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Scholars discuss religious culture role in sustainable development

Hanoi, May 13 (VNA) – A conference titled “Religious culture and sustainable development in Vietnam” was organised in Hanoi on May 13 by the Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics.

Vietnam is home to a number of religions introduced through the country’s global interactions.

According to scholars, religion has become an important part of the nation’s cultural life, contributing to the formation and development of a uniquely Vietnamese culture.

Scientists, managers, religious dignitaries and followers objectively reviewed the role of religious culture in Vietnam’s sustainable development and added opinions and scientific basis to complete policies and laws on religion in Vietnam.

Delegates agreed that tapping the social resources of religions to fuel the country’s sustainable development is urgently needed.

In addition, issues such as the general theory on religious culture and sustainable development; the role of religious culture in social life; and religions’ cultural contributions to Vietnam’s sustainable development are under discussion.