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Archive for March, 2011

Monetary Donation and Supplies for Earthquake Relief in New Zealand

Monetary Donation and Supplies for Earthquake Relief in New Zealand

The 6.3-magnitude earthquake that struck Christchurch, New Zealand, on February 22, led to widespread devastation, destroying or damaging tall buildings and cathedrals and leaving many people dead or missing. In the wake of the disaster, Tenrikyo Overseas Department’s International Network for Mutual Help sent a staff member from late February through early March, who entrusted [...]

Oyasama’s Model Path for One and All

Oyasama’s Model Path for One and All

Entitled Oyasama’s Model Path for One and All—Excerpts from the Third Shinbashira’s Talks, this book presents an English translation of Shinbashira okotoba bannin no hinagata, which was compiled by Tenrikyo Doyusha Publishing Company from Shinbashira kunwa-shu [Collection of the Shinbashira’s Talks] and published in Japanese in 1997. The English edition runs to 187 pages including [...]

College Students Deepen Their Joy of Faith in Jiba

College Students Deepen Their Joy of Faith in Jiba

The College Division of the Students Training Course was held at the Home of the Parent from March 3 through 9. The weeklong training course provides participants with opportunities to learn and implement the teachings together with their fellow students, thereby deepening their faith….

Young Men’s Association Promotes Nurturing Its Young Members

Young Men’s Association Promotes Nurturing Its Young Members

On February 27, the Young Men’s Association held its Arakitoryo Nurturing Seminar in Dining Hall 3, drawing 300 participants from directly supervised chapters including chairmen and other leading members in charge of their chapters’ nurturing activities. This seminar aimed at raising awareness about the importance of nurturing activities in directly supervised chapters and further enriching [...]

Tenri France-Japan Cultural Association Commemorates Its 40th Anniversary

Tenri France-Japan Cultural Association Commemorates Its 40th Anniversary

On February 18, Tenri France-Japan Cultural Association—located in downtown Paris—held a ceremony to commemorate its 40th anniversary with Tenri University President Masahiko Iburi and Overseas Department Vice Head Noriaki Nagao attending as guests of honor.
Upon its establishment in 1971 as the cultural arm of Tenrikyo Mission Centre in Paris—the forerunner of Tenrikyo Europe Centre—the association [...]

2011 Graduation Ceremonies Held in Tenri

2011 Graduation Ceremonies Held in Tenri

Tenri High School’s day course conducted its graduation ceremony in the presence of the Shinbashira on the morning of February 22 in the school’s multipurpose gymnasium. The ceremony honoring the 415 graduates (219 boys, 196 girls) was attended by their parents, teachers, and underclassmen….