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  • Updated : : 2014-11-18 4:59 am

    The International Meeting of Prayer for Peace, which gathers major religious groups to pray for peace, was held in Antwerp, Belgium from September 7 to 9. Among some 350 participants were religious leaders, scholars, and government officials from many parts of the world.  There were nine Tenrikyo delegates including Honbu-in Noriaki Nagao, Europe Centre Head Yoshihisa Hasegawa, and Dai-Roma Mission Station Head Hideo Yamaguchi.

    Under the theme “Peace is the Future,” the meeting organized twenty-five panel sessions, and on the second day of the event, Rev. Nagao served as a panelist in a session entitled “Asia: Religions and the Dignity of Human Life.” In his speech, Rev. Nagao emphasized the importance of life while explaining the core essence of the Tenrikyo teachings.

    The International Meeting of Prayer for Peace, which gathers major religious groups to pray for peace, was held in Antwerp, Belgium from September 7 to 9. ApproximatelyAmong some 350 participantspeople, including were religious leaders, scholars, and government officials from many parts of the world. participated. There were nine Tenrikyo delegates including Honbu-in Noriaki Nagao, Europe Centre Head Yoshihisa Hasegawa, and Dai-Roma Mission Station Head Hideo Yamaguchi.

    Under the theme “Peace is the Future,” the meeting organized twenty-five panel sessions were held, and on the second day of the event, Rev. Nagao served as a panelist in a session entitled “Asia: Religions and the Dignity of Human Life.”In his speech, Rev. Nagao emphasized the importance of life whichwhile explaining the core essence of the Tenrikyo teachings.

  • Updated : : 2014-08-29 2:31 am

    The High School Division of the Students Training Course was held from August 9 through 15 at the Home of the Parent, with a total of 1,227 participants from all over Japan.

    This training course is designed to have students learn and practice the teachings based on a tried and true format from previous years suitable for the students’ grade in school and their year of participation in the program, as well as deepen their faith and friendships as they eat, study, and sleep together in dormitories throughout the one-week course.

  • Updated : : 2014-08-29 2:31 am

    This year’s Children’s Pilgrimage to Jiba was held from July 26th to August 4th under the theme “Filled with Joy! Hinokishin!”During the 10-day period, the total number of children and adults that returned to the Home of the Parent was 238,598, exceeding last year’s total attendance by almost 5,000.

    At the various event sites, beaming smiles of children were seen everywhere, as they enjoyed the fun activities and entertainment that have become synonymous with summer at Jiba. Through attending this Children’s Pilgrimage, the participants learned the teachings and values of helping one another and having a heart full of gratitude.

  • Updated : : 2014-08-29 2:30 am

    Oyasato Seminar, a program aimed at nurturing high-school age overseas followers, began on July 10th, with 52 participants (English Course I: 12, Course III: 12, Portuguese Course: 21, Chinese Course: 7). The English and Chinese courses concluded on the 25th, and the Portuguese course on the 27th.

    Also, the Korean Course was held from August 3rd to 15th; a total of 11 students attended.

  • Updated : : 2014-06-27 6:18 am

    The third Shinbashira, Zenye Nakayama, passed away for rebirth on June 24 at the age of 81. The funeral will be held on Sunday, July 6, at noon in Kitaoji-jokojo (the bus loading and unloading area, just east of Tenri Kyoko Gakuen High School, on the north side of Kitaoji boulevard) in the Home of the Parent.

  • Updated : : 2014-06-04 12:56 am

    On April 29, Tenrikyo Hinokishin Day was observed overseas and all over Japan under the theme, “Taking advantage of this seasonable time, let’s sow seeds of sincerity.” Followers engaged in hinokishin activities joyously in many parts of the world.

  • Updated : : 2014-06-04 12:55 am

    On April 19, the day after the Oyasama Birth Celebration Service, the 96th Women’s Association Convention was held in the Inner Courtyard of Tenrikyo Church Headquarters, drawing approximately 46,000 participants. At the convention, Women’s Association President Harue Nakayama and the Shinbashira addressed association members, who have aimed for spiritual growth to become the foundation of the path as they follow the association’s activity guidelines in the second year of the pre-anniversary season.

  • Updated : : 2014-06-04 12:54 am

    In commemoration of the 216th birthday of the everliving Oyasama, the Oyasama Birth Celebration Service was conducted on April 18 in the Main Sanctuary of Tenrikyo Church Headquarters with the Shinbashira presiding. Approximately 65,000 pilgrims from across Japan and overseas returned to Jiba for the event.

    After the Service, the “Joyous Chorus”, a singing musical performance to celebrate Oyasama’s birthday, was held in the Inner Courtyard. Cheerful singing of the children of the path filled the Sanctuary precincts.

  • Updated : : 2013-12-20 1:46 am

    Tenrikyo Mission Headquarters in Taiwan held the “80th Anniversary Commemorative Pep Rally” on November 23 in Taipei. There were about 500 followers affiliated with Mission Headquarters that gathered for this event. On that day, Honbu jun’in Chutaro Yamanaka, deputy vice director of Ikoi-no-ie Hospital, gave a commemorative speech. Later, the Taiwan Drum and Fife Corps treated the crowd the crowd with various performances. The attendees further pledged to be even more active in preparation for next year’s 80th Anniversary of the Mission Headquarters in Taiwan and Oyasama’s 130th Anniversary two years from now.

    The followers gathering for the pep rally.

  • Updated : : 2013-11-18 1:00 am

    On October 27th, the day after the Autumn Grand Service, the 89th Young Men’s Association Convention was held in the Inner Courtyard of Church Headquarters. Blessed with clear autumn weather, about 27,000 members filled the Inner Courtyard. At the convention, the Young Men’s Association President, the Shinbashira, requested that during this season, the members should maintain the spirit of single-heartedness with God and work in unity of mind to achieve the goals that respective directly supervised chapters set so that they can be a driving force for anniversary-related activities.

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