Arriving at the airport in Ho Chi Minh City, Ho slipped an inspector a few bills and managed to get his religious staples into the country with ease, he said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 19, 1999 | Chris Ceballos, (714) 966-7440
More than 3,000 people are expected to turn out Saturday for the dedication of a 6-foot, white marble statue honoring the Shrine of Our Lady La Vang at St. Columban Church. The Virgin Mary is believed to have appeared 200 years ago to a group of persecuted villagers in La Vang, a small town in Vietnam, and offered protection. Garden Grove Mayor Bruce Broadwater will speak at the dedication ceremony, which begins at 3:30 followed by a Mass in Vietnamese, English and Spanish at 5 p.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 15, 1999 | Religion News Service
A new report from the government of Vietnam says progress has been made over the past year in assuring religious freedom but acknowledged that problems remain. "Progress has been made in the operation of religious organizations in accordance with the law and the common interest of the nation," Le Quang Vinh, head of the government's Committee on Religion, was quoted as saying Wednesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 19, 1997 | From Associated Press
In the world of conformist communist Vietnam, the once-banned Caodai religious sect is a splash of color with a zeal for the garish. Adherents commune with the spirits of historical figures, including Joan of Arc, Victor Hugo, Vladimir Lenin and, for more lighthearted seances, Charlie Chaplin. They look to the spirits of such people because of strong personality traits that are models to others.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 14, 1987 | Associated Press
Church leaders in South Vietnam say about 60% of evangelical churches operating in 1975 when Communists took over the country remain open today, reports the California-based Open Door News Service.
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September 11, 1999 | TERESA WATANABE, TIMES RELIGION WRITER
Renowned Vietnamese Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh's latest book is called "Going Home: Jesus and Buddha as Brothers," in which he urges people to return to their spiritual traditions. Now Nhat Hanh--after more than 30 years in exile from his homeland for antiwar activities, teaching tours in 35 countries, a slew of international bestsellers and a nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize--wants to go home too.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 15, 1999 | Religion News Service
A new report from the government of Vietnam says progress has been made over the past year in assuring religious freedom but acknowledged that problems remain. "Progress has been made in the operation of religious organizations in accordance with the law and the common interest of the nation," Le Quang Vinh, head of the government's Committee on Religion, was quoted as saying Wednesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 19, 1997 | From Associated Press
In the world of conformist communist Vietnam, the once-banned Caodai religious sect is a splash of color with a zeal for the garish. Adherents commune with the spirits of historical figures, including Joan of Arc, Victor Hugo, Vladimir Lenin and, for more lighthearted seances, Charlie Chaplin. They look to the spirits of such people because of strong personality traits that are models to others.
NEWS
July 22, 1995 | CHARLES P. WALLACE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It is early Sunday morning in Hanoi, capital of one of the world's last officially Communist--and atheist--countries. The streets are nearly deserted except for a few couples playing badminton in the parks or going through the slow-motion ritual of tai chi. But at 6 a.m., the sonorous tolling of church bells telegraphs the hour throughout the city. At St.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 11, 1991 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Vu Van Ho's visa read "tourist" when he traveled to Vietnam in May for the fourth time in recent years. But tucked carefully among the beachwear in his five suitcases were also 35 Bibles, his tools as an underground Christian evangelist. Arriving at the airport in Ho Chi Minh City, Ho slipped an inspector a few bills and managed to get his religious staples into the country with ease, he said.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 16, 1990 | United Press International
The Cao Dai religious sect is alive and well in communist Vietnam, perhaps because its pantheon of saints includes such diverse theological heavyweights as Confucius, the Buddha and Jesus Christ. The Cao Daist Missionary Church has a theology so eclectic its patron saints also include 19th-Century French novelist Victor Hugo, World War II British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, Julius Caesar and Joan of Arc.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 14, 1987 | Associated Press
Church leaders in South Vietnam say about 60% of evangelical churches operating in 1975 when Communists took over the country remain open today, reports the California-based Open Door News Service.
OPINION
April 27, 2003 | Lan Quoc Nguyen
April 30 is memorable for most Vietnamese inside or outside of Vietnam. This year's anniversary of the fall of Saigon is also special for me as I reflect upon what I've gone through, from being a blacklisted kid in Vietnam, to a refugee, a high school and law school student, and now, an elected trustee on the Garden Grove Unified School District's Board of Education.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 6, 1993 | LEN HALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Cries of "Free Vietnam!" echoed at midday Sunday among the throngs of Labor Day Weekend shoppers in the heart of Little Saigon. Carrying placards and waving Vietnamese and American flags, about 500 marchers trekked up and down bustling Bolsa Avenue, shouting, singing and calling for strict trade sanctions and an end to Vietnam's Communist regime.
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