Bishop Eric Matsumoto (from the February 2022 Headquarters Update newsletter) Recently, an invitation from Murabbi (Missionary) Matiullah Joyia of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community of Hawaii was extended to the Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii to participate in the 2nd World Religions’ Conference with the theme “Compassion of my Religion’s Founder.” At the conference, 6 world […]

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The Gomonshu is the spiritual head of our denomination based in Kyoto, Japan. The current Gomonshu is His Eminence Monshu Kojun Ohtani, the 25th-generation descendant of Shinran Shonin to head the Hongwanji. Here is his New Year’s message.   See Also 2022 New Year’s Message from Bishop Eric Matsumoto 2022 New Year’s Greetings from President […]

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A Plea to Fellow Americans

Photo by Martin Falbisoner – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0. source A Plea to Fellow Americans Bishop Eric Matsumoto January 7, 2021 Yesterday, on January 6, 2021, we witnessed a shocking and reprehensible attack on our democracy. The aggression and violence that was exhibited is a far cry from the ideals of our Nation. We […]

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The Gomonshu is the spiritual head of our denomination based in Kyoto, Japan. The current Gomonshu is His Eminence Monshu Kojun Ohtani, the 25th-generation descendant of Shinran Shonin to head the Hongwanji. Here is his New Year’s message.   See Also 2021 New Year’s Message from Bishop Eric Matsumoto 2021 New Year’s Greetings from President […]

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Nurtured by Amida Buddha’s Light of Wisdom and Compassion Our Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii Theme & Slogan for 2021 is “Building Healthy Sanghas: Nurturing Empathy and Respect.” It is a timely slogan especially as we begin a new year. When we take a moment to reflect on the situation of our nation and our […]

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Aspiration by Bishop Eric Matsumoto at “Remembering Pearl Harbor: Honoring Our WWII Heroes” presented on Zoom, December 7, 2020 RENE MANSHO: And please welcome a compassionate community leader, always promoting interfaith endeavors. Bishop Eric Matsumoto of Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii will open our program with a special aspiration message. Bishop? BISHOP MATSUMOTO: Thank you, […]

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Aspiration by Bishop Eric Matsumoto Salute to Veterans event organized by the Wahiawa Lions Club Presented on Zoom, November 10, 2020 ANNOUNCER: And now, ladies and gentlemen, we begin our salute. Bishop Eric Matsumoto of the Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii will offer a special tribute for the veterans. BISHOP MATSUMOTO: At times, words alone […]

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