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International Network for Mutual Help Holds Charity Bazaar

International Network for Mutual Help Holds Charity Bazaar

On April 9, the International Network for Mutual Help, based in the Overseas Department, held a charity bazaar on the department’s premises, drawing more than 500 people. As soon as the venue’s doors were opened at 11:00 a.m., items collected for the event began flying off the shelves. There were also several food stands for [...]

Oyasama’s 219th Birthday Joyfully Celebrated

Oyasama’s 219th Birthday Joyfully Celebrated

In commemoration of the everliving Oyasama’s 219th birthday, the Oyasama Birth Celebration Service was conducted on April 18 in the Main Sanctuary and Foundress’ Sanctuary at Tenrikyo Church Headquarters with the Shinbashira presiding as chief officiant. Approximately 60,000 followers returned from across Japan and overseas for the occasion.
Among them was Celso Akassaka, who took a [...]

2017 Entrance Ceremonies Held in Jiba

2017 Entrance Ceremonies Held in Jiba

With cherry trees in full bloom, entrance ceremonies of Tenrikyo schools were recently conducted in the Home of the Parent, where a total of 2,150 new students embarked on their new school life.
Tenri University welcomed 804 new students on April 1; Tenri Healthcare University 109 on April 3; Tenri Seminary 113 on April 5; Tenri [...]

This Month’s Message: Warmth and Love

Once a little boy of five or six who had dislocated his right wrist was brought to the Residence by his grandmother, and Oyasama said to him:
“Welcome home, dear.”
Anecdotes of Oyasama, no. 103

Childhood is a time when the values of social responsibility and caring for others are learned in a loving and affectionate environment. An [...]

Tenri University Forum Discusses Tenrikyo’s Overseas Mission in North America

On March 27, the eighth forum on Tenrikyo’s overseas mission, cosponsored by Tenri University’s Oyasato Institute for the Study of Religion and Tenrikyo Overseas Department, was held at the university’s faculty building.
This forum—which was first held in 2000—is designed to provide an opportunity to reflect upon the history of Tenrikyo’s overseas mission and to [...]

March 2017 Monthly Service

March 2017 Monthly Service

The March Monthly Service of Tenrikyo Church Headquarters was performed in the Main Sanctuary on the 26th with the Shinbashira presiding as chief officiant.
The Shinbashira began the Service prayer by expressing gratitude for God the Parent’s constant blessings. He then said: “All of us church head ministers and other Yoboku are constantly working to convey [...]