Hanoi, Vietnam: IGE and its Vietnam government partner, the Institute for Religion and Belief at the Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics, have published a bilingual Vietnamese-English compendium of research papers on religious freedom. This is the third time that IGE and NAP have collaborated on a joint publication.

The compendium, titled Religious Freedom and Harmonious Society in Southeast Asia: Toward Covenantal Pluralism, introduces the concept of covenantal pluralism and features articles from experts and scholars examining its dynamics in the Southeast Asia region. Some of the topics addressed include:

  • Cultural Congruency and Covenantal Pluralism in the Lao PDR by Stephen Bailey
  • Buddhist Protectionism, Political Imaginaries of Belonging, and Prospects for Covenantal Pluralism in Myanmar by Alexander Horstmann
  • Regulating Pluralism: Laws on Religious Harmony and Possibilities for Robust Pluralism in Singapore by Jaclyn Neo

This publication will serve as a valuable addition to Vietnamese-language academic resources on religious freedom. IGE and NAP will be distributing 400 copies of this compendium at upcoming training programs for government officials and faith leaders in Vietnam.

To learn more about IGE’s publications in Vietnam, click here.

This project was made possible with the support of the Templeton Religion Trust as a part of their Covenantal Pluralism Initiative.