• CAO DAI AT THE 2019 CESNUR CONFERENCE IN TURIN ITALY – SEP 2019

    (Turin, Italy, Sep 7, 2019 – Reported by Rev. Canh Tran) Mr. Mohammad Jahangir Alam, Associate Professor at the Department of World Religions and Culture of the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, attended the 2019 CESNUR Conference, held in Turin, Italy from September 5-7, 2019. The major theme of the conference was Re-enchanting the World: Spiritualities and Religions of the Third Millennium . The conference was co-organized by Center for Studies on New Religions (CESNUR), Contemporary Religions and Faith in Tradition (CRAFT) ...

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  • CAO DAI ATTENDED THE INTERNATIONAL INTERFAITH CONFERENCE IN YEOJU CITY, KOREA - YEOJU ECO FORUM -

    (Seoul, Korea, October 6, 2019 - Reported by Caodai TV members: Huu Loi, Le Den, Le Cuong and Nguyen Hoang) Following the invitation of Mr. Jay Cha, Organizational Committee General Manager of the Interfaith Dialogue for an Ecological Civilization - Yeoju Eco Forum, held from October 3 to 5, 2019 in  Yeoju City, South Korea, Rev. Canh Tran, President of Cao Dai Overseas Missionary, led an 8-member Caodai delegation (Deaconess Huong Thoan, Tran Huu Loi, Nguyen Van Hoang, Le Quoc Cuong, Ngo Thanh Nam, Le Xuan Den, Nguyen Van An and Ta Quoc Quy) to South Korea from October 2 to Oct. 6, 2019.

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  • OPENING CEREMONY OF THE CAO DAI COURSE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI, USA

    (Missouri, August 20, 2019 - Photos by Le Van Tua and Tran Hoa Tham) On August 20, 2019, the Cao Dai Overseas Missionary comprised of Rev. Canh Tran, President, Rev. Le Van Tua, Vice-Chief of Cao Dai Parish in Washington DC and Sub-dignitary Tran Hoa Tham from California Cao Dai Parish,  came to the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri to attend the Opening Ceremony of the “East Asian New Religious Movements” (EANRM) class. At 11:30 am, the Cao Dai Delegation, under the guidance of Prof. Joe Hobbs, Dean of the Department of Geography and Director of the Vietnam Institute at the University of Missouri

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  • ATTENDING ICAS CONFERENCE AT LEIDEN UNIVERSITY, NETHERLAND, JULY 15-19, 2019

    (Holland July 20, 2019 - Report by Sub-dignitary Tran Hoa Tham – Photos by Deacon Thuong Khoa Thanh and Tran Hoa Tham). Undertaking the mandate of the Chief Overseas Representative  of the Caodai Sacerdotal Council of Tay Ninh Holy See, the Cao Dai Delegation consisting of 5 people: Deacon Thuong Khoa Thanh (Nguyen Tan Khoa) and Mrs.Yvonne Nguyen of the Cao Dai Louisiana Parish, Sub-dignitary Tran Hoa Tham of the Cao Dai Southern California Congregation, and two Professors, Dr. Joseph Hobbs (University of Missouri, USA)

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  • CAO DAI RELIGIOUS ACTIVITIES IN TAIPEI JULY 17-18, 2019

    (Taipei July 18, 2019 – Photos taken by Caodai TV, Bill Roberts, Toshiomi Okuwaki) On two days 17 and 18 July 2019, under the mandate of His Excellency Cardinal Thuong Tam Thanh, Chairman of the Cao Dai Tay Ninh Holy See Sacerdotal Council, Reverend Thuong Canh Thanh (Tran Quang Canh), President, Cao Dai Overseas Missionary and Chief Representative of the Cao Dai Sacerdotal Council Overseas, along with Deaconness Huong Thoan, went to Taipei, Taiwan, and attended the following 3 events:  

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  • CHINA GLOBAL TELEVISION NETWORK VISIT TO CAO DAI TAY NINH HOLY SEE

    (Tay Ninh May 18, 2019) At 9:30 am on May 18, 2019, the documentary film crew for China's Global Television Network (CGTN) went to Tay Ninh Province to do a reportage on the Cao Dai religion. This reportage is to be presented in a conference with the theme "Dialogue among Asian civilizations” in Beijing, China at the end of May 2019. CGTN is an English television channel broadcast by Chinese Television, formerly CCTV (China Central Television) News. This is a TV channel with English programs broadcasted worldwide, on the website and on cell phone applications.

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  • THE 8th HOLY BOOKS CONFERENCE IN KUALA LUMPUR - MALAYSIA

    (Kuala Lumpur, Malysia – April 6, 2019) On behalf of the Caodai Overseas Missionary, Mohammad Jahangir Alam, Associate Professor in World Religions and Culture of the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, attended the 8th Holy Books and World Literature Conference held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 5-6 April 2019. The session was opened with his presentation entitled “ Exploring Cao Dai Holy Books and Literatures: A Brief Overview” . More than 50 delegates from around the world attended the Conference, with distinguished scholars such as:

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  • FRENCH-GERMAN ARTE TV FILMING CREW VISIT TO CAO DAI TAY NINH HOLY SEE

    (Tay Ninh Holy See March 24, 2019 - News and photos: Caodai TV) At 7:30 am on March 24, 2019 (19/2 Ky Hoi), the ARTE TV Filming crew came to Tay Ninh Holy See to film an introduction to the Cao Dai religion for its program "Discovery, Culture and Tourism in the World ”. It is known that TV station ARTE (short for Association Relative à la Télévision Européenne) is a TV station linking France and Germany, broadcast in France, Germany and Europe (Belgium, Austria, Luxembourg, Finland, Switzerland, Netherlands, Italy,) in 6 different languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Polish and Italian.

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  • GREAT FESTIVAL COMMEMORATING GOD AT THE CAO DAI TAY NINH HOLY SEE – YEAR 2019

    (News from the Cao Dai Holy See in Tay Ninh on February 13, 2019 - Photos by Huu Loi, Le Cuong and Caodai TV group) The program for the Great Festival Commemorating God in the Year of the Pig (2019) was as follows: February 12, 201 9 + 08:00am: - Grand Opening Ceremony of the Great Festival on the front plaza of  the Holy Temple. Cardinal THUONG TAM THANH, Chairman of the Sacerdotal Council of Caodaism delivered the opening speech, and presided over  the ribbon-cutting ceremony. The Cardinal then took the guests for an inspection tour of the 31 exhibition booths. + 05:00pm: - Arrival of guests at the Pope’s residence. Vegetarian dinner in the Auditorium. + 06:30pm: - After the vegetarian banquet at the auditorium, Cardinal Thuong Tam Thanh led the guests to the grandstand in front of the Holy Temple to watch the Parade.

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  • TẾT – LUNAR NEW YEAR 2019 CELEBRATION AT THE CAO DAI HOLY SEE IN TAY NINH

    According to the Cao Dai Sacerdotal program, at 7:00 am, on the 1 st day of the Lunar New Year (ie. February 5, 2019), Cardinal Thuong Tam Thanh, Chairman of the Cao Dai Sacerdotal Council at the Holy See in Tay Ninh, and a number of dignitaries and religious officials of the 9 Ministries, as well as thousand of Cao Dai followers, gathered in front of the Holy Great Temple to watch the start of the Lunar New Year celebration, which included dance of dragons and music performance. It is estimated that more than 50 thousand followers attended the ceremony.

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  • CAODAISM AND ITS GLOBAL NETWORKS BY JEREMY JAMMES

    Born in 1974 - French National - Married - 1 Child Current position 2014-present Associate Professor - Universiti Brunei Darussalam Institute of Asian Studies (www.ias.ubd.edu.bn) Associate Researcher  Institute of Asian Studies (IAS, Universiti Brunei Darussalam) since 2014.     Studies Centre of East Asia [Centre d’étude de l’Asie de l’Est] (CETASE, Université de Montréal) since 2013.   Southeast Asia Center [Centre Asie du Sud-Est] (CASE, CNRS, Paris), since 2012.   Research Institute on Contemporary Southeast Asia (IRASEC, CNRS-MAEE, Bangkok), since 2010.   Societies Religions Secularisms Group [Groupe Sociétés Religions Laïcités] (EPHE-CNRS,  Paris) since 2009.    

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  • CAO DAI YOUTH ORCHESTRA AT THE INTERNATIONAL FOLK MUSIC FESTIVAL 2018 IN SAIGON - VIETNAM

    (Saigon November 29, 2018 – Written by An Tu and Nhon Quang – Photos by Huu loi, Phu Vinh and Van Hoang) The Cao Dai youth at the Cao Dai Saigon Congregation in HCM City has received an invitation from the Organizing Committee of "Vietnamse Traditional Music Instruments Performing Competition and International Folk Music Festival" to participate and show its performances at the Conservatory Music of Ho Chi Minh City, Nguyen Du street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City on the 27 and 29 November 2018.

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  • HOLLYWOOD MOVIE STAR MORGAN FREEMAN VISIT TO CAO DAI TAY NINH HOLY SEE

    (Dec.6, 2018 – Photos taken by Le Cuong - Caodai TV) At 10 am on December 6, 2018, Hollywood movie star MORGAN FREEMAN visited the Cao Dai Tay Ninh Holy See. He was warmly welcomed by the Supreme Patriarch Cardinal Thuong Tam Thanh, Chairman of the Cao Dai Sacerdotal Council, at the Cardinal’s office. The delegation of Mr. Freeman is comprised of 23 people, 16 of whom are from the United States (including Production Manager, Screenplay Manager, Cameramen, Sound Specialist, Makeup Artist, and many other assistants) and seven Vietnamese specialists from the "116 Company"

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  • THE 2018 GRAND FESTIVAL COMMEMORATING THE HOLY MOTHER GODDESS IN THE CAO DAI TAY NINH HOLY SEE, VIETNAM

      (Reported by Nguyen Tuan Em, CaodaiTV –  Edited by Joe Hobbs – Sep. 30, 2018) The 2018 Grand Festival Commemorating the Holy Mother Goddess (in Vietnamese Hội Yến Diêu Trì Cung) was held on the 15th and 16th of the lunar month of August 2018 (24th and 25th of September in the Gregorian calendar). Hosted by the Sacerdotal Council of the Cao Dai Tay Ninh Holy See, this successful celebration attracted more than 250,000 pilgrims and tourists from all over Vietnam and many countries abroad. A major component of the Mother Goddess Festival is the “Grand Banquet” (Hội Yến Diêu Trì) in the Diêu Trì Palace (Diêu Trì Cung), hosted by the Holy Mother Goddess herself.

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  • PARTICIPATION OF CAO DAI DELEGATION AT WEIXIN SHENGJIAO CEREMONY UNVEILING GUIGUZI STATUE AND AT CESNUR 2018 CONFERENCE IN TAIWAN

     (Taiwan, June 18-24, 2018 - Photos by Tri Luc, Summarised and Translated into English by Nguyen Tuan Em) Having accepted the invitation of  Grand Master Hunyuan Chanshi, Founder of Taiwanese Weixin Shengjiao and Professor Massimo Introvigne and Dr. Fiona Hsin-Fang Chang, Co-chair of the CESNUR 2018 (Center for Studies on New Religions)  Conference, His Eminence Cardinal Thuong Tam Thanh, Chairman of the Sacerdotal Council of Cao Đai Tay Ninh Holy See, led a delegation of distinguished dignitaries to come to Taiwan from June 18th to June 24th, 2018 

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Doctrine & Philosophy

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CAODAISM AND ITS GLOBAL NETWORKS BY JEREMY JAMMES

CAODAISM AND ITS GLOBAL NETWORKS BY JEREMY JAMMES

Updated 2019-01-01 02:39:26

Born in 1974 - French National - Married - 1 Child Current position 2014-present Associate Professor - Universiti Brunei Darussalam Institute of Asian Studies (www.ias.ubd.edu.bn) Associate Researcher  Institute of Asian Studies (IAS, Universiti Brunei Darussalam) since 2014.     Studies Centre of East Asia [Centre d’étude de l’Asie de l’Est] (CETASE, Université de Montréal) since 2013.   Southeast Asia Center [Centre...

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FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

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Cao Dai FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) Part I

Cao Dai FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) Part I

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How did Creation occur in Cao Dai Theology ? Our theory of Cosmos-genesis has been mirrored by what the scientists call the “Big Bang” theory. The theory of the “Big Bang” when the Universe was created billion years ago was confirmed in our religion. Spirited messages told us that when the Big Bang happened, a Male element spun out (called the YIN element in Chinese), which was God Himself. He then spun Himself...

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