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Office of the Bishop and Committee on Social Concerns release statement on gun violence

The Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii has responded to the recent mass shooting in Florida in several ways. At Pacific Buddhist Academy, students received a dharma message addressing the shooting from Rev. Toshiyuki Umitani and, on March 14, planted 17 sunflowers in honor of the shooting victims (see photos). Rev....

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February 2018 Headquarters Update now available

See the February 2018 Headquarters Update for the following articles: HHMH 106th Giseikai Legislative Assembly Photos from Giseikai and Living Treasures of Hawaii event Giseikai message from the Jodo Shinshu Hongwanji-ha Governor General Committee on Social Concerns donations PBA Taiko Festival (March 25) – tickets available

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Honpa Hongwanji joins Martin Luther King Jr. Parade; shares messages of peace

Members of the Hawaii Federation of Buddhist Women’s Associations were joined by Bishop Eric Matsumoto; students, faculty, and staff of Pacific Buddhist Academy; members of the Junior Young Buddhists Association (Jr. YBA); and additional temple members in the 2018 Martin Luther King Jr. Parade through Waikiki. Many parade participants in...

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December 2017 Headquarters Update now available

See the December 2017 Headquarters Update for the following articles: In this issue: Legislative Assembly Aloha Luncheon & Living Treasures of Hawaii™ Recognition (Feb. 10, 2018) YESS CAMP 35 (Feb. 17-19, Oahu) Kohala Hongwanji 110th Anniversary Committee on Social Concerns report Lives Remembered: A Tribute to the Fallen of Pearl...

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October 2017 Headquarters Update now available

See the October 2017 Headquarters Update for the following articles: In this Issue First Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii Joint Conference (9/1-9/3, 2018) PBA Lighting Our Way Banquet (Nov. 17) Temple Anniversary Celebrations Report from the 2017 Annual Minister’s Lay Assistant Retreat Kauai District Dharma School Sunday and Peace Day...

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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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