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Archive for May, 2003

NEW PUBLICATION: Faith-Based Management

Tenrikyo Overseas Department has published a new volume, Faith-Based Management. The new book is a translation of Toku o tsumu keiei published by Doyusha Publishing Company. The author is Shigeharu Komai, who was the president as well as the chairman of Duskin Co., Ltd., a leading company in Japan that runs a variety [...]

2003 English Class of Shuyoka

The 29th English class of Shuyoka (the three-month Spiritual Development Course) began in the Home of the Parent on April 1 as part of the 744th session of Shuyoka, which has a total of 725 students. This year, there are 14 participants from various countries: four from the U.S.A., three from [...]

Gathering Discusses Social Withdrawal

A Gathering for Parents Concerned about Social Withdrawal (referring to a condition in which the affected individuals shun society for six months or more, for instance, by shutting themselves in their rooms) was held in Doyusha Hall on the afternoon of April 26. The event drew 56 participants including parents of [...]

April Monthly Service Joyfully Performed

The April Monthly Service of Tenrikyo Church Headquarters was performed in the Main Sanctuary on the 26th with the Shinbashira presiding. Azaleas in full bloom welcomed followers who had returned to the Home of the Parent.
At nine o’clock in the morning, the Shinbashira, accompanied by other Service performers, worshiped at the [...]

Women’s Association Announces New Activity Guidelines at Convention

On April 19, the day after the Oyasama Birth Celebration Service, the Women’s Association held its 85th annual convention in Church Headquarters’ Inner Courtyard, drawing some 57,000 members including many from overseas. This year being the first year of Tenrikyo’s “three years, one thousand days” season leading up to the 120th [...]

New Construction Plans to Promote the 120th Anniversary Activities

Following the Oyasama Birth Celebration Service on April 18, the Shinbashira disclosed plans for the westward expansion of the Sanctuary precincts as well as for the construction of the Oyasato-yakata building-complex’s South Right Wing 2, which is to be built adjacent to the recently completed South Right Wing 1, which houses [...]