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Archive for July, 2008

2008 Oyasato Seminar Begins

The opening ceremony for the 2008 Oyasato Seminar–a summer program geared toward transmitting the faith to mainly high school-age participants who are to carry on the path of the overseas mission–was held in the auditorium of Tenrikyo Language Institute on July 10.
The Oyasato Seminar initially began in 1984 as a program conducted [...]

Head Ministers Seminar in Oyasato Held

Between June 26 and 28, the Head Ministers Seminar in Oyasato was held at the Oyasato-yakata’s South Right Wing 2, drawing a total of 357 participants (226 head ministers and 131 spouses). The overall theme of the seminar is “The Mind That Strives to Save Others.” The three-day program is designed [...]

June Monthly Service Performed in High Spirits

The June Monthly Service of Tenrikyo Church Headquarters was conducted in the Main Sanctuary on the morning of the 26th with the Shinbashira presiding as chief officiant. Due to the onset of the rainy season, the Yamato Aogaki mountains on the eastern edge of the Home of the Parent were blanketed [...]

Brazilian Tenrikyo Community Plays Role in 100th Anniversary of Japanese Immigration

One hundred years after the first Japanese immigrants arrived in 1908 on the ship Kasato Maru at the port of Santos, near São Paulo, the Japanese and Brazilian governments are holding a variety of events in both Brazil and Japan throughout this year to mark the 100th anniversary of Japanese immigration. [...]

Tenrikyo Leaders Attend World Religious Leaders Summit for Peace

The World Religious Leaders Summit for Peace was held at Sapporo Convention Center in Sapporo, Japan, on July 2 and 3. The meeting, designed to promote global peace and to end poverty, was hosted jointly by the World Conference of Religions for Peace (WCRP) and Religions for Peace-Japan.
The World Conference of Religions [...]

Action Day for “Heart-Clean Campaign” Held

On July 6, Action Day for the Heart-Clean Campaign was held at 503 venues throughout Japan. As a core activity of the Young Men’s Association organized at a local diocese level, this campaign centers around clean-up hinokishin conducted in each district on the first Sunday of every month. The purpose of [...]