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Archive for October, 2013

This Month’s Message: Freedom from Worry

When bestowing the Grant of Safe Childbirth on a pregnant woman, Oyasama once said:

“You must forget all human concern. Rely on God the Parent and have a delivery free from worry.”
The Life of Oyasama, p. 29
Let’s say a friend is standing behind us and telling us: “Let go and fall backward into my arms. Don’t [...]

New Section Chief Appointed

On September 26, Tenrikyo Church Headquarters announced a personnel change related to the Overseas Department, effective immediately. Honbu-jun’in Masuhiko Yoshikawa, who formerly served as chief of Human Resources Development Section, has been appointed chairman of the Students Advisory Committee. The new chief of Human Resources Development Section is Honbu-jun’in Zenkichi Tanaka, head minister of Chuka [...]

September 2013 Monthly Service

September 2013 Monthly Service

The September Monthly Service of Church Headquarters was conducted on the 26th at the Main Sanctuary with the Shinbashira presiding as the chief officiant. In the Service prayer, the Shinbashira expressed gratitude for God the Parent’s boundless love and said, “Taking to heart the significance of the respective missions entrusted to each of us in [...]

Joyous Life Lecture Held in Various Parts of the World

Joyous Life Lecture Held in Various Parts of the World

The Joyous Life Lecture, sponsored by Tenrikyo Overseas Department, was held in September, drawing a total of 927 people at 24 venues in 10 countries: Australia, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Nepal, New Zealand, Spain, Thailand, and the United Kingdom.
The lecture was first organized in Japan by the then Yoboku Association in 1971 to convey a [...]

Oyasama 130th Anniversary Yoboku Gatherings to Be Held

Oyasama 130th Anniversary Yoboku Gatherings to Be Held

Sponsored by Tenrikyo Church Headquarters, Oyasama 130th Anniversary Yoboku Gatherings will be held between March and June 2014 both across Japan and overseas. The gatherings aim to encourage all Yoboku and followers to pledge to further promote the salvation activities that they resolved to carry out in their local communities.
Receiving instructors from Church Headquarters, the [...]

Interreligious Meeting Held in Colombia

Interreligious Meeting Held in Colombia

Rev. Naotaro Shimizu, head of the Mission Center in Colombia, attended an interreligious meeting held in Bogota, Colombia, on September 4. The meeting drew leaders from about 30 religious organizations and indigenous ethnic groups. Prior to the meeting, a ceremony to establish the Colombian Assembly of Religions and Spiritual Traditions took place. The leaders discussed [...]