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Archive for July, 2004

2004 Oyasato Seminar Begins

The 2004 Oyasato Seminar–which aims at nurturing high-school-age overseas followers–began on July 10 at the Home of the Parent with 65 students from 13 countries and territories: the U.S. mainland, Hawaii, Canada, the U.K., Australia, Hong Kong, Nepal, Spain, Brazil, Ecuador, Colombia, Paraguay, and Taiwan.
The seminar comprises the English courses I [...]

Jesuits Visit the Home of the Parent

On June 25, a group of Jesuit priests and scholars visited the Home of the Parent. During their four-day stay, the six visitors observed the Monthly Service conducted at Tenrikyo Church Headquarters on June 26, visited Tenri Central Library and Tenri Sankokan Museum, and attended a conference held in Doyusha Hall, [...]

Hinokishin School Holds the 23rd Juvenile Problems Course

The 23rd Juvenile Problems Course–one of the specialized courses organized by Hinokishin School of the Mission Department of Church Headquarters–was held at the Home of the Parent between June 26 and 28, drawing 22 participants who had previously graduated from the basic course.
Seeking to provide followers with an opportunity to acquire [...]

Pep Rally Held for Two-time Olympic Judo Gold Medalist Tadahiro Nomura

On June 19, Tenri Judo Association sponsored a pep rally at the Home of the Parent for Japanese judoka Tadahiro Nomura, 29, who will try to set an Olympic first in Athens–winning three golds in the same weight category.
A graduate of Tenri High School and Tenri University, Mr. Nomura won his [...]

June Monthly Service Joyfully Performed

The June Monthly Service of Tenrikyo Church Headquarters was performed in the Main Sanctuary on the 26th with the Shinbashira presiding.
At 9:00 in the morning, amid the elegant sounds of gagaku music, which resounded throughout the Sanctuary precincts, the Shinbashira and other Service performers began their procession toward the Main Sanctuary, [...]

Training Course for Young Women Leaders Conducted at the Home of the Parent

On July 3 and 4, Tenrikyo Women’s Association Headquarters sponsored a training course for young women leaders, drawing 56 participants from dioceses and directly supervised churches. Designed to offer these leaders opportunities to remind themselves of their own role as leaders and heighten their faith, these training courses are held four [...]