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【June 2018 No.398】Mission Planning Conference Explores Vision, Progress in Evangelism

2018年6月25日
 The 2017-18 Mission Planning Conference was held at Fujimicho Church, March 5-6, 2018, with the theme “How to Proceed with Evangelism in Japan.” There were 84 attendants. Greeting the gathering, Rev. Yonekura Misao, chair of the Commission on Mission, said: “We have various problems within the Kyodan, but I am hoping it becomes a church founded on its confession of faith and the church constituti……

【June 2018 No.398】Youth Conference Commemorates Reformation’s 500th Anniversary

 The "Reformation for Youth 500 Conference" was held in Tokyo on March 21, preceded by a pre-conference rally the evening before, which was held at Tokyo District’s Yamate Church from 6 to 8 p.m. The audience of 323 enjoyed a live performance of the "Night de Light" (Night of Light) band. The March 21 conference itself was held at Aoyama Gakuin’s Goucher Hall from 1 to 5:30 p.m. Although an exact ……

【June 2018 No.398】Official Visits to Korea and Indonesia

by Kato Makoto, executive secretary  From March 5 to 7, 2018, I participated in the National Council of Churches in Korea (NCCK)’s International Conference in Celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the 1988 Declaration, which was held at the Ramada Hotel in the Dongdaemun area of Seoul. The theme of the conference was “Cultivating Peace, Proclaiming Hope” and was attended by 48 foreign guests and……

【June 2018 No.398】How to Prepare for and Respond to a Disaster

by Kawashima Naomichi, pastor Kumamoto Nishikigaoka Church, Kyushu District  Two years have passed since the Kumamoto-Oita Earthquake. Although not always apparent on the surface, the effects of the earthquake are still strongly felt. At the end of 2017, there were still nearly 45,000 people who were living in temporary shelters. Although the original limit for occupancy was two years, the gover……

【June 2018 No.398】My Experience of Severe Shocks after the Kumamoto Earthquake

by Kato Makoto, executive secretary  In response to the Kumamoto Earthquake, which occurred on April 14, 2016, Kyodan Moderator Ishibashi Hideo convened an emergency meeting at the Kyodan general office in Tokyo. As a result, I was sent as the executive secretary of the Commission on Ecumenical Ministries to Kumamoto to participate in an on-site inspection and to deliver relief funds. After arriv……

【June 2018 No.398】International Symposium Held in Korea

by Akiyama Toru, general secretary  The 18th Korea-Japan-Korean Christian Church in Japan (KCCJ) International Symposium was held April 23-25 at the Christian Center in Seoul, Korea. This international symposium began in the 1980s, when a movement had arisen to protest the fingerprinting of foreigners under Japan's Alien Registration Act to make this an issue for common engagement among Japanese ……

【June 2018 No.398】NCCJ Marks End of its 39th General Assembly Period

"Proceeding Together As We Follow the Directives of the Lord of the Cross"; "Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me." (Matt. 16:24)  It is with these words that the National Christian Council in Japan (NCCJ) closed out its 39th three-year General Assembly Period (April 2015–March 2018). During this period, the NCCJ's activities were focused th……

【June 2018 No.398】2018 Missionary Conference Held in Hiroshima

by Nishinosono Michiko, chair Commission on Ecumenical Ministries  The 2018 Missionary Conference was held March 14-16 at Hiroshima Church, with 35 missionaries gathering from sending bodies in various countries and areas, such as the USA, Holland, Canada, Ghana, South Africa, South Korea, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. The conference began with the opening worship service, held in the sanctuary of Hiro……

【June 2018 No.398】WCC Conference on World Mission and Evangelism Held in Tanzania

by Hironaka Yoshimi, staff Commission on Ecumenical Ministries  The Conference on World Mission and Evangelism of the World Council of Churches (WCC) was held March 8-13, 2018 in Arusha, Tanzania. The theme was “Moving in the Spirit: Called to Transforming Discipleship.” Among the over 1,000 participants were 10 persons from Japan, including Ms. Nogawa Inori (Kunitachi Church) and Mr. Miura Hiro……

【June 2018 No.398】From the General Secretary's Desk:

PCT General Assembly Highlights Issues of Aging   The Presbyterian Church in Taiwan’s General Assembly was convened April 17– 20 at Chang–Jung Girls’  High School in Tainan, and I attended along with Executive Secretary Kato Makoto of the Commission on Ecumenical Ministries. Incidentally, the high school where the assembly met is Taiwan’s first women’s educational facility and the school where, u……
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