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August 2017 Headquarters Update now available

See the August 2017 Headquarters Update for the following articles: Message from Bishop Eric Matsumoto: Seek guidance! Message of Appreciation from Honzan Report from 2017 Young Buddhist International Cultural Study Exchange (YBICSE) Family Promise Update – July 2017 Hawaii Kyodan September Events Listing

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Betsuin hosts annual Peace Walk to Nagasaki Peace Bell

On Wednesday, August 9, the Three-Petals Peace Partnership — the Quaker Friends, Newman Center (Catholic), and Buddhist Study Center — joined with Hawaii Betsuin for the 8th annual candlelight peace walk to the Nagasaki Peace Bell near Honolulu Hale. The event was held on the 72nd anniversary of the atomic...

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Hongwanji Hawaii provides Kumamoto earthquake relief funds

On September 26th, Bishop Eric Matsumoto and Reverend Toshiyuki Umitani presented a donation of $21,403.50 for Kumamoto earthquake relief from the Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii to Consul General Yasushi Misawa, the Consulate General of Japan. HHMH collected a total amount of $46,403.50 of which $25,000 was provided directly to...

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September 2016 Headquarters Update now available

See the September 2016 Headquarters Update for information about: Congratulations to Reverend Satoshi Tomioka Jodo Shinshu Career Development Workshop Jr. YESS Camp 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake Relief Fund Drive 2016-2017 Social Concerns Fund Drive HHMH Minister’s Lay Assistant Retreat PBA Lighting Our Way Banquet To find more issues of Headquarters Update,...

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2016 Peace Day events around the Islands

In 2007, Hawaii became the first state to recognize Peace Day. Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on September 21. The United Nations General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations...

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August 2016 Headquarters Update now available

See the August 2016 Headquarters Update for information about: Condolences Tokudo Choralfest Music Service at Hawaii Betsuin HQ Bookstore Update Committee on Social Concerns PBA Building Construction Update: Exciting News! 2016 Peace Day Interfaith Celebration Roman Catholic Deacons’ Visit 2017 HHMH Accession Ceremony Tour To find more issues of Headquarters...

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