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  • Updated : : 2012-03-19 3:51 am

    A year has passed since the March 11 disaster in northeastern Japan. For affected areas prone to harsh winters, steps toward genuine recovery require long-term commitment and assistance.

    In response to this need, on January 30 and 31, Mr. Susumu Haruno, executive officer of the Post-Disaster Recovery Committee of Tenrikyo Church Headquarters (chair: Director-in-Chief of Administrative Affairs Yoshitaro Ueda), visited the government offices of Fukushima and Ibaraki prefectures to deliver donations amounting to 120 million yen (about US $1.5 million). Fukushima Prefecture was especially affected by the disaster due to the nuclear power plant accident.

    This recent donation brings to 450 million yen (about US $5,625,000) the total amount delivered to affected areas through the Tenrikyo Disaster Relief Fund.

  • Updated : : 2012-02-04 5:17 am

    On January 26th of the 175th Year of Tenrikyo, the January Grand Service was held at the Church Headquarters, which was conducted by Zenji Nakayama, the Shinbashira. Approximately 68,000 people from within Japan and overseas had returned and gathered at the Jiba for this event.

  • Updated : : 2012-01-19 6:12 am

    Tenrikyo Church Headquarters held the annual Sechi Festival between January 5 and 7, and as many as 77,000 people returned to Jiba during the period.

    The rice cakes served at the event were part of the New Year’s Day Service offerings at the Main Sanctuary which were received from across the country.

    From the time when Oyasama was alive until now, this tradition has been celebrated in the Home of the Parent for over a century now.

  • Updated : : 2012-01-01 12:00 am

    May I extend my warmest New Year’s greetings to all of you. Please accept my gratitude for the efforts you devoted to the path of single-hearted salvation during the past year.

    While social conditions have been growing tougher recently, I hope we can make further progress toward world salvation this year by having the spirit of single-heartedness with God, following Oyasama’s Divine Model, and continuing to fulfill the aspirations of our predecessors.

    It is important for us who walk the path to not only learn the teachings and aim to do hinokishin on a daily basis but also extend a helping hand to people who are suffering and advance toward the Joyous Life together with them. May each of us renew our determination to do these things and spiritedly work day after day so that we may respond to God the Parent’s intention.

    New Year’s Day 2012

    Zenji Nakayama

    The Shinbashira

  • Updated : : 2011-12-26 4:47 am

    The first ever Tenrikyo Uganda Seminar was held in the Republic of Uganda in East Africa between November 27 and December 1. A total of 31 people attended.

  • Updated : : 2011-12-12 7:45 am

    French and Indonesian Classes of Shuyoka (Spiritual Development Course) were held between September and November 2011. Five students were enrolled in each class.

  • Updated : : 2011-11-14 4:31 am

    Pope Benedict XVI invited representatives from religions across the world to participate in “World Day of Prayer for Peace in Assisi: A Day of Reflection, Dialogue and Prayer for Justice and Peace in the World,” held on October 27 in Assisi, Italy. Four representatives from Tenrikyo attended the event.

  • Updated : : 2011-11-01 2:27 am

    On October 26, the Autumn Grand Service commemorating Tenrikyo’s day of origin was conducted at Tenrikyo Church Headquarters with the Shinbashira presiding as chief officiant.

  • Updated : : 2011-10-12 5:48 am

    Leaders of religions from across the world assembled in Munich, Germany between September 11 and 13 for the International Meeting of Prayer for Peace (Co-organized by the Community of Sant’Egidio and the Archdiocese of Munich and Freising). Seven Tenrikyo delegates attended the event.

  • Updated : : 2011-08-29 8:45 am

    This year’s Children’s Pilgrimage to Jiba, which began on July 26, came to a close on August 4, with the “Grand Finale” ceremony conducted after the Oyasato Parade that night. An estimated 233,000 people returned to Jiba (roughly 870 from overseas) between July 26 and August 4 for the Children’s Pilgrimage.

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