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Archive for August, 2013

2013 Children’s Pilgrimage to Jiba

2013 Children’s Pilgrimage to Jiba

This year’s Children’s Pilgrimage to Jiba was held between July 26 and August 4 under the theme “Filled with Joy! Hinokishin!” During this 10-day period, a total of 233,804 children and adult leaders returned to the Home of the Parent, including participants from 16 overseas countries and regions: Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Hawaii, Italy, Hong [...]

Students from Overseas Seek the Path in Jiba

Students from Overseas Seek the Path in Jiba

The Oyasato Seminar was held once again this summer in the Home of the Parent. The Portuguese Course, the Chinese Course, and English Courses I and III began on July 10, and the Korean Course began on August 5. The seminar is an annual summer event giving young people from overseas (high-school-age bracket) an opportunity [...]

Head Ministers Seminar in Oyasato Held

Head Ministers Seminar in Oyasato Held

Sponsored by the Education and Nurture Department, the Head Ministers Seminar in Oyasato was held from June 27 to 29. This seminar is designed for those with three to five years of experience in serving as head ministers or their spouses. Offering various activities, this seminar aims to help them reaffirm their role and engage [...]

July Monthly Service Duly Performed

July Monthly Service Duly Performed

The July Monthly Service of Church Headquarters was performed on July 26 at the Main Sanctuary, with the Shinbashira presiding as the chief officiant. Preparations had been completed for the Children’s Pilgrimage to Jiba, which was scheduled to begin in the afternoon, and pilgrimage groups bearing flags and wearing matching T-shirts were visible throughout the [...]

Followers Organize First Clean-Up Hinokishin in Marshall Islands

Followers Organize First Clean-Up Hinokishin in Marshall Islands

On May 25, 20 people gathered on a beach in Majuro, the capital of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, to engage in clean-up hinokishin as part of Tenrikyo Hinokishin Day. The Marshall Islands, located about halfway between Hawaii and Australia, is an island country known as the “Pearl of the Pacific” for its beautiful [...]

Brazil Chapter of the Young Men’s Association Holds 60th Anniversary Convention in the Presence of the Shinbashira

Brazil Chapter of the Young Men’s Association Holds 60th Anniversary Convention in the Presence of the Shinbashira

The Shinbashira and his son, Daisuke visited Brazil from July 10 to 15. They attended the 60th anniversary convention of the Brazil Chapter of Tenrikyo Young Men’s Association on the 13th, besides paying a visit to four churches in the country on the 11th and 12th.
On the day before the anniversary convention, groups of members [...]