Respecting and ensuring human rights and civil rights, including religious freedom, is a consistent policy of the Party and State of Vietnam.
Vietnam is known as one of the multi-religious countries. Illustrative image
Vietnam is known as one of the multi-religious countries. The atmosphere of democracy and religious freedom is expressed not only in the legal documents of the Party and State of Vietnam, but also by the lively reality of religious life in Vietnam today: religious activities take place quite actively and dynamically; All religions have a growth in the number of believers, dignitaries and monks; many worship facilities have been newly built; All religions are free to establish international relations thereby contributing to establishing their position and prestige to religious organizations in the world.
Assessing human rights and religious freedom in Vietnam today, participants in the workshop entitled "Religion with human rights issues" organized by the Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics on November 26 in Hanoi said that: Respecting and ensuring human rights and citizens' rights, including religious freedom, is a consistent policy of the Party and State of Vietnam. Religious freedom in Vietnam has changed greatly since 1990. In addition to considering religious freedom as a constitutional right, Vietnam has a clear legal framework for this right. The state always facilitates and supports people to practice religious freedom.
Regarding the contents of human rights and religious freedom; the views of religions on human rights; assessing human rights and religious freedom in Vietnam today, the opinions and 27 articles pr4esented at the workshop were divided into three groups of discussion.
In the first group, participants emphasized the guarantee of human rights, including religious freedom. Accordingly, the resolution of religious freedom in Vietnam has changed a lot since 1990. In addition to considering religious freedom as a constitutional right, Vietnam has a clear legal framework for this right. The state always facilitates and supports people to practice religious freedom.
Therefore, the religions in Vietnam are living in a more exciting religious and social life, in the general atmosphere of increasing social consensus.
The second group focused on analyzing the diversity and overall human rights from the perspective of major religions; specific contents on human rights in religious doctrines such as the right to life and to ensure life, the right to gender equality, the right to love and marriage, the right to personal freedom, etc.
Through that, it can be seen that although they did not directly discuss human rights in a modern approach, the doctrines of many religions touch on different aspects of human rights. These views have a certain influence on the approach and implementation of human rights in some countries today.
The third group focused on clarifying the respect and guarantee of human rights and citizens' rights, including religious freedom as a consistent and transparent policy of the Party and the State, which are not only clearly stated in legal documents, but also guaranteed in practice with many remarkable results, and are highly appreciated by the Vietnamese people and the international community.
Freedom of religion is necessary in the context of Vietnam’s wider integration into the world. Illustrative image.
It is observed that the religions in Vietnam are living a more cheerful and lively religious and social life, in the general atmosphere of increasingly open social consensus.
Religious followers are becoming more and more fully aware of the civil rights that are inseparable from civil obligations, the responsibility to fulfill obligations to the State and society, and the exercise of human rights cannot infringe upon the national interests and the legitimate interests of others.
At the end of the seminar, the participants agreed that the full identification and updating of religious views, judgments and doctrines on human rights in relation to human rights in parallel with rights and limits of rights that the laws of governments stipulating to have a comparative view, reference, and orientation to create a common, unified view of human rights and religious freedom is a necessary work in the context of Vietnam’s extensive integration with the world.