September 2019 Headquarters Update now available

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See the September 2019 Headquarters Update for the following articles: Bishop’s Corner HHMH Minister’s Lay Assistant Retreat Soul Shop Suicide Prevention Tranings 10/18 and 10/19 HHMH 130th Anniversary Services & Events Ryukoku Sogo Gakuen (RSG) Educational Program for International Understanding at PBA Hongwanji Sanyokai (Hongwanji Councilor Association) Visit From the...

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Hongwanji celebrates Peace Day throughout the Islands

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Honpa Hongwanji temples throughout Hawaii are celebrating and preparing to celebrate Peace Day 2019. September 21 is both the UN-designated International Day of Peace and Peace Day Hawaii. In 2007, it was youth from Honpa Hongwanji’s Junior Young Buddhist Associations who first promoted the idea of Peace Day Hawaii, officially...

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HHMH reissues March 2018 statement on gun violence

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Bishop Eric Matsumoto and the Honpa Hongwanji Committee on Social Concerns hereby re-release their statement on gun violence, originally issued March 14, 2018. A tally in Wikipedia records 541 additional mass shootings since that date, 194 of which included at least one fatality — including the recent mass shootings in...

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August 2019 Headquarters Update now available

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See the August 2019 Headquarters Update for the following articles: Bishop’s Corner: Peace Day in Hawaii 2019 Message 2019 Peace Day Related Events Ministerial Assignments Young Buddhist International Cultural Student Exchange (YBICSE) program Honouliuli Bon Service Call for Submissions for the HHMH 2020 Calendar PBA Lighting Our Way Banquet: November...

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