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Archive for December, 2008

Tenrikyo Participates in Interreligious Meeting in Nicosia, Cyprus

The 22nd International Meeting of Prayer for Peace, organized by the Rome-based Community of Sant’Egidio, was held in the eastern Mediterranean city of Nicosia, the capital of Cyprus, from November 16 to 18. Attending the meeting were representatives of the world’s major faiths. Representing Tenrikyo, Director-in-Chief of Administrative Affairs Masahiko [...]

November Monthly Service Performed

On the 26th, the November Monthly Service was conducted at Tenrikyo Church Headquarters with the Shinbashira presiding as chief officiant. Blessed with clear skies, the day was comparatively warm for this time of the year.
In the Service prayer, the Shinbashira first expressed gratitude for God the Parent’s constant blessings on behalf [...]

Students Advisory Committee Celebrates 30th Year

On November 25, Tenrikyo Students Advisory Committee held the Student Nurturers Convention in Dining Hall 3 in commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the committee’s founding. The convention, which drew 1,153 people, was honored by the presence of the Shinbashira, who explained the stance of mind for student nurturers and emphasized [...]

Helping Offenders Replace the Mind

This is a translation of an article written by Yoshiji Tomita, head minister of Echizen Branch Church, for the Tenri Jiho newspaper’s column entitled “The Ofudesaki, My Companion along the Way.”

Whatever mind you may have had until now, replace it, even in the span of a night!
Ofudesaki XVII:14

Over the past 10 years, I have visited [...]

100th Anniversary of Sectarian Independence

This year marks the 100th year since Tenrikyo achieved sectarian independence. In 1899, with the first Shinbashira Shinnosuke Nakayama as its core, Tenrikyo began putting serious efforts into attaining independence from the Shinto Central Bureau. After filing a petition for sectarian independence with the Home Ministry for the fifth time, [...]