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Archive for September, 2009

10 Students Complete Head Minister Qualification Course One

The Head Minister Qualification Course One was held at the Home of the Parent from August 27 to September 14. This course is designed to train and nurture prospective ministers (kyoto) who have a heightened awareness of being Yoboku and a strong sense of mission and who aspire to work for [...]

Vatican’s Interreligious Dialogue Chief Visits Jiba

On August 5, Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, president of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue in the Vatican, visited Jiba with nine other officials. On the previous day, Cardinal Tauran had attended the Interreligious Gathering of Prayer for World Peace held at Mt. Hiei―the mountain well known for the headquarters of the [...]

Tenri University Professor Presents Paper on Tenrikyo at International Conference

Professor Masanobu Yamada, 50, associate professor in the Department of Religious Studies at Tenri University and a minister (kyoto) belonging to Heishin Grand Church, delivered a presentation on the present situation of Tenrikyo in Brazil at the 30th Conference of International Society for the Sociology of Religion―held at the University of [...]

August Monthly Service Performed

Tenrikyo Church Headquarters conducted its August Monthly Service on the 26th in the Main Sanctuary with the Shinbashira presiding. On the day of the Service, there was a cool wind sweeping through the Sanctuary precincts and red dragonflies hovering in the sky, both of which heralded the approach of autumn.
At 9:00 [...]

Meeting for Teachers Held in the Home of the Parent

The 52nd Meeting for Teachers Who Nurture the Mind, hosted by Tenrikyo Teachers Association in collaboration with Tenri University Corporation, Tenri City, and the Tenri City Board of Education, was held in the Home of the Parent on August 7 and 8 under the theme “Connections.” Drawing 450 teachers, former teachers, [...]

Disaster Relief Hinokishin Corps Helps Flood Victims in Taiwan

Tenrikyo Mission Headquarters in Taiwan, located in Taipei and led by Bishop Yoshiaki Mihama, mobilized its Disaster Relief Hinokishin Corps―the only one of the kind organized overseas―in response to deadly Typhoon Morakot, which caused devastating floods and mudslides especially in southern Taiwan. A total of 92 members worked on August 12 [...]