Boys & Girls Association Holds Its 50th Anniversary Gathering

On September 25, the “50th Anniversary Gathering” for the Tenrikyo Boys & Girls Association was held in the presence of the Shinbashira and his wife, Harue Nakayama as well as successor-designate Daisuke Nakayama. The gathering took place in the East Worship Hall of Church Headquarters.

There were a total of 2,172 participants, including Director-in-Chief of Religious Affairs, Director-in-Chief of Administrative Affairs, Boys & Girls Association staff members, the Chairman of Directly Supervised Churches’ Corps and Diocese Corps, and other staff members. After the service, the Shinbashira gave a few words, whereupon he stressed the importance of the “vertical transmission of the faith” and asked those present to be aware of this goal in their minds. Therefore, earnestly guiding the future generation to firmly resolve their minds and internalize the objectives of the association.