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The Church as the Vessel of God's Mercy

2011年10月1日
by Kawano Shinji, missionary Juni Shito Church (Church of the Twelve Apostles), Hokkai District (The sermon, based on Rom. 9:19-24, delivered at the September 2010 Conference on “The Church That Walks with People with Disabilities,” organized by the Hokkai District Mission Committee) Pastoral care is certainly involved in forming the church, for the church is a community of people who are called b……

Nannie B. Gaines—Teacher, Educator, Missionary, and Founder of Hiroshima Jogakuin

Although the MECS (Methodist Episcopal Church, South) was one of the last denominations to begin work in Japan, starting in 1886, it has influenced the education and the spiritual life of hundreds of thousands of young people since then. Much of the inspiration that touched the lives of students was the result of the lives of dedicated missionaries who left the safety and comfort of their homes to……

Unification Association Concerns Aired at the Vatican

Members of Association of Japanese Churches on Unification Association Issues visited the Vatican, Feb. 21 -26, to exchange information and opinions on the Unification Association and other religious cults. There were 12 members of the delegation, including Kito Masaki, a lawyer working with the National Council of Lawyers Against the “Spiritual Sell” Scam. Also included was one representative ea……

Joint Buraku Liberation, Kanto District Caravan Held June-July 2011

The Buraku Liberation Center (BLC) and the Kyodan’s Kanto District jointly sponsored the Buraku Liberation, Kanto District Caravan 2011. Held between June 25 and July 4, the five members of the caravan, including the summer intern at the BLC, visited churches along the 1,177 km (729.74 mile) route in the five prefectures of the district, gave presentations calling for an end to buraku discriminati……

Message of Peace Aug. 7, 2011

by Ishibashi Hideo, Kyodan moderator and Choi Young Shin, Korean Christian Church in Japan moderator The Great Eastern Japan Earthquake, which resulted in the unprecedented number of nearly 20,000 dead and missing persons, has given those of us living in Japan great sorrow and pain. The tsunami that swallowed 500 kilometers (310 miles) of coastline stretching from the Tohoku region to the Kanto re……

The General Secretary's Diary

The executive secretaries’ meeting, usually held every Monday morning, is attended by the six executive secretaries under the general secretary–seven members in total. The meeting on July 25 was centered on the reports of each executive secretary. The Executive Secretary on General Affairs reported on the symposium to be hosted by the Kyodan at Ginza Church, Aug. 29-30, on the theme “Christianity……

Executive Council Sets Relief Categories and Financial Goals

2011年6月26日
In response to the disaster caused by the unprecedentedly strong earthquake and tsunami in eastern Japan, the Kyodan Executive Council called a special session on April 18, which was attended by 28 of the 30 council members. Kyodan Moderator Ishibashi Hideo outlined a basic policy for relief that aims to rebuild churches to serve their local communities. While focusing on rebuilding "houses of wor……

Emergency Council Meeting Held on Earthquake-related Issues

At the emergency Executive Council meeting held in Tokyo on April 18, either the moderator or another representative from each district gave reports on issues related to the Great East Japan Earthquake, with more time allotted to the three districts that have suffered significant damage. Ou District Moderator Ohara Muneo's report mainly covered the damages suffered by and the relief activities of ……

Cooperative Research Committee on Kyodan-KCCJ History Convenes 3rd Meeting:

The Agreement on Cooperative Ministries and Changes in the Kyodan's Understanding of Mission On Feb. 8, 1984, The Korean Christian Church in Japan (KCCJ) and Kyodan concluded an agreement on cooperation in ministry for the purpose of encouraging mission cooperation and a deepening of fellowship between the two churches. Based on this agreement, the Kyodan's Mission Cooperation Committee establishe……

Intercity Japanese-American Church Adopts "Boys Town" Ministry Model

by Kuyama Yasuhiko, missionary pastor Japanese-American Church Los Angeles, California, USA Whatever the denominational affiliation, Japanese American Churches are entering the final stage of their life cycle. There are no more first-generation Japanese (issei). The core members of the church were second-generation Japanese (nisei) but they are now about 80 years old or older. For many reasons, th……
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