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Archive for November, 2011

The Shinbashira’s Sermon at the Autumn Grand Service 2011

May I begin by expressing my sincere appreciation for the efforts you are devoting to the tasks of the path in your daily lives. Today so many of you have assembled for the Autumn Grand Service, having traveled from near and far; please accept my deep appreciation. The Service having been duly concluded, I want [...]

Tenrikyo Sends Delegation to Day of Prayer for Peace in Italian City of Assisi

Tenrikyo Sends Delegation to Day of Prayer for Peace in Italian City of Assisi

On October 27, 2011, the Day of Reflection, Dialogue and Prayer for Peace and Justice in the World was held in Assisi, Italy. About 250 leaders from 13 religions around the world as well as non-believers participated in the meeting. The meeting was organized by Pope Benedict XVI to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the [...]

Young Men’s Association Holds 87th Convention

On October 27, the day after the Autumn Grand Service, Tenrikyo Young Men’s Association held its 87th Convention in the Inner Courtyard of Church Headquarters. Some 12,000 participants including association members from both within the country and from overseas assembled to attend the convention.
On the convention day, the Home of the Parent was blessed [...]

Post-Disaster Recovery Committee Holds Gathering in the Home of the Parent

On October 25, the Post-Disaster Recovery Committee held a “Gathering in the Home of the Parent,” which was attended by 258 participants, who were mostly church head ministers and their spouses who were affected by the March 11 disaster. Honored by the presence of the Shinbashira and his wife, the gathering was organized to encourage [...]

Hawaii Tenri Judo Club Tops USA Junior Olympics

Hawaii Tenri Judo Club Tops USA Junior Olympics

Hawaii Tenri Judo Club—managed by the Mission Headquarters of Hawaii—competed in the 2011 USA Judo Junior Olympics, held in Irving, Texas, winning 11 golds, 2 silvers, and 3 bronzes. These team results gave the club the honor of being number one in the competition.
In 1975, the year Tenri Cultural Center was opened as the cultural [...]

Seven People from Canada Join in Disaster-Relief Efforts

Seven staff members of the Japanese Educational Centre (JEC)—based in Vancouver, Canada—went to Tagajo City, Miyagi Prefecture, from July 21 to 23 to join in disaster relief efforts. The group was led by Mr. Kozo Manome, vice president of JEC as well as head of Joyous Mission Station.
The group based itself at Tagajo Branch Church. [...]