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Archive for July, 2007

Tenrikyo Student Gives Speech to G8 Leaders

Between June 6 and 8, the G8 Summit was held in Heiligendamm, Germany. Parallel to the G8 Summit, children and young people met at their own Junior 8 (J8) Summit in Wismar, Germany, to discuss some of the major global issues on this year’s G8 agenda. Miki Michelle Nakajima, daughter of [...]

Headquarters Launches Head Ministers Seminar in Oyasato

The new Head Ministers Seminar in Oyasato was held between June 26 and 28, drawing 319 church head ministers, 95 of them with their spouses. The three-day program, expected to take place periodically, is designed to provide an opportunity for head ministers to refresh their minds, deepen their understanding of the [...]

2007 Oyasato Seminar Held in Three Languages

The Oyasato Seminar began in 1984 as a program geared toward transmitting the faith to mainly high school-age participants who are to carry on the path of the overseas mission. Although it was originally initiated as a program conducted in English, courses in Spanish, Portuguese, and Chinese were added in subsequent [...]

Social Welfare Festival Held at the Home of the Parent

On June 24 and 25, the third Social Welfare Festival–sponsored by the Social Welfare Section and the Culture and Sports Management Section of Tenrikyo Mission Department–was held at Tenri University’s Gym #1, drawing some 5,500 people. Under the theme “Universal Brotherhood–Mutual Help in Local Communities,” this festival aimed to cast [...]

The Shinbashira and Mrs. Nakayama Make Historic Visit to South Korea

The Shinbashira and his wife, Mrs. Harue Nakayama, made their first visit to South Korea between June 29 and July 4. It was a historic event that marked the first time a Shinbashira visited South Korea with his wife. The Shinbashira and Mrs. Nakayama arrived at Gimhae International Airport at 10:00 [...]

June Monthly Service Performed

The June Monthly Service of Tenrikyo Church Headquarters was solemnly conducted on the 26th at the Main Sanctuary with the Shinbashira presiding. The day was hot and humid with the temperature rising to 29.0ºC (84.2ºF) at 66% humidity.
In the Service prayer, the Shinbashira touched upon the Head Ministers Seminar in Oyasato–a [...]