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“Live together and be helped together”

2012/7/19

The foreword in the July issue of Ametsuchi

“As a person who is allowed to live between Heaven and Earth, I value the ideas of “Live together” and “Be helped together.” I am mindful of people who suffer from hunger, poverty, sickness and are socially weak. I pray earnestly that all people can live and be helped as Kami’s children, regardless of their nationality, race, or language. And I also pray that true world peace and prosperity will be realized.”
An excerpt of a spee ...

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The Brass band performance movies of the participants in the Konko Music Festival held on June. 9th 2012.

2012/7/3

Konko Yao Junior and Senior High School
1: Arsenals 2: a medley of the Lion King
We are inspired by our mottos which are to live daily life full of delight and cheer, and to be independent. We like participate in local musical performances as well as other events. So we’ll play our best, please enjoy!
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KONKO TOIN HIGH SCOOL
1: The Rising Sun 2: a medley of AKB48
For the first grade students who are Brass band ...

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The Konkokyo Independence Service

2012/6/26

The Konkokyo Independence Service was conducted by the Spiritual Leader, Konko-Sama, in the Grand Ceremony Hall on June 10th, 1:30 p.m. This Service honors the official recognition of Konkokyo as an independent religious organization. During the Service the appointment of new ministers was also conducted.
This Service was followed by a General Assembly on The Faith Movement: “Let Us Live a Mutually Fulfilled Life With Kami”

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News of Rev. Sato

2012/6/26

Reverend Mitsutoshi Sato, the Chief Administrative Director of Konkokyo, passed away at 13:10 on April 29th, at the age of 62.
His funeral service was conducted on May 1st and 2nd. The Konkokyo Headquarters held a 30th-day farewell memorial ceremony at the Grand Service Hall on May 27.

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The entrance ceremony for incoming Konkokyo seminary students was held.

2012/5/15

The entrance ceremony for incoming Konkokyo seminary students was held on May 15, at the Konkokyo seminary worship hall. The class of 42 students (25 male and 17 female) are beginning their year long course of study.

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The Lancaster Church Has Been Established!

2012/1/1

On September 28, 2011, the Konko Church of Lancaster was established, receiving official approval from Spiritual Leader of Konkokyo. The opening ceremony will be celebrated on July 29, 2012.
Reverend Yoshiko Ota, the Head Minister of the new Konko Church of Lancaster, said, "I was born after the war. My mother was not in the best of health and people around her were opposed to her giving birth to me. She prayed to Kami to watch over me, if she were not able to do so, after my birth ...

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Konkokyo Kyoten Gorikai I Addendum Published

2012/1/1

This book is an English translation of the Konkokyo Kyoten Tsuiho, published by Konkokyo Headquarters in 2004.
Kyoten is the Sacred Scriputure of Konkokyo. Kyoten Gorikai I is a collection of teachings passed down in writing or dictated by believers who heard the teachings directly from Konko Daijin, the founder of Konkokyo. The original text of this addendum was from twelve believers, discovered after the Konkokyo Kyoten was published in Japanese in 1983.
The initial English trans ...

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Round Table Discussion in 2011

2011/10/1

On Wednesday, June 29, the Konkokyo International Center held a Round Table Discussion on the theme: "Concepts of 'Religion' and 'Secularity' and Konkokyo - Approaching Essential Matters of the Modern World." Mr. Keishi Nakamura (translator/editor) was engaged as a lecturer. Through his lecture, Mr. Nakamura reconsidered the concepts of "Religion" and "Secularity" by using a concept of "Discipline" based on the work of Dr. Talal Asa ...

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Ministers' Children's Experience in the Philippines

2011/10/1

Konkokyo Headquarters held an annual meeting for ministers' children from August 15 to 20. Usually held at Konkokyo Headquarters, this year's meeting was held in the Philippines. There, the children participated in a study tour, which was designed to give them firsthand experience in seeing how people are suffering in the world. This new awareness is an important step in their developing compassion for those who face daily hardships in their lives.
On one of the tours, the chi ...

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Konko Gakuen High School student introduces Bitchu-Kagura in Australia

2011/10/1

Seventeen-year-old Nozomu Yamada, a student of Konko Gakuen High School* played the Bitchu-Kagura, (the sacred music and dance performed during festive events at Japanese shrines) at the Rain Forest Station in Kuranda of Cairns during a school excursion.
Mr. Yamada had proposed this plan based on his desire to show the art of his native home district to the Australian people. The result was the realization of a cultural exchange between the Bitchu- Kagura and the Aborigines' dance. ...

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