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Archive for September, 2003

Followers Discuss Nursing Care That Brings Joy

Tenrikyo Home Care Workers Association convened its second study meeting on August 24, drawing some 60 Yoboku (timber for building the Joyous Life) who are involved in home nursing care. The event, held in East Left Wing 3 of the Oyasato-yakata building-complex, provided the participants with an opportunity to learn how [...]

Tenrikyo Representatives Participate in the Assembly of Prayer for Peace, Held in Okinawa

On August 15, the 13th Assembly of Prayer for Peace was conducted at the Peace Memorial Hall in Mabuni, Okinawa, with the participation of approximately 600 representatives from 15 religious organizations including Tenrikyo. This assembly, held annually since 1991, pays tribute to the memory of war victims and prays for the [...]

Five Complete English Class of Head Minister Qualification Course One

This year, three participants from Kenya and two from the United States attended the Head Minister Qualification Course One, held at the Home of the Parent from August 27 to September 14. The course seeks to train and nurture ministers (kyoto) who have a heightened awareness of being Yoboku and a [...]

Tenri University Hosts Religious Studies Conference

Tenri University hosted the 62nd annual conference of the Japanese Association for Religious Studies between September 3 and 5. About 600 scholars and researchers of religious studies attended the conference. This was the third time that the association held its annual conference in Tenri, the first one being held in 1951 [...]

August Monthly Service Performed Joyfully

The August Monthly Service of Church Headquarters was performed on the 26th in the Main Sanctuary with the Shinbashira presiding.
To commence the Service, the Shinbashira, accompanied by the other Service performers, worshiped at the Foundress’ Sanctuary and the Memorial Hall before proceeding to the Main Sanctuary, where he read the prayer [...]

Young Men’s Association Members Visit Australia

Tenrikyo Young Men’s Association Australia Study Tour, in which 10 members took part, was held between August 7 and September 4. The purpose of the Australia Study Tour is to nurture young members to become missionaries who will engage in the overseas mission in the future. This study tour is also [...]