As many as 140 church dignitaries and followers from 11 provinces and cities nationwide joined together at the 4th Congress of the Cao Dai Cau Kho Tam Quan Church in the central province of Binh Dinh from May 2-3.

Looking forwards at the 2015-2020 period, the congress will focus on strengthening internal solidarity and working more with external social organisations, participating in charitable and social activities and leading followers to comply with State law.

At the event, the participants were briefed that in the past few years the Cao Dai Cau Kho Church has been involved in business development and socio-economic and cultural activities across Binh Dinh localities. It has built 11 places of worship and raised more than 1 billion VND (46,500 USD) for charity.

Speaking at the congress, Duong Ngoc Tan, Deputy Head of the Government’s Committee for Religious Affairs spoke highly of the Cao Dai Cau Kho Tam Quan Church’s proactive participation in national socio-economic development and charitable activities.

He highlighted that in the coming time, the Cao Dai Cau Kho Church needs to instruct its followers to improve livelihoods while furthering the tenets of Caodaism.

On this occasion, the provincial People’s Committee officially recognised Cao Dai Cau Kho Tam Quan Church for its contributions to society in 2010-2015.

Founded in 1926 in southern Tay Ninh province, the Cao Dai religion worships the Divine Eye, known as the eye of heaven and a symbol of the supreme being of the Cao Dai religion. Cao Dai’s doctrine honours the Divine and the miraculous quality of supreme spirits, and considers them as the means for human beings to unify with God.-VNA