A talk on the development of the Protestant faith in Vietnam from 1911 to 1975 took place in Hanoi on December 1 with the participation of researchers, managers, observers and clergy from Vietnam and the US.
The talk was part of a cooperation programme between the Vietnamese Government’s Committee for Religious Affairs, the Institute for Global Engagement (IGE), the Vietnam-US Association under the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations and the Religious Research Institute under the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences.
The talk aimed to review and assess the evangelisation and development of the Protestant faith in Vietnam from its beginnings to 1975 in areas such as missionaries, dignitary training, organisation and the management of churches, the religion’s contributions to Vietnamese culture and challenges to the Protestant faith in Vietnam from 1911-1975.
Discussions at the talk focused around accessing documents, developing relationships both inside and outside of the country and sharing information amongst researchers.
The talk helped boost mutual understanding between researchers, the Vietnamese State and the Protestant Church./.