Overseas Seminar for Successors Underway

Participants at the Mission Center in Thailand (Feb. 17) The Overseas Seminar for Successors, sponsored by the Overseas Department in conjunction with the Seminar for Successors in Jiba, is now taking place around the world. The first session was held in the U.K. last August, and four other sessions were…

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Translation Conference Held

The English Translation Conference was held at the Mission Headquarters in America from March 3 to 6 under the sponsorship of the Translation Section of the Overseas Department. The purpose of this conference was to discuss and examine a translation of Ofudesaki Kogi (Lectures on the Ofudesaki)–authored by Yoshinaru Ueda–which…

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Overseas Department Holds Annual Charity Bazaar

The Overseas Department’s International Network for Mutual Help held its 11th charity bazaar in the department’s dining hall on April 8, a Sunday. Since this annual bazaar is already a well-established event in the Home of the Parent, a long line of people including many families and students had already…

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Overseas Department Seminar Draws 172 Participants

Following the Oyasama Birth Celebration Service on April 18 and the annual Women’s Association Convention on April 19, the Overseas Department Seminar, intended primarily for church head ministers, fellowship heads, and their spouses from overseas countries, was held on April 20 at the Tenri University Furusato Assembly Hall. The event…

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Overseas Department Celebrates Its 50th Anniversary

A convention commemorating the 50th anniversary of the reestablishment of the Overseas Department was held on October 28 in the Home of the Parent, with the presence of Director-in-Chief of Administrative Affairs Masahiko Iburi, former head of the department. A total of 220 followers from 17 countries participated in the…

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Oyasato Seminar Held in Four Languages

The 2002 Oyasato Seminar began on July 10 with 68 participants from eight countries. This program was initially launched in the summer of 1984 to provide instruction in English on the teachings of Oyasama for children of church head ministers and fellowship heads in the United States and Canada that…

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