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Archive for February, 2010

Boys and Girls Association Holds Leaders’ Meeting

On January 27, the Boys and Girls Association leaders’ first meeting of the year was held in the Home of the Parent, drawing 1,766 participants, including heads of directly supervised church corps and diocese corps as well as members of the nurturing committees of those corps.
The meeting commenced with an address by the Shinbashira, who [...]

70,000 Followers Attend Spring Grand Service

70,000 Followers Attend Spring Grand Service

On January 26, 2010, the Shinbashira led the congregation in the Spring Grand Service—which commemorates the lunar calendar date of January 26, 1887, the day when Oyasama withdrew from physical life—at the Main Sanctuary of Tenrikyo Church Headquarters. The weather forecast for the day was cloudy. The skies above the Home of the Parent were [...]

Tenrikyo Oceania Centre Holds First Youth Gathering

Tenrikyo Oceania Centre Holds First Youth Gathering

On January 18 and 19, Tenrikyo Oceania Centre held the first Youth Gathering in Oceania. Fourteen youths from Brisbane, Gold Coast, and Sydney gathered for the event. Students Advisory Committee Chairman Tadakazu Nishiura and Committee Member Mitsuo Kajimoto were dispatched for the gathering. At the gathering, the youths practiced the service dance and participated in [...]

The Shinbashira’s Sermon at the Spring Grand Service 2010

May I express my deep appreciation to all of you for attending the Spring Grand Service despite the cold weather. I also want to thank you most sincerely for giving your time and energy in your daily lives to the work of the path in your part of the world. We have been able to [...]

Tenrikyo Women’s Association: Members Gear Up for the Upcoming 100th Anniversary Convention in Unity of Mind

Tenrikyo Women’s Association: Members Gear Up for the Upcoming 100th Anniversary Convention in Unity of Mind

Tenrikyo Women’s Association held a seminar for chairwomen of directly supervised chapters and diocese chapters on January 27 with an attendance of 256 chairwomen. The seminar began with an address by the association president, Mrs. Harue Nakayama. She first thanked the participants for the efforts they have been dedicating to the association’s 100th anniversary activities. [...]

Donation for Earthquake Relief in Haiti

Donation for Earthquake Relief in Haiti

On January 18, Tenrikyo Overseas Department’s International Network for Mutual Help entrusted the Association of Medical Doctors of Asia (AMDA)—an international nonprofit relief organization based in Okayama, Japan—with ¥3,000,000 (about US$33,000) for the relief work being conducted in the aftermath of the 7.0-magnitude earthquake that struck the Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince, on January 12.
Sources are now [...]